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April 18, 2016
Westlake Chemical on Monday shut down the Petro 1 olefins unit at its Lake Charles, LA, facility for a planned maintenance turnaround that will include a 113,000 m.t./year expansion of ethylene capacity, according to IHS Chemical. The project will be completed during the second quarter....
April 18, 2016
LyondellBasell today began a planned maintenance turnaround that will allow the company to expand the capacity of its Equistar operations in Corpus Christi, TX, by 360,000 m.t./year. The work, scheduled to take approximately 120 days, will increase the facility’s ethylene capacity to 1.13 million m.t./year....
April 18, 2016
LyondellBasell began work on its latest ethylene expansion today with the start of a 120-day maintenance turnaround at its Corpus Christi, TX site.  The expansion is expected...
April 17, 2016
Sabic has announced that a fire at its Jubail United Petrochemical Co. (United; Jubail, Saudi Arabia) subsidiary killed 12 people and injured 11 with six of those remaining in critical...
April 15, 2016
Celanese (Dallas) is raising the price of methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) and vinyl acetate ethylene (VAE) emulsions, effective 15 April....
April 11, 2016
Ineos says it has completed operational trials on train 2 of its gas cracker at Grangemouth, UK, eight years after it was mothballed because of dwindling gas supplies from the North...
April 1, 2016
The current wave of investments in ethane-consuming petrochemical plants and export facilities is driving up ethane production, according to a report by the US Energy Information...
March 29, 2016
Flint Hills Resources plans to shut down its Port Arthur, TX, light olefins unit (LOU) to repair a leak found on 29 March, according to an air emission event report filed with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Flint Hills did not say when the shutdown would begin....
March 28, 2016
Dow Chemical has postponed an early-April turnaround of its LHC-3 unit in Plaquemine, LA, to the third quarter....
March 24, 2016
Sibur, Russia’s largest petrochemicals producer, is expected to select an ethylene technology licensor for the previously announced Amur gas chemical project in Russia’s...
March 22, 2016
Shell executive v.p. Graham van't Hoff and CNOOC's Xiaoli sign the final investment decision for expanding the CSPC jv. China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC; Beijing) and Shell...
March 18, 2016
 Braskem Idesa, the 75-25 joint venture between Braskem and Grupo Idesa, started injecting ethane today at their Etileno XXI cracker project at Coatzacoalcos, Mexico. The jv...
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