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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...
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 27, 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 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 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 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
Gazprom Export (Moscow) and Azerbaijan Methanol Co. (AzMeCo) have signed an agreement for Gazprom to supply gas feedstock to AzMeCo’s methanol plant. The deal was signed in Baku...
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 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...
September 23, 2015
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM; Santiago) is halting mining activities at its Pedro de Valdivia site, located in the second region of Chile, within two months. The...
September 23, 2015
Ineos says its polymer unit at its Chocolate Bayou facility in Alvin, TX should be back up this week, and its two olefins units at the site should be back up in the next 2–3...
September 22, 2015
Altivia Petrochemicals (Houston) has agreed to acquire all of Haverhill Chemicals' (Houston) phenol, acetone, alpha-methylstyrene (AMS), and bisphenol A (BPA) assets. The facilities...
September 22, 2015
Unipetrol (Prague), a subsidiary of PKN Orlen (PÅ‚ock, Poland) on Monday confirmed that the Litvinov, Czech Republic–based steam cracker, which was taken off-line on 13 August...
September 22, 2015
Mosaic said on Monday that it will reduce potash production by extending maintenance downtime at its Colonsay, SK, mine and maintain planned slower production in its phosphates...
September 22, 2015
Aditya Birla Chemicals India (Rehla), a subsidiary of Aditya Birla Group (Mumbai), informed the Bombay Stock Exchange on 21 September that it has completed the previously announced...
September 22, 2015
Length in Europe’s propylene market will not cause steam cracker operators to dial back run rates and so the availability of pyrolysis gasoline (pygas) for aromatics production...
September 21, 2015
A power outage at two petrochemical facilities before the weekend in Chocolate Bayou, just south of Houston, has had little impact on the market to start the week. On Friday morning...
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