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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/butadiene/Yeochun-NCC-shuts-No-1-cracker-for-planned-maintenance_70399.html
May 12, 2015
Olefins and derivatives producer TVK (Tiszaújváros, Hungary) says it achieved sales in first-quarter 2015 of 88.9 billion forint ($325.4 million), down 12% year-on-year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/TVK-sales-fall-on-lower-prices-but-profits-leap_70333.html
May 6, 2015
A previously announced petchems project planned in Belmont County, OH, is expected to require a capital expenditure of $5 billion, sources tell CW on the sidelines of the APIC 2015...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/PTTGC-outlines-Ohio-Indonesian-petchem-projects_70118.html
April 22, 2015
BASF-YPC plans to restart its steam cracker and petrochemical units in Nanjing, China, at the end of May once a planned shutdown maintenance program is completed, a company...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/BASF-YPC-to-restart-cracker-and-petrochemical-units-end-May_69662.html
April 17, 2015
Yeochun NCC (YNCC; Seoul) is on schedule to shut its no. 1 naphtha cracker and several aromatics plants from the middle of May for 30–40 days of planned maintenance, a source...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Yeochun-NCC-on-track-to-shut-cracker-aromatics-plants-16-May-for-maintenance_69543.html
April 14, 2015
Lotte Chemical (Seoul) plans to adjust feedstocks at its steam crackers at Yeosu and Daesan, South Korea, at the end of April for about two to three months, a source close to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Lotte-Chemical-to-change-feedstock-at-steam-crackers_69397.html
April 4, 2015
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) said on Friday that it has rescheduled the shutdown of its olefins plant 1-4/1 at Map Ta Phut from August this year to 29 March 2015 to clean the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/PTT-Global-Chemical-brings-forward-turnaround-of-olefins-complex_69153.html
February 25, 2015
Olefins and derivatives producer TVK (Tiszaújváros, Hungary) posted big year-on-year (YOY) increases in earnings for the fourth quarter of 2014. Net profit soared to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/TVK-posts-big-profit-gains-prepares-to-start-up-new-butadiene-unit_68073.html
February 23, 2015
Four petrochemical units at Feyzin, France, are expected to go into an eight-week maintenance turnaround starting tomorrow, according to local news report. Total operates a refinery at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Report-Total-Solvay-petchem-JV-in-France-to-start-eight-week-turnaround_68001.html
February 12, 2015
Yeochun NCC (YNCC; Seoul) has scheduled maintenance shutdown programs for several of its petrochemical plants at its Yeosu, South Korea, complex between 14 May and 14 June, a source...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Yeochun-NCC-to-shut-several-plants-for-maintenance_67741.html
January 27, 2015
Lotte Chemical (Seoul) restarted its butadiene extraction unit at Daesan, South Korea, today, after completing repairs, a source close to the company says. The 150,000-m.t./year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Lotte-restarts-butadiene-unit_67228.html
January 16, 2015
Lotte Chemical (Seoul) plans to shut its Daesan, South Korea, butadiene extraction unit for seven days in late January because of a technical hitch, a source close to the company said...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Lotte-Chemical-to-shut-Daesan-butadiene-unit-late-this-month-for-repairs_66920.html
January 9, 2015
Sabic's European regional subsidiary is encountering "system issues," and the company does not yet know when these issues will be fully resolved and when business will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Sabic-Europe-encounters-system-issues-at-Europe-production-sites_66716.html
January 9, 2015
Chandra Asri (Jakarta) is operating its naphtha cracker and butadiene extraction unit at Cilegon, Indonesia, at reduced rates, after the cracker was restarted on 29 December...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Chandra-Asri-runs-cracker-butadiene-plant-at-reduced-rates-after-restart_66705.html
January 8, 2015
Production of olefins increased in Western Europe in the first nine months of 2014 compared with the same period of the previous year, and third-quarter production was up year-on-year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Third-quarter-olefin-production-rises-in-Western-Europe_66647.html
December 29, 2014
Lotte Chemical (Seoul) plans to shut its Daesan, South Korea, steam cracker between October 2015 and November 2015 for regular maintenance, a source close to the company said today...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Lotte-Chemical-to-shut-Daesan-cracker-in-October-2015-for-maintenance_66472.html
December 11, 2014
Yeochun NCC (YNCC; Seoul) plans to start feeding up to 10% liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) into the company's No. 1 naphtha cracker at Yeosu, South Korea, from early January, a source...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Yeochun-NCC-plans-to-use-LPG-at-Korea-cracker-from-early-January_66074.html
November 26, 2014
Global Bioenergies (Paris) says it has successfully produced renewable butadiene by direct fermentation of glucose at lab scale. The company says it is the first to achieve the synthesis of biobased butadiene without any chemical steps....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Global-Bioenergies-to-scale-up-butadiene-production-by-direct-fermentation-of-glucose_65698.html
November 6, 2014
Petrokemya, a wholly-owned Sabic subsidiary, plans to expand its butadiene extraction plant at Jubail, Saudi Arabia. KBR has been awarded the front-end engineering design contract by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Petrokemya-to-expand-butadiene-capacity-at-Jubail_65205.html
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