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ExxonMobil To Expand U.S. Domestic Crude Processing Capacity At Beaumont Refinery

SOURCE: ExxonMobil | 05 August 2015

ExxonMobil will add flexibility to process light crudes at its Beaumont refinery, increasing production capacity by approximately 20,000 barrels per day. This expansion will further strengthen ExxonMobil’s integrated downstream portfolio in Southeast Texas.

KNPC Confirms The Award To TR Of The Largest Refining Project In The Middle East

SOURCE: Técnicas Reunidas | 30 July 2015

Técnicas Reunidas has been selected by KNPC to execute the processing units project for the new refinery of Al-Zour, which will be the largest refinery in the Middle East.

BASF And PETRONAS To Build Polyisobutene Production Plant In Kuantan, Malaysia

SOURCE: BASF | 21 July 2015

BASF and PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG) will build a new world-scale production plant for highly reactive polyisobutene (HR-PIB) at the site of their existing joint venture, BASF PETRONAS Chemicals Sdn Bhd, in Kuantan, Malaysia.

Jacobs Selected By Monsanto Company For Work On Potential Expansion In Louisiana

SOURCE: Jacobs | 15 July 2015

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) announced today that it was selected by Monsanto Company (Monsanto) to provide engineering and procurement for a potential expansion of its St. Charles Parish operations in Luling, La.

Fluor Selected By BASF As Global Engineering Partner

SOURCE: Fluor | 23 June 2015

Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that German-based BASF SE has selected the company as its global engineering partner for future chemical and petrochemical plant projects around the world.

Air Liquide Starts Up Its Largest Industrial Investment Ever In Yanbu, Saudi Arabia

SOURCE: Air Liquide | 23 June 2015

Air Liquide announces the start-up of its global-scale hydrogen production site in Yanbu Industrial City, on the West coast of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Announced in 2010, this investment of more than 350 million euros represents both the largest industrial investment and largest “over the fence”1 hydrogen contract of the Group.

Germany: Total Sells Its Interest In The Schwedt Refinery To Rosneft

SOURCE: Total | 20 June 2015

Total has signed an agreement to sell its 16.67% interest in the Schwedt refinery in northeastern Germany (Brandenburg) to Rosneft, which already holds indirectly an 18.75% stake in the facility. The transaction is valued at $300 million excluding working capital and remains subject to customary approvals.

Solvay Begins Alkoxylation Production At Two New Large-scale plants in Europe and Asia

SOURCE: Solvay | 11 June 2015

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.

Gazprom Neft Omsk Refinery Increases First-Quarter Gasoline Production By 3.3 Percent Year-On-Year

SOURCE: Gazprom Neft | 26 May 2015

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.

Jacobs Providing EPCM Services For Sadara Chemical Company

SOURCE: Jacobs | 12 May 2015

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) announced today that it was awarded a four-year contract by Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara) for engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services. The contract value was not disclosed.