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LyondellBasell has successfully started up the world's largest propylene oxide (PO) and tertiary butyl alcohol (TBA) unit in Texas, producing an annual capacity of 470 thousand metric tons of PO and one million metric tons of TBA and its derivatives.

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Equity Engineering opens two new offices in Katy, TX and Newport Beach, CA, expanding its physical presence across North America.


Venture Global LNG has announced a final investment decision (FID) and successful closing of the $7.8 billion project financing for the second phase of the Plaquemines LNG facility.

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API is currently seeking presentation abstracts for its 2024 Inspection & Mechanical Integrity Summit. The deadline for submitting abstracts is April 17, 2023.


The DOE has announced $47 million in funding for 22 research projects to advance the development of new measurement, monitoring, & mitigation technologies to help detect, quantify, & reduce methane emissions across O&G producing regions of the U.S.


TotalEnergies workers took a majority vote to halt production at the Feyzin refinery close to Lyon, hardening their strike.


Negotiations for the construction of a $30 billion LNG terminal between Tanzania, Equinor, and Shell are complete and contract preparations are underway.


Under the deal, the companies will choose a U.S. LNG export plant to liquefy Chesapeake's gas and deliver the LNG to Gunvor with a target start date in 2027.

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The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board issued a new Safety Alert titled “Hazards Posed by Discharges from Emergency Pressure-Relief Systems.”


Spanish energy company, Cepsa, has announced it plans to nearly double its investments over the next three years to $3.82 billion, with more than 50% devoted to sustainable energy and mobility projects.


Enbridge is planning more than $3 billion worth of investments in natural gas and liquids infrastructure and renewable power this year.

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Johns Manville (JM), a Berkshire Hathaway company and leading industrial insulation manufacturer, announced the release of its new, recently updated systems guide for Trymer® PIR in LNG applications.


ExxonMobil Corp recently started the new crude distillation unit (CDU) at its 369,024 bpd Beaumont, Texas refinery.


Harvest Midstream has announced the signing of a purchase and sale agreement with Ares Management funds to acquire Paradigm Midstream, LLC.


Cheniere initiates permitting process for significant expansion of LNG export capacity at Sabine Pass facility.

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