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June 15, 2015
Europe's styrene-over-benzene spread has averaged $484/m.t. so far in 2015, almost double the average spread for the full year of 2014, which was $250/m.t., with suppliers reaping the...
June 15, 2015
Yeochun NCC (YNCC; Seoul) has begun the process to restart its No. 1 naphtha cracker at Yeocheon, South Korea, after the plant was shut on 14 May for regular maintenance, a source...
June 15, 2015
South Korea’s May exports of para-xylene (p-xylene), benzene, and mixed xylenes were down from April, but styrene and toluene exports increased, customs data show. South Korea...
June 15, 2015
By October, Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Co. (Echem; Cairo) will finalize the technical and financial studies for a propane dehydrogenation and polypropylene (PP) joint venture...
June 15, 2015
Haverhill Chemicals (Houston) has announced that it has begun suspending operations at its Haverhill, OH, production site. The company says that since acquiring the plant three years...
June 12, 2015
Argex Titanium (Montreal) says that it will consider plans to seek joint-venture partners for a project to build a titanium dioxide (TiO2) plant at Valleyfield, PQ. The project would...
June 12, 2015
Reliance Industries (RIL, Mumbai) expects to start up its new 1.15 million m.t./year purified terephthalic acid  (PTA) plant at Dahej by October, says Mukesh Ambani, chairman and...
June 12, 2015
Williams Partners' has achieved on-spec ethylene this week at its Geismar, LA, olefins plant, according to market participants. A source close to the company said last week that the...
June 11, 2015
Omnova Solutions says it is shutting down styrene butadiene (SB) latex production at its facilities in Calhoun, GA and Mogadore, OH, as part of a cost-cutting program expected to save...
June 11, 2015
African Potash Ltd. (London) said on Thursday that it has entered into discussions with Actesa (Lusaka) of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa), a free trade...
June 11, 2015
EuroChem (Zug, Switzerland) has signed an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) plant contract for a 2,700-m.t./day ammonia plant to be built at Kingisepp, Russia. The...
June 11, 2015
Madras Fertilizers Ltd. (MFL, Manali, India), Mangalore Chemical and Fertilizers Ltd. (MCFL, Mangalore, India), and Southern Petrochemicals Industries Corp. (SPIC, Tuticorin, India)...
June 11, 2015
Ineos has declared force majeure on ethylene oxide (EO) across all of the company's European production sites, the company has confirmed to CW today. Ineos has three EO production...
June 10, 2015

Air Liquide's engineering and construction subsidiary says that it will begin marketing a new natural gas-to-gasoline technology package, G2G, that combines Air Liquide’s Lurgi MegaMethanol technology with ExxonMobil’s proprietary methanol-to-gasoline technology.


June 10, 2015
A fire broke out in the afternoon of Wednesday 10 June at Rotem Amfert's site at Dimona, in the Negev Desert in Israel, various local news sources have reported. Rotem Amfert is part...
June 10, 2015
Propylene inventories grew in the United States in the first week of June, according to data released by the Energy Information Administration on Wednesday. Propane-propylene stocks...
June 10, 2015
Haverhill Chemicals (Houston) is working to secure alternative sources of financing after banks unexpectedly withdrew their support, company sources close to the matter have told IHS...
June 10, 2015
Styrene spot prices have spiked in Asia since the beginning of this week on short-covering activity for June-delivery cargoes because benzene feedstock prices and crude oil futures...
June 10, 2015
ONGC Mangalore Petrochemicals Ltd. (OMPL) has issued a sell tender for 45,000 m.t. of benzene to be loaded from New Mangalore, India, from July to September, documents obtained by IHS...
June 10, 2015
China’s imports of the main aromatics products were mostly lower in April on a sequential basis, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. Toluene imports' volume, 65,409 m.t. in...
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