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January 30, 2015
Japan's exports of major aromatics products mostly fell in 2014, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Finance (Tokyo). Exports of para-xylene (p-xylene) were 2.40...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Japans-exports-of-p-xylene-benzene-declined-in-2014-toluene-mixed-xylene-exports-up_67345.html
January 26, 2015
Mixed xylene (MX) spot prices picked up during the past week in the United States, alongside reduced production, but demand remains weak in domestic as well as overseas markets. Many...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Demand-for-mixed-xylenes-exports-from-US-is-still-lackluster_67190.html
January 26, 2015
Valero Energy has confirmed that it has begun a planned turnaround on mixed xylenes (MX) at the company's Corpus Christi, TX refinery. Valero says the turnaround for MX began on 16...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Valero-confirms-planned-MX-outage-at-Corpus-Christi_67192.html
January 23, 2015
Production of several major aromatics products declined in Japan during 2014, data from the Japan Petrochemical Industry Association (JPIA; Tokyo) show. JPIA posted data for 18...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Japans-aromatics-production-declined-in-2014_67159.html
January 21, 2015
Russia is cutting its export duty on benzene, toluene, and xylenes (BTX), as well as for crude oil and other derivatives, effective February, the Ministry of Economy (Moscow)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Russia-cuts-export-duties-on-aromatics_67044.html
January 16, 2015
Sources in the US market for aromatics said this week that petrochemical producers’ attention is already focused on planned maintenance turnarounds in February before the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Seasonal-turnaround-plans-emerging-for-aromatics-in-the-US_66926.html
January 15, 2015
Prompt aromatics moved up in the US market yesterday, as prices firmed on the back of stronger crude oil futures. NYMEX West Texas Intermediate crude futures had their strongest gain...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Aromatics-prices-rise-in-the-US-on-higher-crude-futures_66849.html
January 13, 2015
A pair of refinery fires over the weekend resulted in the unplanned shutdown of the refineries. As aromatics markets opened on 12 January, news of the accidents was overshadowed by the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Refinery-fires-little-affect-aromatics-markets-in-US_66785.html
January 13, 2015
Spot aromatics prices fell in Asia for a second day running today. Offers dropped below late yesterday's bids as crude futures stood at lows of more than five-and-a-half years. This...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Aromatics-markets-continue-to-sink-in-Asia-as-weak-crude-leads-to-offer-cuts_66777.html
December 31, 2014
Asian aromatics prices have lost much of their value in 2014, falling toward the end of December to about half of their levels one year ago, IHS Chemical data show. Prices have fallen...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Aromatics-prices-have-fallen-by-half-in-Asia-during-2014_66509.html
December 30, 2014
Versalis, the chemicals subsidiary of ENI (Rome), says that it has signed a firm agreement for the previously announced divestment of some of the company's petrochemical production...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Versalis-signs-agreement-to-divest-petchem-assets-at-Sarroch-to-refining-firm_66495.html
December 15, 2014
Export Development Canada (EDC; Ottawa) is acting as lead arranger in a $3.30-billion dollar debt financing consortium to Socar Turkey Aegean Refinery (Star; Istanbul) project in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Canadas-export-credit-agency-lead-arranger-in-$3-30-billion-financing-for-Turkey-refinery-petchems-project_66180.html
December 4, 2014
GTC Technology (Houston) has signed an agreement with Shandong Sincier Chemical Group (SSCG) to provide GTC's technology for a 280,000-m.t./year toluene alkylation unit at a new...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/GTC-Technology-to-license-toluene-alkylation-technology-to-Chinese-refiner_65837.html
December 1, 2014
Rosneft (Moscow) says it has agreed to acquire Total's 16.67% stake in refinery and petrochemicals company PCK Raffinerie (Schwedt, Germany). The deal was signed in Sochi, Russia by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Rosneft-to-buy-Totals-stake-in-refinery-aromatics-complex-in-Germany_65760.html
November 3, 2014
Several petrochemical plants and refineries in the United States will complete scheduled turnarounds over the next few weeks, and the additional production will enter an already...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/US-plant-turnarounds-end-amid-long-supplies-declining-prices_65057.html
November 3, 2014
Ethylene production in the United States totaled 13.7 billion lbs in the third quarter, up 3% from 13.3 billion lbs in the prior quarter, according to the latest production figures...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/AFPM-US-production-of-ethylene-fell-YOY-in-third-quarter_65055.html
October 31, 2014
PDVSA (Caracas) and Hess Corp. (New York) have reached a tentative agreement to sell their 355,000- bbl/day Hovensa refinery at Saint Croix, US Virgin Islands, to Atlantic Basin...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/PDVSA-Hess-agree-to-sell-refinery-petchems-site-in-US-Virgin-Islands_65030.html
October 23, 2014
As the US market changes specifications for gasoline for the winter season, cheaper year-on-year (YOY) butane prices are likely to push more mixed xylenes (MX) into the chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/US-gasoline-spec-changes-lower-Asian-demand-to-soften-aromatics-prices_64754.html
October 9, 2014
ExxonMobil's aromatics complex at Botlek, Netherlands will undergo a six-week planned turnaround starting this week, according to market sources. ExxonMobil had not replied to IHS...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Sources-ExxonMobil-aromatics-plant-at-Botlek-to-undergo-six-week-planned-turnaround_64379.html
October 8, 2014
Saras Group (Sarroch, Italy) has reached a preliminary agreement to acquire certain downstream processing units and related personnel at Versalis's plant at Sarroch. Financial...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Saras-to-acquire-Versalis-assets-in-Sardinia_64290.html
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