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July 29, 2011
Formosa Plastics is planning to spend in excess of $1.5 billion to build a large ethylene plant at the company's Point Comfort, TX site, chairman Li Chih –tsun says. Formosa had...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Formosa-Plastics-Plans-Big-Cracker-in-the-U-S-Using-Shale-Gas-Based-Feedstock_36518.html
July 27, 2011
Nova Chemicals says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Statoil Marketing and Trading Inc. (Stamford, CT) for a long-term supply of ethane from the Marcellus Shale basin...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Nova-Boosts-Ethane-Supplies-at-Sarnia-in-Deal-with-Statoil_36455.html
July 27, 2011
Shell Chemicals has confirmed that it is planning another shutdown at its Singapore steam cracker complex “sometime in August 2011” to complete repairs. The cracker...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Shell-Plans-Another-Shutdown-of-Singapore-Cracker-to-Complete-Repairs_36457.html
July 26, 2011
Formosa Plastics chairman William Wang is trying to reverse a decision by the provincial government of Zhejiang, China to exclude Formosa Plastics’ previously announced plan to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Formosa-Plastics-Ningbo-Cracker-Project-Excluded-from-Chinas-Five-Year-Plan_36416.html
July 22, 2011
Sunoco Logistics Partners says it will begin open season for shippers to secure volumes of natural gas liquids (NGL) for its Mariner West pipeline joint venture with MarkWest Liberty...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Mariner-West-Pipeline-Seeks-NGL-Volume-Commitments-from-Shippers_36355.html
July 15, 2011
BHP Billiton (Melbourne) says it will acquire Petrohawk Energy Corporation’s (Houston) shale assets for $12.1 billion ($38.75/share) in cash. BHP Billiton will gain operating...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/BHP-Billiton-Acquires-Petrohawk-Energy-for-$12-1-Billion_36173.html
July 13, 2011
Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Company (Petro Rabigh; Rabigh, Saudi Arabia) has delayed until the end of this month the re-commissioning of one of the main units within the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Petro-Rabigh-Delays-Restarting-of-HOFCC-Unit-Expects-Lower-PP-Sales_36116.html
July 12, 2011
Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat (GNS; Salavat, Russia), a Gazprom subsidiary, has begun construction of a previously announced project to increase ethylene capacity at the Salavat complex...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Russian-Firm-Adds-Lummus-Process-Ethylene-Furnace_36075.html
July 7, 2011
Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd. (HPL; Kolkata, India), the only petrochemicals producer on India’s east coast, will shut down its entire complex at Haldia, India for a period of about...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Haldia-Petrochemicals-Will-Shutter-Entire-Complex-for-About-Two-Weeks_35974.html
June 30, 2011
Mitsui & Co. says its subsidiary Mitsui E&P Texas (MEPTX) has acquired a 12.5% interest in SM Energy Co.’s (Denver) non-operating property in the Eagle Ford shale play in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Mitsui-and-Co-Inks-$680-million-Shale-Play-Deal_35893.html
June 30, 2011
PetroLogistics, owner and operator of the world’s largest propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant, may be in talks to buy or lease some of Bayer’s 1,460 unused acres in West...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/PetroLogistics-May-Be-in-Talks-to-Build-Ethylene-Unit-on-Bayers-WV-Land_35880.html
June 30, 2011
Gail India (New Delhi) has made a proposal to build a naphtha cracker at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, one of India’s Petroleum, Chemicals and Petrochemicals Investment Regions...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Gail-India-Plans-Naphtha-Cracker-in-Andhra-Pradesh_35869.html
June 27, 2011
Enterprise Products Partners says it will build a sixth natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionator at its Mont Belvieu, TX facility that will increase capacity by 75,000 barrels per day...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Enterprise-to-Build-Sixth-NGL-Fractionator-at-Mont-Belvieu-TX_35801.html
June 22, 2011
ENI (Rome) will cease permanently the production of almost all petrochemicals at the company's Porto Torres, Italy complex under a plan to convert the site into a previously announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/ENI-to-Close-Ethylene-Complex-in-Sardinia_35666.html
June 21, 2011
ExxonMobil is delaying the start-up of its 1 million m.t./year ethylene plant on Jurong Island, Singapore into next year from the end of 2011 due to longer-than-expected safety checks...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/ExxonMobil-Delays-Start-up-of-Singapore-Cracker-Until-2012_35645.html
June 15, 2011
Shell Chemicals is developing plans to build a world-scale ethylene plant integrated with derivative units atop Marcellus Shale natural gas deposits in the U.S. Northeast. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Shell-Chemicals-Eyes-Ethylene-and-PE-Plants-in-U-S-Northeast_35457.html
June 13, 2011
Sinopec and the port authority of Lianyungang, China have agreed to form a joint venture that will build a refinery and petrochemical complex at Lianyungang, Chinese press reports say...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Sinopec-Agrees-on-Refinery-and-Petrochemical-JV_35487.html
June 13, 2011
Shell Chemicals says it plans to debottleneck its Singapore ethylene plant and has confirmed plans to raise capacity of its high-purity ethylene oxide (HPEO) plant there. The Bukom...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Shell-to-Debottleneck-Singapore-Cracker-Hike-EO-Capacity_35387.html
June 13, 2011
Shell Chemical’s announcement of an Appalachia cracker brings planned U.S. ethylene expansion to more than 5 million m.t. by 2018 (p. 5). It is a remarkable turn. Three years ago...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Shale-Gale-Builds_35450.html
June 9, 2011
Petronas says it will partner with Progress Energy Resources (Calgary, AB) to develop shale-gas assets in the Montney shale plays of northeastern British Columbia. Petronas will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Petronas-Enters-North-American-Shale-Gas-Market-in-$1-09-Billion-Deal_35267.html
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