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July 19, 2016
Enterprise Products Partners LP (Houston, Texas) says it has loaded the first two vessels to receive polymer-grade propylene (PGP) for export from the Enterprise Hydrocarbons Terminal (EHT) on the Houston Ship Channel. The EHT, which is directly supplied by fractionators and storage wells at Enterprise’s Mont Belvieu, Texas, complex, can load up to 5,000 metric tons per day of PGP. The company is making other investments that will increase the supply of PGP available for export, including constructing a propane dehydrogenation unit at Mont Belvieu....
July 19, 2016
Ineos and MSM Poly LLC (Wilmington, Delaware) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the potential sale of intellectual property (IP) and production support related...
July 18, 2016
ExxonMobil said Monday that its Baytown, Texas chemical plant was at normal operations following the shutdown of two chemical product pipelines. The company said two chemical product...
July 18, 2016
Celanese Corporation has replaced its secured credit facility with an unsecured credit facility, consisting of a $500-million unsecured term loan and a $1-billion unsecured revolver...
July 18, 2016
Westlake Chemical Corp. (Houston, Texas) is restarting its Calvert City, Kentucky, complex, which has been offline for over six weeks. The company estimates a $40 million impact divided between second- and third-quarter financial results....
July 15, 2016
LyondellBasell Industries NV says it has awarded an integrated project management contract for its world-scale propylene oxide (PO) and tertiary butyl alcohol (TBA) plants to...
July 15, 2016
Ineos Nitriles has declared force majeure on acrylonitrile (ACN) from its Green Lake plant in Port Lavaca, Texas, because the pipeline supplying over 90% of its propylene feedstock has been shut down....
July 15, 2016
Ecolab says it has purchased a minority stake in Aquatech International (Cannonsburg, PA), a privately-held water treatment and engineering firm. The company makes and sells products...
July 15, 2016
Many domestic styrene monomer supply contracts up for retender in 2017 are already being completed this year, but with significantly higher fees, according to IHS Chemical. With two years of healthy spot margins behind them, North American producers aim to achieve similar results for contract business....
July 15, 2016
Argentina's market regulator CNV (Buenos Aires) has rejected Unipar Carbocloro's (São Paulo, Brazil) $202-million offer to acquire Solvay's majority stake in Solvay Indupa...
July 15, 2016
Toluene prices are under pressure worldwide. Demand has failed to reach anticipated levels, and supplies continue to flow into the market. In Europe, producers are struggling to find...
July 14, 2016
The mood at Semicon West, currently underway in San Francisco, is mixed, as suppliers to electronics makers grapple with consolidation and flat downstream growth while pushing hard on...
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