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September 30, 2015
Jurong Aromatics is in receivership after debt-restructuring talks stalled. The news was revealed in a filing with Singapore's Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority on Monday...
September 29, 2015
Grupa Azoty, one of Poland’s leading chemicals players, says it has signed contracts for the supply of natural gas for its fertilizer subsidiary Grupa Azoty Puławy, as part of a...
September 29, 2015
Europe's styrene contract price for October is expected to settle substantially lower later this week despite the stable direction of raw material costs. However, even with a...
September 29, 2015
The volume of benzene imports into China have dropped massively in the last couple of months, with August's import volumes the lowest this year, data obtained by IHS Chemical...
September 29, 2015
Styrene imports into China rebounded during July and August, IHS Chemical data show. Total August import volumes amounted to 306,014 m.t., a marginal increase over July. However...
September 28, 2015
Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding’s (MES) board has approved the acquisition of 99.36% share in TGE Marine AG (Bonn, Germany) from Caledonia Investments, Gasfin Investment and...
September 28, 2015
LSB Industries (Oklahoma City) says its Pryor, OK, facility resumed production of ammonia on 23 September. LSB begun unplanned maintenance in early August after problems emerged during restart following an annual turnaround....
September 28, 2015
African Potash, the AIM-listed exploration company focused on sub-Saharan potash assets, on Monday said that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a Congolese...
September 28, 2015
China XLX Fertiliser, a coal-based producer of urea, compound fertilizers, and methanol, says it has constructed a compound fertilizer plant in Jilin Province, China. The plant is...
September 28, 2015
OCP (Casablanca), a global leader in the fertilizer industry, has reported first-half revenues increased 23%, to 24.0 billion Moroccan dirhams ($2.46 billion) compared with the...
October 7, 2015
Inovyn, the Ineos-Solvay chlorvinyls joint venture, is building a large-scale potassium hydroxide (KOH) production facility at its Antwerp/Lillo site in Belgium. This move reinforces...
September 25, 2015
Versalis (Milan) will continue to operate its 490,000-m.t./year steam cracker at Porto Marghera, Italy, until the end of 2016 after entering into an ethylene supply agreement with a...
September 25, 2015
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), a leading global producer of potash, announced on Friday that its board of directors has approved an increase in a previously approved share buyback...
September 27, 2015
Indian fertilizer firm Krishak Bharati Cooperative (Kribhco), is diversifying into phosphate and potash fertilizers from its current urea-only portfolio. The company says it will...
September 25, 2015
A Total US petrochemicals and refining subsidiary has awarded CB&I a contract to provide its proprietary ethylene technology and front-end engineering and design (FEED)...
September 24, 2015
Kem One said on Thursday that it has started work to convert its Lavéra, France mercury-cell chlor-alkali unit at a cost of €150 million ($169.1 million). The company will...
September 24, 2015
Iran is offering to supply natural gas at $2.95/million Btu for a previously announced ammonia-urea project planned by Indian companies within Iran’s new petrochemicals hub at...
September 25, 2015
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) has announced plans to invest $175 million to restart an ethane cracker near Lake Charles, LA that was idled by Equistar in 2001. Indorama Ventures expects...
September 23, 2015
Total has confirmed that it is discussing with the Iraqi government constructing a petrochemicals complex in that country. The confirmation follows a local report that says that...
September 23, 2015
Total has begun front-end engineering and design (FEED) for a second integrated steam cracker at its complex in Port Arthur, TX. The company says it is discussing the project with potential partners, and that it expects to make a final investment decision in 2016. If approved, the 1 million m.t./year ethylene plant, designed to consume ethane, would be slated to begin production in 2019...
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