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September 30, 2013
The construction of a gas-chemical complex in the Amur region of Russia’s far east planned by Gazprom (Moscow) could begin in 2015, according to local reports. The region's...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Gazprom-to-begin-constructing-chemicals-and-helium-complex-in-Russias-far-east-in-2015_55493.html
September 27, 2013
Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem; Al Khubar) has announced that it has commenced operations at its International Polymers Co. (IPC) affiliate. Operations began on...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Sipchem-begins-commissioning-of-EVA-LDPE-complex_55475.html
September 27, 2013
Nizhnekamskneftekhim, (NKNK; Nizhnekamsk, Russia), one of Russia’s leading petrochemicals players, plans to begin constructing a previously announced petrochemical complex next...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Russian-firm-NKNK-to-begin-constructing-cracker-project-next-year_55471.html
September 27, 2013
United Petrochemical Co. (UPC; Moscow), a subsidiary of Sistema (Moscow), the largest publicly traded diversified holding company in Russia and CIS, says that it has signed...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Alpek-and-United-Petrochemical-form-PTA-and-PET-manufacturing-JV-in-Russia_55470.html
September 26, 2013
Airgas’ subsidiary Airgas Carbonic announced it has signed a long-term agreement for the supply of liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) from Ace Ethanol’s (Stanley, WI) recently...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Airgas-signs-carbon-dioxide-with-Wisconsin-ethanol-firm_55199.html
September 25, 2013
Novomer (Waltham, MA) has won a $5-million grant from the Department of Energy’s Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative to scale up a new process for the production of acrylic acid from ethylene and carbon dioxide. The company has partnered with a major industrial gas producer on the project, and discussions with chemical partners are underway, says Michael Slowik, director/chemicals at Novomer....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Novomer-aims-to-scale-ethylene-to-acrylic-on-US-Gulf-Coast-by-2017_55397.html
September 25, 2013
Dow today announced several capacity hikes within its polyurethanes (PUs) business at Freeport, TX, and Map Ta Phut. Capital costs have not been disclosed. At Freeport, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Dow-PUs-announces-capacity-hikes-in-Texas-Thailand_55424.html
September 25, 2013
Enterprise Products Partners plans to expand the capacity of its liquefied petroleum gas export terminal at Houston to load fully refrigerated, low-ethane propane, the company said today. The expansion will increase Enterprise’s loading capacity by 1.5 million bbl/month, to approximately 9 million bbl/month. Enterprise expects to complete the project in the first quarter of 2015.
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http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Enterprise-to-expand-propane-export-capacity_55423.html
September 25, 2013
Sibur (Moscow), Russia’s largest petrochemicals producer, is poised to begin operations at the company’s newly commissioned propane dehydrogenation (PDH) facility at...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Sibur-readies-PDH-plant-to-decide-on-large-Tobolsk-project-before-year-end_55422.html
September 25, 2013
Shell has selected Ascension Parish, LA, as the site for a possible gas-to-liquids facility, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal announced on 24 September. If built, the facility would produce transportation fuels and other products, such as specialty waxes and feedstocks for lubricants, plastics, and detergents....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Shell-selects-Louisiana-site-for-$12-5-billion-GTL-facility_55421.html
September 25, 2013
The Taiwanese government has decided to lift the ban on Taiwanese companies investing in upstream projects in China, including olefins plants. Sources in Taipei tell CW that the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Taiwan-lifts-ban-on-cracker-projects-in-Mainland-China-Gulei-to-go-first_55419.html
September 25, 2013
AkzoNobel says it will invest a total of over €50 million ($67 million) to build new manufacturing facilities at Chengdu, China, for its powder coatings and decorative paints...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/AkzoNobel-to-build-powder-coatings-decorative-paints-facilities-in-China_55413.html
September 24, 2013
Ineos Phenol and Sinopec Yangzi Petrochemical Co. (YPC) have begun construction of a 650,000-m.t./year phenol-acetone facility at Nanjing, China, the companies announced on 23 September. They expect the facility, which will include a 550,000-m.t./year cumene plant, to be operational by the end of 2016.
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http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Ineos-Phenol-and-Sinopec-YPC-break-ground-on-$500-million-phenol-acetone-project_55380.html
September 24, 2013
Jacobs Engineering says it has been selected to provide engineering services for biopolymers supplier NatureWorks’ (Minnetonka, MN) new Ingeo production plant in Southeast Asia...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/NatureWorks-awards-Jacobs-contract-for-Ingeo-biopolymer-plant-in-Southeast-Asia_55390.html
September 24, 2013
Pinto Energy (Houston) will build a 2,800-bbl/day gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant at its 80-acre industrial site to the east of Ashtabula, OH, the company has announced. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Pinto-Energy-to-build-GTL-facility-in-Ohio_55388.html
September 23, 2013
Linde announced today it has broken ground on an industrial gases liquefier at a previously announced project at La Porte, TX. The plant will produce liquid oxygen, nitrogen, and argon...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Linde-breaks-ground-on-gas-liquefier-at-La-Porte-TX_55358.html
September 23, 2013
LG Chem has pulled out of the 60-billion Indian rupee ($956 million) petrochemical project to be located adjacent to Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd.’s (BPCL; Mumbai) refinery at...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/BPCL-confirms-LG-Chems-exit-from-Kochi-petrochemical-project_55354.html
September 20, 2013
BASF says it has begun construction of a pilot plant for the production of a new high-performance insulating material, Slentite. The company expects the plant, located at Lemförde, Germany, to begin supplying sample quantities in mid-2014....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/BASF-to-produce-sample-quantities-of-new-aerogel-insulation-in-2014_55278.html
September 20, 2013
Petrofac (St Helier, Jersey) in a consortium with Linde and GS Engineering & Construction (Seoul), has received an order from KLPE Limited Liability Partnership, a joint venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Petrofac-consortium-receives-order-for-petchems-complex-in-Kazakhstan_55323.html
September 20, 2013
The Indian government says that the Cabinet has today approved Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd’s. (HPCL; Mumbai) previously announced 9-million m.t./year greenfield refinery and...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/HPCL-gets-approval-for-$5-98-billion-refinery-and-petrochemical-complex-in-India_55322.html
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