Refining, Petrochemicals, Gas Processing, Biofuels

Shell to Temporarily Pause On-site Construction of European Biofuels Facility

Shell Nederland Raffinaderij B.V., a subsidiary of Shell plc, is to temporarily pause on-site construction work at its 820,000 tonnes a year biofuels facility at the Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Rotterdam in the Netherlands to address project delivery and ensure future competitiveness given current market conditions.

New Energy Blue and ARCO/Murray Partner to Build Biomass Refineries to Produce Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals

New Energy Blue, the clean-energy developer whose technology converts agricultural waste into lowest-carbon biofuels and biochemicals, and ARCO/Murray, one of America's largest, most experienced, and fastest-growing construction firms, today announce a partnership to build out the New Energy Biomass Refinery designed platform across the American Midwest.

Nextchem (Maire) Awarded a Licensing Contract for its Proprietary NX Circular Gasification Technology for DG Fuels' Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Plant in the USA

MAIRE S.p.A. announces that NEXTCHEM (Sustainable Technology Solutions BU), through its subsidiary MyRechemical, leading the Waste-to-Chemical segment, has signed a licensing contract with DG Fuels Louisiana, LCC in relation to its proprietary NX Circular gasification technology. The plant, expected to be operational in 2028, will produce 450 million liters per year of SAF derived from residual biomass and a minor part of municipal waste. MyRechemical has been selected as technology licensor for the gasification and gas treatment units able to process 1 million tons per year of bagasse and sugar cane trash and pulp, representing the first step for the SAF production. The licensing contract provides that MyRechemical will also supply the proprietary equipment for the gasification package with an option for applying a modular approach to minimize site contingencies, as well as the associated technical services.

Cerilon GTL North Dakota Moves into FEED, The Final Stage Before FID

Cerilon announced today that it has successfully completed FrontEnd-Loading (FEL 2) for its gas-to-liquids (GTL) facility in North Dakota and is moving into Front-End Engineering Design (FEED), the last stage before the company makes a Final Investment Decision (FID) for its foundational GTL project.

Element Fuels Announces Completion of Site Preparation and Pre-Construction for Hydrogen-Powered Clean Fuels Refinery and Combined-Cycle Power Plant

Element Fuels Holdings, LLC, a company founded to develop and operate scalable, next generation clean fuels production, has completed site preparation and pre-construction on a new hydrogen-powered refinery and combined-cycle power plant within the Port of Brownsville, Texas. The Element complex is innovatively designed to produce and recycle hydrogen using advanced technologies that will generate and deliver significantly cleaner, higher-quality fuels, including much-needed high-octane gasoline and electricity for commercial and consumer consumption.

Stamicarbon (MAIRE Group) Awarded a Process Design Package to Reduce Energy Consumption of a Dual-line Urea plant in China

Stamicarbon, the nitrogen technology licensor of the MAIRE engineering group, will deliver a Process Design Package for Qinghai Yuntianhua International Fertilizer Co., Ltd. to revamp its dual-line urea plant in Qinghai Province, China. The urea plant is comprised of two identical lines, each with a capacity of 1212 MTPD, utilizing prilling as finishing technology. The proposed revamp design will be implemented in both lines simultaneously.

Sealmatic Secures Historic Rs15 Crore Prestigious Order For Mongol Refinery Project

Sealmatic India Ltd , a prominent player in the mechanical seal industry, is proud to announce that it has secured the most prestigious order for mechanical seals and supply systems (API 682 Plans) from a key Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Kirloskar Ebara Pumps Pvt Ltd, through Engineers India Ltd for the Mongol Refinery Project.

China National Chemical Engineering Company to Build Al-Faw Refinery in Iraq

In a ceremony from May 2024, Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia AL-Sudani announced the signing of a contract for China National Chemical Engineering Company (CNCEC) for the construction of the upcoming Al-Faw refinery project.

Engineering Breakthrough – The Davis Refinery Project in North Dakota will be the World’s First Net Zero Carbon Refinery

Design of the Davis Refinery has now established GHG emissions from Davis have been reduced to less than 50% of industry average levels, and the remaining GHG emissions are offset by coprocessing vegetable oil in its Diesel Hydrotreater Unit to produce Renewable Diesel. Davis will be the first refinery to achieve the Net Zero Carbon threshold.

