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June 26, 2015
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) has cut runs at its aromatics complex No. 1 at Map Ta Phut, Thailand, due to unstable operations, IHS Chemical understands. There had been reports...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/PTTGC-lowers-runs-at-aromatics-complex_71689.html
June 26, 2015
OCI NV (Amsterdam), a major producer of nitrogen fertilizers and industrial chemicals, has reached agreement to acquire BioMCN, a methanol producer and pioneer in biomethanol...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/OCI-gains-methanol-foothold-in-Europe-through-acquisition-of-BioMCN_71224.html
June 26, 2015
OCI NV (Amsterdam) on Tuesday announced it has closed the acquisition of BioMCN, a methanol producer and pioneer in biomethanol production based at Delfzijl, Netherlands for €15...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/OCI-NV-closes-BioMCN-methanol-acquisition_71340.html
June 25, 2015
In what has become a fight for global share of the potash market, PotashCorp, the world’s largest producer of fertilizers by capacity, is in the process of making a bid for K+S...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/PotashCorp-bids-to-acquire-European-rival-K+S_71642.html
June 25, 2015
Production of phenol and acetone at Borealis’s Porvoo, Finland site is not expected to return to normal levels until the second week of July, a company statement said Thursday...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/acetone/Borealis-phenol-acetone-production-expected-to-return-to-normal-in-July_71612.html
June 25, 2015
Polystyrene (PS) imports into Europe have been on the rise and inflated regional styrene values have dented profitability. Trade data released by Eurostat (Brussels) for the 28 EU...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/PS-imports-into-Europe-increase-significantly_71611.html
June 25, 2015
China’s imports of benzene, para-xylene (p-xylene), styrene, and toluene fell sharply in May compared with April and mixed xylene imports were almost flat, data obtained by IHS...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Chinas-aromatics-imports-fall-sharply-in-May_71595.html
June 25, 2015
Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Ltd. (GACL; Vadodara, India) will establish a joint venture with state-owned National Aluminium Co. (Nalco; Bhubaneswar, India) to operate chlor-alkali...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Indian-firms-form-JV-to-establish-chlor-alkali-plant_71601.html
June 25, 2015
Propylene stock movements were mixed in the United States during the week ended 19 June, according to data released by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Propane-propylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Propylene-stock-movements-mixed-in-US_71594.html
June 24, 2015
PhosAgro (Moscow) and Orica (Melbourne) today signed a 10-year contract covering drilling and blasting work at the open-pit sites of PhosAgro’s major phosphate production...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Orica-PhosAgro-sign-major-long-term-contract_71441.html
June 24, 2015
Sasol told the Stock Exchange News Service (Johannesburg) on Thursday that the South African Competition Appeal Court on 17 June upheld Sasol’s appeal against the Competition...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Sasol-wins-appeal-in-pricing-of-propylene-and-polypropylene-case_71427.html
June 24, 2015
Vietnam's Ha Bac Nitrogenous Fertiliser has expanded its urea fertilizer production capacity to 500,000 m.t./year from 180,000 m.t./year, the company said Monday. The affiliate of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Ha-Bac-Nitrogenous-Fertiliser-expands-output-to-500000-m-t-year_71500.html
June 24, 2015
The benzene arbitrage window between Asia and the United States has been open slightly this week for a limited time, according to trade participants. Prompt Asia benzene prices were at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Asia-US-benzene-arbitrage-window-opens-this-week_71571.html
June 24, 2015
South Korea’s benzene exports to China and the United States during 1-23 June were about 60% and 51%, respectively, of overall volumes sent in May, data obtained by IHS Chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/South-Koreas-partial-June-benzene-exports-to-China-and-US-at-51-60-percent-of-May-total_71559.html
June 24, 2015
Overall styrene inventories in eastern China fell to about 51,000 m.t. this week from the mid-50,000s m.t. in the previous week, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. Among the factors...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Styrene-inventories-fall-in-eastern-China-on-downstream-demand_71562.html
June 24, 2015
An 18-wheeler truck rig collided with an above-ground section of pipeline in Houston on 22 June, resulting in the release of propylene after transfer of material ownership to Shell...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Truck-collision-with-Houston-pipeline-causes-propylene-release_71554.html
June 24, 2015
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), the leading global potash fertilizer player, has confirmed that it is looking at whether it should remain listed on the London Stock Exchange. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Uralkali-confirms-possible-delisting-of-shares_71563.html
June 23, 2015
Deepak Fertilisers and Petrochemicals (Pune, India) has resumed production of ammonium nitro phosphate (ANP) fertilizers at its plant in Taloja, India, using liquefied natural gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Deepak-Fertilisers-resumes-producing-ANP-fertilizer-at-Taloja-using-LNG_71526.html
June 23, 2015
Unconfirmed reports in Moscow say that Uralkali (Berezniki), the world’s largest potash producer and recently subject to much controversy, is preparing to delist from the stock...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Uralkali-to-merge-with-Uralchem-to-form-a-fertilizer-giant_71539.html
June 23, 2015

Shell has received an air-quality permit to build the company's planned Appalachian petrochemical project at Monaca, PA, from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Shell’s plans call for a 1.5-million m.t./year ethylene plant and derivative units, with startup slated for 2019.

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Shell-receives-air-permit-for-Appalachian-ethylene-project_71520.html
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