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February 7, 2013
Braskem's net profit swung back to positive territory in the fourth quarter of 2012 as the company reported 275 million reais ($138.3 million) in net earnings, compared with a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Braskem-swings-to-a-net-profit-in-the-fourth-quarter_49647.html
February 5, 2013
The strike at Sabic Europe's plant at Geleen, Netherlands, has ended, according to a Sabic announcement to the Saudi stock exchange today. “Due to the limited magnitude of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Staff-returns-to-work-at-Sabics-Geleen-plant_49580.html
February 1, 2013
Sumitomo Chemical says it has decided that it will close its 415,000-m.t./year ethylene plant at Chiba, Japan, by September 2015. Sumitomo says it is also considering the possibility...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Sumitomo-Chemical-to-close-permanently-Chiba-ethylene-plant-Update_49496.html
January 31, 2013
Strike action at Sabic's plant at Geleen, in the region of Limburg, Netherlands, commenced today, and operations at the site's production plants are being wound down, Sabic says...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Strike-at-Sabics-Geleen-site-causes-progressive-halt-of-operations_49470.html
January 30, 2013
Employees at Sabic Europe's Geleen, Netherlands, complex have launched strike actions after talks between management and the FNV trade union on 28 January failed to reach an agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Labor-dispute-threatens-operations-at-Sabics-Geleen-site-reports-say_49436.html
January 29, 2013
Technip says it has been awarded engineering and procurement contracts by Westlake Chemical for the previously announced expansion and modernization of the ethylene cracking furnaces...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Technip-awarded-contracts-for-Westlakes-ethylene-plant-expansion-in-Kentucky_49397.html
January 28, 2013
The Naphtachimie steam cracker at Lavéra, France, is expected to restart operations partially during the first half of March, IHS Chemical says. The cracker sustained a fire in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Naphtachimie-cracker-at-Lavera-to-restart-partially-in-March_49375.html
January 28, 2013
National Petrochemical Co. (NPC; Tehran) will offer shares of Persian Gulf Holding, comprising 15 petrochemical firms, on the Tehran stock exchange, Fars News Agency reported today...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Irans-NPC-to-offer-Persian-Gulf-Holding-shares-on-stock-exchange-reports-say_49366.html
January 25, 2013
PKN Orlen's (Plock, Poland) petrochemical operations swung back into positive earnings territory during the fourth quarter of 2012, with the company's consolidated results showing a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/PKN-Orlens-petrochemical-activities-swing-to-a-quarterly-profit_49356.html
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
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