Why SEA is the ideal hub for crude-to-chemicals’ next phase

Crude to chemicals is not just a short-term lifeline for traditional downstream operators, it could be a long-term survival strategy. Asian Downstream Insights explores how the next phase of downstream’s crude-to chemicals development, and why Southeast Asia is fertile ground for growth.
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Channeling your inner downstream superhero

Asian Downstream Insight's exclusive interview with Zulfan Adi Putra, Process Engineer at PETRONAS Group Technical Solutions.
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In the loop: Bringing back returns to downstream leaders

Refiners and petrochemicals operators are looking to revamp their business model towards more environmentally, and economically, sustainable production.
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An industry with impact: why ESG should be a key driver of downstream’s post-pandemic recovery

ESG is one of the latest buzzwords driving impact across all sectors. In downstream, it presents a tool for improving both brand and business at a critical time. Asian Downstream Insights explores how good governance is building a better future.
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Explore, evaluate, excel: SCG Chemicals CTO on the main drivers influencing change in the downstream industry

“I think ‘re-thinking’ is a true driver that will be influencing change in the near future”, says Khun Surachate Chalothorn, CTO - Olefins Business and Operations and Digital Leader, Chemicals Business at SCG Chemicals. In this exclusive interview, he shares his thoughts on the main factors influencing change in tomorrow’s downstream industry.
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Bio diversity: How biofuels are adding new dimensions to Asia’s downstream portfolio

The pandemic was rough on refiners, leaving 14% of refining capacity across advanced economies at risk of under-utilisation or closure. To stay agile and survive, ...
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Keeping with the times

Hasnor Hashim, Principal Engineer at PETRONAS, talks machine learning, pandemic blues, and the future of the energy industry. What does a typical day in your ...
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PETRONAS Head of Innovation on navigating the technology solutions market

Fadhlan Nik Abdul Aziz, Head of Innovation at PETRONAS. As the downstream sector enters Industry 4.0, a booming technology solutions market is developing to help ...
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The strongest link. How blockchain technology is redefining the downstream supply chain

The downstream sector is like a jigsaw. Where thousands of processes are required to refine every drop of crude into its finished product, unconnected transactions ...
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Destination EV. Spotlight on Asia’s growing electric vehicle market and what it means for fossil fuels

On the road to recovery, it’s best to drive. Drive electric to be precise: a booming EV market is expected to account for almost half ...
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Connectivity and Collaboration: Pertamina on working together in a post-pandemic future

The new distributed workforce may be isolated. But in this disconnected climate, integration between sectors and strategies is all the more important. This is the ...
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Light fuels, heavy impact. How hydroprocessing is bringing new opportunities to Asia’s refiners

Refiners are cleaning up to face a new era and they are turning to technology to catalyse the process. In a competitive market, with increasing ...
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Putting the catalysts to the test: the importance of catalyst testing for increased profitability

When catalyst loading represents an investment of up to US$ 20MM, making the right catalyst choice can be critical for business success. But operators lack ...
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