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October 2, 2012
Westlake Chemical says it is converting its Calvert City, KY ethylene plant from propane to ethane feedstock, as well as increasing ethylene capacity from 450 million lbs/year, to 630...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Westlake-increases-ethylene-and-PVC-capacity-at-Kentucky-plant_46645.html
September 27, 2012
Ineos said on Wednesday that it has entered into a new agreement to source ethane from U.S. for import into Europe via Sunoco Logistics-operated Mariner East project. The company says...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Ineos-to-Import-Ethane-from-U-S-to-Feed-European-Crackers_46546.html
September 26, 2012
Williams (Tulsa, OK) has signed a long-term gas processing agreement with a Canadian producer of oil sands. Williams will own, extract, transport, fractionate, and market the natural...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Williams-Signs-Gas-Processing-Agreement-with-Canadian-Oil-Sands-Producer_46526.html
September 24, 2012
Westlake Chemical says it will complete a previously announced 230 million-240 million lb/year expansion of ethylene capacity in Lake Charles, LA during a planned maintenance...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Westlake-to-Expand-Lake-Charles-Cracker-in-Early-2013_46491.html
September 20, 2012
Honeywell says its UOP subsidiary’s methanol-to-olefins (MTO) technology has been chosen by Jiutai Energy (Zhungeer, China), a subsidiary of Jiutai Energy Group (Linyi City...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Honeywells-UOP-MTO-Technology-Selected-by-Chinas-Jiutai-Energy_46374.html
September 5, 2012
Mitsui Chemicals announced today that it plans to restructure its petrochemical operations at the Chiba, Japan, manufacturing complex “to flexibly and effectively manage the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Mitsui-Chemicals-Idemitsu-to-Rationalize-Chiba-Complex-Suspend-PP-HDPE-Units_46050.html
August 30, 2012
Several petrochemical and refinery facilities in the coastal regions of Louisiana have shut down or reduced operating rates in advance of Hurricane Isaac. The storm was officially a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Louisiana-Petrochemical-Plants-Shut-as-Hurricane-Isaac-Hits-Land-Updated_45871.html
August 17, 2012
Mexichem (Tlalnepantla, Mexico) says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Occidental Chemical (OxyChem) to evaluate the formation of a joint venture for the construction of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Mexichem-Plans-Ethane-Cracker-JV-with-OxyChem_45707.html
August 13, 2012
JGC confirms CW’s exclusive report that it will be responsible for the expansion of Petro Rabigh’s existing ethylene plant at Rabigh, Saudi Arabia. The contractor signed a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/JGC-Signs-Deal-to-Expand-Petro-Rabighs-Ethane-Cracker-in-Saudi-Arabia_45568.html
August 2, 2012
Westlake Chemical reported second-quarter net income of $115.5 million ($1.72/share), up 42% from the year-ago quarter, on a pre-tax gain of $16.0 million from the sale of Georgia Gulf...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Westlakes-Results-Boosted-by-Strong-Olefins-Business_45361.html
July 24, 2012
Maruzen Petrochemical says that Keiyo Ethylene will shut down its only naphtha cracker after an unspecified problem. The 768,000-m.t./year ethylene facility is owned 55% by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Maruzen-to-Shut-Down-Chiba-Cracker-Following-Unspecified-Problem_45139.html
July 13, 2012
CB&I announced today that its Lummus Technology unit has been awarded a contract by Petronas for the license and engineering design work for five petrochemicals units. The project...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Lummus-Scoops-Cracker-Award-for-Rapid-Project-in-Malaysia_44875.html
July 9, 2012
PetroChina says it has completed construction of a major petchems expansion project at Daqing, China. The new 600,000 m.t./year ethylene production facility, based on the Stone &...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/PetroChina-Commissions-Daqing-Petrochemical-Complex_44750.html
July 5, 2012
Sasol says a feasibility study for its Lake Charles, LA gas-to-liquids (GTL) is “progressing” and a decision to proceed with front-end engineering and design (FEED) will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Sasol-Expects-Decision-on-Lake-Charles-GTL-by-Year-End-Ethane-Cracker-in-2013_44537.html
July 4, 2012
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD; London) says it is stepping up its support for energy-efficiency programs in Central and Eastern Europe with a $150-million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/MOL-Receives-$150-Million-Loan-from-EBRD-to-Improve-Slovnafts-Energy-Efficiency_44643.html
July 4, 2012
The Indian government today approved a proposal by the government of Tamil Nadu to set up of a previously announced Petroleum, Chemicals and Petrochemicals Investment Region (PCPIR) in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Indian-Government-Okays-Cuddalore-PCPIR-Big-Cracker-Planned_44644.html
July 4, 2012
Technip says it has been awarded a contract by Reliance Industries for license, supply of basic engineering, and engineering and procurement services for Reliance’s previously...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Technip-Awarded-Contract-for-Reliances-Jamnagar-Cracker-Project_44639.html
July 3, 2012
Qatar Petroleum (QP) and Shell say they have agreed to advance their previously announced petrochemical project at Ras Laffan, Qatar, to the Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) phase...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Qatar-Petroleum-and-Shell-Advance-Ras-Laffan-Project-to-FEED_44617.html
July 3, 2012
North American ethylene contracts for the month of June have initially settled at a decrease of 7.25 cts/lb, to 39 cts/lb, on lower spot ethylene values as well as decreased demand...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/U-S-June-Ethylene-Contracts-Fall-16-percent-from-May-Levels_44634.html
July 2, 2012
Private equity firm The Carlyle Group (New York) and Sunoco say they have agreed to form a joint venture called Philadelphia Energy Solutions that will enable a Philadelphia-area...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Sunoco-and-Carlyle-Form-Philadelphia-Refinery-JV_44592.html
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