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October 10, 2014The huge buildup of shale-based petrochemical capacity in the United States later this decade will trigger substantial exports of cost-advantaged ethylene derivatives to Europe and...
October 10, 2014Versalis (Milan) has confirmed plans to enhance the feedstock flexibility of the company's Dunkirk, France, steam cracker to enable the plant to consume low-cost ethane imported from...
October 10, 2014The emerging energy framework driven by shale oil and gas in North America is changing the competitive dynamics of the worldwide petrochemical industry, leaving regions such as Europe...
October 10, 2014Worldwide demand growth for key petrochemical building blocks is expected to be healthy in the coming years, says Mark Eramo, v.p./chemical industry insights at IHS Chemical...
October 1, 2014An accident occurred at PKN Orlen's (Płock, Poland) olefins production plant at Płock this morning, the company has confirmed. A small ignition of gaseous hydrocarbon components took...
September 30, 2014Borealis and Neste Jacobs (Porvoo, Finland) have signed an agreement, under which Neste Jacobs will provide engineering, procurement, and construction management services for an...
October 8, 2014PTT Global Chemical (Bangkok) has partnered with Marubeni (Tokyo) to develop an ethane cracker and derivatives project in the Marcellus Shale region of the United States, says a local report. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, quoting unnamed sources, the partners are considering three locations: the Mon River Industrial Park at Allenport, PA; and a site each in West Virginia and Ohio....
September 29, 2014Nova Chemicals has agreed to be the anchor shipper for Kinder Morgan Energy Partners’ Utica to Ontario Pipeline Access (Utopia) project, which will carry ethane and ethane-propane mixtures from the Utica shale basin to Nova’s Corunna, Ontario, facility. The pipeline, slated to begin operation in early 2018, will extend the range of shale-advantaged feedstocks available to Nova’s Corunna steam cracker, which has been receiving ethane from the Marcellus shale since early 2014....
September 24, 2014LyondellBasell Industries is evaluating a further expansion project at Channelview, TX, to add up to 550 million lbs/year of ethylene. Preliminary engineering work is under way and, if...
September 24, 2014Versalis (Milan), the chemicals subsidiary of ENI (Rome), has confirmed that it will not restart operations at the company's naphtha cracker at Porto Marghera, Italy. The cracker...