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October 18, 2013
Equate (Safat, Kuwait), a joint venture among Petrochemical Industries Co. (PIC), Dow Chemical, Boubyan Petrochemical, and Qurain Petrochemical Industries, has completed a feasibility...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Equate-presents-expansion-plans-to-board-Olefins-III-project-makes-progress_56026.html
October 17, 2013
Dow Chemical today outlined a strategy for its performance plastics business and gave an update on the company’s major projects in Saudi Arabia and on the US Gulf Coast. Speaking...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/K-2013-Dow-outlines-plastics-strategy-gives-update-on-investments_56001.html
October 16, 2013
Sasol awarded Technip a contract to supply front-end engineering design (FEED) for an ethane cracker on the US Gulf Coast, Technip announced today. The cracker, to be located at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Sasol-awards-FEED-contract-to-Technip-for-ethane-cracker-project-in-Louisiana_55975.html
October 9, 2013
Chevron Phillips Chemical’s (CPChem) $6-billion project to build an ethane cracker and two polyethylene (PE) facilities on the US Gulf Coast (USGC) will create 10,000 jobs in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/CPChem-plans-major-hiring-program-for-Texas-cracker-project-advances-organosulfurs-hike-in-Belgium_55799.html
October 9, 2013
Shell Chemicals is looking to move to the front-end engineering design (FEED) stage early next year on its previously announced ethane cracker project at Monaca, PA, Graham van’t...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Shell-moves-US-cracker-project-to-FEED-selects-contractors_55743.html
October 3, 2013
Chevron Phillips Chemical’s (CPChem; The Woodlands, TX) board of directors has approved the US Gulf Coast (USGC) petrochemicals project, the company announced on 3 October. First announced in March 2011, the project comprises a 1.5 million m.t./year ethane cracker and two 500,000 m.t./year polyethylene facilities....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/CPChem-board-greenlights-Texas-petchems-project_55617.html
September 27, 2013
Nizhnekamskneftekhim, (NKNK; Nizhnekamsk, Russia), one of Russia’s leading petrochemicals players, plans to begin constructing a previously announced petrochemical complex next...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Russian-firm-NKNK-to-begin-constructing-cracker-project-next-year_55471.html
September 26, 2013
Wison Engineering Services (Shanghai) says it has commercialized its proprietary methanol-to-olefins (MTO) technology with the start-up of a plant with annual capacity for 300,000...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Wison-commercializes-MTO-technology-in-China_55452.html
September 25, 2013
Sibur (Moscow), Russia’s largest petrochemicals producer, is poised to begin operations at the company’s newly commissioned propane dehydrogenation (PDH) facility at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Sibur-readies-PDH-plant-to-decide-on-large-Tobolsk-project-before-year-end_55422.html
September 20, 2013
Petrofac (St Helier, Jersey) in a consortium with Linde and GS Engineering & Construction (Seoul), has received an order from KLPE Limited Liability Partnership, a joint venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Petrofac-consortium-receives-order-for-petchems-complex-in-Kazakhstan_55323.html
September 19, 2013
China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) is expected to join a $2.5-billion petrochemical project planned in Uzbekistan, according to Uzbekistani government sources. CNPC has signed a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/CNPC-to-join-petrochemical-project-in-Uzbekistan_55255.html
September 9, 2013
Ineos has issued a statement following an interview its chairman Jim Ratcliffe gave to the Financial Times and was published on 6 September, including comments on the future of Ineos's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Ineos-clarifies-intentions-for-Grangemouth-petchem-complex_55034.html
September 5, 2013
Between 2013 and 2020, the production of basic chemicals and plastics in the United States will increase at an average rate of 5%/year to meet growing demand for cost-advantaged exports, according to 'A Manufacturing Renaissance,' the third volume of the IHS report, 'America’s New Energy Future: The Unconventional Oil and Gas Revolution and the US Economy.'...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/IHS-Shale-oil-and-gas-to-boost-US-chemical-production-5-percent-annually_54934.html
September 4, 2013
Total will close permanently its 340,000-m.t./year ethylene plant at Carling, France, the company announced today. The Carling steam cracker is expected to shut down in the second half...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Total-to-close-Carling-cracker-convert-site-into-polymer-resin-hub_54909.html
August 30, 2013
Faced with the unfamiliar challenge of ethane supply limitations, producers in the Mideast are shifting attention to heavier feedstocks and higher value-added products, according to The IHS Chemical World Analysis—Ethylene 2014. The situation contrasts with that in North America, where the petrochemical industry, revived by abundant shale energy resources, has surged back after a decade of decline....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/IHS-Chemical-Ethane-constraints-drive-Mideast-producers-to-heavier-feedstocks-higher-value-added-derivatives_54820.html
August 30, 2013
Market speculation has resurfaced over the future of Total's steam cracker at Carling, France, according to a report from French financial newspaper Les Echos. A refinery and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Report-Speculation-resurfaces-about-possible-closure-of-Totals-Carling-cracker_54844.html
August 27, 2013
Shell Chemical has begun accepting bids from ethane suppliers for its proposed petrochemical complex in Pennsylvania, according to a company statement issued on 27 August.
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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Shell-taking-bids-from-ethane-suppliers-for-proposed-Pennsylvania-cracker_54779.html
August 13, 2013
“We now have the requisite permits in hand to initiate construction of the cracker and polyethylene units, and remain in the first-mover position, leading the way as the US petrochemical industry announces significant expansions of capacity as a result of shale resource development,” says Ron Corn, v.p./corporate planning and development....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Chevron-Phillips-Chemical-cracker-and-PE-projects-gain-environmental-permits_54456.html
July 31, 2013
Williams announced today that it will restart its damaged Geismar, LA olefins plant in April 2014. The plant has been offline since an explosion on 13 June that killed two employees...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Williams-expects-to-bring-Geismar-cracker-back-online-in-April-2014_54116.html
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