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January 15, 2015
Versalis, the chemicals subsidiary of ENI (Rome), has announced the temporary restart of the company's naphtha cracker at Porto Marghera, Italy, as part of a supply agreement with...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Versalis-confirms-restart-of-Porto-Marghera-cracker-to-supply-Shell_66850.html
January 15, 2015
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (Houston) says that it has no timeline for when the Evangeline ethylene pipeline system will be back up and running. The Evangeline pipeline, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Boardwalk-No-timeframe-to-bring-ethylene-pipeline-back-online_66848.html
January 15, 2015
The US ethylene market picked up slightly early yesterday on news that two steam crackers were offstream in Texas. ExxonMobil Chemical was having issues with a cracker at its Beaumont...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Ethylene-prices-up-in-the-US-on-cracker-issues-in-Texas_66846.html
January 14, 2015
Qatar Petroleum (QP) and Shell say they have decided not to proceed with the proposed Al Karaana petrochemicals project in Qatar and to stop further work on the project. “The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Qatar-Petroleum-Shell-scrap-$6-5-billion-petchems-project-in-Qatar_66817.html
January 14, 2015
The availability of pyrolysis gasoline (pygas) has lengthened in Europe, leading to export shipments to the United States totaling an estimated 50,000 m.t. in the past month.  ...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Competing-cracker-benzene-dynamics-create-glut-of-pygas-in-Europe_66816.html
January 13, 2015
Gazprom neftekhim Salavat (Salavat, Russia) has achieved higher utilization rates at its Salavat-based ethylene complex. The company for the first time produced 1,008 m.t./day of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Russian-petchem-producer-raises-ethylene-capacity-utilization-rate_66782.html
January 9, 2015
Two surprises greeted US Gulf Coast ethylene buyers returning from New Year’s holidays this week: a maintenance shutdown at CPChem’s Cedar Bayou complex in Baytown, TX; and unconfirmed reports of operational issues on Boardwalk’s Evangeline ethylene pipeline. The market took the news from CPChem in its stride, but spot prices fell sharply on rumors about the pipeline....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/New-Years-surprises-for-US-Gulf-ethylene-market_66717.html
January 9, 2015
Sabic's European regional subsidiary is encountering "system issues," and the company does not yet know when these issues will be fully resolved and when business will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Sabic-Europe-encounters-system-issues-at-Europe-production-sites_66716.html
January 9, 2015
Chandra Asri (Jakarta) is operating its naphtha cracker and butadiene extraction unit at Cilegon, Indonesia, at reduced rates, after the cracker was restarted on 29 December...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Chandra-Asri-runs-cracker-butadiene-plant-at-reduced-rates-after-restart_66705.html
January 8, 2015
Production of olefins increased in Western Europe in the first nine months of 2014 compared with the same period of the previous year, and third-quarter production was up year-on-year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Third-quarter-olefin-production-rises-in-Western-Europe_66647.html
January 7, 2015
Formosa Petrochemical Corp. (FPC) plans to shut its No. 1 cracker at Mailiao, Taiwan, over June and July to carry out a scheduled maintenance program, a source close to the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Formosa-Petrochemical-plans-mid-2015-turnaround-at-No-1-cracker_66610.html
January 6, 2015
Yeochun NCC (YNCC; Seoul) has been feeding 10% liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) into the company's No. 1 naphtha cracker at Yeosu, South Korea, since 1 January, a source close to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Yeochun-NCCs-No-1-cracker-starts-using-10-percent-LPG_66570.html
December 30, 2014
Formosa Petrochemical Corp. (FPC) plans to cut production runs at its three steam crackers at Mailiao, Taiwan, by 10% at the beginning of January, a source close to the company said...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Formosa-Petrochemical-to-cut-cracker-runs-by-10-percent-from-January_66490.html
December 29, 2014
Reliance Industries says that it has scheduled a planned turnaround at its Nagothane, India, manufacturing site. The cracker and some of the downstream units will be shut for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Reliance-plans-four-week-turnaround-of-Nagothane-cracker_66470.html
December 29, 2014
Lotte Chemical (Seoul) plans to shut its Daesan, South Korea, steam cracker between October 2015 and November 2015 for regular maintenance, a source close to the company said today...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Lotte-Chemical-to-shut-Daesan-cracker-in-October-2015-for-maintenance_66472.html
December 22, 2014

Sasol has completed a $4.00-billion credit facility for its $8.90-billion ethane cracker and derivatives project at Lake Charles, LA.

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Sasol-closes-$4-billion-credit-facility-for-Lake-Charles-ethylene-project_66400.html
December 17, 2014

OxyChem (Dallas, TX) and Mexichem (Tlalnepantla, Mexico) say that their 50-50 jv, Ingleside Ethylene, began construction of its 540,000 m.t./yr ethane cracker at OxyChem’s Ingleside, TX, complex in the second quarter of 2014. The $1.5 billion project remains on schedule to begin commercial production in the first quarter of 2017, they say.

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/OxyChem-Mexichem-cracker-jv-has-begun-construction_66275.html
December 17, 2014
Restarting Versalis's (Milan) Porto Marghera, Italy naphtha cracker is feasible, given that the company has not laid off any of the plant's employees, under the terms of an agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Porto-Marghera-cracker-restart-is-feasible-would-make-ethylene-market-balanced-to-long-market-source_66243.html
December 17, 2014
Sinopec says that its Maoming olefins facility has increased its operating rates and is expected to produce a total of 1.14 million m.t. of ethylene during this year. Sinopec Maoming...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Sinopec-ups-ethylene-production-at-Maoming-complex_66238.html
December 15, 2014
US ethylene prices continue to fall despite production issues over the weekend at Chevron Phillips Chemical’s Sweeny complex in Old Ocean, TX; and Dow Chemical’s Freeport, TX, facility. According to IHS Chemical, ethylene was trading Monday morning at 39.5 cts/lb del US Gulf Coast, down from Friday’s notional value of 41–42 cts/lb...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/US-ethylene-declines-despite-production-issues-at-CPChem-and-Dow_66185.html
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