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August 2, 2007
Major methanol producers agreed to a third-quarter contract price of €220/m.t. fob in Europe last week, in what observers are calling a move to put a floor on the weak market. The...
July 30, 2007
After the general retreat in spot prices two weeks ago, the relative strengths and weaknesses of various products came to the fore last week. Spot ethylene in the U.S. turned upward...
July 30, 2007
Methanex says it has shut down two more methanol units at its Punta Arenas, Chile site due to shortages in natural gas supplied from Argentina. A labor dispute is affecting one...
July 30, 2007
Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) has lifted its force majeure on methylene-di-para-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) in Africa, Europe, and the Mideast from its Krefeld-Uerdingen, Germany site...
July 30, 2007
Mitsubishi Corp. and Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC) say they will expand methanol capacity at Metanol de Oriente (Meteor; Jose, Venezuela), their joint venture with Venezuela’s...
July 27, 2007
High inventories and slumping demand have led to a sharp drop in global methanol prices. Initial settlements in the European second-quarter contract price were agreed to last week at...
July 27, 2007
Methanex says it has secured enough natural gas to run its 530,000-m.t./year methanol plant at Taranaki, New Zealand through the end of 2007. Methanex operates the plant as swing...
July 26, 2007
Celanese says it has shut down its 850,000-m.t./year methanol plant at Edmonton, AB. The company had previously announced it was shutting methanol production but kept the plant running...
July 26, 2007
Oman Oil Co. (OOC; Muscat) says it has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract to GS Engineering and Construction (Seoul) to build a world-scale methanol complex...
July 25, 2007
Methanex says it will shut down a 925,000-m.t./year methanol unit at its Punta Arenas, Chile site this month due to natural gas curtailments from its main natural gas supplier in...
July 25, 2007
Brunei Methanol Co. (BMC; Brunei), a joint venture in which Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC) has 50%, and Petroleum Brunei and Itochu each have 25%, has been given final approval for a...
July 25, 2007
Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemical (GSFC; Vadodara, India) says it will spend $64 million to revamp and modify an old ammonia unit at Baroda, India to produce 175,000 m.t./year...
July 25, 2007
Prices U.S.: 76 cts-80 cts/gal spot; 101 cts-103 cts/lb fob, May contracts EUROPE: €175-€180 fob, spot; €250/m.t. fob, second-quarter contracts ASIA: $230/ton c&f...
July 25, 2007
Davy Process Technology (DPT) and Johnson Matthey Catalysts, a Johnson Matthey (JM) subsidiary, say they have been selected to provide technology, basic engineering design, and...
July 24, 2007
European butadiene contracts have settled for the second quarter at a €25/m.t. increase, to €895/m.t. del, a record high. Strong demand and tight supplies boosted prices...
June 28, 2007
The Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) is promoting a project to build a world-scale. methanol-to-olefins complex in Singapore. Studies are under way for a plant with capacity...
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