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December 17, 2014
Toluene disproportionation (TDP) and selective TDP (STDP) units are likely to be the first casualties of the recent collapse of the benzene price, in the United States and worldwide...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Toluene-disproportionation-operating-rates-in-US-are-the-first-to-be-slowed-by-collapse-of-benzene-prices_66245.html
December 12, 2014
LyondellBasell Industries has begun to ramp up operating rates at its Maasvlakte, Netherlands, propylene oxide–styrene monomer (POSM) unit today after a resolution for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/LyondellBasell-lifts-force-majeure-on-benzene-at-Netherlands-site_66149.html
December 10, 2014
Benzene prices fell below $800/m.t. cif Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) on 9 December, trading at $770-780/m.t., and benzene was notionally pegged at $740-765/m.t. today—the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Benzene-reaches-five-year-low-in-Europe-on-continued-crude-weakness-oversupply_66066.html
December 8, 2014
Jurong Aromatics Corp. (JAC; Singapore) plans to shut down its plant at Jurong Island, Singapore, on 22 December for maintenance, industry sources say. The maintenance results from...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Jurong-Aromatics-plans-maintenance-shutdown-this-month_65963.html
December 4, 2014
GTC Technology (Houston) has signed an agreement with Shandong Sincier Chemical Group (SSCG) to provide GTC's technology for a 280,000-m.t./year toluene alkylation unit at a new...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/GTC-Technology-to-license-toluene-alkylation-technology-to-Chinese-refiner_65837.html
December 3, 2014
Thailand will lower the price of benzene and of diesel fuels but raise the price of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), according to a report by the National News Bureau of Thailand. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Report-Thailand-cuts-price-of-benzene-fuels-on-lower-price-for-crude-oil_65805.html
December 1, 2014
Rosneft (Moscow) says it has agreed to acquire Total's 16.67% stake in refinery and petrochemicals company PCK Raffinerie (Schwedt, Germany). The deal was signed in Sochi, Russia by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Rosneft-to-buy-Totals-stake-in-refinery-aromatics-complex-in-Germany_65760.html
November 13, 2014
Samsung Total Petrochemicals, a 50-50 joint venture between Samsung and Total, has inaugurated an aromatics expansion at the jv's plant at Daesan, South Korea. The won1.66-trillion...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Samsung-Total-inaugurates-p-xylene-expansion-in-Korea_65361.html
November 3, 2014
Several petrochemical plants and refineries in the United States will complete scheduled turnarounds over the next few weeks, and the additional production will enter an already...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/US-plant-turnarounds-end-amid-long-supplies-declining-prices_65057.html
November 3, 2014
Ethylene production in the United States totaled 13.7 billion lbs in the third quarter, up 3% from 13.3 billion lbs in the prior quarter, according to the latest production figures...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/AFPM-US-production-of-ethylene-fell-YOY-in-third-quarter_65055.html
October 31, 2014
PDVSA (Caracas) and Hess Corp. (New York) have reached a tentative agreement to sell their 355,000- bbl/day Hovensa refinery at Saint Croix, US Virgin Islands, to Atlantic Basin...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/PDVSA-Hess-agree-to-sell-refinery-petchems-site-in-US-Virgin-Islands_65030.html
October 27, 2014
Benzene exports out of the European Union have been decreasing during 2014, according to trade data. Exports stood at 107,000 m.t. in the eight months to August compared with 126,000...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Europes-benzene-exports-decline-on-diminished-availability-lighter-feedslates_64810.html
October 27, 2014
SK Global Chemical and JX Nippon Oil & Energy have inaugurated their joint-venture para-xylene (p-xylene) plant at Ulsan, South Korea. The companies together have invested 936.3...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/SK-Global-Chemical-JX-Nippon-inaugurate-p-xylene-plant-in-Korea_64815.html
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
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