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January 29, 2014
Olefin production went down in Western Europe during the last quarter of 2013, compared with the same quarter of the previous year, according to figures released by the Association of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Western-Europes-olefin-production-declined-in-fourth-quarter-of-2013_58390.html
January 29, 2014
The Taiwanese government earlier this week approved construction of a $15-billion refinery and petrochemical project on mainland China under certain conditions, CW has learned. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Taiwan-conditionally-approves-petchems-project-on-mainland-China_58380.html
January 21, 2014
Hedge fund Third Point LLC (New York) said this morning that it has taken a stake in Dow Chemical and urged management to evaluate a spinoff of its petrochemical operations....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Hedge-fund-Third-Point-calls-for-Dow-to-consider-spin-off-of-petrochemicals_58157.html
January 20, 2014
Industries Qatar (IQ; Doha) on Sunday announced a tentative shutdown schedule for its manufacturing facilities during the first quarter. IQ’s shutdown timetable in the first...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Industries-Qatar-plans-lengthy-plant-closures-in-first-quarter_58118.html
January 17, 2014
Nova Chemicals marked the introduction of ethane from the Marcellus shale region to its Corunna, ON steam cracker with a ceremony held on 16 January. "This is a critical component to our Nova 2020 growth strategy of capitalizing on new feedstock sources to meet our current needs and expanding customer demands,” says CEO Randy Woelfel. Nova began feeding Marcellus ethane to the Corunna cracker in December....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Nova-marks-introduction-of-Marcellus-ethane-to-Corunna-cracker_58038.html
January 16, 2014
Formosa Plastics is planning to invest in a new ethylene plant in Louisiana using shale gas feedstock, according to local reports citing Formosa Plastics’ chairman Lee...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Formosa-Plastics-plans-to-build-ethylene-plant-in-Louisiana_57973.html
January 16, 2014
Sasol today commissioned its new ethylene purification facility at Sasolburg. The company’s CEO, David Constable; and the South African minister of trade and industry, Rob...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Sasols-new-ethylene-splitter-will-lead-to-PE-capacity-hike_57946.html
January 15, 2014
Total says it has received the go-ahead from the Chinese authorities to proceed with a coal-to-olefins joint venture with China Power Investment Corp. (CPI; Beijing) in the autonomous...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Total-gets-green-light-for-coal-to-olefins-JV-in-China_57976.html
January 3, 2014
LyondellBasell Industries says it has completed the previously announced restart of the company's methanol plant at Channelview, TX. The plant was placed back into service in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/LyondellBasell-restarts-methanol-plant-in-Texas_57716.html
December 26, 2013
Shell Chemical has agreed to fund demolition at a Monaca, PA industrial site it has been evaluating for a potential world-scale ethane cracker since March 2012, according to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Shell-extends-option-on-proposed-cracker-site-agrees-to-fund-demolition_57658.html
December 20, 2013
Axiall has chosen Louisiana as the location of a possible world-scale ethylene plant and associated derivatives plant, the company announced on 19 December. Axiall expects the capital investment to total $3 billion, with Axiall putting up $1 billion, and a “soon-to-be-named” partner contributing $2 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Axiall-chooses-Louisiana-for-$3-billion-cracker-and-derivatives-project_57591.html
December 19, 2013
Hanwha Chemical said today that it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) to build a petrochemical complex in Iraq. The LOI was signed at Seoul by the company’s president, Han-hong...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Hanwha-Chemical-signs-LOI-to-build-petchems-complex-in-Iraq_57533.html
December 18, 2013
Nova Chemicals says it will expand its ethylene capacity at its Corunna, ON site by 20% and debottleneck polyethylene at its nearby Moore, ON site. Nova also reaffirmed its interest a second polyethylene (PE) facility based on its Advanced Sclairtech (AST) technology. The projects are part of the company's Nova 2020 growth plan....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Nova-Chemicals-plans-ethylene-PE-expansion-at-Sarnia-sites-evaluating-new-PE-plant_57504.html
December 16, 2013
Qatar Petrochemical Co. (Qapco; Doha), an 80-20 joint venture between Industries Qatar and Total, is planning to expand capacity of its Mesaieed, Qatar–based cracker complex by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Qapco-plans-to-expand-Mesaieed-operations_57413.html
December 11, 2013
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) today released more information regarding its manufacturing joint verture's heads of agreement (MJV-HOA) with Pertamina, the Indonesian national...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Pertamina-and-PTTGC-sign-HOA-for-Indonesian-petchems-JV-Update_57231.html
December 10, 2013
PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical (Jakarta) says it has secured financing for a previously announced ethylene expansion project at Cilegon, Indonesia. The company has obtained loans...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Chandra-Asri-raises-loan-to-support-cracker-expansion-project_57230.html
December 5, 2013
Repsol said today that it is restarting production at its high-density polyethylene and low-density polyethylene plants at Tarragona, Spain, following a turnaround at the ethylene and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Repsol-resumes-production-of-PE-at-Tarragona-ships-ethylene-from-its-Sines-cracker_57099.html
December 4, 2013
Ineos is building a new furnace at its Rafnes, Norway, steam cracker, to expand the plant's ethylene capacity, according to a Reuters report. The project coincides with Ineos's plans...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Report-Ineos-to-expand-ethylene-capacity-at-Rafnes_57073.html
December 3, 2013
Ineos says it will be closing a number of old manufacturing assets at Grangemouth, UK., which will lead to some job cuts but not as many as 200, which Unite union feared. A spokesman...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Ineos-to-close-plants-at-Grangemouth-US-shale-gas-will-help-profitability_57054.html
December 3, 2013
Ingleside Ethylene, the recently formed 50-50 joint venture between OxyChem, a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum; and Mexichem, today announced that CB&I was awarded the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/CB-and-I-awarded-$1-billion-contract-for-OxyChem-Mexichem-cracker_57020.html
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