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Quantifying Fugitive Emissions from Fracking Operations

Quantifying Fugitive Emissions from Fracking Operations

FLIR Systems GF320 optical gas imaging cameras are being used to identify leaks and unexpectedly high discharges of methane resulting from fracking operations to extract gaseous hydrocarbons from shale and coal deposits. [More]
Forecast Report on Global Propylene Industry

Forecast Report on Global Propylene Industry

End-Use Sectors in Asia-Pacific to Drive Growth" 2014 market research report says worldwide polypropylene capacity increased at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 5.2% from 2003, reaching 65 million tons per year (mmty) in 2013, and is expected to continue rising to 86 mmty by 2018, at a slightly higher CAGR of 5.8%. [More]
New Cumene Plant in Shanghai, China, to Use Badger Licensing’s Proprietary Technology

New Cumene Plant in Shanghai, China, to Use Badger Licensing’s Proprietary Technology

Badger Licensing LLC (Badger) announced that CEPSA Chemical Shanghai Co., Ltd., an affiliate of CEPSA Quimica, S.A., selected Badger to provide proprietary technology for its 360,000 metric ton per annum grassroots cumene plant in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China. The award includes technology license, process design and start-up services. [More]
Alpek and BASF Enter Agreement for Polioles EPS and PU Business

Alpek and BASF Enter Agreement for Polioles EPS and PU Business

Alpek, S.A.B. de C.V. (“Alpek”) and BASF announced today that they have signed agreements concerning the EPS (expandable polystyrene) and PU (polyurethane) business activities of their Polioles joint venture in Mexico, and BASF’s EPS business in North and South America, excluding BASF’s Neopor® (grey EPS) business. [More]
BASF’s Share in Styrolution to be Acquired by INEOS

BASF’s Share in Styrolution to be Acquired by INEOS

INEOS will acquire BASF’s 50% share in Styrolution, a joint venture between the companies. The purchase price to be paid by INEOS amounts to €1.1 billion. A call option in favor of INEOS to buy BASF’s share in Styrolution was already included in the shareholders’ agreement signed in 2011. [More]
ExxonMobil Awards Bechtel and Linde Contract to Build Ethylene Plant in Texas

ExxonMobil Awards Bechtel and Linde Contract to Build Ethylene Plant in Texas

Bechtel and Linde have been awarded a contract to design and build an ethylene plant in Texas for ExxonMobil. The plant will be built just east of Houston at the ExxonMobil Baytown Complex, one of the largest and most technologically advanced petroleum and petrochemical complexes in the world. [More]
China's Wison Clean Energy Produces over 360 Million Pounds of Light Olefins using UOP/Hydro MTO Process Technology

China's Wison Clean Energy Produces over 360 Million Pounds of Light Olefins using UOP/Hydro MTO Process Technology

UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced today that its licensee, China's Wison (Nanjing) Clean Energy Co. Ltd., has produced more than 360 million pounds of light olefins at a plant in Nanjing, China, using UOP's breakthrough methanol-to-olefins (MTO) process technology. [More]
Sasol and INEOS Reach Final Investment Decision to Form JV to Build HDPE Plant in Texas

Sasol and INEOS Reach Final Investment Decision to Form JV to Build HDPE Plant in Texas

Sasol Chemicals North America LLC and INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA announced today that they have reached final investment decision to form a joint venture to build a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plant in LaPorte, Texas. [More]
Siluria and Linde Enter Partnership for Ethylene Technology

Siluria and Linde Enter Partnership for Ethylene Technology

Siluria Technologies, a pioneer in the commercial production of fuels and chemicals made from clean and abundant natural gas, and The Linde Group, a world-leading gases and engineering company, announced today that they have entered into a collaboration agreement. [More]
Multi EA® 5000 Provides Fast, Reliable and Competitive Sulfur Determination

Multi EA® 5000 Provides Fast, Reliable and Competitive Sulfur Determination

Even very low sulfur contaminations can poison the catalyst and thereby affect its effectiveness. To avoid troubles feed stocks, process streams, and final products must be monitored precisely. [More]