Johnson Matthey and bp Technology Chosen for the World’s Largest Fischer Tropsch SAF Production Plant

Johnson Matthey (JM), a global leader in sustainable technologies, today announced that DG Fuels has selected its award-winning Fischer Tropsch (FT) CANS™ technology – codeveloped with bp – for DG Fuels’ first sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) plant in St. James Parish, Louisiana. The plant would be the largest deployment of FT CANS to date, seven times larger than any previously announced project using this technology.

Borealis Invests EUR 4.5 Million in Porvoo Steam Cracker, Enabling Increased Share of Circular Raw Materials Used in Production

Borealis announces a EUR 4.5 million investment in the cracker furnaces of its olefins unit in Porvoo, Finland. This investment ensures that the Porvoo steam cracker, which is part of a highly integrated petrochemical complex, can increase the share of renewable and recycled raw materials used in its base chemicals (ethylene and propylene) production; thus, supporting Borealis Strategy 2030 and driving the transformation to a circular economy. The Porvoo investment program, which has already been kicked off and is expected to be completed in 2025, follows last year's completion of a major cracker furnace update in Stenungsund, Sweden.

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Aramco Awards $7.7 Billion Contracts to Add 1.5 bscfd of Raw Gas to Fadhili Gas Plant

Aramco, one of the world’s leading integrated energy and chemicals companies, today awarded engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts worth $7.7 billion for a major expansion of its Fadhili Gas Plant in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. The project is expected to increase the plant’s processing capacity from 2.5 to up to 4 billion standard cubic feet per day (bscfd).

SABIC Fujian Petrochemicals Co., Ltd. Proceeds with Large-Scale Ethylene Project Integrating Multiple Lummus Technologies and Services

Lummus Technology, a global provider of process technologies and value-driven energy solutions, announced that SABIC Fujian Petrochemical Co., Ltd.’s grassroots complex in Fujian Province, China, will leverage Lummus’ ethylene and co-monomer technologies. SABIC Fujian Petrochemicals Co., Ltd. is a joint venture between SABIC Industrial Investment Company (wholly owned by SABIC) and Fujian Fuhua Gulei Petrochemical Co., Ltd. (holding by Fujian Energy and Petrochemical Group). Formed in 2022, SABIC Fujian Petrochemicals Co., Ltd. is a 51:49 joint venture, with SABIC being the majority owner. On January 22, 2024, SABIC announced the final investment decision for the SABIC Fujian Petrochemical Complex (Sino-Saudi Gulei Ethylene Complex Project) and plans to begin construction this year and expects to complete construction in 2026. The complex is the largest single investment joint venture project with foreign investment in Fujian Province to date.

China: TotalEnergies and SINOPEC Join Forces to Produce Sustainable Jet Fuel at a SINOPEC's Refinery

TotalEnergies and China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (“SINOPEC”) have signed a Heads of Agreement (HoA) to jointly develop a Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) production unit at a SINOPEC's refinery in China.

Tecnimont (MAIRE) awarded new petrochemical contract by SONATRACH in Algeria worth USD 1.1 billion

MAIRE (MAIRE.MI) announces that its subsidiary Tecnimont (Integrated E&C Solutions) has been awarded by SONATRACH through a tendering process an EPCC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning) contract for a new linear alkyl benzene (LAB) plant in the industrial zone of Skikda, located 350 km east of Algeri.

Energy Map of Trinidad and Tobago 2023

The Energy Map of Trinidad and Tobago is a comprehensive map of the country's energy infrastructure, including oil and gas fields, pipelines, refineries, petrochemical plants, the LNG facilities and ownership of onshore and offshore license blocks. The map is sponsored by the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago (NGC).

Cepsa and Bio-Oils begin construction on the largest 2G biofuels plant in southern Europe with investment of 1.2 billion euros

Cepsa and Bio-Oils, a subsidiary of Apical, are beginning construction of the largest second-generation biofuels plant in southern Europe. This facility, which will flexibly produce 500,000 tons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel (hydrogenated vegetable oil or HVO) annually, will allow the joint venture formed by both companies to double its current production capacity. The new 2G biofuels plant, along with the existing facilities operated by Cepsa and Bio-Oils in Huelva, Spain, will form the second largest renewable fuel complex in Europe, with a total production capacity of 1 million tons per annum.

Nextchem (Maire) Awarded a Licensing and Equipment Supply Contract Based on its Proprietary Technology for a New Urea Melt and Granulation Plant in Egypt.

MAIRE announces that NEXTCHEM (Sustainable Technology Solutions), through its nitrogen technology licensor Stamicarbon, has been awarded a licensing and equipment supply contract for a state-of-the-art urea melt and granulation plant in Egypt for El-Nasr Company for Intermediate Chemicals (NCIC). The plant is expected to have a production capacity of 1,050 metric tons per day of urea and will be located in an area 100 km southeast of Cairo.

