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February 6, 2015
Tosoh expects its steam cracker at Yokkaichi, Japan, to resume normal production tomorrow. Output at the cracker was reduced early this week to about 80% of capacity because of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Tosoh-to-restore-Yokkaichi-cracker-runs_67599.html
February 5, 2015
Ethylene spot prices have been moving higher in the United States this week due to uncertainty over operations at Shell Chemicals’ Norco, LA GO-1 steam cracker and flaring at Dow...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Ethylene-up-in-US-on-uncertainty-over-Louisiana-Texas-facilities_67560.html
February 5, 2015
ENI (Rome) has confirmed to CW that its chemical subsidiary, Versalis (Milan), has restarted its 490,000-m.t./year steam cracker at Porto Marghera, Italy and that the cracker is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Versalis-restarts-Porto-Marghera-cracker-starts-supplying-Shell_67528.html
February 5, 2015
Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd. (HPL; Kolkata, India) plans to operate its steam cracker at 100% of capacity after it was restarted on 29 January following a six-month hiatus, a source...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Haldia-Petrochemicals-targets-100-percent-cracker-runs-after-late-January-restart_67513.html
February 3, 2015
Williams Partners (Tulsa, OK) says it expects to begin manufacturing ethylene at its expanded Geismar plant for sale in February. The company originally planned to start the plant, which has been offline since June 2013, in November, but problems arose during the final stages of commissioning....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Williams-to-produce-ethylene-at-Geismar-for-sale-in-February_67455.html
February 3, 2015

LyondellBasell’s fourth-quarter earnings have beaten the analysts’ consensus estimate by 15%, with lower feedstock costs more than making up for lower product prices. However, the company expects lower crude oil prices to pressure margins in the year ahead. Fourth-quarter earnings from continuing operations totaled $796 million, down 32% year-over-year (YOY) from $1.177 billion. Sales totaled $10.29 billion, down 8% YOY from $11.138 billion. The quarter included a $715 million non-cash, pre-tax charge for the impact of a lower-of-cost-or-market (LCM) inventory adjustment.

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/LyondellBasell-beats-consensus-by-15-percent-as-lower-feedstocks-make-up-for-product-prices_67452.html
February 2, 2015
Formosa Petrochemical Corp. (FPC) raised production at its three steam crackers at Mailiao, Taiwan, from 90% to 95% of capacity at the end of January, a source close to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Formosa-raises-cracker-runs-to-95-percent-of-capacity-in-late-January_67391.html
February 1, 2015
Saudi Kayan, a Sabic affiliate, said on Sunday that it plans to shut several units at its petrochemicals complex at Jubail for a scheduled maintenance in February and October. Kayan...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Saudi-Kayan-to-shut-several-units-for-maintenance_67386.html
January 29, 2015
David Lumpkins has joined the board of directors of Westlake Chemical Partners’ general partner. Westlake Chemical Partners (Houston) is the master limited partnership formed by Westlake Chemical to operate, acquire and develop ethylene production facilities....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/David-Lumpkins-joins-board-of-Westlakes-ethylene-MLP_67334.html
January 23, 2015
Production of several major aromatics products declined in Japan during 2014, data from the Japan Petrochemical Industry Association (JPIA; Tokyo) show. JPIA posted data for 18...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Japans-aromatics-production-declined-in-2014_67159.html
January 22, 2015
Boardwalk Pipeline said on Thursday that the work to remove the in-line inspection tool that was stuck on the Evangeline ethylene pipeline should be completed by the end of this...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Inspection-tool-to-be-removed-from-Evangeline-Pipeline-by-end-week_67126.html
January 22, 2015
Mitsui Chemicals is operating its steam cracker at Chiba, Japan, at about 80% of capacity after the company reduced runs from 100% on 20 January, Mitsui said today. The cracker was...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Mitsui-runs-Chiba-cracker-at-80-percent-on-berth-repairs_67074.html
January 21, 2015
Sinopec produced 10.7 million m.t. of ethylene in 2014, up 7.2% from 9.98 million m.t. in 2013, the company announced today. Sinopec's production accounted for 63% of China's overall...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Sinopecs-ethylene-production-up-7-2-percent-in-2014_67037.html
January 20, 2015
China produced 1.49 million m.t. of ethylene in December 2014, taking the full-year tally to 17.0 million m.t., the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS; Beijing) announced today. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Chinas-ethylene-production-up-6-4-percent-in-December_66994.html
January 20, 2015
Lotte Chemical Titan (Kuala Lumpur) has issued a buy tender for 3,000–5,000 m.t. of ethylene for second-half February delivery, a source close to the company said today. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Lotte-Chemical-Titan-seeks-ethylene-for-second-half-February_66990.html
January 19, 2015
As long as the Boardwalk Pipeline’s Evangeline ethylene pipeline system remains down, US ethylene sources expect spot prices at the Choctaw ethylene storage hub at Plaquemine...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/US-Choctaw-ethylene-prices-to-stay-above-Mont-Belvieu-with-Evangeline-Pipeline-down_66986.html
January 16, 2015
Japan's ethylene production totaled 631,200 m.t. in December 2014, up 1.5% from 622,000 m.t. in the previous December, according to figures released by the Ministry of Economy, Trade...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Japans-ethylene-production-up-1-5-percent-in-December_66923.html
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
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