Wanhua Chemical has selected Convent in St. James Parish, Louisiana for a $1.25 Bn chemical manufacturing complex. Construction on the project begin in 2019, with start-up expected in 2021.
Oxiteno celebrated the official opening of its first alkoxylation plant in Pasadena, Texas. The unit will support mainly US customers. The new plant places Oxiteno as leader in the production of nonionic surfactants and ethoxylates in the Americas.
Iraq has restarted exports of Kirkuk oil, which were halted a year ago due to a standoff between the central government and Kurdistan’s semi-autonomous region after a new government in Baghdad agreed to a tentative deal with Erbil.
INVISTA and Jiangsu Honggang Petrochemical (Honggang) have reached an agreement for the licensing of INVISTA’s latest purified terephthalic acid (PTA) process technology. Honggang will utilise INVISTA’s P8 PTA technology at a scale of 2.4Mnta, with project start-up date in 4Q20.
Exxon Mobil has awarded a contract to Maire Tecnimont for the initial activities related to the front-end engineering design (FEED), early execution studies and early procurement activities for new process units and associated offsites and utilities for a petrochemical complex in the USA.