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May 27, 2015
The June benzene contract in the United States is expected to settle lower this week on the back of weak demand and ample supply, according to market participants. A decline in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Lower-US-June-benzene-contract-expected-on-weak-demand-ample-supply_70729.html
May 27, 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Chinas-April-aromatics-imports-mostly-down-from-March_70702.html
May 26, 2015
UOP, a Honeywell subsidiary, has announced today that Taiyo Oil (Tokyo) has begun producing petrochemicals with UOP's Tatoray process technology, which provides greater flexibility to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Taiyo-Oil-starts-up-aromatics-production-using-latest-UOP-technology_70680.html
May 22, 2015
Week-on-week, Asian spot styrene prices posted the steepest fall of $110/m.t. among several aromatics in the region, IHS Chemical data show, while price spreads between related...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Asian-styrene-prices-post-sharp-week-on-week-fall-spread-to-benzene-narrows_70630.html
May 21, 2015
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (Espoo, Finland) has developed a method of manufacturing benzene, toluene, xylene (BTX) chemicals by combining the gasification of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Finnish-researchers-develop-method-to-manufacture-BTX-chemicals-by-gasifying-lignocellulosic-biomass_70559.html
May 21, 2015
Japan’s production of benzene, toluene, and xylenes fell in April by 10%, 4%, and 2%, respectively, from March, the Japan Petrochemical Industry Association (JPCA) announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Japans-April-production-of-aromatics-falls-from-March_70550.html
May 19, 2015
The US benzene market may hit a floor this week, according to IHS Chemical analysts, as spot prices have moved well below the $2.50/galmark on the back of ongoing styrene turnarounds...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/US-benzene-market-looking-for-a-floor-amid-supply-glut_70506.html
May 18, 2015
ExxonMobil started a planned turnaround of its chemical Singapore Chemical Plant (SCP) on 1 May, the company said today. “We confirm that there is a scheduled maintenance...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/ExxonMobil-begins-planned-maintenance-at-Singapore-chemical-plant_70045.html
May 18, 2015
Styrene and benzene spot prices have come under further pressure in Europe to start the week, amid a weakening of aromatics markets worldwide despite a relatively steady upstream...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Europes-benzene-styrene-prices-start-week-under-pressure_70469.html
May 18, 2015
The United States has seen benzene derivative exports moving to Europe with cumene and cyclohexane this week, as operational issues in that region have left producers looking to cover...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/US-benzene-derivative-exports-move-to-EU-amid-production-issues_70450.html
May 15, 2015
Benzene–styrene price spreads have widened $215–$225/m.t. week on week in Asia as spot prices for each product headed in opposite directions, IHS Chemical data show. For...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Asia-styrene-benzene-price-spreads-widen-by-more-than-$200-in-one-week_70429.html
May 15, 2015
South Korea’s April exports of benzene and mixed xylenes showed month-on-month increases while falls were seen in shipments of para-xylene (p-xylene), styrene, and toluene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/South-Koreas-April-exports-of-benzene-mixed-xylenes-post-16-19-percent-on-month-rise_70424.html
May 14, 2015
The styrene-over-benzene spread in Europe has jumped almost to $550/m.t., a gain of about $120/m.t. on the week, as benzene and styrene spot prices have been pulled in opposite...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Styrene-benzene-spread-approaches-$550-in-Europe-as-production-issues-emerge_70414.html
May 14, 2015
Yeochun NCC (YNCC; Seoul) shut its No. 1 naphtha cracker at Yeocheon, South Korea today for 30–40 days of planned maintenance, a source close to the company says. YNCC yesterday...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Yeochun-NCC-shuts-No-1-cracker-for-planned-maintenance_70399.html
May 13, 2015
Spot benzene prices sank in Asia today, putting benzene at a discount to toluene spot price levels, IHS Chemical data show. Spot activity took off as a deal for a toluene parcel...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Asia-spot-benzene-prices-fall-and-trade-at-discount-to-toluene_70369.html
May 13, 2015
Pars Petrochemical (Assaluyeh, Iran) plans to restart its styrene plant at Assaluyeh on 24–25 May after it was unexpectedly shut down due to a undisclosed mechanical fault, a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Pars-Petrochemical-aims-to-restart-styrene-plant-this-month_70357.html
May 13, 2015
South Korea’s benzene exports during the first half of May totaled only about 28% of overall shipments for April, data obtained by IHS Chemical shows. Close to 78,000...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/South-Koreas-benzene-exports-during-first-half-May-hit-28-percent-of-Aprils-total_70358.html
May 12, 2015
Sabic Europe has restarted cyclohexane production at its 195,000-m.t./year unit at Teeside, UK after just over one week offline with technical difficulties. Meanwhile, there is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Sabic-restarts-cyclohexane-production-Cepsa-declares-force-majeure-on-phenol_70338.html
May 11, 2015
Chandra Asri (Jakarta) plans to start a scheduled maintenance cum expansion program in August for its steam cracker at Cilegon, Indonesia, lasting about 90 days, a source close to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Chandra-Asri-plans-to-start-cracker-expansion-program-in-August_70279.html
May 11, 2015
Recent volatility in crude prices has affected the global petrochemical industry in a variety of ways. A panel of IHS Chemical and Energy experts at the Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference held in Seoul have looked at its implications for the industry....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/APIC-2015-Implications-of-crudes-deflation-on-chemical-industry_70195.html
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