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December 4, 2013
Ineos is building a new furnace at its Rafnes, Norway, steam cracker, to expand the plant's ethylene capacity, according to a Reuters report. The project coincides with Ineos's plans...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Report-Ineos-to-expand-ethylene-capacity-at-Rafnes_57073.html
December 3, 2013
Ineos says it will be closing a number of old manufacturing assets at Grangemouth, UK., which will lead to some job cuts but not as many as 200, which Unite union feared. A spokesman...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Ineos-to-close-plants-at-Grangemouth-US-shale-gas-will-help-profitability_57054.html
December 3, 2013
Ingleside Ethylene, the recently formed 50-50 joint venture between OxyChem, a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum; and Mexichem, today announced that CB&I was awarded the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/CB-and-I-awarded-$1-billion-contract-for-OxyChem-Mexichem-cracker_57020.html
November 25, 2013
The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC; Tokyo) has signed a buyer's credit agreement totaling up to ¥8.9 billion ($87.85 million; JBIC portion) with the Government of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/JBIC-to-help-finance-sulfuric-acid-production-plant-in-Turkmenistan_56942.html
November 22, 2013
Hanwha Chemical Corp., (Seoul), a producer of chlor-alkalis, polyethylene and polyvinyl chloride as well as a major player in the solar energy, says it is planning to participate in a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/GPCA-Hanwha-Chemical-confirms-cracker-project-in-the-US_56846.html
November 19, 2013
(includes more details of the agreement and the petrochemical complex's capacity) General Electric (GE) and Carbon  Holdings (Cairo) have signed a $500-million agreement, under...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/GE-to-provide-technologies-financing-for-world-scale-naphtha-cracker-project-in-Egypt-update_56757.html
November 15, 2013

Odebrecht, the parent of Braskem, is exploring the possibility of building a petrochemical complex in West Virginia, the state’s governor announced in a press release on 14 November. The project, located in the Marcellus shale region of the Northeast United States, would include an ethane cracker, three polyethylene plants, and associated infrastructure for water treatment and energy co-generation.

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Update-Odebrecht-explores-cracker-derivatives-complex-in-West-Virginia_56715.html
November 14, 2013
Yokogawa Electric (Tokyo) has been selected as the main automation contractor for Chevron Phillips Chemical's (CPChem; The Woodlands, TX) US Gulf Coast (USGC) petrochemicals project...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Yokogawa-selected-as-main-automation-contractor-for-CPChems-USGC-petrochemical-project_56693.html
November 13, 2013
SamaraNefteOrgSintez (Sanors; Novokuibyshevsk, Russia) says it will select technology for a world-scale olefins complex at the end of January. The complex, planned at Novokuibyshevsk...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Linde-and-Technip-compete-to-supply-olefins-technology-for-world-scale-plant-in-Russia_56667.html
November 8, 2013
Ineos Oxide, an Ineos subsidiary, says that its deepsea ethylene import terminal at the company's manufacturing site at Zwijndrecht, near Antwerp, is fully operational. The terminal...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Ineos-inaugurates-ethylene-import-terminal-in-Belgium_56584.html
November 8, 2013
North America’s “shale gale” was a frequent topic at the Global Plastics Summit, held 5-6 November in Chicago, IL, by IHS Chemical in collaboration with the Society of the Plastics Industry. Producers, convertors and equipment suppliers agreed that the cheap energy and feedstocks supplied by shale-based oil and gas resources will drive steady growth in demand for North American plastics, not only from abroad, but also from the resurgent manufacturing sector....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/North-American-plastics-gains-on-reshoring-of-manufacturing_56526.html
November 7, 2013
BP announced today that it is ready to commercialize two new technologies: the SaaBre synthesis gas (syngas)-to-acetic acid process and Hummingbird, a process that directly converts...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/BP-to-commercialize-breakthrough-acetic-acid-technology-at-a-world-scale-plant_56515.html
October 21, 2013
ONGC Petro Additions (Opal; Vadodara, India) expects to bring online its $4-billion petrochemical complex at Dahej, Gujarat State, India, in June or July next year, CW has learned...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Opal-petrochemical-complex-online-in-mid-2014-Aramco-IPIC-possible-partners_56051.html
October 21, 2013
Petro Rabigh (Rabigh, Saudi Arabia) says that on 16 October there was a leak in water pipes connecting with the Rabigh-based ethane cracker, which has led to the suspension of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Petro-Rabigh-suspends-cracker-operation-following-water-leak_56050.html
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
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