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April 27, 2015
Shell Chemicals has completed the front-end engineering design (FEED) study on its previously announced ethane cracker at Monaca, PA, and is expected to make a final investment...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Shell-completes-FEED-on-US-cracker-encouraged-by-progress-in-Iraq_69834.html
April 27, 2015
Williams Partners says a failed transformer has prevented its expanded Geismar, LA, olefins plant from running at the new full capacity, 1.95 billion lbs/year, but the issue will be corrected in June. The company expects the plant to run at its preexpansion capacity of 1.35 billion lbs/year through May....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Williams-Geismar-ethylene-running-well-to-reach-full-production-in-June_69838.html
April 23, 2015
Europe's ethylene supply has tightened more than anticipated, impacted by a series of unplanned, prolonged outages during what is usually turnaround season. With over 10% of capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Prolonged-outages-continue-to-tighten-Europes-ethylene-supply_69719.html
April 22, 2015
PTT Global Chemical (Bangkok; PTTGC) and Marubeni Corp. (Tokyo) have selected a site in Belmont County, Ohio for a proposed world-scale ethane cracker and petrochemical complex...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/PTT-Marubeni-select-Ohio-site-for-proposed-cracker_69695.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/ethylene/BASF-YPC-to-restart-cracker-and-petrochemical-units-end-May_69662.html
April 21, 2015
The global surplus of light naphtha could increase by as much as 14 million m.t./year over the next five years, according to a study released today, “The IHS Energy and IHS Chemical Light and Heavy Naphtha International Market Review.” Although demand for light naphtha will continue to expand, supply will grow faster, propelled by booming tight oil production in the United States, which will become the world’s largest exporter of light naphtha by 2020, says IHS....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Global-light-naphtha-surplus-could-increase-by-14-million-m-t-by-2020-IHS_69652.html
April 21, 2015
Sabic has preliminarily agreed with an unidentified US supplier to import shale gas for its Wilton, UK, steam cracker for the next 10 years. The company announced in August last year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Sabic-proceeds-with-plans-to-import-US-ethane-feedstock-for-UK-cracker_69629.html
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
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