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July 15, 2015
Jim Ratcliffe inspects one of two shale gas carriers Ineos held a ship naming ceremony Tuesday at Qidong, China, near Shanghai, in the latest landmark of the company's $1-billion...
July 15, 2015
UOP has licensed its Advanced methanol-to-olefins (MTO) process to Better Clean Energy, a subsidiary of Better Holdings Group (Dongying, China). Better Clean Energy intends to use the MTO process to produce 300,000 m.t./year of ethylene and propylene at a new facility in Shandong Province, China. Startup is slated for 2016, says UOP....
July 9, 2015

Dow Chemical confirms reports that it has requested the closure of a stretch of State Highway 332 near its Oyster Creek site at Freeport, TX, following a process upset that resulted in the release of trace amounts of hydrocarbons.


July 9, 2015
Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNK; Nizhnekamsk, Russia), a leading Russian producer of petrochemicals and part of the local TAIF Group (Kazan), has decided to divide its planned $9-billion...
July 5, 2015
Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer (BCPL) has begun the commissioning of its long-delayed Assam cracker project at Lepetkata, India. Three units—the gas sweetening unit, the...
July 2, 2015
The US June ethylene contract settled at 33.75 cents/lb late yesterday, losing 0.75 cts/lb from the May contract price of 34.50 cts/lb. The decline reflects low feedstock costs and...
July 1, 2015
Borealis (Vienna) said on Wednesday that it will invest €160 million ($177.4 million) in its Stenungsund, Sweden site. The investment includes an upgrade and revamp of four of the...
June 26, 2015
Via an agreement, Bermuda-registered Petredec has secured $186.3 million from KfW IPEX-Bank (Frankfurt) to finance constructing four handysize gas carriers, the bank says. Handysize...
June 23, 2015

Shell has received an air-quality permit to build the company's planned Appalachian petrochemical project at Monaca, PA, from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Shell’s plans call for a 1.5-million m.t./year ethylene plant and derivative units, with startup slated for 2019.


June 19, 2015
US styrene producers in Louisiana may start seeing some relief on feedstock supply as ethylene suppliers bring production back up. Williams Partners’ (Tulsa, OK) said 19 June...
June 19, 2015
Williams Partners' (Tulsa, OK) olefins plant at Geismar, LA, is approaching its full, expanded production rate, Williams has announced. The plant’s ethylene production rate was...
June 18, 2015
Boardwalk Pipeline confirmed today that its Evangeline ethylene pipeline was back at full operations. The return to full operations was in line with the timeframe laid out earlier...
June 18, 2015
A consortium comprising the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and leading international investors, have agreed to invest in the development of ZapSibNeftekhim, Sibur’s...
June 17, 2015
Axiall (Atlanta) and Lotte Chemical (Seoul) have settled on arrangements for a joint venture to build and operate a 1 million m.t./year ethane cracker in Louisiana. The partners expect later this year to make a final investment decision on the project, which was first announced in February 2014....
June 17, 2015
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (Houston) says that its Evangeline ethylene pipeline is expected to resume partial commercial operations today and full commercial operations on 17 June at...
June 15, 2015
Shell Chemicals has completed the purchase of a site in Monaca, PA, for its planned Appalachian petrochemical complex, according to Horsehead Holding, the seller....
June 15, 2015
Yeochun NCC (YNCC; Seoul) has begun the process to restart its No. 1 naphtha cracker at Yeocheon, South Korea, after the plant was shut on 14 May for regular maintenance, a source...
June 12, 2015
Reliance Industries (RIL, Mumbai) expects to start up its new 1.15 million m.t./year purified terephthalic acid  (PTA) plant at Dahej by October, says Mukesh Ambani, chairman and...
June 12, 2015
Williams Partners' has achieved on-spec ethylene this week at its Geismar, LA, olefins plant, according to market participants. A source close to the company said last week that the...
June 8, 2015
ChevronPhillips Chemical's (CPChem) ethylene unit 22 at its Sweeny, TX, facility was returning to service this past weekend after being forced to shut down on 5 June, according to a...
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