Solvay has begun production at its new fluoroelastomers (FKM) plant in Changshu, China, as part of its ongoing strategic site expansion, to meet booming demand for its specialty polymers from Asia's fast-growing automotive industry and multiple other high-end markets.
Total has started production from Dalia Phase 1A, a new development on its deep offshore operated Block 17, located 135 km off the coast of Angola. Dalia Phase 1A will develop additional reserves of 51 million barrels (Mb) and will contribute 30,000 barrels per day (b/d) to the block’s production.
BG Group plc (LSE: BG.L), a world leader in exploration and LNG, today announces it has started up and loaded its first LNG from the second production train at the Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) facility in Australia. The first LNG from Train 2 set sail on the Maran Gas Posidonia.
Rio Tinto is preparing its first shipments of metal from its world-class Kitimat aluminium smelter in Canada following an extensive modernisation of the facility.
Eni has started production of the giant gas field Perla, located in the Gulf of Venezuela, 50 kilometers offshore. The first production well has been opened and is currently in the clean-up phase.
Solvay has started production at its two new large-scale and "on-pipe" alkoxylation facilities in Moerdijk, the Netherlands, and in Singapore. Both units are located in integrated petrochemical hubs and receive ethylene oxide via dedicated pipelines, providing a secure supply of this key raw material for a wide range of specialty surfactants by Solvay's Novecare business.
Major oil and gas companies, BG Group plc, BP plc, Eni S.p.A., Royal Dutch Shell plc, Statoil ASA and Total SA, today announced their call to governments around the world and to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to introduce carbon pricing systems and create clear, stable, ambitious policy frameworks that could eventually connect national systems.
The Gazprom Neft Omsk Refinery has announced a 3.3-percent year-on-year increase in 2015 first-quarter (Q1) production of automotive gasolines, at 1.2 million tonnes.
On May 25, Rosneft produced one millionth ton of crude oil at the Northern Tip of Chayvo field on the shelf of the Sakhalin Island. This milestone was reached just eight months after drilling of the first well at the field was completed in September 2014 from the onshore site.
Total announces the start-up of gas and condensate production from the onshore Termokarstovoye field, located in the Yamalo Nenets Autonomous District of the Russian Federation.