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August 7, 2012
Honeywell says its UOP technology has been selected to boost yields at Energy Bio Chemicals’ (Bucharest) synthetic rubber production facility at Bacau, Romania. The technology...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Honeywells-UOP-Technology-Selected-for-Rubber-Expansion-in-Romania_45468.html
August 2, 2012
Versalis (Milan), Eni’s (Rome) chemicals subsidiary, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Genomatica (San Diego) and Novamont (Novara, Italy), a leading player in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Versalis-Genomatica-Novamont-Sign-MoU-for-Biobased-Butadiene-Production_45138.html
July 6, 2012
BASF has announced plans to build a butadiene extraction unit at the company’s Antwerp site. The plant will have a production capacity of 155,000 m.t./year and it is scheduled to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/BASF-to-Build-Butadiene-Plant-at-Antwerp-To-Help-Ease-Global-Shortage_44701.html
July 4, 2012
BASF announced today that it plans to build a butadiene extraction plant at its Antwerp site. The plant will have a production capacity of 155,000 m.t./year and is scheduled to start...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/BASF-to-Build-Butadiene-Plant-at-Antwerp-to-Help-Ease-Global-Shortage_44642.html
June 20, 2012
Braskem has started-up its 100,000-m.t./year butadiene expansion at its Triunfo petrochemical complex in Brazil. The company announced last year that it would spend about R300 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Braskem-Starts-Up-Butadiene-Expansion-at-Triunfo_44328.html
May 25, 2012
Rosneft (Moscow), Russia’s oil and gas major with petrochemical ambitions, has appointed Igor Sechin as the new president of the company. The appointment was endorsed by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/New-Company-President-Plans-to-Revitalize-Rosneft_43717.html
April 30, 2012
  Nizhnekamskneftekhim (Nizhnekamsk, Russia), one of the largest petchems producers in Russia, has selected the Lummus ethylene and Linde alpha olefins processes for a major...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Nizhnekamsk-Signs-Contracts-with-Lummus-and-Linde-for-Petchems-Projects-in-Russia_43107.html
April 27, 2012
TPC Group reported first-quarter net income of $18.0 million, up 58% from the year-ago quarter, on higher butadiene selling prices. Sales rose 9%, to $606 million, driven by higher...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Higher-Butadiene-Selling-Prices-Lift-TPC-Groups-Profits_43084.html
April 5, 2012
Infracor Chemistry Services, an Evonik Industries affiliate, confirms that an explosion at Evonik's cyclododecatriene (CDT) plant at Marl, Germany on March 31, 2012 killed two...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Two-Employees-Dead-Following-Explosion-at-Evonik-Plant_42450.html
October 7, 2011
North American butadiene prices have plunged in recent weeks, driven by lower demand and sluggish buying interest. Contracts for the month of October settled at a decrease of 30...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Butadiene-Prices-Slump-on-Sluggish-Demand_38092.html
August 25, 2011
Invista says it has resolved its legal dispute against butanediol (BDO) licensor Frontech (Houston). Invista filed suit last year for misappropriation of trade secrets, theft, false...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Invista-Settles-BDO-Lawsuit_37177.html
August 22, 2011
TPC Group (TPCG; Houston) has started planning for an on-purpose butadiene plant that would use one of two idled dehydrogenation units at the company’s Houston site. The plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/TPCG-Plans-On-Purpose-Butadiene-Unit-in-Houston_37003.html
August 22, 2011
Genomatica, a San Diego-based developer of sustainable chemicals, says it has produced butadiene from biobased feedstocks. The company, which is currently advancing its first product...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Genomatica-Pursuing-Biobased-Butadiene_37055.html
August 10, 2011
TPC Group reported second-quarter net income of $34.3 million ($2.12/share), up 138% from the year-ago quarter on strong margins and volumes in its C4 segment. Earnings were more than double the mean analyst estimate of 96 cts/share, as reported by Thomson Reuters....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/TPC-Group-Earnings-Surge-on-Strong-C4-Demand-and-Margins_36827.html
August 8, 2011
Shell Chemicals has sold its 60% stake in the Sabina Petrochemicals butadiene joint venture at Port Arthur, TX, leaving BASF and Total Petrochemicals as the sole partners with 60-40...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Shell-Exits-Sabina-Butadiene-JV-Making-BASF-and-Total-Sole-Owners_36685.html
August 2, 2011
BASF and Total Petrochemicals USA have announced a change in ownership of the Sabina Petrochemicals butadiene joint venture at Port Arthur, TX. Shell Chemicals will exit the jv...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Shell-Exits-Sabina-Butadiene-JV-Leaving-BASF-and-Total-as-Sole-Partners_36590.html
June 13, 2011
Tightness in the North American butadiene market has driven up contract prices for the month of June to an all-time high. June contracts rose by 9 cts/lb on the low end and by a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Butadiene-Contracts-in-North-America-Hit-Record-High_35367.html
June 10, 2011
Toyo Engineering (Narashino, Japan) says its Toyo Engineering Korea (Seoul) subsidiary has been awarded a contract by Petrokimia Butadiene Indonesia, a subsidiary of Chandra Asri...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Toyo-Engineering-Awarded-Contract-to-Build-Butadiene-Plant-in-Indonesia_35444.html
June 1, 2011
U.S. olefins production rose sequentially in the first-quarter of 2011 by an average of 5.7%, according to the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA; Washington). The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/First-Quarter-U-S-Olefins-Production-Rises_35215.html
May 12, 2011
Marubeni (Tokyo) says it has entered into a long-term purchase agreement with Braskem for butadiene. This long-term contract is valued at about $550 million, Marubeni says. Braskem is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Marubeni-and-Braskem-Sign-Deal-for-Butadiene_34787.html
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