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December 1, 2011
Sasol says it has advanced a feasibility study on a possible 1.4-million m.t./year ethylene plant and downstream derivative units at its Lake Charles site. Sasol also reported today that is in discussions on possible divestment of its stake in Arya Sasol, a polyethylene joint venture in Iran...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Sasol-Plans-Ethane-Cracker-in-Louisiana_39404.html
December 1, 2011
Lummus Technology, a CB&I subsidiary, has been awarded a contract by CJSC Vostochnaya Neftechimicheskaya (VNHK), a subsidiary of OJSC Rosneft (Moscow) for the license and basic...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Rosneft-Builds-Large-Naphtha-Cracker-Complex-in-Russias-Far-East_39432.html
November 2, 2011
The recent fire and production outage at Shell's Bukom refinery in Singapore will shave about $150 million, after tax, off the company's fourth-quarter earnings, Shell says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Singapore-Refinery-Fire-Will-Cost-Shell-$150-Million_38767.html
October 28, 2011
LyondellBasell reported third-quarter net income of $895 million, up 92% from the year-ago quarter, on sales up 29%, to $13 billion. Results were driven by strong performance in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/LyondellBasells-Earnings-Soar-on-Advantaged-U-S-Olefins-Business_38683.html
October 18, 2011
Enterprise Products Partners says it has started commercial operations of its fifth natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionator at Mont Belvieu, TX, three months ahead of schedule. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Enterprise-Starts-Up-Fifth-NGL-Fractionator-at-Mont-Belvieu-Begins-Construction-on-Sixth_38388.html
October 17, 2011
In a deal that will create the largest natural gas pipeline operator in the U.S., Kinder Morgan (KMI; Houston) has agreed to buy competitor El Paso Corporation (Houston) for $38...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Kinder-Morgan-to-Acquire-El-Paso-Creating-Pipeline-Giant_38363.html
October 10, 2011
Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical have signed a shareholders' agreement for their previously announced Sadara Chemical joint venture. Sadara will build a $20-billion manufacturing complex...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Aramco-and-Dow-Sign-Shareholders-Agreement-for-Sadara-Chemical-JV_38188.html
October 10, 2011
LyondellBasell has agreed to mothball its refinery at Berre, France for up to two years, having announced late last month that it would close the refinery permanently. The mothballing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/LyondellBasell-Agrees-to-Mothball-French-Refinery-Rather-Than-Close-It-Permanently_38185.html
October 7, 2011
This Week on CW:   At EPCA 2011 this week in Berlin, attendees discussed a fall in petrochemical demand, though they said 2011 is still expected to be a good year for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Oct-7_38178.html
October 6, 2011
Enterprise says it is nearing completion on a series of infrastructure improvement projects designed to optimize the partnership’s Neptune cryogenic natural gas processing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Enterprise-Nears-Completion-of-Natural-Gas-Processing-Projects-in-Louisiana_37865.html
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
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