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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
July 31, 2013
Mexichem's (Tlalnepantla, Mexico) previously announced vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) joint venture with Pemex (Mexico City) is expected to start operating during the third quarter...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Mexichem-expects-VCM-venture-with-Pemex-to-launch-in-third-quarter-posts-48-percent-net-profit-fall_54096.html
July 29, 2013
Foster Wheeler announced today that it has been awarded a contract by Dow Chemical to provide detailed engineering, procurement, and construction management services for the LA-3 Crack...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Foster-Wheeler-awarded-contract-to-retrofit-Dows-Plaquemine-cracker_54020.html
July 29, 2013
At the Ethylen-Pipeline-Süd opening ceremony: (l to r) Rudolf Staudigl, president/CEO of Wacker Chemie; Martin Zeil, Bavaria’s minister of economic affairs; Günther...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Germanys-Ethylen-Pipeline-Sud-brought-onstream_54019.html
July 24, 2013
Ineos is advancing plans to import shale gas from the United States to its Grangemouth, UK, site, the Sunday Herald today reports. The company is in talks with the government on the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Ineos-advancing-plans-to-import-US-shale-gas-to-UK-may-hike-cracker-capacity_53629.html
July 18, 2013
United Petrochemical Co. (UPC), a subsidiary of Russian energy group Bashneft (Moscow), is studying plans to build a world-scale ethylene plant at Ufa, Russia. UPC is a relatively new...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Russias-United-Petrochemical-Co-plans-world-scale-cracker_53724.html
July 18, 2013
Clariant says that it has signed a long-term ethylene supply contract with Austrian oil and gas company OMV (Vienna). OMV will supply Clariant’s site at Gendorf, Germany, with...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Clariant-signs-long-term-ethylene-supply-contract-with-OMV_53723.html
July 17, 2013
Solvang (Stavanger, Norway), a shipping company, is attempting to dissolve Evergas Solvang Ethylene, a petrochemical transportation joint venture between Evergas (Copenhagen), which is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Solvang-and-Evergas-dispute-future-of-ethylene-shipping-JV_53701.html
July 15, 2013
WorleyParsons has been awarded a contract by Sasol North America for the previously announced integrated gas-to-liquids (GTL) and ethane cracker complex planned at Lake Charles...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/WorleyParsons-awarded-Sasols-integrated-GTL-and-ethane-cracker-contract_53628.html
July 5, 2013
Sibur, Russia’s leading petrochemicals producer, has expressed concerns over possible ethylene overcapacity in the Volga region, if all the announced investments materialize and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Russia-could-face-ethylene-overcapacity-Sibur-warns_53408.html
July 1, 2013
Shell Chemical has extended by six months its option to buy a site in Monaca, PA, for the location of a world-scale cracker that would process ethane from the Marcellus shale...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Shell-extends-option-to-buy-Pennsylvania-cracker-site_53301.html
June 30, 2013
The National Petrochemical Co.’s (NPC; Tehran) director/production Ali Bossaghazadeh says that the second phase of the Kavyan petrochemical complex will come online this year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Irans-second-Kavyan-ethylene-plant-to-come-online-this-year_53278.html
June 30, 2013
Sinopec plans to invest 18.79 billion Chinese renminbi ($3.06 billion) in a gas-based ethylene complex at Qingdao, Shandong Province, according to a proposal filed with China’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Sinopec-to-build-gas-based-ethylene-complex-at-Qingdao_53276.html
June 28, 2013
Williams says it has property-damage and business-interruption coverage with a combined per-occurrence limit of $500 million; deductibles of $10 million per occurrence for property damage; and a 60-day waiting period per occurrence for business interruption....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Williams-expects-insurance-to-cover-damage-to-Geismar-cracker_53188.html
June 24, 2013
Williams says it will probably have to replace piping, heat exchangers, and reboilers adjacent to the fractionator, which were seriously damaged....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Williams-details-extensive-damage-to-Geismar-cracker_53083.html
June 14, 2013
Williams officials said Friday afternoon that a second employee has died following Thursday's propylene explosion and fire at the company's Geismar, LA, olefins plant. Williams...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Williams-confirms-second-death-from-Geismar-explosion_52850.html
June 14, 2013
Williams immediately shut down the facility, which has 646,000 m.t./year of ethylene capacity -- 2.4% of the 27 million m.t./year of ethylene capacity in the US....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Impact-of-Williams-explosion-on-ethylene-market-uncertain-IHS-Chemical_52848.html
June 13, 2013
The cracker has ethylene capacity of  646,000 m.t./year and coproduct propylene capacity of 43,000 m.t./year, according to IHS Chemical. An ongoing $450–500-million expansion project will increase ethylene capacity by 272,000 m.t./year, according to Williams, which had targeted completion of the project for the second half of 2013. Williams also operates a 270,000-m.t./year propylene splitter at the site....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Update-Explosion-at-Williamss-Geismar-cracker-kills-one-injures-73_52817.html
June 3, 2013
Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) plans to add a 10th furnace to an existing ethylene unit at its Sweeny complex at Old Ocean, TX, increasing ethylene production capacity by 200...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/CPChem-to-increase-ethylene-production-at-Old-Ocean-TX-by-200-million-lbsyear_52512.html
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