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April 4, 2015
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) said on Friday that it has rescheduled the shutdown of its olefins plant 1-4/1 at Map Ta Phut from August this year to 29 March 2015 to clean the...
April 1, 2015
Shell Chemicals has completed an upgrade of its Singapore ethylene cracker complex (ECC), thereby boosting its production capacity by 20%, it says today. "Upgrading the ethylene...
April 1, 2015
Siluria (San Francisco) has started up a plant at La Porte, TX, to demonstrate its process for the manufacture of ethylene by the oxidative coupling of methane (OCM). The development represents the world’s first large-scale production of ethylene directly from natural gas via OCM, says Siluria. The company intends to commercialize the process in 2017-18....
April 1, 2015
ExxonMobil says that the restart process is underway at the company's Beaumont, TX, petrochemical complex and that some equipment was back online on 1 April. The company confirmed...
March 31, 2015
Market participants and insiders have said this week that Williams Partners' Geismar, LA, ethane cracker achieved production of on-specification ethylene on 27 March. The company has...
March 31, 2015
ExxonMobil has confirmed that its entire petrochemical complex at Beaumont, TX, has been shut down following a fire on a propylene line. The company adds that there is no estimated...
March 31, 2015
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP; Harrisburg) has announced its intention to issue air permits to Shell Chemicals' planned Appalachian petrochemical complex at Monaca, PA. The DEP will hold a public hearing on 5 May to take comments regarding Shell’s application....
March 31, 2015
BP Refining and Petrochemical’s (BPRP) steam crackers at Gelsenkirchen, Germany, are running at reduced rates following an unexpected outage toward the end of last week. The two...
March 27, 2015
Demand for key basic chemicals has surged since the financial crisis of 2008-2009, but imbalances in supply and demand have emerged that will shape margins through the end of the decade, says Mark Eramo, v.p./global chemical insights at IHS Chemical. Ethylene and vinyls are set to benefit, but methanol could be challenged....
March 26, 2015
ChevronPhillips Chemical (CP Chem) began a start-up event from its shutdown Ethylene Unit 33 at its Sweeny, Texas, facility, according to a filing with state regulators on Thursday...
March 26, 2015
Although China accounts for the world's largest para-xylene (p-xylene) capacity, it will still need to import more than half of this capacity for the foreseeable future, according to...
March 25, 2015
“Changing oil prices have not changed the fact that shale production technologies have unlocked an abundant long-term supply of natural gas in the region,” says Matt Aguiar, senior v.p. at ExxonMobil Chemical. “US gas production has grown by 45% over the past six years. The nation has a nearly 100-year natural gas supply, and it’s still growing.”...
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