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May 31, 2016
Asia’s toluene-isomer mixed xylene spread has widened to minus $76/m.t. in May amid poor demand for octane and strong support for para-xylene (p-xylene), IHS Chemical data show...
May 31, 2016
Lotte Chemical’s Indonesian subsidiary Lotte Chemical Titan is in the process of acquiring land for a previously announced $4 billion naphtha cracker. The company plans to build...
May 31, 2016
S-Oil (Seoul), an oil refiner and aromatics producer majority owned by Saudi Aramco, on Friday broke ground on its residue upgrading and olefins complex at Ulsan, South Korea. The...
May 31, 2016
Highfield Resources (Pamplona, Spain) has signed memorandum of understandings (MOUs) with three undisclosed large European fertilizer companies for future output from its Muga potash...
May 31, 2016
Chevron Phillips Chemical's (CPChem) Sweeny #33 steam cracker in Old Ocean, TX, is back online, but the Sweeny #24 steam cracker has been shut down, according to a report filed with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Neither outage has had any impact on prices in the US olefins market, which is well supplied....
May 27, 2016
Lukoil (Moscow) held a groundbreaking ceremony for a plant at Saratov, Russia, to make polymers derived from acrylonitrile. The company will use the polymers to enhance the oil...
May 27, 2016
Sadara Chemical has entered into a supply agreement with Surfactants’ Detergent Co. (SDC), which plans to build a production facility at the PlasChem Park site at Jubail, Saudi...
May 26, 2016
Para-xylene (p-xylene) producers JX Nippon Oil and Energy (Tokyo), Idemitsu Kosan (Tokyo), and SK Global Chemical (Seoul) have nominated June Asia contract prices at $840/m.t. cfr...
May 26, 2016
With the US benzene market well supplied and spot prices showing little strength during May, the June benzene contract may be headed toward a second consecutive decline. The spot market for much of May has been on either side of the $2.00 per gallon mark, and has not been at or above the $2.08 contact price that was settled for the May contract....
May 25, 2016
US nonfuel-use propylene inventory levels were stable last week, according to data released by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The halt in inventory growth, which followed two consecutive increases, coincides with another outage at Dow Chemical’s new propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit....
May 25, 2016
California’s recent listing of styrene as a carcinogen is unlikely to have any major impact on the styrenics market, but the public image of derivatives polystyrene (PS) and expandable polystyrene (EPS) could take a hit, says IHS Chemical....
May 25, 2016
Sinopec has reduced its list price for styrene by 100 renminbi/m.t., to Rmb7,900/m.t. ex-tank at the company's eastern and northern subsidiaries. This is equivalent to $995/m.t. on an...
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