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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
May 2, 2011
LyondellBasell reported first quarter net income of $660 million, up from $8 million in the year-ago period, on stronger sales volumes and improved margins in most of its business...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/LyondellBasells-Earnings-Soar-on-Strong-Sales-and-Improved-Margins_34498.html
April 14, 2011
Lanxess says it will invest €10 million ($14.4 million) to expand solution styrene butadiene rubber (SSBR) and neodymium polybutadiene rubber (Nd-PBR) capacity at its Orange, TX...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Lanxess-to-Expand-Performance-Rubber-Capacity-at-Orange-TX_34112.html
February 18, 2011
LyondellBasell reported fourth-quarter 2010 net income of $874 million ($1.54/share), compared to a net loss of $850 million for the year-ago quarter. Fourth-quarter EBITDA was $762...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/LyondellBasells-Earnings-Soar-on-Higher-Sales-Renewed-Demand_32932.html
January 7, 2011
Zeon Chemicals (Tokyo) is building a new Solution Polymerized Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (SSBR) plant at Jurong Island, Singapore, the company announced today. The plant will use a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Zeon-to-Build-SBBR-Plant-in-Singapore_31955.html
November 29, 2010
U.S. olefins production rose sequentially in the third-quarter of 2010 by an average of about 2.36%, according to the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/NPRA-Olefins-Production-Slightly-Increased-in-Third-Quarter_31216.html
November 1, 2010
Invista says it has signed a technology licensing agreement with Markor Chemical (Urumqi, China) for butanediol (BDO) manufacturing technology, which will be used at Markor’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Invista-Licenses-BDO-Technology-in-China_30642.html
September 17, 2010
TPC Group reported net income of $14.4 million, or 80 cts/share, in its fiscal fourth-quarter ended June 30, up 85% from the year-ago period on higher selling prices and improved sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/TPCs-Profit-Rises-on-Strong-Sales-and-High-Volumes_29621.html
September 7, 2010
SCG Chemicals, the chemical subsidiary of Siam Cement Group (SCG; Bangkok), says it has acquired an additional 4.39% stake in petrochemicals producer Bangkok Synthetics (Bangkok) from...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/SCG-Chemicals-Increases-Stake-in-Thai-Petchem-Firm_29277.html
August 18, 2010
U.S. olefins production rose sequentially in the second-quarter of 2010 by an average of about 3.7%, according to the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/NPRA-Olefins-Production-Continues-to-Increase_28845.html
August 4, 2010
Ineos Group Holdings (Lausanne) reported historical cost Ebitda (HC Ebitda) for the second quarter of 2010 of €478 million ($616.5 million), compared to €352 million in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Ineos-Reports-Higher-Second-Quarter-Ebitda-on-Strong-Demand_28331.html
July 12, 2010
The private equity firm TowerBrook Capital Partners (London) is seeking a buyer for PolymerLatex (Marl, Germany). TowerBrook has been the owner of PolymerLatex, Europe's second largest...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/TowerBrook-Capital-Partners-Seeks-Exit-from-PolymerLatex_27992.html
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