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October 9, 2014
ExxonMobil's aromatics complex at Botlek, Netherlands will undergo a six-week planned turnaround starting this week, according to market sources. ExxonMobil had not replied to IHS...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Sources-ExxonMobil-aromatics-plant-at-Botlek-to-undergo-six-week-planned-turnaround_64379.html
October 8, 2014
A steam leak this morning at Shell's Moerdijk, Netherlands facility has impacted operations at the site. The leak has since been resolved, the company says. "However, the effects...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Leak-at-Shell-Moerdijk-impacts-operations-styrene-prices-inch-upward_64240.html
October 8, 2014
Saras Group (Sarroch, Italy) has reached a preliminary agreement to acquire certain downstream processing units and related personnel at Versalis's plant at Sarroch. Financial...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Saras-to-acquire-Versalis-assets-in-Sardinia_64290.html
October 3, 2014
Styrene spot prices jumped Friday as buyers continued to seek material following reports that a steam leak affected production at Shell's Moerdijk, Netherlands, facility. Two separate...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Styrene-spot-prices-in-Europe-climb-following-incident-at-Moerdijk_64265.html
September 22, 2014
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) said today that its aromatics complex number two, with a combined capacity of 1.07 million m.t./year, has been taken off-line to repair a reactor...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/PTTGC-takes-large-aromatics-complex-off-line-to-carry-out-repairs_63919.html
September 11, 2014
Vung Ro Petroleum (VRP; Tuy Hoa, Vietnam) has broken ground on a previously announced refinery and petrochemical complex, and seaport development, at Hoa Tam industrial zone in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Reports-Vietnam-firm-breaks-ground-on-$4-billion-refinery-petrochemical-complex_63724.html
June 18, 2014
The petrochemical plant at Isfahan, Iran, has stopped producing aromatics because of the lack of feedstock, local news agencies report, citing the plant’s managing director...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Feedstock-shortage-halts-aromatics-production-at-Isfahan-petrochemical-plant_61888.html
June 11, 2014
Refiner and petrochemicals producer IRPC (Bangkok), formerly Thai Petrochemical Industry, said today that a fire at its vacuum gas oil hydrotreating unit (VGO/HT), which provides...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Fire-halts-production-at-petchem-complex-in-Thailand_61645.html
May 23, 2014
Vopak (Rotterdam) has completed upgrading its benzene and pyrolysis gas (pygas) storage capacity in its terminal at Botlek, Netherlands. Total seabound throughput of benzene, toluene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Vopak-upgrades-aromatics-storage-capacity-in-the-Netherlands_61297.html
April 30, 2014
Dow Chemical said on Wednesday that its ethylene production facilities at Plaquemine, LA experienced two separate process incidents during the week of 20 April. The incidents resulted...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Dows-Plaquemine-complex-suffers-disruption-ethylene-supply-curtailed-for-3-4-weeks_60714.html
March 27, 2014
The cyclicality and volatility of earnings in basic chemicals remains one of the greatest challenges facing the market, said Mark Eramo, v.p./chemical industry insight at IHS Chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/IHS-WPC-2014-Industry-must-balance-push-from-new-supply-against-pull-of-global-demand_59861.html
March 23, 2014
U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA; Washington) says it has awarded a grant to the Nigerian conglomerate Honeywell Group (Lagos) for a project that will assess different product...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/US-funds-study-for-Nigerian-gas-based-petchems-and-fertilizer-projects_59780.html
January 29, 2014
Hengyi Industries (Hangzhou, China) and the Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB) have signed a land lease agreement for a previously announced integrated oil refinery and aromatics...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Hengyi-and-Brunei-sign-land-lease-agreement-for-refinery-and-petchems-complex_58383.html
January 9, 2014
An explosion occured today at about 14.00 GMT at Shell's Godorf, Germany aromatics complex, German media sources have reported. There were no casualties and the resulting fire is under...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Reports-Explosion-at-Shell-aromatics-site-in-Germany_57844.html
December 3, 2013
Ineos says it will be closing a number of old manufacturing assets at Grangemouth, UK., which will lead to some job cuts but not as many as 200, which Unite union feared. A spokesman...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Ineos-to-close-plants-at-Grangemouth-US-shale-gas-will-help-profitability_57054.html
November 19, 2013
An explosion today at Total's 360,000-bbl/day refinery at Antwerp killed two people, according to a statement issued by the refinery. The blast occurred at 14.00 GMT, and operations at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Explosion-at-Totals-Antwerp-refinery-kills-two-petchem-market-impact-uncertain_56782.html
November 11, 2013
Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex; Mexico City) aims to improve operating margins in its petrochemical operations through the company's recently updated business plan for the period 2014-18...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Pemex-identifies-target-areas-for-petchems-in-2014-18-business-plan_56618.html
October 24, 2013
Partners in Nghi Son Refinery & Petrochemical (NSRP) joint venture announced today that they held a ground breaking ceremony on Wednesday in the presence of high-ranking officials...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Vietnam-refinery-and-petchems-joint-venture-holds-ground-breaking-ceremony_56141.html
October 10, 2013
The Mexican state of Veracruz is expected to receive $5 billion in direct investment by chemical companies, foreign and domestic, in Mexico, over the next five years, according to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Mexicos-state-of-Veracruz-expects-$11-billion-in-direct-investments-into-its-petrochemical-industry_55711.html
October 9, 2013
Chevron Phillips Chemical’s (CPChem) $6-billion project to build an ethane cracker and two polyethylene (PE) facilities on the US Gulf Coast (USGC) will create 10,000 jobs in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/CPChem-plans-major-hiring-program-for-Texas-cracker-project-advances-organosulfurs-hike-in-Belgium_55799.html
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