US leads globally in planned ethylene capacity additions
GlobalData’s latest analysis of the global planned ethylene capacity shows that the US has the highest planned ethylene capacity additions globally with 10 million tonnes per year (mtpa) during 2018 to 2022, followed by China and Iran with 8mtpa and 6mtpa respectively.
2017: The year’s biggest Hydrocarbons Technology stories
Tellurian awarded contracts worth $15.2bn to Bechtel and Noble Energy signed a definitive agreement to acquire Clayton Williams Energy. Hydrocarbons-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from 2017.
China, Nigeria and Kuwait account for half of global planned CDU capacity additions
GlobalData’s latest analysis of the global planned Crude Distillation Unit (CDU) capacity of refineries shows that China has the highest planned CDU capacity additions globally with 2,460 thousand barrels a day (mbd) during 2018 to 2022, followed by Nigeria and Kuwait with 889mbd and 615mbd respectively.
China and India dominate planned pipelines additions
GlobalData’s latest analysis of global planned trunk/transmission oil and gas pipelines for the period 2018 to 2022 shows that the Xinjiang–Guangdong–Zhejiang SNG gas pipeline in China is the longest planned pipeline globally with a length of 8,972 kilometres (km).
Kurdistan back in oil limelight
The Kurdistan region was once considered to be the last great frontier in the petroleum industry, however, a series of setbacks have reduced the appeal of this hydrocarbon prolific area.