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December 12, 2008
Mitsubishi Chemical says it plans to commercialize a recently developed technology to produce butadiene from butenes using proprietary catalysts. Mitsubishi says it plans to have a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Mitsubishi-to-Commercialize-Novel-Butadiene-Technology_15885.html
December 12, 2008
December U.S. Gulf Coast butadiene contract prices settled 49% lower than last week, at 50 cts/lb, setting a dismal stage for the beginning of first-quarter butadiene contract...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Butadiene-Players-Uncertain-About-First-Quarter-Contracts_15899.html
August 26, 2008
Chemtura says it has declared force majeure on its Blendex plastics additives sourced from North America due to “critical shortages” of butadiene, a key raw material. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Chemtura-Declares-Force-Majeure-Due-to-Butadiene-Shortages_13846.html
June 23, 2008
Sinopec and Sabic say they have signed a strategic cooperation agreement in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to extend the scope of their previously announced petrochemical joint venture at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Sinopec-and-Sabic-Extend-Scope-of-Tianjin-JV_12635.html
June 2, 2008
Prices for most primary petrochemicals are being driven higher by rising energy and feedstock costs, but butadiene prices are climbing because the product is short and supplies are...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Global-Prices-Rise-as-Butadiene-Supply-Tightens-Worldwide_12256.html
May 7, 2008
Yangzi Petrochemical (YPC; Nanjing, China), a Sinopec subsidiary, has started up a 100,000-m.t./year butadiene plant at Nanjing. The start up increases YPC’s butadiene capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Sinopec-Starts-Up-Butadiene-Unit_11742.html
March 10, 2008
Prices U.S.: 61 cts/lb del, Feb. contracts; 68-69 cts/lb del, spot EUROPE: €890/m.t./del, first-quarter contract; $1,230-1,240/m.t. fob, spot ASIA: $1,700/m.t. c&f, spot...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Butadiene_10784.html
February 25, 2008
Butadiene contracts settled at a record high of 61 cts/lb for February contracts, and spot prices continue to firm, adding 15 cts/lb to reach 67-69 cts/lb in recent weeks, sources say...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Butadiene-Supply-Constraints-Fuel-Spot-Price-Surge_10531.html
September 14, 2007
Prices U.S.: 56 cts/lb del, August contracts; 59-60 cts/lb, del, spot EUROPE: €872/m.t. del, third-quarter contract; $1,150-$1,160/m.t. fob, spot ASIA: $850-$900/m.t. c&f...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/butadiene_7633.html
August 7, 2007
U.S. Gulf Coast buyers say they are close to securing a 1-ct/lb decrease in the July butadiene contract, bringing prices to 57 cts/lb, del. The June contract was agreed to as a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/U-S-Contracts-Expected-to-Dip-Europe-Contracts-May-Roll-Over_6769.html
August 6, 2007
Nylon-6,6 feedstocks have been in short supply, driven by force majeure at European and U.S. plants, including Rhodia and Invista, says Maack Business Services (Zurich). Nylon-6,6...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Nylon-Demand-Remains-Strong-in-China_5711.html
July 30, 2007
Equistar Chemical and Texas Petrochemical (TPC; Houston) have separately declared force majeure on butadiene. Equistar’s force majeure resulted from production problems at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Butadiene-on-Force-Majeure_5651.html
July 30, 2007
U.S. petrochemical production during the fourth quarter rose 14% year-on-year, to 48.2 billion lbs, but total inventories fell 3% from the year-ago period, to 5.7 billion lbs, says the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Petchem-Production-Up-But-Inventories-Down_5650.html
July 30, 2007
Davy Process Technology (DPT) says it has licensed technology for projects by two Chinese companies. Nanjing Bluestar New Chemical Materials (Bluestar; Nanjing) will build a plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Davy-Licenses-BDO-THF-and-GBL-Processes-to-Two-Chinese-Firms_5308.html
July 27, 2007
Shell Eastern Petroleum, a Shell subsidiary, says it has taken a final decision to proceed with a project to build a 155,000-m.t./year butadiene plant at Bukom Island, Singapore (CW...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Shell-Proceeds-with-Singapore-Butadiene-Project_6122.html
July 25, 2007
Shell Chemicals says that its previously announced 155,000-m.t./year butadiene plant at Bukom Island, Singapore will use BASF’s butadiene extraction technology, licensed through...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Shells-Singapore-Butadiene-Unit-to-Use-BASF-Process_6231.html
July 25, 2007
Ashortage of butadiene in the U.S. has driven up butadiene contract prices to an all-time high. May contracts rose by 2 cts/lb, the third successive month of increases, to 58 cts/lb...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Tight-Supply-Drives-Butadiene-Prices-to-Record-High_6415.html
July 25, 2007
Global petrochemical prices fell last week with the sharp decline in crude oil. U.S. ethylene spot prices softened by a half penny, and European spot ethylene numbers dropped...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/COMMENTARY_5485.html
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