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May 11, 2016
Siluria Technologies, a developer of novel process technologies, announced on Wednesday that it has proven the commercial viability of its oxidative coupling of methane-to-ethylene...
May 11, 2016
Even as the US olefins market remains in turnaround season, US nonfuel-use propylene inventory rebounded in the first week of May, according to data released by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Wednesday. The increase comes after two producers returned units to service last week....
May 11, 2016
May could see a fifth consecutive monthly decline in benzene loadings from South Korea to the US, based on early May indications. The potential drop in May loadings comes as the US continues to work to clear ample inventory, which was brought on by record level imports from Asia early in the year....
May 11, 2016
The balance of negotiations for Europe's para-xylene (p-xylene) contract is likely to change, following the recently completed acquisition by Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) of...
May 11, 2016
Force majeure has been lifted on propylene oxide (PO) glycol ethers at Shell Chemicals' Moerdijk, Netherlands site, Shell has confirmed. “The feedstock interruption caused by a...
May 11, 2016
PT Styrindo Mono Indonesia (SMI) halted operations at a 240,000-m.t./year styrene production line on 10 May due to a technical glitch. The line will be down for about 16 days, the...
May 10, 2016
K+S reports €201.3 million ($229.6 million) in net income for the first quarter, up 23% year-on-year (YOY) despite lower Ebitda and operating earnings. The company’s...
May 10, 2016
India’s para-xylene (p-xylene) imports for February fell to a six-month low and benzene exports sank to a four-month low, according to the latest data obtained by IHS Chemical...
May 9, 2016
Shell Canada says that it has safely restarted production at its Albian Sands mining operations in Northern Alberta at reduced rates. Conditions have improved conditions, the company says, including air quality and weather. Shell suspended operations at Albian last week in response to wildfires in the Fort McMurray, AB, area....
May 9, 2016
Thailand-based PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC) confirmed on Monday it will make a decision on building a world-scale cracker in the US in early 2017. PTTGC contradicted Bangkok news reports that it had slowed the decision because of persistent low crude oil prices. In September 2015, PTTGC said that it expected to make a final investment decision in 2016 or 2017, and the latest announcement only narrows the timeframe, says a company spokesperson....
May 9, 2016
US benzene imports increased for a third consecutive month in March, reaching their highest level since January 2015, according to data from Global Trade Information Services (GTIS). Import volumes have exceeded requirements by 40,000 m.t./month since September 2015....
May 9, 2016
Intrepid Potash (Denver), the only US producer of potassium chloride, supplying approximately 9% of the country’s consumption in 2015, announced on Monday its decision to idle...
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