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December 2, 2016
Commodities trader InterChem (Singapore) has added an olefins department, according to an internal communication provided to IHS. The olefins team from Trammo (New York, New York), which is leaving the petrochemical market, will join InterChem Monday, 12 December, says the email....
December 1, 2016
Lotte Chemical (Seoul, South Korea) is considering raising capacity at its Yeosu, South Korea, naphtha cracking complex, according to a report from Reuters. The unit currently has...
December 1, 2016
Modest price increases in the energy sector are expected to result in higher prices for petrochemicals, plastics and other chemicals, according to a new report from Fitch Ratings (Chicago)....
November 30, 2016
Williams Partners on 29 November took down its Geismar, Louisiana, olefins plant for 10 days of planned maintenance. The company expects the plant, which has capacity to produce 885,000 metric tons/year of ethylene and 52,000 metric tons/year of propylene, to be back up and running at full rate by 9 December. IHS understands that the outage will have minimal market impact....
November 29, 2016
Saudi Arabia's king Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud today inaugurated the Sadara Chemical and Saudi Aramco Total Refining and Petrochemical complexes....
November 29, 2016
Mitsui Chemicals and Idemitsu Kosan, partners in the Chiba Chemicals Manufacturing joint venture, have announced plans to convert their Chiba, Japan, ethylene plant, which currently uses mostly naphtha, to use also propane feedstock to enhance profitability....
November 27, 2016
Abu Dhabi has embarked on an expansion plan that includes doubling petrochemical capacity, entering the aromatics business, and building an export-oriented refinery....
November 14, 2016
Petro Rabigh, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical, has announced it is stopping operations at its ethane cracker as of Monday for 21 days to complete temporary maintenance to ensure safety procedures and improve the unit's performance and stable operations....
November 11, 2016
 Global polyethylene (PE) surplus capacity is estimated at 6.6 million metric tons/year between 2015 and 2020 but this view may be too bearish, says Utpal Sheth, IHS Chemical...
November 10, 2016
Global ethylene supply will fall short in 2019-2012 as demand outpaces new capacity additions, says Steve Lewandowski, IHS Chemical v.p./global olefins at the IHS Markit Asia Chemical...
November 10, 2016
Supply of heavy naphtha to Asia is expected to tighten with new aromatics plants starting up in India and the Mideast, says Chung Jiwon, director for Asia business development and...
November 9, 2016
Trammo (New York), a trading group, will exit petrochemical markets at the end of 2016, a company statement has confirmed. “Trammo will no longer trade petrochemicals, with the...
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