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August 4, 2015
Star Refrigeration (Glasgow, UK) has upgraded a 35-year-old refrigeration plant at Sabic’s Wilton, UK, butadiene unit. The project brought Sabic's Wilton petrochemical complex...
August 4, 2015
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok), Thailand’s largest and one of Asia’s largest chemicals players, on Tuesday informed The Stock Exchange of Thailand that it has shut...
August 4, 2015
Europe's styrene barge contract price for August has settled at €1,300/m.t., a decrease of €25 from the July price of €1,325/m.t., pulled lower by the twin-bear factors...
August 4, 2015
The US July ethylene contract settled at 32.75 cts/lb on 3 August, losing 1 ct/lb from the June contract price of 33.75 cts/lb. The decline comes on the back of continued ample supply...
August 4, 2015
Mosaic reports second-quarter net earnings of $390.6 million, 57.2% higher year-on-year, on higher phosphate volumes and potash prices, partially offset by Canadian resource taxes...
August 4, 2015
Panca Amara Utama (PAU; Jakarta) has broken ground on an $830-million, 700,000-m.t./year ammonia plant to be built in Luwuk, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. PAU first announced the project 2012 and planned to bring it onstream in 2014. Startup is currently slated for late 2016....
August 3, 2015
Toluene contracts for August have settled in Europe at $745/m.t. fob Rotterdam, $35–40 lower than the July settlement. Discussions for this month appeared to be fairly...
August 2, 2015
CF Industries has completed the acquisition of the shares it did not already own in GrowHow UK from Yara International for $580 million in cash. GrowHow owns and operates nitrogen...
July 31, 2015
US second-quarter propylene production and inventories for 2015 were up over the year-ago period, according to data released on Friday from the American Fuel & Petrochemical...
July 31, 2015
Casale (Lugano, Switzerland) has been awarded fertilizer contracts in India and Russia. Under the terms of its contract with Zuari Agro Chemicals (India), Casale will provide basic...
July 31, 2015
TerraVerdae BioWorks (Edmonton, AB) has completed the scale-up optimization of its process to produce biodegradable polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) bioplastics from waste-derived methanol...
July 31, 2015
Maire Tecnimont (Rome) says its Tecnimont (Milan) subsidiary has been awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction contract by Yara International for a urea granulation...
July 31, 2015
IHS Chemical says that PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) has declared force majeure following the unscheduled shutdown of its No. 2 aromatics unit at the company's Map Ta Phut...
July 31, 2015
The benzene contract price for August has initially settled in Europe at $853/m.t. or €779/m.t., representing a decrease of $29 or €13 on the July level.     The...
July 31, 2015
The European Commission has given the green light to the French government to release €125 million ($138.1 million) in state aid to chlor-alkali and polyvinyl chloride (PVC)...
July 30, 2015
A seasonal increase in gasoline demand in the US means there is strong demand for high octane blend stocks and this has seen an increase in demand for para-xylene in the region. In...
July 30, 2015
Methanex posted net income attributed to shareholders of $104 million, down 17% year-on-year (YOY). Revenue of $638 million was down 19% YOY. Reported adjusted earnings of 56 cts/share...
July 30, 2015
PhosAgro (Moscow) on Thursday reported a 9.7% increase in production and sales of fertilizers in the first six months of this year, with both reaching 3.4 million m.t. Production...
July 30, 2015
Methanol Chemicals Co. (Chemanol) reported a second-quarter net loss of 21.41 million Saudi riyals ($5.7 million) compared with a net profit of SR15.86 million in the year-earlier...
July 29, 2015
US propylene stocks were higher in the week that ended on 24 July, according to data released on Wednesday by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Propane/propylene stocks were...
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