Refining

Unipetrol wraps turnaround at Kralupy refinery

Unipetrol RPA SRO-Rafinerie, the refining arm of Unipetrol AS and parent company Polski Koncern Naftowy SA (PKN Orlen), has completed the largest turnaround in the history of its 3.3 million-tonne/year Kralupy nad Vltavou refinery in…



EBRD finances upgrade of Egypt’s Suez refinery

The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development is providing a $200-million loan to state-owned Egyptian General Petroleum Corp. subsidiary Suez Oil Processing Co. for the upgrade of its 68,000-b/d refinery adjacent to Suez, Egypt, at…


ADNOC details Ruwais downstream growth plans

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. has unveiled further details regarding its previously announced plans to accelerate expansion initiatives at the Ruwais refining and petrochemical complex as part of the company’s $45-billion program to become a…



Understanding process heat transfer

Geared to young and seasoned professionals alike, “Beyond back-to-basics: Process principles and concepts” is a new series of articles designed to present a straightforward approach to mastering the principles and concepts all process engineers should…



CNOOC-Shell JV commission Nanhai ethylene expansion

Royal Dutch Shell PLC subsidiary Shell Nanhai BV and China National Offshore Oil Corp.’s 50-50 joint venture CNOOC & Shell Petrochemicals Co. Ltd. (CSPC) has commissioned a second ethylene cracker at its existing petrochemical complex…


SABIC, ExxonMobil form JV for USGC petrochemical complex

Saudi Arabian Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC) and ExxonMobil Chemical Co. have created a joint venture to advance development of their Gulf Coast Growth Ventures (GCGV) project, a 1.8 million-tonne/year ethane cracker currently planned for construction…