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Methanol Projects Slide Even As Project Development Remains Optimistic

Methanol has been a star of the Chemical Processing Industry over the last several years, due to the tremendous levels of spending being designated for…

Chemical Processing | Methanol | Methanol-to-Olefins | Engineering | Gasoline Blending | China | Europe

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Sat Sep 03 2016

BP Seeks Buyers for Petroleum Joint-Venture Assets in China

BP plc (NYSE:BP) (London, England) is seeking buyers for its largest investment in China. BP has a 50% stake in a petrochemicals joint venture…

BP | Petrochemical | China | Refining | Sinopec

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Thu Aug 11 2016

Latest Refinery Unit Turnarounds and Maintenance Shutdowns from IIR Energy

Some recent developments: Tesoro Northwest Company is continuing with unplanned repairs on the 42,000-barrel-per-day fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) at its refinery in Anacortes,…

Refining | Chemicals | FCCU | Natural Gas | Energy | China | West Coast | Southwest | Marathon | Refining Turnarounds | Refining Outages | Maintenance Turnarounds | Oil Trading | Crude Trading

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Thu Jul 14 2016

Methanol Projects Slide Even As Project Development Remains Optimistic

Methanol has been a star of the Chemical Processing Industry over the last several years, due to the tremendous levels of spending being designated for its production. The U.S. has an upper hand in methanol production because of the domestic availability of cheap natural gas feedstock. In the U.S., methanol is primarily used as a stepping stone toward »

BP Seeks Buyers for Petroleum Joint-Venture Assets in China

BP plc (NYSE:BP) (London, England) is seeking buyers for its largest investment in China. BP has a 50% stake in a petrochemicals joint venture with China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec). According to Reuters, the petrochemical refinery, SECCO, could bring in between $2 billion and $3 billion, as BP attempts to shed assets of which it lacks control. Sinopec, »

Latest Refinery Unit Turnarounds and Maintenance Shutdowns from IIR Energy

Some recent developments: Tesoro Northwest Company is continuing with unplanned repairs on the 42,000-barrel-per-day fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) at its refinery in Anacortes, Washington, after the unit was forced to shut down due to mechanical issues. Marathon Petroleum Corporation was forced to shut down and reduce rates on several units, due to an interruption in natural gas supply »