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January 23, 2013
Polyethylene (PE) supply is expected to remain restricted in Asia despite a renewed influx of imports from Iran, owing to planned maintenance shutdowns at PE plants elsewhere in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Mideast-plant-turnarounds-buoy-Asian-PE-prices-despite-renewed-influx-of-Iranian-material_49216.html
January 17, 2013
The European olefin market will see 2.9 million m.t./year of steam cracker capacity enter plant turnarounds between March and June 2013, according to IHS Chemical data. These...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Planned-outages-during-second-quarter-could-tighten-Europes-olefin-market_49035.html
January 16, 2013
Indian Oil Corp. (IOC; New Delhi) would like to participate in the previously announced share auction process of Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd. (HPL; Kolkata, India), say reports in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Indian-Oil-may-participate-in-Haldia-Petrochemicals-share-auction-reports-say_49008.html
January 14, 2013
Crodux Plin (Zagreb, Croatia), a provider of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), is planning to relaunch polystyrene (PS) and expandable polystyrene (EPS) production at Dioki’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/LPG-supplier-Crodux-planning-to-help-relaunch-production-at-Diokis-PS-and-EPS-plants_48947.html
January 10, 2013
Westlake Chemical has begun the previously announced expansion of the Petro 2 ethylene unit at its complex at Lake Charles, LA, the company said today. The expansion work, taking place...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Westlake-commences-ethylene-expansion-at-Lake-Charles_48861.html
January 7, 2013
Dow estimates that the plant’s operation will increase Ebitda by $150 million this year....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Dow-restarts-idled-St-Charles-cracker_48752.html
January 4, 2013
Work in progress: Complex at Coatzacoalcos is only Latin American project slated for start-up in near term. Braskem Idesa (Mexico City), a joint venture of Brazil’s Braskem and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Braskem-Idesa-finalizes-$3-2-billion-financing-package-for-Ethylene-XXI_48564.html
December 14, 2012
Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB; La Paz, Bolivia) has awarded a conceptual engineering study to Tecnimont for an ethylene and polyethylene (PE) manufacturing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Bolivia-advances-petchem-project-with-study-award_48392.html
December 11, 2012
Dow Chemical has filed for permits with EPA and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ; Austin) for its previously announced 1.5-million m.t./year ethylene plant at its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Dow-files-permits-for-planned-Texas-cracker_48272.html
November 26, 2012
Refining company Grupa Lotos (GdaƄsk, Poland) and chemicals producer Azoty Tarnów (Tarnów, Poland) have agreed to carry out a preliminary feasibility study for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Polish-firms-study-options-for-petchems-project_47921.html
November 19, 2012
Westlake Chemical has declared a $3.75/share special dividend, payable to shareholders on 12 December. The company will spend $250 million in cash on hand to pay the dividend. Westlake...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Westlake-declares-special-dividend_47827.html
November 16, 2012
In more mature markets such as Western Europe, industry will see industry consolidation, operations optimization and movement toward production of higher-value performance products...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Shale-provides-North-American-PE-players-with-growing-advantage_47812.html
November 15, 2012
Shell says it has taken a final investment decision to debottleneck its steam cracker at Bukom Island, Singapore. This is expected to increase the capacity of olefins and aromatics by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Shell-to-increase-capacity-at-petrochemical-complex-in-Singapore_47712.html
November 8, 2012
Westlake Chemical Corp.on Thursday reported net income for the third-quarter of $87.0 million, a 28% year-over-year (YOY) increase, despite lower sales, which fell 15% to $821.2 million....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Westlake-3Q-earnings-up-28-percent-on-lower-costs-and-higher-volumes_47568.html
November 7, 2012

LyondellBasell Industries says it plans a second round of US ethylene debottlenecks, including a 250-million lb/year expansion of its Channelview, TX cracker by 2015. The company is also studying a larger expansion of its Corpus Christi, TX cracker. Company officials say it is premature to discuss the size of Corpus Christi expansion, but say that the project under consideration there would be larger than Channelview. LyondellBasell also says it continues to see “significant interest” from potential partners in a grassroots joint venture or condo cracker.

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/LyondellBasell-plans-expansion-at-two-Texas-ethylene-plants_47299.html
November 1, 2012
Williams Partners has agreed to acquire Williams’ 83.3% stake in a cracker at Geismar, LA, as well as Williams’ refinery-grade propylene splitter for $2.3 billion. Williams...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Williams-Partners-signs-agreement-to-purchase-Williams-Geismar-cracker_47398.html
October 26, 2012
Technip says it has been awarded the front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract and cracking-furnaces engineering and procurement services by Dow Chemical for the previously...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Technip-awarded-contract-for-Dows-Freeport-ethylene-plant_47275.html
October 10, 2012
The US chemicals industry will invest $15 billion in ethylene production from 2011-2017, increasing capacity by 33%, while volumes from natural gas separation plants are expected to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/PwC-report-US-has-biggest-ethylene-advantage_46827.html
October 8, 2012
The geographic balance of demand in the global petrochemical market will continue to shift from Western Europe and North America to fast-growing economies in Asia/Pacific and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/EPCA-2012-Petchem-demand-shifts-east-as-capacity-heads-west_46787.html
October 7, 2012
Europe's olefins and derivatives industry must focus on adding value to its products, if it is to survive in a rapidly changing global petrochemicals market, says Matthew Thoelke...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/EPCA-2012-Differentiation-is-key-to-survival-of-Europes-olefins-industry_46788.html
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