Exxon Mobil Corp., which operates one of the world’s biggest oil-refining networks, is trying to be more responsive to changing consumer demands as the energy transition gathers pace.
In October 2018, the International Energy Agency published a report on the future of the petrochemicals industry, arguing that it was a Cinderella in the global energy futures conversation.
The war in Ukraine is strengthening the role of Asia and the Middle East as the world’s main providers of fuels like diesel and gasoline that are crucial to the global economy.
Thailand’s upstream natural gas sector is struggling to reverse falling output due to bad planning and policy from the government, coupled with a seeming lack of innovation at PTT Exploration & Production (BKK:PTTEP), a state-backed company, that is taking increasing control of the country’s gas resources.
Hyundai Engineering & Construction and partner Saipem will provide front-end engineering and design (FEED) services for Pertamina’s TPPI Olefin Complex project in Indonesia. Samsung Engineering and partner Technip have also signed a FEED contract for the same project.
Malaysia's state energy company Petronas and Japanese oil giant Eneos are exploring opportunities to develop a clean hydrogen supply chain between the two nations.
A survey of oil and gas workers has spotlighted a “crisis of confidence” in the sector, ushered in by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ineos has completed its £4billion acquisition of the petrochemicals business of BP.
One of the UK's largest private companies has struck a five billion dollar (£4 billion) deal to buy a wing of BP that had fallen out of favour at the oil giant.
INEOS has launched a five-year partnership with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team.
Yemen’s Houthi rebels launched a missile attack on Saudi Aramco, but an oil official in the kingdom said the projectiles were intercepted before they could hit their target in the southern Jazan region.
Wood has announced a deal to support construction of Ineos’ £2.6billion chemicals complex in Antwerp.
Saudi Aramco has signed a £52.2billion deal to acquire a majority stake in petrochemicals firm Sabic from the country’s sovereign wealth fund.
The Deer Park petrochemical blaze prompted school closures, shelter-in-place orders, spikes in benzene levels and ship channel closures. It also cast a shadow over a petrochemical sector that has struggled to counter negative stereotypes that present the industry as dirty and dangerous.
ExxonMobil and Sabic have picked a site in Texas for a new petrochemical complex on the US Gulf Coast.
Saudi Basic Industries Corp (Sabic), one of the world's largest petrochemicals groups, said on Monday it is studying launching a jointly-owned petrochemicals complex with an affiliate of US firm Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM). The project will be on the US's Gulf Coast, possibly in Texas or Louisiana, and will include a production facility which will supply ethylene to other units to produce ethylene derivatives, Sabic said in the statement. The two parties will conduct studies and work with state and local officials to help identify a potential site with adequate infrastructure access before making a final investment decision, said Sabic.
Oil and gas producer MOL posted a big jump in first-quarter profit, despite a big drop in its E&P (exploration and production) business performance.
Repsol, the worst-performing major European oil stock over the past year, beat analysts’ estimates as the performance at the refining and chemicals division compensated for low oil prices.
Big Oil is suddenly Big Chemical.
Rosneft has obtained approval to dissolve the Ruhr Oel GmbH Joint Venture from the German Federal Ministry of the Economy and Energy.
South Korea's GS Engineering and Construction Corp has signed a contract to expand a Korea Petrochemical Industry Co (KPIC) naphtha cracking plant for 311 billion Korean won ($270 million), the two companies said on Wednesday. The project will help KPIC expand its ethylene production capacity to 800,000 tonnes per year (tpy) from 490,000 tpy, along with its raising benzene, toluene and xylene production capacity to 300,000 tpy from 220,000 tpy, according to the builder GS E&C in a statement.