Petrochemicals Automotive General news 16-09-2019
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Half of Saudi Arabia’s oil production has gone offline following a surprise drone strike.
Drones attacked Abqaiq facility in Saudi Arabia and the Khurais oil field run by Saudi Aramco early Saturday morning, the kingdom’s interior ministry said, sparking a massive fire at a crude processing plant essential to global oil supplies.
The closure will impact nearly 5 million barrels of crude processing per day, affecting 5 percent of the world’s daily oil production.Petrochemicals Automotive General news
Adipic acid, also called as hexanedioic acid, is a white crystalline solid that melts at 152°C. It is one of the most important monomers used in the polymer industry. Adipic acid is an organic acid that contains six carbon atoms. It also has two carboxylate groups (–COOH) attached to the terminal carbons in the chain. Since adipic acid contains two carboxylate groups, it is sometimes referred to as a di-acid. All other carbon atoms in adipic acid contain two hydrogen atoms each.Petrochemicals Automotive General news
The global quest for greener, renewable alternatives to biofuels has generated a groundswell of interest in third-generation biofuels.
Algae biofuel have emerged as unique promising in this direction as they overcome the drawbacks of crop-based biofuels of the second generation.
Algae biofuels are derived from species such as Botryococcus braunii, Chlorella species, Crypthecodinium cohnii, and Nitzschia species. In recent years, stakeholders and interested investors have poured in tens of thousands of dollars in realizing this potential.
Application of modern biochemical engineering processes has further created a robust technological framework for the same.Petrochemicals Automotive General news
US-Iran tensions endanger shipments of aluminum and chemicals
Tensions between Iran and the U.S. in the Strait of Hormuz are threatening to spill over beyond energy fields to materials segments such as aluminum and chemicals, with broad implications for countries reliant on the region.Petrochemicals Automotive General news
Since the turn of the century, Middle Eastern countries have been striving to develop non-energy industries to reduce their dependence on crude oil.
The region’s share of global exports of petrochemicals, including ether, has risen to 30%, and the share of aluminum at 16%. Many Japanese companies, in particular, have become more dependent on Middle East-produced materials, and a wide range of non-energy industries could be adversely affected if the antagonism between the U.S. and Iran intensifies.Petrochemicals Automotive General news
Indonesian polymer producers are to tighten their grip on the domestic market next year as they face increasing competition from overseas.
Indonesian polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) supplies will increase in this year’s final quarter, when domestic producers Chandra Asri and Polytama Propindo debut new capacity.Petrochemicals Automotive General news
Chandra Asri is expected to start up soon its 400,000 t/yr linear low-density polyethylene/high density polyethylene plant at Cilegon. It is on track to expand its current PP production from 480,000 t/yr to 590,000 t/yr in the fourth quarter. Chandra Asri operates Indonesia’s sole petrochemical cracker, which uses naphtha feedstock.
Grassroots leaders call for a decisive stance to stay in EU and deliver a radical new manifesto
Jeremy Corbyn has come under growing internal pressure to commit Labour to a unequivocal policy of remaining in the European Union as more than 100 councillors issued a joint warning to the party’s ruling body that any form of Brexit would threaten jobs, public services, workers’ rights and the environment.
In a letter to the national executive committee (NEC), which meets this week, the Labour councillors, including several leaders of county and borough councils, called on the party “to campaign unambiguously and energetically for a public vote on Brexit and to endorse a ‘remain and transform’ position in all circumstances”. Petrochemicals Automotive General news
Engel and Heraeus have reduced cycle times by up to 70 percent compared with previous production solutions for the injection molding of amorphous metals.
In doing so, the two system partners have opened the door to these alloys with truly special qualities entering large-scale production for a wide assortment of end uses.
Engel is presenting the next big step in this development at K 2019.
Two-component parts made of amorphous metal and silicone will be produced for the first time – a process that is taking place in a fully automated manufacturing cell.
- Saudi Arabia’s stock market fell by 2.3% at Sunday’s open as the country grappled with weekend attacks on the heart of its oil production facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais.
- Abqaiq is the world’s largest oil processing facility and crude oil stabilization plant with a processing capacity of more than 7 million barrels per day.
- Saturday’s attack is the biggest on oil infrastructure anywhere since Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait in 1990.
Saudi Arabia’s stock market fell by 2.3% at Sunday’s open as the country grappled with weekend drone attacks on the heart of its oil production facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais claimed by Yemen’s Houthi rebels.
Reports that the country may take weeks to return to full oil supply capacity is set to send crude futures up by as much as $10 per barrel, analysts say, depending on the scale of the damage. Half the country’s oil production was halted due to fire damage but is due to restart on Monday, Saudi energy ministry officials said in a statement.
Honeywell UOP process technology scores second win in North Africa
Honeywell(NYSE: HON) announced today that Sonatrach Total Entreprise Polymères (STEP) has selected Honeywell UOP’s C3 Oleflex™ technology to produce 565,000 metric tons per year of polymer-grade propylene for a proposed plant in Arzew, Algeria.
In addition to technology licensing, Honeywell is providing the basic engineering design as well as services, equipment, catalysts and adsorbents for the plant. When completed, it will represent UOP’s second C3 Oleflex unit in North Africa, following an earlier award in Egypt.
This Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, satellite image provided by NASA Worldview shows fires following Yemen’s Houthi rebels claiming a drone attack on two major oil installations in eastern Saudi Arabia. The drones attacked the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oilfield operated by Saudi Aramco early Saturday, sparking a huge fire at a processor crucial to global energy supplies. The island shown in the image is Bahrain, while the peninsula in the image is Qatar. (NASA Worldview via AP)
Over the years, I have often been asked about scenarios that could rapidly drive oil prices higher. My response is always that the worst case scenario is an incident that takes a large amount of oil production offline in Saudi Arabia.
Why Saudi Arabia? After all, the U.S., Russia, and Saudi Arabia are the world’s leading oil producers, with each topping 10 million barrels per day (BPD) in 2018.
German speciality manufacturers, Markische Faser and Kelheim Fibres, have joined hands. Under the name ‘Clean Color Concept’, the two renowned fibre producers will offer spun dyed fibres in polyester and in viscose in a coordinated range of colours. Kelheim is a producer of viscose speciality fibres. Markische Faser is a leading plastic company.
Spun dyed fibres have always been an important part of the range of products both of Märkische Faser and of Kelheim. Here, colour pigments are incorporated in the spinning mass before the spinning process and are therefore homogenously distributed in the whole fibre. These fibres, and the final product, offer a particularly high colour and light fastness. The colours do not bleed during washing and they keep their brilliance even after many washing cycles, according to Kelheim. Petrochemicals Automotive General news
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