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November 21, 2014
Petkim (Aliaga, Turkey) has completed a $144-million ethylene capacity expansion at its Aliaga site, the company has announced. The facility’s output capacity has increased by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Petkim-completes-ethylene-expansion-at-Turkish-site_65625.html
November 18, 2014
Westlake Chemical Corp. has awarded a contract to Technip for a previously announced ethylene expansion project at Lake Charles, LA. The contract covers detailed engineering and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Westlake-awards-ethylene-expansion-contract-to-Technip_65496.html
November 17, 2014
A fire at Shell’s Norco, LA, refinery on 13 November sparked a rally in ethylene markets late last week. St. Charles Parish Emergency Operations Center reported on 13 November...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Shell-Norco-fire-ignites-spot-ethylene-rally_65474.html
November 13, 2014
Two new liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered sea vessels were launched on Teesside today. Operated by shipowner Anthony Veder, the new ships will carry liquefied ethylene gas from...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/New-vessels-launched-to-ship-Sabics-ethylene-produced-in-the-UK_65311.html
November 12, 2014
Technip said today that Sasol has awarded it a contract to provide engineering and procurement services for eight Technip proprietary Ultra Selective Conversion furnaces for a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Sasol-awards-ethylene-furnace-contract-to-Technip_65044.html
November 12, 2014
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok), a major producer of polyester, plans to further back integrate to ethylene production and is in discussions with partners to build a greenfield ethylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Indorama-plans-shale-cracker-JV-in-the-US-another-MEG-plant_65314.html
November 12, 2014
LyondellBasell Industries will invest about €200 million to modernize its petrochemical site at Berre, France, following the permanent closure of the company's refinery at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/LyondellBasell-to-invest-&euro200-million-at-Berre-site_65313.html
November 10, 2014
Idemitsu Kosan (Tokyo) restarted its 687,000-m.t./year steam cracker at Tokuyama, Japan, this weekend, according to media reports. The cracker was offline since October following an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Idemitsu-Kosan-restarts-Tokuyama-cracker_65257.html
November 10, 2014
Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem; The Woodlands, TX) says it has begun the process of restarting the ethylene plant at its Port Arthur, TX, facility. The company expects the plant to be running at full capacity by the end of the year....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/CPChem-restarts-Port-Arthur-TX-ethylene-plant_65276.html
November 7, 2014
Japan's ethylene production dropped to 6.1 million m.t. last year from 7.2. million m.t. in 2007, according to a recent report published by the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Japan-government-seeks-to-align-ethylene-production-with-shrinking-demand_65222.html
November 7, 2014
Shell Chemical is exercising its option to buy a site in Monaca, PA, for a potential world-scale ethylene and derivatives project, according to Horsehead Holding, owner of the site. The deal brings the project, which would include an ethane cracker and polyethylene plants, one step closer to realization. However, Shell has not made a final investment decision....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Shell-to-buy-site-in-Monaca-PA-for-cracker-project_65228.html
November 4, 2014
Repsol (Madrid) declared force majeure on ethylene at its 702,000-m.t./year steam cracker at Tarragona, Spain on 31 October, according to various reports. Unindentified technical...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Reports-Repsols-Tarragona-cracker-has-production-difficulties_65108.html
November 3, 2014
Executives at Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (Houston), the new operator of the Evangeline ethylene pipeline—expected to be offstream through this month and possibly into...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Boardwalk-Pipeline-Revenue-impact-of-Evangeline-ethylene-pipe-leak-not-material_65059.html
November 3, 2014
Ethylene production in the United States totaled 13.7 billion lbs in the third quarter, up 3% from 13.3 billion lbs in the prior quarter, according to the latest production figures...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/AFPM-US-production-of-ethylene-fell-YOY-in-third-quarter_65055.html
November 2, 2014
Indian Oil (New Delhi) is developing a cracker project on the east coast of India based on shale gas ethane from the United States, CW has learned. S. Mitra, executive...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Indian-Oil-mulls-cracker-based-on-US-shale-gas-revives-acetic-acid-project-to-hike-SBR-capacity_65042.html
October 31, 2014
Europe's November ethylene contract price settled at €1,060/m.t. ($1,349) del northwest Europe (NWE), down €90/m.t. on October. The November propylene contract price also...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/November-olefin-contract-prices-settle-down-&euro90m-t-in-Europe_64959.html
October 30, 2014
A July ethylene outage at the company’s Port Arthur, TX, facility took a large chunk out of Chevron Phillips Chemical’s (CPChem; The Woodlands, TX) third-quarter earnings. Phillips 66 reports that its chemical segment, a 50% equity interest in CPChem, turned in earnings of $230 million for the third quarter, a 29% year-over-year (YOY) decline from $324 million....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/CPChem-earnings-down-29-percent-on-Port-Arthur-outage_64958.html
October 29, 2014
All major construction work related to the rebuild of Williams' (Tulsa, OK) damaged steam cracker at Geismar, LA—including an expansion project and safety-related equipment...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Williams-rebuilt-expanded-Louisiana-cracker-in-final-stages-of-commissioning-and-start-up_64889.html
October 29, 2014
Nova Chemical reports third-quarter income of $259 million, up 116% year-over-year (YOY) from $120 million, with all segments contributing to the gain. Sales totaled $1.427 billion, up 13% YOY from $1.263 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Nova-doubles-third-quarter-income_64899.html
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