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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
September 26, 2013
The previously announced commissioning of the Satorp refinery and petrochemical complex, a joint venture between Total and Saudi Aramco at Al Jubail, has begun, Total announced today...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Satorps-petrochemical-units-to-start-up-by-year-end_55448.html
August 9, 2013
Taiyo Oil (Tokyo) selected Honeywell's UOP subsidiary to supply technology and catalysts to improve operational flexibility and production at Taiyo's Shikoku aromatics plant at Ehime...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Taiyo-Oil-selects-Honeywells-UOP-to-improve-operational-flexibility-at-aromatics-plant_54395.html
June 28, 2013
Belarus will raise export duties on oil and oil products, including aromatics, on 1 July , according to the press service of the Belarusian government, quoted by news agency BelTA. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Report-Belarusian-government-raises-export-duties-on-aromatics_53199.html
June 17, 2013
European benzene supply is expected to remain tight as use of lighter feedstocks limits production of benzene coproduct, according to the latest IHS Chemical Market Advisory...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Tight-European-benzene-supply_52863.html
June 14, 2013
Qatar Petroleum (QP; Doha) has invited companies to carry out feasibility studies for propylene- and benzene-derivative complexes to be built at Ras Laffan, Qatar, near existing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Qatar-plans-propylene-and-benzene-derivatives-projects-as-part-of-major-petchems-push_52834.html
May 10, 2013
European margins for caprolactam could swing back to a loss as fundamentals for May are expected to be unfavorable, IHS chemical says in its latest Global Nylon Fibers & Feedstocks...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/European-caprolactam-margins-under-pressure_51848.html
May 2, 2013
Belarus has reduced export duties on oil and derived products effective 1 May 2013. Petrochemical products affected include benzene, toluene, and xylenes, according to a report from...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Report-Belarus-cuts-export-duty-on-aromatics_51669.html
April 24, 2013
UOP, a Honeywell subsidiary, will provide technology for the production of aromatics at Brunei Hengyi Industries' new petrochemical complex in Brunei, Honeywell announced today. Brunei...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/UOP-to-supply-technology-for-aromatics-complex-in-Brunei_50888.html
April 8, 2013
Jurong Aromatics Corp. (JAC; Singapore) has chosen Pac Lab Instruments (Houston) as the provider of laboratory instruments at JAC's manufacturing complex at Jurong Island, Singapore...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/JAC-chooses-Pac-Labs-equipment-for-Singapore-aromatics-complex_50985.html
April 5, 2013
Polycarbonate continues to face margin pressure as PC production costs increase on tighter supply and higher prices for feedstock benzene, an IHS Chemical report says. The demand...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/IHS-Chemical-Subdued-demand-volatile-benzene-likely-to-hurt-polycarbonate-margins_50922.html
March 21, 2013
Although shale gas has cut into North American benzene supply and raised prices, it has simultaneously advantaged the production of benzene derivatives...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/IHS-WPC-Shale-will-drive-benzene-derivatives-in-North-America_50684.html
March 20, 2013
Anellotech (Pearl River, NY) says it plans to make available 100-kilogram samples of green benzene and green toluene to strategic partners for downstream product development purposes...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Anellotech-to-provide-biobased-aromatics-samples-before-years-end_50638.html
March 7, 2013
Polystyrene (PS) prices fell in Europe between January and February, sliding on the back of lower-than-expected demand. But sellers are expecting an increase in the styrene monomer...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/European-PS-producers-bullish-on-prices-despite-weak-end-user-demand_50275.html
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