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October 9, 2014
Ineos has abandoned plans to build an ethylene oxide-ethylene glycol (EO-EG) facility at its Battleground manufacturing complex at La Porte, TX. No other sites are being considered, says the company....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene_oxide/Ineos-cancels-Battleground-EO-EG-project_64398.html
June 13, 2014
The Mexican Petroleum Institute (IMP; Mexico City), has completed a basic engineering study requested by the petrochemicals subsidiary of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex; Mexico...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene_oxide/Mexican-Petroleum-Institute-completes-basic-engineering-study-for-Pemex-EO-expansion_61798.html
April 24, 2014
Nippon Shokubai has announced a new long-term business plan through 2020, along with a shorter term action plan covering the next three years. The company has reconfirmed safety as a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene_oxide/Nippon-Shokubai-sets-targets-under-new-business-plan_60536.html
April 3, 2014
La Seda de Barcelona's (El Prat de Llobregat, Spain) assets at El Prat and Tarragona, Spain have been acquired by Cristian Lay (Jerez de los Caballeros, Spain), Cristian Lay announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene_oxide/Cristian-Lay-acquires-La-Seda-EO-EG-and-PET-assets-in-Spain_60042.html
March 28, 2014
The United States will probably gain at least three new ethylene oxide/ethylene glycol facilities by 2018, says Tison Keel, director/ethylene oxide and derivatives at IHS Chemical. Although very little new capacity has been announced, favorable economics and ample feedstock make a strong case for investment, he says....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene_oxide/IHS-WPC-Three-new-EG-plants-in-US-likely-by-2018_59906.html
March 28, 2014
Recent additions to ethylene glycol capacity might have kept the global market in rough balance, but serious production issues have limited actual availability, according to Tison Keel, director/ethylene oxide and derivatives at IHS Chemical. The result will be unsustainably high operating rates, tight supply, and high prices, he says....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene_oxide/IHS-WPC-Outages-will-push-EO-EG-operating-rates-into-the-red_59897.html
February 6, 2014
Plants owned and operated by La Seda de Barcelona (El Prat de Llobregat, Spain) at El Prat and Tarragona, Spain are to be acquired by Cristian Lay (Jerez de los Caballeros, Spain)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene_oxide/La-Seda-to-sell-petchem-assets-in-Spain-to-market-entrant_58604.html
November 29, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it has concluded substance evaluation on four substances—ethylene oxide, tributyl phosphate, m-tolylidene diisocyanate, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene_oxide/ECHA-concludes-evaluation-on-four-substances_56996.html
October 17, 2013
Huntsman will begin installing a third ethylene oxide (EO) unit at its Port Neches, TX, site on 22 October. The 120,000-m.t./year unit will increase the site’s EO capacity by 25%, the company says. Huntsman expects the new unit to begin operating in the second quarter of 2015....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene_oxide/Huntsman-to-break-ground-on-Port-Neches-EO-expansion_56000.html
October 10, 2013
The Mexican state of Veracruz is expected to receive $5 billion in direct investment by chemical companies, foreign and domestic, in Mexico, over the next five years, according to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene_oxide/Mexicos-state-of-Veracruz-expects-$11-billion-in-direct-investments-into-its-petrochemical-industry_55711.html
April 29, 2013
Pemex's petrochemical products generated 7.64 billion Mexican pesos ($618 million) in domestic sales for the group during the first quarter of 2013, the company has announced. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene_oxide/Pemexs-petchem-production-volume-falls-7-1-percent-during-the-first-quarter_51558.html
March 20, 2013
Huntsman says it has successfully completed scheduled maintenance of its olefins and ethylene oxide facilities at Port Neches, TX, and the units are operating at normal rates. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene_oxide/Huntsman-completes-olefins-EO-maintenance-at-Port-Neches_50640.html
November 15, 2012
Toyo Engineering (Narashino, Japan) says that its Toyo Engineering Korea (Toyo-Korea; Seoul) subsidiary has been awarded a contract by Korea Petrochemical Industry Co. (KPIC; Seoul)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene_oxide/Toyo-Engineering-awarded-contract-for-EO-EG-project-in-Korea_47782.html
April 4, 2012
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) says it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the chemical assets of Old World Industries (Northbrook, IL), including a production facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene_oxide/Indorama-Completes-Purchase-of-Old-Worlds-EO-EG-Business-for-$795-Million_42471.html
February 8, 2012
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) says it will acquire the chemical assets of Old World Industries (Northbrook, IL), including its production facility located at Clear Lake, TX, for $795 million. Old World will retain its consumer products division, including Peak antifreeze. As part of the purchase agreement, Old World will enter into a long-term glycol supply contract with Indorama for its antifreeze production in the U.S....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene_oxide/Indorama-to-Acquire-Old-Worlds-Chemical-Assets-for-$795-Million-updated_41050.html
January 9, 2012
Compass Minerals says highway deicing sales volumes were about 2,724,000 tons in the fourth-quarter of 2011, down 17% from the year-ago quarter due to less severe snow events. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene_oxide/Compass-Minerals-Say-Less-Severe-Weather-Led-to-Lower-Deicing-Sales-Volumes_40318.html
December 5, 2011
Ineos Oxide has narrowed down its site selection process for a previously announced ethylene oxide (EO), ethylene glycol (EG) and derivatives manufacturing complex on the U.S. Gulf...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene_oxide/Ineos-Oxide-Narrows-Site-Selection-for-U-S-EO-EG-and-Derivatives-Complex_39482.html
October 28, 2011
LyondellBasell reported third-quarter net income of $895 million, up 92% from the year-ago quarter, on sales up 29%, to $13 billion. Results were driven by strong performance in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene_oxide/LyondellBasells-Earnings-Soar-on-Advantaged-U-S-Olefins-Business_38683.html
October 4, 2011
Industry executives attending the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) annual meeting, currently taking place in Berlin, confirm a weakening in demand in petrochemical markets in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene_oxide/EPCA-2011-Petrochemical-Markets-Soften_38018.html
June 24, 2011
Amid developing plans to build a world-scale ethylene plant integrated with derivative units in the Marcellus Shale play of the Northeast U.S., Shell Chemicals says it expects steady...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene_oxide/Shell-Outlines-Plans-for-North-American-Derivatives-Business_35686.html
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