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  1. Full switch to natural gas would help clear the air and rid city of polluting plants

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... replacement of naphtha with natural gas would not only substantially reduce CO2, NOx and SO2 emissions, but save energy and possibly allow us to get rid of the polluting gas plants at Tai Po and Ma ... Towngas proudly stated in its Sustainability Summary Report 2010 that as 'a clean fossil fuel, natural gas improves air quality and mitigates climate change. Natural gas now accounts ...

  2. New plants will slow methanol overcapacity

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Severe overcapacity in the mainland's methanol industry is expected to ease over the next five years as new plant investment becomes more rational and demand holds. But the degree of respite depends on the pace of new plant construction in the Middle East, since the latter's low natural gas feedstock cost means it is more competitive than ...

  3. 68 taken ill after sulphur dioxide leak at plant

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com At least 68 people were treated in hospital yesterday after a chemical plant in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu province, released poisonous sulphur dioxide gas into the air. The leak from the sulphuric acid plant owned by Jiangsu Sopo happened about 10am and lasted for about five minutes, according to a company statement. It blamed the release on human error ...

  4. Four taken to hospital after inhaling toxic gas

    Posted May 08th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung An investigation has begun into an accident in which four workers were taken to hospital- one in critical condition- after inhaling toxic gas in a sewage treatment plant at Stonecutters Island yesterday. The four had been preparing to repair a centrifuge when they were affected by the gas about 2.30pm in the second such incident at the plant in seven months. Three workers ...

  5. Bhopal gas victims march for their rights

    Posted Mar 11th 2006, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... about 100 victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster that killed 20,000 people when gas leaked out of the plant, are marching 787km to New Delhi to make the government listen. In a tragedy ... Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi Each morning Shahnaz Hussain, 27, leaves her home in a slum opposite Bhopal's abandoned Union Carbide plant in India to walk to the nearest hand pump ...

  6. Delta plants far from supplies

    Posted May 21st 2004, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng The two best places for a major petrochemical plant are either near a feedstock source, such as an oil refinery, or near a large market. The three massive foreign-invested ethylene plants under construction in the Yangtze and Pearl river deltas are near large and rapidly growing consumer markets. Their feedstock sources, however, are in the Persian Gulf. The oil-rich Middle ...

  7. Sinopec unit sets 2008 opening for new plant

    Posted Apr 12th 2005, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Sinopec Zhenhai Refining & Chemical aims to complete a 20 billion yuan ethylene plant by 2008 to increase its international petrochemical production exposure. The subsidiary ... Commission to build the plant, pending completion of a feasibility study. 'We aim to start construction this year. The ultimate goal is to build an internationally competitive integrated oil ...

  8. Yizheng pins profit hopes on 3.8b yuan plant

    Posted Mar 31st 2005, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... industry. The world's fourth-largest polyester maker and subsidiary of the mainland's second-largest oil and gas firm, China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (Sinopec), said in a statement it would build a one million tonnes a year purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant. PTA, derived from crude oil, is one of the main raw materials in polyester production. That would more than double ...

  9. Gas customers in line for savings of 10pc

    Posted Mar 28th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... service even if the supply of natural gas from Australia was interrupted. 'If we convert the plant facilities to use 100 per cent natural gas and something goes wrong with our supply, we ... Dennis Eng Consumers to benefit from changes to production methods Savings of around 10 per cent will be passed on to customers when Hong Kong and China Gas starts using less expensive ...

  10. CLP the worst local polluter

    Posted Feb 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Robin Kwong It is impossible to talk about local sources of air pollution without mentioning our power plants. CLP Power- which owns one gas-fired and one coal-fired power plant on the west side of Kowloon, as well as a small oil-fired plant at Penny's Bay on Lantau Island- is Hong Kong's single largest polluter. In 2003, its power plants pumped roughly 51,000 ...




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