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03.12.2013 BASF and the Petroleum Institute Сooperate on Gas Treatment Research

BASF and the Petroleum Institute (PI) of Abu Dhabi intend to develop new processes for removing aggressive sulfur compounds from acid gases in a research collaboration. The two parties signed the agreement these days.

03.12.2013 Shell Floats Hull for World’s Largest Floating Facility

The 488-metre-long hull of Shell’s Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility has been floated out of the dry dock at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) yard in Geoje, South Korea, where the facility is currently under construction.

25.11.2013 Skolkovo Partners Awarded for Innovation at Total Energy USA Conference

While works are in full swing in Abilene, Texas, where a new Russian technology invented by Novas, a participants of Skolkovo, is used, Novas president has been awarded at the Total Energy USA conference.

25.11.2013 Chevron Phillips Chemical Selects Yokogawa as Contractor for USGC Petrochemicals Project

Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced that it was selected as the Main Automation Contractor for Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP's (Chevron Phillips Chemical) USGC Petrochemicals Project.

25.11.2013 Syzran Oil Refinery Receives Two Reactors for Vacuum Gasoil Hydrotreatment

Syzran Oil Refinery, a subsidiary of Rosneft, has received two reactors for a vacuum gasoil hydrotreatment unit, which is under construction at the catalytic cracking complex.

25.11.2013 Russia’s Taneko Tests Hydrogen Generation Unit

Taneko has begun commissioning tests at its hydrocracking unit at the oil processing and petrochemical complex in Nizhnekamsk. Hydrogen production is an important part of hydrocracking process. Tests have shown that product purity amounted to 99.9%.

21.11.2013 Yokogawa Selected by Chevron Phillips Chemical for USGC Petrochemicals Project

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announced today that it has been selected as the Main Automation Contractor for Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP’s (Chevron Phillips Chemical) USGC Petrochemicals Project.

18.11.2013 Emerson Introduces 12V dc Vibrating Fork Level Switch for Overfill Protection and Level Monitoring in Remote Tank Installations

Emerson Process Management announces a 12V dc DPDT relay version of its Rosemount  2120 vibrating fork level switch for automated level monitoring and overspill protection of tanks or vessels in remote locations.

12.11.2013 BP Reveals Step-out Routes to Acetic Acid and Ethylene with all-new Technologies

BP announced two new technologies for the production of key petrochemical feedstocks. SaaBre™ is a new route for the production of acetic acid from syngas and Hummingbird® directly converts ethanol to ethylene through dehydration.

31.10.2013 Siemens to Build Gas Turbine Plant in Leningrad Region

Siemens will build a new plant in Leningrad Region which will be the company's largest investment project in Russia. It is to be implemented according to the strategy on production localization in Russia.