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May 31, 2016
Chevron Phillips Chemical's (CPChem) Sweeny #33 steam cracker in Old Ocean, TX, is back online, but the Sweeny #24 steam cracker has been shut down, according to a report filed with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Neither outage has had any impact on prices in the US olefins market, which is well supplied....
May 24, 2016
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has preliminarily approved a greenhouse gas (GHG) prevention of significant deterioration air-quality permit that would allow Total to build its planned $2-billion, 1-million m.t./year ethane cracker at Port Arthur, TX. TCEQ published a notice announcing the news on 23 May....
May 23, 2016
The Ustyurt Gas Chemical Complex at Surgil, Uzbekistan, has been inaugurated by South Korea's prime minister, Hwang Kyo-ahn; and his Uzbek counterpart, Shavkat Mirziyoyev. The Surgil...
May 20, 2016
 Global ethylene demand, currently estimated at 140 million m.t./year, is growing at 5.5 million m.t.-6 million m.t./year, equivalent to 5-6 world scale plants. “This means...
May 20, 2016
Shell Chemicals' steam cracker at Pulau Bukom, Singapore,  will be restarted in July, the company announced during the Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC), currently...
May 19, 2016
Formosa Plastics, the largest petrochemicals player in Taiwan and one of the largest globally, has outlined its investment plans, including new cracker plans in Louisiana. Bao-Lang...
May 11, 2016
Siluria Technologies, a developer of novel process technologies, announced on Wednesday that it has proven the commercial viability of its oxidative coupling of methane-to-ethylene...
May 9, 2016
Thailand-based PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC) confirmed on Monday it will make a decision on building a world-scale cracker in the US in early 2017. PTTGC contradicted Bangkok news reports that it had slowed the decision because of persistent low crude oil prices. In September 2015, PTTGC said that it expected to make a final investment decision in 2016 or 2017, and the latest announcement only narrows the timeframe, says a company spokesperson....
May 5, 2016
CW speaks to José Luis Uriegas, president of the Latin American Petrochemical and Chemical Association (APLA; Buenos Aires) and CEO of Grupo Idesa (Mexico City), about how low crude oil prices are affecting the region’s industry and opportunities for ethane feedstock and the economic and political challenges that lie ahead....
May 4, 2016
Westlake Chemical and Axiall today released shareholder letters in efforts to win votes for their competing board slates at Axiall’s 17 June annual meeting. Westlake is seeking...
May 3, 2016
Westlake Chemical Partners, a master limited partnership (MLP) affiliated with Westlake Chemical, reports first-quarter net income attributable to the partnership up 42% year-on-year...
May 2, 2016
US ethylene production and inventory in the first quarter of 2016 increased year-on-year (YOY), according to data released last week by the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM). Producers and consumers ramped up production and inventory levels in preparation for the spring turnaround season, which will run through late in the third quarter....
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