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June 8, 2015
Sasol Chemicals’ $8.1-billion ethylene project at Lake Charles, LA, continues to move forward. Kansas City Southern Railway (KCSR) announced Monday that it has agreed to build a storage-in-transit rail yard to support the project. KCSR will also replace and expand its existing railcar classification yard at Mossville, LA. Sasol will lease the yard long term....
June 5, 2015
Shell Chemicals expects that product from the company's Moerdijk, Netherlands 940,000-m.t./year steam cracker will be available from mid-July, the company confirmed today. “We...
June 5, 2015
The Dangote Group (Lagos), one of the most diversified business conglomerates in Africa, is planning to build a $4-billion petrochemical complex at Lekki, near Lagos, CW has learned...
June 4, 2015
Williams Partners' now plans to restart ethylene production at its Geismar, LA olefins plant this weekend, according to a source close to the company. The restart was expected on...
June 3, 2015
Westlake Chemical Partners (WLKP) says regulations proposed last month by the IRS would unfairly affect its shareholders and those of Westlake Chemical (WLK) by reversing a private-letter ruling (PLR) that the master limited partnership (MLP) would be eligible for key federal tax benefits....
June 3, 2015
Delegates to this year’s IHS Chemical polyethylene-polypropylene global technology and business forum, currently taking place in Zurich, were told that the polyethylene (PE) and...
June 1, 2015
US ethylene contracts have been finalized on Monday at a two-month settlement for April and May. The April ethylene contract settled at 34.25 cents/pound, which was flat from the March...
May 29, 2015
Naphtachimie's 720,000-m.t./year steam cracker at Lavéra, France remains offstream and is being repaired in steps, according to an update issued by chlorvinyls company Kem One...
May 26, 2015
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok), Thailand’s largest petrochemicals' producer, has selected technologies for its $5.7-billion project planned at Dilles Bottom, OH. The...
May 25, 2015
Gulf Capital (Abu Dhabi) and Carbon Holdings (Cairo), on Monday announced the signing of a debt financing agreement to support three of Carbon Holdings’ previously announced...
May 25, 2015
Ethylene production issues at Williams Partners' Geismar, LA, facility this week could put additional strain on an already tight US styrene market, according to IHS Chemical analysis...
May 22, 2015
Williams Partners' confirmed late Thursday that ethylene production at its Geismar, LA, olefins plant has been temporarily affected and customers have been notified that their...
May 22, 2015
ChevronPhillips Chemical (CPChem) began the startup process at an ethylene unit in Texas on Thursday, according to a filing with state regulators. CPChem said in a filling with the...
May 22, 2015
Market participants said on Thursday this week that the Williams Partners' Geismar, LA, facility would be shut for a minimum of one week, because of an electrical outage brought on by...
May 19, 2015
Naphtachimie's steam cracker and butadiene plant at Lavéra, France, remain offstream following a fire that damaged an electrical cable on 17 May. "The repair of equipment...
May 18, 2015
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok), Thailand’s largest and one of Asia’s fastest-growing petrochemical players, tells CW that it will invest about $1 billion in a...
May 14, 2015
Yeochun NCC (YNCC; Seoul) shut its No. 1 naphtha cracker at Yeocheon, South Korea today for 30–40 days of planned maintenance, a source close to the company says. YNCC yesterday...
May 13, 2015
Pars Petrochemical (Assaluyeh, Iran) plans to restart its styrene plant at Assaluyeh on 24–25 May after it was unexpectedly shut down due to a undisclosed mechanical fault, a...
May 12, 2015
Flint Hills Resources said in a maintenance filing with state regulators yesterday that a high-pressure leak had been discovered in the steam cracker at the company's Port Arthur, TX...
May 12, 2015
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (Houston) said today that its Evangeline ethylene pipeline could be placed back into service as early as mid-June, should its recent tool runs and repairs...
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