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November 23, 2015
CB&I announced on Monday that a joint venture between CB&I and CTCI Corp. (Taipei) has received a notice of intention of award valued at approximately $2.8 billion from Oman...
November 20, 2015
Repair works at Shell's site in Moerdijk are expected to take about four weeks, the company told IHS Chemical following the completion of an initial impact assessment. The steam...
November 13, 2015
Veresen (Calgary, AB) plans to build a $140-million, 1-million bbl ethane storage facility in Saskatchewan. The company says Nova Chemical (Calgary) has agreed to use the majority of the capacity under a 20-year arrangement....
November 12, 2015
A fire in one of the compressors at Shell's Moerdijk, Netherlands, petrochemical complex in the late hours of 11 November has resulted in a temporary stoppage at the site. The fire is...
November 10, 2015
Recent production issues in the US olefins market have had little to no impact on spot prices this month because of ample supply....
November 9, 2015
Enterprise Products Partners (Houston) has obtained another long-term contract for the export of ethane from its Morgan’s Point, TX, terminal, now under construction. With this latest deal, nearly 90% of the terminal’s 200,000 bbl/day operating capacity has been committed, says the company....
November 9, 2015
Ineos Europe, ExxonMobil Chemical and Shell Chemicals Europe on Monday announced a long-term sale and purchase agreement to secure ethane from US shale gas for the Fife ethylene plant...
November 6, 2015
Borealis's 610,000-m.t./year steam cracker at Stenungsund, Sweden, is scheduled to restart this weekend after delays following a planned maintenance turnaround, Borealis has confirmed...
November 3, 2015
Westlake Chemical Partners reports third-quarter net income attributable to the partnership of $10.1 million, down from $10.4 million in the second quarter. Net sales of Westlake Chemical OpCo totaled $248.6 million during the quarter, down $251.7 million in the second quarter. Adjusted earnings of 37 cts/share fell short of the mean analyst estimate of 40 cts/share, as compiled by Thomson Reuters (New York)....
November 3, 2015
Westlake Chemical (Houston) reports third-quarter net income of $184 million, up 9.5% year-on-year (YOY) on the one-time boost of a lower effective tax rate, which offset the effects of maintenance outages. Sales totaled $1.19 billion, down 5.2% YOY on lower sales prices, partially offset by higher sales volume, the company says....
November 3, 2015
Heavy rain and flooding forced Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem; The Woodlands, TX) to shut down operations at its Cedar Bayou plant in Baytown, TX, on 1 November, according to a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. According to a subsequent filing, CPChem expects to complete a site-wide restart on 12 November....
November 2, 2015
The European styrene monomer barge contract for November has settled at €960/m.t. ($1,059) fob Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp, down €30/m.t. from the October settlement...
October 30, 2015

Enterprise Products Partners is considering an expansion of the 270-mile Aegis ethane pipeline, which serves ethylene producers on the US Gulf Coast. The company says it will conduct a binding open commitment period during November to gauge shipper support.


October 28, 2015
Technip announced on Wednesday that it has entered into a contract to supply its proprietary ethylene technology and process design package to an American subsidiary of PTT Global...
October 22, 2015
Unipetrol (Prague), a subsidiary of PKN Orlen (Plock, Poland) has recorded an operational profit of 3.0 billion Czech kronor and a net profit of CzK1.6 billion in the third quarter...
October 21, 2015
Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic; Muscat) has selected the preferred bidders for its previously announced Liwa plastics complex. The companies are a subsidiary...
October 21, 2015
Badlands NGLs (Denver) says it has licensed Univation Technologies’ Unipol polyethylene (PE) process for four 600,000-m.t./year production lines, two at a site in North Dakota and two at an unnamed US site. The facilities will produce both linear low-density PE and high-density PE....
October 19, 2015
Shell confirmed Monday that it has lifted the force majeure it declared last week on base chemicals produced at its Pulau Bukom, Singapore, steam cracker complex. Shell has been in...
October 19, 2015
Versalis (Milan), the chemicals subsidiary of ENI (Rome), has achieved a major turnaround since its creation some three years ago. The restructuring includes reducing petrochemicals...
October 15, 2015
A fire broke out at Braskem's site at Santo Andre, Brazil at 16.30 local time on 14 October causing the site to be shut down, the company has announced. The incident occurred at one of...
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