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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
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
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