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May 22, 2015
ChevronPhillips Chemical (CPChem) began the startup process at an ethylene unit in Texas on Thursday, according to a filing with state regulators. CPChem said in a filling with the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/CPChem-begins-startup-process-at-Texas-ethylene-unit_70588.html
May 22, 2015
Williams Partners' confirmed late Thursday that ethylene production at its Geismar, LA, olefins plant has been temporarily affected and customers have been notified that their...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Williams-Geismar-ethylene-production-affected-by-power-outage_70635.html
May 22, 2015
Market participants said on Thursday this week that the Williams Partners' Geismar, LA, facility would be shut for a minimum of one week, because of an electrical outage brought on by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Sources-say-Williams-Louisiana-facility-down-after-lightning-strike_70589.html
May 19, 2015
Naphtachimie's steam cracker and butadiene plant at Lavéra, France, remain offstream following a fire that damaged an electrical cable on 17 May. "The repair of equipment...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Ineos-Total-JV-cracker-offstream-following-fire-Kem-One-declares-force-majeure-on-PVC_70494.html
May 18, 2015
ExxonMobil started a planned turnaround of its chemical Singapore Chemical Plant (SCP) on 1 May, the company said today. “We confirm that there is a scheduled maintenance...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/ExxonMobil-begins-planned-maintenance-at-Singapore-chemical-plant_70045.html
May 18, 2015
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok), Thailand’s largest and one of Asia’s fastest-growing petrochemical players, tells CW that it will invest about $1 billion in a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/PTTGC-to-build-PO-polyols-complex-in-Thailand-details-US-ethane-cracker-plans_70462.html
May 14, 2015
Yeochun NCC (YNCC; Seoul) shut its No. 1 naphtha cracker at Yeocheon, South Korea today for 30–40 days of planned maintenance, a source close to the company says. YNCC yesterday...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Yeochun-NCC-shuts-No-1-cracker-for-planned-maintenance_70399.html
May 13, 2015
Pars Petrochemical (Assaluyeh, Iran) plans to restart its styrene plant at Assaluyeh on 24–25 May after it was unexpectedly shut down due to a undisclosed mechanical fault, a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Pars-Petrochemical-aims-to-restart-styrene-plant-this-month_70357.html
May 12, 2015
Flint Hills Resources said in a maintenance filing with state regulators yesterday that a high-pressure leak had been discovered in the steam cracker at the company's Port Arthur, TX...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Flint-Hills-to-idle-Port-Arthur-cracker-due-to-leak_70356.html
May 12, 2015
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (Houston) said today that its Evangeline ethylene pipeline could be placed back into service as early as mid-June, should its recent tool runs and repairs...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Boardwalk-says-Evangeline-pipeline-may-be-back-in-service-by-mid-June_70341.html
May 11, 2015
Borouge (Abu Dhabi), a 60-40 joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. and Borealis (Vienna), has brought onstream all five polyolefin plants, which form part of Borouge 3...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Borouge-ramping-up-ponders-next-phase-under-2030-strategy_70242.html
May 11, 2015
Chandra Asri (Jakarta) plans to start a scheduled maintenance cum expansion program in August for its steam cracker at Cilegon, Indonesia, lasting about 90 days, a source close to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Chandra-Asri-plans-to-start-cracker-expansion-program-in-August_70279.html
May 8, 2015
Braskem said on Thursday that is considering plans to reduce fixed costs R$300-R$400 million/year ($100-$133 million/year)through operating efficiency gains and cost reductions. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Braskem-to-cut-more-than-$100-million-in-spending_70228.html
May 8, 2015
Dow Chemical's Taft, LA, no. 1 ethylene unit is expected to come back online by next week, according to market participants. The no.1 ethylene unit went down in late March for planned...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Dows-Louisiana-ethylene-unit-still-set-for-early-May-restart_70192.html
May 8, 2015
The no. 2 steam cracker of Total's Antwerp olefins subsidiary has restarted, the company has confirmed. The no. 2 Antwerp cracker had a leak on 25 April as a result of a mechanical...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Total-confirms-restart-of-Antwerp-NC2-cracker_70181.html
May 6, 2015
The April US ethylene net transaction contract will go unsettled, according to market participants on Wednesday. Producers were seeking a rollover from the March contract price of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/US-ethylene-contract-to-go-unsettled-for-April_70129.html
May 6, 2015
A previously announced petchems project planned in Belmont County, OH, is expected to require a capital expenditure of $5 billion, sources tell CW on the sidelines of the APIC 2015...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/PTTGC-outlines-Ohio-Indonesian-petchem-projects_70118.html
May 5, 2015
The IRS has issued a proposed ruling that could jeopardize plans to put petrochemical assets into tax-saving master limited partnerships (MLPs). The document specifically states that income derived from a steam cracker would not qualify for MLP status, directly contradicting a ruling issued on 2 July 2012....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Proposed-IRS-ruling-threatens-cracker-MLPs_70105.html
May 5, 2015
Boardwalk Pipeline’s Evangeline ethylene pipeline will remain down for the next couple of months, with an estimated restart date of 1 July. US styrene supply is expected to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/US-styrene-to-stay-tight-in-Louisiana-amid-ethylene-pipeline-issues_70100.html
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