His Highness the Amir Lays the Foundation Stone for the Ras Laffan Petrochemical Complex

His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar, laid the foundation stone for the Ras Laffan Petrochemical Complex, one of the largest in the world, which will raise Qatar’s overall petrochemical production capacity to about 14 million tons per annum by the end of 2026.

Shell Pulls Out of Talks on Significant Petrochemical Project in Iraq

After nearly a decade of working to get the large Nebras petrochemical project up and going, Shell has chosen to cease its talks with the Oil Ministry of Iraq.

New Map: Energy Map of India 2024

The Energy Map of India 2024 is a collaborative digital energy map, made possible by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) with the renowned energy information and market intelligence providers Petroleum Economist and Global Energy Infrastructure. This dynamic platform unveils a comprehensive visualization of India's oil and gas resources and features renewable energy resources such as wind and solar.

Eni Moves Ahead with Conversion of the Livorno Refinery into a Bio-refinery

Today, Eni confirms its decision to build Italy's third bio-refinery in Livorno. The project, first announced in October 2022 and followed by an application for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in November 2022, is awaiting official authorisations and includes the construction of three new facilities for the production of hydrogenated biofuels: a biogenic feedstock pre-treatment unit; a 500,000 tonnes/year Ecofining™ plant; and a facility to produce hydrogen from methane gas.

Shell invests to repurpose German Energy and Chemicals Park Rheinland

Shell Deutschland GmbH has taken a final investment decision (FID) to convert the hydrocracker of the Wesseling site at the Energy and Chemicals Park Rheinland into a production unit for Group III base oils, used in making high-quality lubricants such as engine and transmission oils. Crude oil processing will end at the Wesseling site by 2025 but will continue at the Godorf site.

Técnicas Reunidas and Sinopec awarded two contracts by Saudi Aramco for more than 3.3 billion USD

Saudi Aramco, one of the world’s largest energy companies, has awarded a joint venture formed by the Spanish company Técnicas Reunidas and the Chinese Sinopec Engineering Group the development of new Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) fractionation facilities in Saudi Arabia. The works will be developed on the basis of two EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contracts for the execution of Riyas NGL Fractionation Trains (Package 1) and Riyas NGL Common Facilities (Package 2), which includes utilities, storage and export facilities. Total investment arising from these two contracts amounts to more than 3.3 billion USD. Since the joint venture is 65% owned by Técnicas Reunidas and 35% by Sinopec Engineering Group, the Spanish company is entitled to more than 2.15 billion USD of this total amount.

Acelen Renewables Selects Honeywell For SAF And Renewable Diesel Fuel Production

Honeywell (Nasdaq: HON) announced that Acelen Renewables has selected its Ecofining™ technology to help support the efficient production of a targeted 20,000 barrels per day of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel. The fuels will be processed at Acelen's facility in Bahia, Brazil, from a blend of inedible seed and waste oils. With this agreement, Acelen Renewables becomes the 50th site to license Honeywell's renewable fuels technology.

Topsoe Selected as Technology Provider for Preem's Renewable Fuels Plant in Sweden

Topsoe, a global technology and solutions provider for the energy transition, has signed a licensing and engineering agreement with Preem, Sweden’s largest fuel company, to produce Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel, using Topsoe’s HydroFlex™ technology.

SABIC’s $6.4 Billion Dollar Petrochemical Plant in China Gets Go Ahead for Construction

Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) announced in a recent company exchange filing that it will proceed with building a new petrochemical complex in southeastern China's Fujian province. This $6.4 billion dollar project will be developed as a joint venture of SABIC and China state owned Fujian Fuhua Gulei Petrochemical Company.

Petronas Moving Forward with its RNEST Train One Expansion to Complete Early Next Year

A representative of Petronas of Brazil stated on January 17 that the company is intending to complete its expansion plans for Train One at its long-lived Abreu e Lima Refinery in the first quarter of 2025. This plan had begun years ago but was delayed due to a corruption scandal that began in 2014.

Chevron Lummus Global Awarded New Licensing Contract for HPCL's Integrated Hydrocracker and Catalytic Dewaxing Unit

Chevron Lummus Global LLC (CLG) announced the award of a new licensing contract by Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) for the development of a grassroots integrated hydrocracker and catalytic dewaxing unit and a full catalyst reload of their existing lube oil upgrading program (LOUP) at the Mumbai Refinery in India.