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2013-04-08 16:21:26

JOHANNESBURG and LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sasol today announced its placing of a purchase order for the main ethylene compressor trains, a critical long-lead item for the world-scale ethane cracker, from MHI Compressor International Corporation. "The placement of this order has secured vital manufacturing capacity of this specialty equipment before the expected heating of the market. Sasol selected MHI Compressor International Corporation...

Lack Of Craters On Titan Makes Moon Look Younger
2013-01-17 15:10:00

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online New research based on observations from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show that Titan, Saturn's largest moon, may look younger than it really is. While most moons display their age through their thousands of craters, NASA said that Titan's craters are being erased, giving it a 'Benjamin Button' appearance. "Most of the Saturnian satellites - Titan's siblings - have thousands and thousands of craters on their surface. So far on...

New Cassini Images Indicate Floating Ice On Titan
2013-01-09 09:16:27

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists at NASA's Cassini mission revealed today that blocks of hydrocarbon ice might cover the surface of existing lakes and seas of liquid hydrocarbon on Saturn's moon Titan. Cassini's mixed readings from the reflectivity of the surfaces of the lakes on Titan might be explained by the presence of ice floes. "One of the most intriguing questions about these lakes and seas is whether they might host an exotic form of life," said...

2012-12-13 16:21:29

FARMINGTON, Conn., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- One of the major beneficiaries of the shale revolution is the US petrochemicals industry, which was losing its competitiveness in the wake of increasing feedstock prices and waning domestic demand. As natural gas production revived in the later part of the last decade, the production of Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs), a mixture of heavier hydrocarbons such as ethane, propane, butane and isobutane found in the natural gas, also increased...

2012-12-04 12:21:22

HOUSTON, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices for the chemical building block ethylene dropped to nearly 50 cents per pound at the end of November, their lowest level since early August. The fall reflected ample supplies and slower sales volumes for the key plastic derivative, polyethylene, according to the chemical industry report PetroChem Wire. U.S. ethylene prices ended November at 50.375 cents per pound, down from 54.5 cents per pound at the end of October and close to the...

2012-12-03 12:22:38

LAKE CHARLES, La., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- South African-based energy and chemicals company, Sasol, today announced it will proceed with front-end engineering and design (FEED) phase for an integrated, 96 000bbl/d gas-to-liquids (GTL) facility and a world-scale ethane cracker with downstream derivatives, at its Lake Charles site in southwest Louisiana. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121203/DC22637LOGO) At a media conference today with Louisiana Governor, Bobby...

2012-10-09 07:22:10

NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The expansion of the shale gas market could potentially drive significant benefits to the U.S. chemicals industry, including decreased raw material and energy costs, according to a new report released today by PwC US titled, Shale Gas: Reshaping the U.S. Chemicals Industry. In fact, another recent PwC report estimated that the potential impact of shale gas on U.S. manufacturing could enable U.S. manufacturers to lower their raw materials and energy costs...

2012-10-04 10:21:30

ALIQUIPPA, Pa., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lt. Governor Jim Cawley toured brownfields along the Ohio River today that once were home to a closed steel mill. They are now ready to serve new companies looking to do business with the proposed Shell ethane cracker. The 400-acre property is located along a 4.5 mile stretch of the Ohio River, 30 miles north of Pittsburgh and within a few miles of the proposed site of the Shell ethane cracker plant. "When we talk about the cracker...

2012-10-02 02:23:29

HOUSTON, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE: WLK) announced today it is converting the feedstock for its Calvert City, Kentucky ethylene plant from propane to ethane along with increasing ethylene capacity from 450 million pounds per year to 630 million pounds per year. This expansion and feedstock conversion will enhance Westlake's vinyl chain integration and leverage low cost ethane being developed in the Marcellus shale area. In addition, Westlake announced...

2012-09-25 23:00:56

Steve Adelkoff, President of RMG, explains how the pricing advantage of natural gas liquids as a petrochemical feedstock relative to oil has changed everything in the petrochemicals industry. This sustainable competitive advantage will make the Tri-State Region (PA, OH, WV) a world-class center of petrochemical production. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) September 25, 2012 Steve Adelkoff, President of Renewable Manufacturing Gateway (RMG) and Chief Financial Officer of Aither Chemicals, LLC (Aither)...


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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Saturn's moon Titan -- Titan is the planet Saturn's largest moon. It is larger than either of the planets Mercury or Pluto and is the second-largest moon in the solar system after Ganymede (it was originally thought to be slightly larger than Ganymede, but recent observations have shown that its thick atmosphere caused overestimation of its diameter). Titan was discovered on March 25, 1655 by the Dutch astronomer Christian Huygens, making it one of the first non-terrestrial moons to be...

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