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September 14, 2015
Euro Chlor (Brussels), the European chlor-alkali industry association, held its annual general meeting in Brussels on Friday. Speakers gave an update on issues facing the industry...
September 13, 2015
Abbas Sha’ri Moqaddam, managing director of the National Petrochemical Co. (NPC; Tehran) says the company plans to build a gas-to-propylene (GTP) plant with the help of an...
September 13, 2015
A ground-breaking ceremony took place on Friday in the presence of Alexander Lukashenko, president of Belarus, for a Belarusian potash project launched by Slavkali, a company owned by...
September 10, 2015
Propylene stock movements were mixed in the first week of September, according to data released by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Propane-propylene stocks were rounded at...
September 10, 2015
Europe's September ortho-xylene (o-xylene) contract has settled at €700/m.t., a decrease of $100/m.t. from the August settlement. September’s decrease is much sharper than...
September 10, 2015
DuSolo Fertilizers (Vancouver) has entered into an agreement with Mineração Batalha e Participações (MBP; Goiânia, Brazil) to acquire a majority stake...
September 10, 2015
PotashCorp may be preparing to launch a hostile takeover bid for rival K+S, according to the German business daily Handelsblatt. The newspaper reported on Tuesday that PotashCorp had...
September 10, 2015
At least 5,000 m.t. of European benzene has been discussed for movement to the United States amid the open transatlantic arbitrage window this week, possibly more, according to market...
September 9, 2015
Styrene spot prices have fallen in Europe by $150/m.t. in three days and by more than $350/m.t. in just more than two weeks—a dramatic correction that has dragged Europe back in...
September 9, 2015
Enerkem (Montreal), a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, said on Wednesday that it has raised C$152.6 million ($115.6 million) and has initiated the production of biomethanol...
September 15, 2015
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has announced a preliminary decision to issue air quality permits to a 1.3-million m.t./year methanol plant that Celanese has proposed to build at its Bishop, TX, facility....
September 8, 2015
US benzene imports and exports were down in July, based on data from Global Trade Information Services (GTIS) on Tuesday. The US imported approximately 150,000 m.t. of benzene in July...
September 8, 2015
EuroChem (Zug, Switzerland), a leading fertilizer company, on Tuesday announced the signing of a $750-million pre-export finance facility with a club of leading international banks...
September 8, 2015
Unipetrol (Prague), a subsidiary of PKN Orlen (Plock, Poland) says its Litvinov, Czech Republic based steam cracker is unlikely to restart for several months. The plant was taken off...
September 8, 2015
Hanwha Chemical, South Korea's leading petchems company, and BASF Korea have signed a contract worth 1.89 trillion South Korean won ($1.57 billion) covering the supply by...
September 7, 2015
The September customer reference price (CRP) for styrene has settled in Europe at €1,200/m.t. cfr, down €100/m.t. from the CRP for August and flat against the fob Rotterdam...
September 6, 2015
Saudi Arabian Mining Co. (Ma’aden) on Sunday announced the reopening of its Ras Al Khair ammonia plant, following completion of repairs of the heat exchangers. The plant is owned...
September 5, 2015
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) has selected two engineering consortia to carry out separate front-end engineering design (FEED) work and provide cost estimates for its...
September 7, 2015
Ohio governor John Kasich says that the US subsidiary of PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok ) is ready to invest $100 million to carry out detailed engineering design for a previously...
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