45 governments pledge to double global energy efficiency progress by 2030

A total of 45 governments from around the world have endorsed the goal of doubling the average global rate of energy efficiency improvements by the end of the decade, to foster sustainable economic growth and help put the world on a secure and affordable path towards net zero emissions. This was at the International Energy…
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Neste expands Singapore refinery, establishes SAF supply chain to Changi Airport

Neste recently celebrated the opening of their refinery expansion in Singapore, after completion of the EUR 1.6 billion Singapore Expansion project. This comes after the organisation announced its final investment decision on additional renewable products production capacity in Singapore in December 2018. The Singapore refinery expansion doubles Neste’s production capacity in Singapore and brings the…
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ADS Digital | Roundtable 2 – Addressing the Energy Transition, and Green & Bio-Technology

Navigating the energy transition, and forging ahead into the hydrogen economy. The industry is well-aware of the need for the energy transition, but how ready is the industry for this, and what tools can refiners use to aid them in their drive toward embracing the energy transition? Above all, how will current business and operating…
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Shell to stop biofuel and base oil projects in Singapore

Petrochemicals giant Shell is stopping the exploration of two projects in Singapore. The projects are a biofuels unit and a Group II base oil plant, the company said in early April. The biofuels project would have produced low-carbon fuels such as sustainable aviation fuel, renewable diesel for road transport or renewable chemicals, while the Group…
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DSTA signs MOU with ExxonMobil to explore use of sustainable fuel

Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd to jointly explore the use of sustainable fuel, particularly the adoption of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil, for a fleet of vessels operated by the Republic of Singapore Navy. This collaboration with ExxonMobil is part of DSTA’s…
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Asian Downstream Summit sees increased focus on downstream sector’s decarbonisation drive

The annual Asian Downstream Summit and co-located Asian Refining Technology Conference were held last week at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre in Singapore, as ...
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Aramco and ENOWA to develop first-of-its-kind e-fuel demonstration plant

Aramco, a global integrated energy and chemicals company, and ENOWA, NEOM’s energy and water company, have signed a joint development agreement to construct and establish ...
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Anuj Jain steps up as IndianOil’s Director of Finance

Mr. Anuj Jain has taken over as Director (Finance) on the Board of Indian Oil Corporation (IndianOil). Prior to this appointment, he was serving as ...
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SLNG to develop, own and operate second LNG terminal in Singapore

To help meet the country’s energy needs and further enhance its energy security, Singapore LNG Corporation Pte Ltd (SLNG) will be developing and eventually operating ...
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Universal Centralized Platform to Revolutionize Autonomous Predictive Asset Integrity Industry

Author: Mohd Nur Hafizuddin bin Mohamad Husen, General Manager, Antea – APAC In the world of asset management, the preservation of asset integrity is directly ...
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The workforce’s changing tides

Asian Downstream Insights speaks with Charles Becht V, President of Becht, to find out more about current regulatory uncertainties, as well as shifting perspectives on ...
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Unpacking the decarbonisation trilemma

Tathagata Basu, Global Head - Refining & Downstream at Honeywell, shares his thoughts about the industry's decarbonisation trends, and talks about the trilemma surrounding decarbonisation ...
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5 Minutes with: Jonas Berge, Emerson

Jonas Berge, Senior Director of Applied Technology at Emerson, speaks to Asian Downstream Insights about how sustainability and digitalisation can work together to aid in ...
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Return of the “Octane Barrel”?

Gasoline cracks and octane premium (see Figure 1) values are at an all-time high due to a combination of post-covid recovery and various geopolitical factors. ...
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Integrating Capital Project Work into Maintenance Turnarounds

INTRODUCTION Maintenance Turnarounds represent significant cost expenditures for any refinery or petrochemical plant. An overrun in time and money on a turnaround can significantly impact ...
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