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September 16, 2014
Sibur (Moscow), Russia’s largest petrochemical company, said today that, following the completion of the front-end engineering design (FEED) contracts and assessment of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Sibur-proceeds-with-$9-5-billion-petchem-project-at-Tobolsk_63837.html
September 11, 2014
Vung Ro Petroleum (VRP; Tuy Hoa, Vietnam) has broken ground on a previously announced refinery and petrochemical complex, and seaport development, at Hoa Tam industrial zone in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Reports-Vietnam-firm-breaks-ground-on-$4-billion-refinery-petrochemical-complex_63724.html
September 11, 2014
BASF has started up a butadiene extraction plant at the company's Antwerp complex, the company announced today. The plant has an annual production capacity of 155,000 m.t. It is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/BASF-starts-up-155000-m-tyear-butadiene-unit-at-Antwerp_63718.html
September 11, 2014
Vencorex, a joint venture in which PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) holds 85% and Perstorp 15%, said today that it plans to convert its diaphragm process chlor-alkali plant at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Vencorex-to-convert-chlorine-plant-in-France-to-membrane-technology_63720.html
September 10, 2014
KBR said today that it has been awarded a contract by the Algerian fertilizer producer Fertial to provide licensing and engineering design services to revamp Fertial’s ammonia...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/KBR-awarded-contract-to-revamp-two-ammonia-plants-in-Algeria_63703.html
September 9, 2014
Industrial action is disrupting production at AkzoNobel's chlor-alkali plant at Botlek, Netherlands, in the port of Rotterdam. The plant forms part of a large cluster of units operated...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Industrial-action-disturbs-AkzoNobels-chlor-alkali-production-at-Botlek_63678.html
September 9, 2014
Coca-Cola is making an additional investment in the development and commercialization of Virent's (Madison, WI) registered biobased para-xylene (p-xylene), BioFormPX, Virent announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/Coca-Cola-invests-to-help-Virent-scale-up-biobased-p-xylene_63675.html
September 8, 2014
KBR today confirmed that it has been awarded a contract for a new grassroots urea facility being built by Koch Nitrogen Co. at Enid, OK. The reimbursable contract covers engineering...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/KBR-confirms-urea-contract-award-by-Koch-Nitrogen_63580.html
September 8, 2014
EU regulations and increased M&A activity will likely close older plants and continue consolidation in Europe's chlorvinyls industry, according to a new analysis from IHS Chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/IHS-Regulation-and-M-and-A-activity-reshaping-Europes-chlorvinyls-industry_63657.html
September 5, 2014
CHS (St. Paul), a farmer-owned cooperative, announced today that it will construct a nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing plant at Spiritwood, ND. The board approved plans for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Farmer-co-op-CHS-to-build-$3-billion-nitrogen-fertilizer-plant-in-North-Dakota_63640.html
September 4, 2014
At a meeting held on 3 September, the board of directors of Advanced Petrochemical Co. (Al Jubail) approved the company’s equity investment in a previously announced propane...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Advanced-Petrochemical-approves-PDH-investment-in-South-Korea_63636.html
September 4, 2014
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (Houston) has agreed to acquire Chevron Petrochemical Pipeline, which owns the Evangeline ethylene pipeline system, for $295 million in cash. The acquisition is expected to close in the fourth quarter, Boardwalk says....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Boardwalk-to-acquire-Evangeline-ethylene-pipeline-for-$295-million_63623.html
September 3, 2014
Solvay says it will shut down its adipic acid and KA-oil (Olone) manufacturing plant at Chalampé, France for maintenance for six weeks in September and October. Manufacturing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/adipic_acid/Solvay-shuts-down-adipic-acid-plant-at-Chalampe-for-maintenance_63616.html
September 3, 2014
EuroChem (Moscow), a top ten global fertilizer company, today announced that it has signed a loan facility with a syndicate of banks to finance its Usolskiy potash project. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/EuroChem-secures-$750-million-financing-for-potash-project_63611.html
September 3, 2014
Invista Technologies (St. Gallen, Switzerland) says it has licensed Invista’s R²R technology to Ariha Chemicals (Mumbai). Ariha plans to build the first standalone facility based on R²R, a technology for recovering byproducts from the waste stream of purified terephthalic acid (PTA) production....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/terephthalic_acid/Invista-licenses-R2R-technology-to-Ariha-for-new-standalone-facility_63596.html
September 3, 2014
Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Co. (Echem) says feasibility studies for a $1.5-billion propylene project at Alexandria, Egypt, and three other chemical projects, will be completed by 2015, according to a report in Daily News Egypt....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Report-Echem-studying-$1-5-billion-propylene-project-in-Egypt_63583.html
September 2, 2014
Uralchem (Moscow), one of the largest nitrogen fertilizer producers in Russia, today reported a major drop in earnings and revenues for the first six months of this year. Adjusted...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Uralchem-reports-major-drop-in-sales-and-earnings-in-first-six-months_63579.html
September 1, 2014
OCI Partners (Nederland, TX) says it is starting up its methanol plant at Beaumont, TX after carrying out essential repairs on the plant's reformer. OCI Partners said on 29 August that...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/OCI-Partners-restarts-Beaumont-methanol-plant_63548.html
August 29, 2014
Global methanol demand is expected to increase from 60.7 million m.t. in 2013 to more than 109 million m.t. in 2023, with an average annual growth rate of 6%, according to research...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/IHS-Global-methanol-demand-to-rise-80-percent-by-2023-China-to-drive-demand_63525.html
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