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April 17, 2015
National Petrochemical Company (NPC; Tehran) expects to start up a second 1 million m.t./year ethylene plant at the Kavian petrochemical complex in Assaluyeh, Iran, by September, according to a local news report....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/NPC-aims-to-start-up-second-Kavian-cracker-by-September-report_69582.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/ethylene/Yeochun-NCC-on-track-to-shut-cracker-aromatics-plants-16-May-for-maintenance_69543.html
April 16, 2015
Sibur (Moscow) says that its biggest investment project, a world-scale petrochemicals complex at Tobolsk, Russia, will likely reach mechanical completion in 2019, one year later than...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Sibur-delays-world-scale-petchem-project-due-to-challenging-economic-environment_69511.html
April 15, 2015
Braskem is reevaluating its planned Parkersburg, WV cracker, a joint venture with Odebrecht, to address uncertainties generated by the steep decline in crude oil pricing. Assuming it proceeds, startup would come after 2020, says Fernando Musa, CEO of Braskem America. “This is something that we will continue to pursue, and look for the right timing and moment to invest,” he adds....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Braskem-slows-Marcellus-cracker-considers-polypropylene-expansion_69458.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/ethylene/Lotte-Chemical-to-change-feedstock-at-steam-crackers_69397.html
April 13, 2015
Repsol's sales of polyolefins in Europe grew by more than 20% during the first quarter compared with the same period of 2014, the company says. Sales' volume rose as a result of recent...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Repsol-grows-polyolefin-sales-in-Europe-completes-downsizing-Puertollano-cracker_69368.html
April 10, 2015
Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA (Houston) has filed environmental permit applications with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Total-Petrochemicals-files-for-permits-to-build-ethane-cracker-on-US-Gulf-Coast_69233.html
April 9, 2015
Shell Chemicals has completed an upgrade of its Singapore ethylene cracker complex (ECC), thereby boosting its production capacity by 20%, it says today. "Upgrading the ethylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Shell-completes-Singapore-cracker-upgrade_69114.html
April 8, 2015
Market sources said last week that ethylene production was back online at Williams Partners' Geismar, LA, ethane cracker, but Choctaw, LA, ethylene prices continue to trade at a high...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Choctaw-ethylene-still-trading-at-high-premiums-despite-production-returning-in-Louisiana_69268.html
April 7, 2015
Oil and gas company MOL (Budapest) says that it has become 100% owner of olefins and derivatives producer TVK (Tiszaújváros, Hungary). MOL increased its stake in TVK...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Hungarys-MOL-becomes-sole-owner-of-TVK_69262.html
April 7, 2015
Lukoil (Moscow) says that production of ethylene and propylene at its Stavrolen petrochemical complex at Budyennovsk, Russia, resumed today. The complex was damaged by fire on 26...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Lukoil-resumes-producing-ethylene-at-Stavrolen-subsidiary_69248.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/ethylene/PTT-Global-Chemical-brings-forward-turnaround-of-olefins-complex_69153.html
April 2, 2015
Siluria (San Francisco) has started up a plant at La Porte, TX, to demonstrate its process for the manufacture of ethylene by the oxidative coupling of methane (OCM). The development represents the world’s first large-scale production of ethylene directly from natural gas via OCM, says Siluria. The company intends to commercialize the process in 2017-18....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Siluria-announces-start-up-of-methane-to-ethylene-demo-plant_69109.html
April 2, 2015
ExxonMobil says that the restart process is underway at the company's Beaumont, TX, petrochemical complex and that some equipment was back online on 1 April. The company confirmed...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/ExxonMobil-begins-restart-process-at-Beaumont-petchem-complex_69110.html
April 1, 2015
Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Co. (Ethydco) plans to commission its $1.9 billion petrochemical complex at Alexandria by the end of this year, according to Sherif Ismail...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Egypt-to-commission-petchem-complex-end-of-this-year_68798.html
March 31, 2015
Market participants and insiders have said this week that Williams Partners' Geismar, LA, ethane cracker achieved production of on-specification ethylene on 27 March. The company has...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Sources-Williams-Geismar-achieving-on-spec-ethylene_69052.html
March 31, 2015
ExxonMobil has confirmed that its entire petrochemical complex at Beaumont, TX, has been shut down following a fire on a propylene line. The company adds that there is no estimated...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/ExxonMobil-confirms-Beaumont-petchem-shutdown-following-fire_69065.html
March 31, 2015
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP; Harrisburg) has announced its intention to issue air permits to Shell Chemicals' planned Appalachian petrochemical complex at Monaca, PA. The DEP will hold a public hearing on 5 May to take comments regarding Shell’s application....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Shell-nears-air-permit-for-Appalachian-cracker-project_69066.html
March 31, 2015
BP Refining and Petrochemical’s (BPRP) steam crackers at Gelsenkirchen, Germany, are running at reduced rates following an unexpected outage toward the end of last week. The two...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/BPs-Gelsenkirchen-crackers-running-at-reduced-rates_69067.html
March 27, 2015
Demand for key basic chemicals has surged since the financial crisis of 2008-2009, but imbalances in supply and demand have emerged that will shape margins through the end of the decade, says Mark Eramo, v.p./global chemical insights at IHS Chemical. Ethylene and vinyls are set to benefit, but methanol could be challenged....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/IHS-WPC-Basic-chemical-capacity-to-grow-4-percentyear-this-decade_68981.html
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