Archive | June, 2005

AUSTRALIA: Woodside widens options for US LNG exports

(EnergyAsia, June 30) — Australia’s Woodside Energy Ltd is considering additional options for supplying liquefied natural gas to North America after changing the relationship between a subsidiary company and Crystal Energy LLC over the development of a receiving terminal off California.             Subsidiary Woodside Energy (USA) Inc and Crystal Energy have agreed to end a […]

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CHINA: BASF-YPC Co Ltd starts up petrochemical plant in Nanjing

(EnergyAsia, June 30) — BASF-YPC Co. Ltd., an equal joint venture between Germany’s BASF and China’s Sinopec, has started commercial production at a petrochemical steam cracker and nine downstream plants at its Nanjing, China site. In a statement, BASF said the 220-hectare site will produce 1.7 million metric tons of high-quality chemicals and polymers per […]

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CHINA: Vopak starts development of sixth terminal

 (EnergyAsia, June 30) — Dutch oil and chemicals logistics firm Royal Vopak said it has reached agreement with the local authorities of Zhangzijagang in China’s Jiangsu province on the long-term lease of around 48 hectares of land to build a state-of-the-art chemicals storage terminal. The 200,000 cubic metres terminal will be sited inside the bonded […]

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INDIA: IndianOil to supply Euro III gasoline

(EnergyAsia, June 30) — India’s first motor spirit quality (MSQ) upgrading unit has been commissioned at IndianOil’s Mathura Refinery with the first isomerisation unit starting up recently.   IndianOil said that with the commissioning of the isomerisation unit, the refinery has become the first in the country to produce gasoline of Euro III specifications.   […]

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SAUDI ARABIA: Foster Wheeler awarded project for Al-Khafji desalination unit

(EnergyAsia, June 30) — Nasdaq-listed engineering firm Foster Wheeler Ltd said its subsidiary, Foster Wheeler Italiana S.p.A, has been awarded a contract to provide process design services in conjunction with the installation of a new seawater desalination unit at the Khafji Joint Operations (KJO) Plant, at Al-Khafji in Saudi Arabia. The contract was awarded by […]

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SINGAPORE: Ultra low sulphur diesel to be made mandatory from December 1

(EnergyAsia, June 30) — Singapore will further tighten the environmental specifications for diesel from December 1.             The National Environment Agency (NEA) said it will make compulsory the use of ultra low sulphur diesel (ULSD) to prepare the country to adopt Euro IV emission standards for diesel vehicles in October 2006. This new grade of […]

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