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September 27, 2016
JX Nippon Oil & Energy's (Tokyo, Japan) Muroran, Japan, aromatics plant remains offstream after a fire broke out at the facility's electrical control room on the night of 21...
September 9, 2016
The shift to winter-grade gasoline blends in the United States has freed aromatics for use in the chemical market. “This means more extraction of mixed-xylenes from refiners and they can sell that volume to chemicals. That is exactly what was happening starting in July,” says IHS Chemical’s principal analyst on aromatics Kevin Wallman....
August 24, 2016
Phillips 66 (Houston, Texas) has declared force majeure on mixed xylenes after failing to restart the reformer at its Alliance refinery in Belle Chasse, Louisiana, last weekend. The company expects to resume producing mixed xylenes this weekend. Until then, tight supply will keep spot prices under severe pressure, says Kevin Wallman, principal analyst/aromatics at IHS Chemical....
August 1, 2016
Japanese exports of aromatics tumbled 5-13% in June with the exception of mixed xylenes, which soared 13% month-on-month, IHS Chemical data show. Benzene exports slipped 6,122 metric...
July 25, 2016
China’s key benzene, toluene, and mixedxylenes (BTX) imports plunged in June as its economic growth cooled and manufacturing contracted. Benzene imports fell to 118,510 metric...
July 18, 2016
South Korea’s benzene exports rose 9,740 metric tons, or 7%, in June, to 146,770 metric tons, according to the latest data received by IHS Chemical. Volume to the United States...
July 11, 2016
Toyota Tsusho Corporation (Nagoya and Tokyo, Japan) has become an equity investor in Anellotech (Pearl River, New York), as well as a corporate partner within the renewable...
July 1, 2016
Scheduled plant turnarounds in Japan have affected its aromatics exports, with benzene leading the fall with a 25% month-on-month plunge to 77,508 m.t., according to the latest data...
June 24, 2016
Toluene prices have tumbled to a four-month low in Asia, closing today at $560/m.t. fob South Korea as Brent crude nose-dived following Britain’s referendum vote to exit from the...
June 23, 2016
China’s benzene imports jumped 40% in May from the previous month, to 159,664 m.t., IHS Chemical data show. May benzene imports rose13,952 m.t. or 26% year-on-year (YOY). The...
June 10, 2016
Continued flooding in parts of Texas has added to delays in barge traffic along the Colorado River, and the shipment of aromatics between Corpus Christi and Houston has been affected. Cumene could tighten....
June 9, 2016
Production at BP's Ruhr Oel refinery and petrochemical complex at Gelsenkirchen, Germany is expected to return to normal on 12 June. A shutdown of unspecified units at the complex took...
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