GobalData reports that Asia and North America will lead global polyethylene capacity additions by 2023.
Downstream news updates
Recent seminar in Athens advocates the use of methanol as a marine fuel to comply with IMO 2020 and future emissions targets.
Aramco Trading’s new Fujairah office will handle all gasoline and fuel oil storage and blending activities, as part of a push into new markets.
The IEA has reported that international action can scale up hydrogen production to make it central to a clean energy future.
INVISTA and Koch-Glitsch will offer their ExoS solvent extraction technology to refineries, pledging to preserve octane and reduce the hydrotreater load.
Brazos Midstream has commissioned its Comanche III cryogenic natural gas processing plant in Reeves County, Texas.
Following the signing of a memorandum of understanding, Aspen Technology and Hexagon are to collaborate to offer digital solutions to process industries.
Honeywell has announced the launch of its new industrial enterprise performance management software, Honeywell Forge for Industrial.
ExxonMobil and SABIC will proceed with their proposed Gulf Coast petrochemicals facility, including a 1.8 million t ethane steam cracker.
More hydrocarbon news updates
Howard Energy Partners has announced the expansion of its Port Arthur and Corpus Christi bulk liquid terminals, raising terminal capacity to 2.6 million bbl.
McDermott has been awarded a technology contract in China for a large paraxylene plant.
Eni and Synhelion have developed a new technology for the production of methanol from carbon dioxide, water and methane.
Commonwealth LNG and Gunvor Singapore have signed a HOA for the offtake of 1.5 million tpy of LNG.
Clariant has released CATOFIN 311, a propane dehydrogenation catalyst which the company says has greater selectivity and a longer lifetime.
The Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG) has signed an agreement with Venture Global LNG to purchase an additional 1.5 million tpy of LNG.
A video offers a look at the scale of ExxonMobil’s project to expand its Group II base stocks capacity.
On June 5 2019, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (SINOPEC) and SIBUR Holding (SIBUR) signed a framework agreement for Amur Gas Chemical Complex (Amur GCC) in Moscow.
To meet growing global demand, ExxonMobil has completed the expansion of its Group II base stocks capacity at its Singapore complex.
Williams has joined the natural gas industry-led organisation ONE Future, dedicated to voluntarily reducing methane emissions across the natural gas value chain.
The 2019 edition of BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy focuses on the rift between demands for action on climate change and the slow progress being made.
PowerHouse Energy exemplifies how a newly commercial technology can be used to turn waste plastic into clean fuel.
Worley and Enaval have entered a 50:50 joint venture to offer EPC and MMO services to the Brazilian oil and gas industry.
Exmar, using Black & Veatch’s PRICO© technology, successfully completed a guaranteed performance test aboard its Tango FLNG vessel on 5 June 2019.