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October 6, 2011
A fire at the Shell Bukom refinery in Singapore has been extinguished but the company will close the downstream complex for safety checks and to investigate the cause, Ben van Buerden, CEO of Shell Chemicals tells CW. He was speaking on the sidelines of the Cefic General Assembly meeting, which is currently taking place in Madrid....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Shell-Singapore-Fire-Is-out-Progress-with-Qatar-Project_37970.html
October 4, 2011
Shell Chemicals says it is aiming to restart its refinery at Bukom Island, Singapore over the next few days and to avoid halting operations at any of its Singapore petrochemical plants...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Shell-Prepares-to-Restart-Singapore-Refinery-Confirms-Force-Majeure-on-Three-Petchem-Products_38005.html
September 30, 2011
This Week on CW:   Cefic has revised its forecast for EU chemicals production growth downards, to 2.5%. Third-quarter growth is expected to fall “markedly,” though...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Sept-30_37985.html
September 26, 2011
Williams says it will spend $350 million-$400 million to expand ethylene capacity at its Geismar, LA olefins facility by 600 million lbs/year, an increase of about 44%. The expansion...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Williams-to-Expand-Ethylene-Capacity-at-Geismar-LA_37838.html
September 26, 2011
Waiting for recovery: Greater volatility has caused producers and buyers alike to adopt a cautious outlook. Demand for petrochemicals has slowed in Europe after a strong rebound in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/European-Petrochemicals_37808.html
September 23, 2011
This Week on CW:   The global PE and PP industry will benefit from growing demand from emerging economies and cheap shale gas in the U.S., attendees at PEPP 2011 said this week in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Sept-23_37780.html
September 21, 2011
Lanxess plans to commercially produce ethylene-propylene-diene monomer (EPDM) from bio-based ethylene by the end of the year. Lanxess plans to use ethylene supplied derived purely from...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Lanxess-to-Produce-Bio-Based-EPDM-By-Year-End_37710.html
September 20, 2011
Williams will spend about $350 million-$400 million to expand ethylene capacity at its Geismar, LA olefins facility by 600 million lbs/year, or 44%. The expansion will bring total ethylene capacity at the site to 1.95 billion lbs/year and is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2013....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Williams-to-Expand-Ethylene-Capacity-at-Geismar_37690.html
September 16, 2011
This Week on CW:   Sasol is planning to invest about $10 billion in a gas-to-liquids chemicals complex in Louisiana.   DuPont was awarded $920 million in its suit against...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Sept-16_37665.html
September 9, 2011
This Week on CW:   At CW's China conference in Tianjin, attendees discussed new basic chemicals projects in China, which would add massive amounts of capacity to the ethylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Sept-9_37537.html
September 9, 2011
ConocoPhillips plans to include its stake in Chevron Phillips Chemical (CP Chem), a 50-50 joint venture with Chevron, with the downstream refining assets that it plans to spin off in by mid-2012....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/ConocoPhillips-to-Include-CP-Chem-Stake-with-Refining-Assets-for-Spin-Off_37524.html
September 6, 2011
Nova Chemicals has entered into three agreements, including two ethane supply deals and a transportation service agreement, to support the planned revamp of its Corunna, ON cracker, located in the Sarnia region, to utilize up to 100% natural gas liquids (NGLs) feedstock....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Nova-Secures-Ethane-Supply-for-Ontario-Cracker-Revamp_37387.html
August 29, 2011
North American ethylene prices are poised to rebound in the latter half of the current quarter on upcoming cracker turnarounds, market players say. At least four major cracker...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Ethylene-Prices-Poised-to-Rise-on-Planned-Outages_37148.html
August 25, 2011
The complex will use low-cost ethane gas to produce 840,000 m.t./year of ethylene and 800,000 m.t./year of polyethylene. It  is expected to start production in 2016 and to generate sales of $1.4 billion/year....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/LG-Chem-Plans-$4-billion-Petrochemicals-JV-in-Kazakhstan_37129.html
August 8, 2011
Westlake Chemical is planning a series of expansions to boost ethylene capacity in 2012 and 2014 to better meet the company’s captive ethylene requirements. Westlake plans to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Westlake-to-Boost-Ethylene-Capacity_36686.html
August 8, 2011
Global demand for ethylene glycol (EG) increased 12.1% in 2010, to about 19.5 million m.t., and it is forecast to grow about 5.4%/year through 2015, driven by increased demand for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Ethylene-Glycol-Market-Firms-Players-Bullish-on-Outlook_36642.html
August 5, 2011
This Week on CW:   Second-quarter earning were, once again, mostly good, but with some downside. Arkema posted its highest net income ever, while Nalco's profits rose and DSM's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Aug-5_36757.html
August 3, 2011
Westlake Chemical says it is planning a series of expansions to boost ethylene capacity in 2012 and 2014 to better integrate the company’s ethylene requirements. Beginning in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Westlake-Plans-Projects-to-Boost-Ethylene-Capacity_36627.html
August 2, 2011
Westlake Chemical reported second-quarter net income up 42% from the year ago quarter, to $81 million ($1.21/share), on sales up 13%, to $925 million. Income from operations was up...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Higher-Sales-Improved-Margins-Boost-Westlakes-Earnings_36606.html
August 2, 2011
Linde and engineering firm Bechtel day they will work together to expand and build ethane cracker plants in North America. The companies did not specify a project, but several ethylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Linde-and-Bechtel-Team-Up-to-Build-and-Expand-North-American-Crackers_36462.html
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