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July 28, 2015
The main aromatics products imported into China dropped hugely in May, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. Total import volumes into China for the month amounted to 1.51 million m.t...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Chinas-aromatics-imports-plummet-in-May-rebound-in-June_72474.html
July 28, 2015
Yara  International (Oslo) and BASF broke ground Monday on a previously announced world-scale ammonia plant at the BASF site in Freeport, TX. As part of the project, Yara will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/caprolactam/BASF-Yara-break-ground-on-world-scale-ammonia-plant-in-TX-BASF-to-use-ammonia-to-produce-caprolactam_72448.html
July 27, 2015
US aromatics prices are on the decline late in late July, following the direction of NYMEX energy futures. Last week, NYMEX Rbob ended on Friday at $182.82 per gallon its lowest level...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/US-toluene-and-xylene-markets-following-NYMEX-energy-futures-lower_72461.html
July 27, 2015
Jiaxing Petrochemical (Jiaxing City, China) says it has licensed Invista’s P8 process technology for a second purified terephthalic acid (PTA) line at its facility in Jiaxing City....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/terephthalic_acid/Jiaxing-Petrochemical-licenses-Invista-P8-for-second-PTA-line_72430.html
July 27, 2015
Arab Potash Co.’s (APC; Amman) sales revenues in the first six months were 263.8 million Jordanian dinars ($372.3 million) compared with JD278.2 million in the same period last...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Arab-Potash-Co-raises-profits-approves-expansion_72447.html
July 27, 2015
Uralchem (Moscow), a leading nitrogen and complex fertilizer producer, on Monday said that its enterprises produced 3 million m.t. in the first six months of this year, 3% more than in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Uralchem-raises-fertilizer-output-in-first-six-months_72440.html
July 27, 2015
Phillips 66 said on Friday that its Alliance refinery in Louisiana was in process of restarting units impacted by yesterday's power loss. The refinery experienced a brief loss of power...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Phillips-66-restarting-units-at-Alliance-following-power-loss_72431.html
July 24, 2015
The European Commission has approved CVC Capital Partners' (London) acquisition of a majority stake of Royal DSM's fiber intermediates and composite resins business, including DSM...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/acrylonitrile/European-Commission-clears-CVC-acquisition-of-DSM-polymer-intermediate-assets-in-Europe-and-China_72416.html
July 24, 2015
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Mitsubishi Corp. said on Friday that they will build a large-scale ammonia and urea fertilizer production plant for Navoiazot, a chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/MHI-and-Mitsubishi-Corp-to-build-large-fertilizer-complex-in-Uzbekistan_72411.html
July 24, 2015
Lithuanian firm Investimus Foris plans to invest $265 million to convert an idle biofuels refinery in Grant Parish, LA, into ammonia manufacturing facility, company chairman Arunas...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Lithuanian-firm-to-convert-Louisiana-biofuels-plant-to-ammonia-production_72409.html
July 23, 2015
Sinopec has announced its unaudited production data covering the first six months of the year. Ethylene and synthetic resins production were each up 7.3%, to 5,457,000 m.t. and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Sinopec-raises-ethylene-plastics-production-in-first-six-months_72382.html
July 22, 2015
Alpek’s (Monterrey, Mexico) second-quarter net income more than doubled year-on-year (YOY), to $83 million, driven mainly by an improvement in the company's operating results...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/Alpeks-second-quarter-net-income-more-than-doubles-despite-lower-sales_72363.html
July 22, 2015
Shaoxing Yuandong Petrochemical (Shaoxing, China) has filed for liquidation. The company says it lacks the ability to repay debt due for repayment. The company held a provisional...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/terephthalic_acid/China-PTA-company-files-for-liquidation_72359.html
July 22, 2015
GS Engineering & Construction (Seoul) has signed a contract with Korea Petrochemical Industry Co. (KPIC; Seoul) to expand a naphtha South Korea, the engineering firm says in a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/GS-Engineering-to-expand-cracker-aromatics-complex-in-South-Korea_72357.html
July 22, 2015
Propylene stock movements were mixed in the United States during the week ended 17 July, according to data released today by the Energy Information Administration. Propane/propylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Propylene-stock-movements-mixed-in-US_72370.html
July 22, 2015
S-Oil (Seoul), a major oil refiner and producer of aromatics, on Wednesday reported an increase in second-quarter earnings. The company, a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, says  that...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/S-Oils-second-quarter-earnings-soar-sales-are-down_72353.html
July 22, 2015
Sasol confirmed that it began planned maintenance over the weekend at its Lake Charles, LA steam cracker. The maintenance is expected to last for 12 days, and has not had any...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Sasol-confirms-12-day-planned-maintenance-at-Lake-Charles_72347.html
July 21, 2015
UOP, a Honeywell subsidiary, said on Tuesday that China’s Ningxia Baota Chemical Fiber Co. will use the latest generation UOP technologies and equipment to build an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/UOP-to-provide-technology-for-large-aromatics-complex-in-China_72330.html
July 21, 2015
Yara International (Oslo), a leading global fertilizer producer, on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income after noncontrolling interests of 2.92 billion Norwegian kroner ($354.1...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Yara-International-reports-strong-second-quarter-results-on-lower-gas-prices_72327.html
July 20, 2015
Unipetrol (Prague), a petrochemicals producer majority owned by the PKN Orlen Group (Plock, Poland), on Monday is shutting its ethylene unit at Litvinov, Czech Republic, for an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Czech-petchems-producer-closes-steam-cracker-for-unplanned-maintenance_72298.html
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