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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
September 11, 2014
Vung Ro Petroleum (VRP; Tuy Hoa, Vietnam) has broken ground on a previously announced refinery and petrochemical complex, and seaport development, at Hoa Tam industrial zone in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Reports-Vietnam-firm-breaks-ground-on-$4-billion-refinery-petrochemical-complex_63724.html
June 18, 2014
The petrochemical plant at Isfahan, Iran, has stopped producing aromatics because of the lack of feedstock, local news agencies report, citing the plant’s managing director...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Feedstock-shortage-halts-aromatics-production-at-Isfahan-petrochemical-plant_61888.html
January 9, 2014
An explosion occured today at about 14.00 GMT at Shell's Godorf, Germany aromatics complex, German media sources have reported. There were no casualties and the resulting fire is under...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Reports-Explosion-at-Shell-aromatics-site-in-Germany_57844.html
January 9, 2014
Foster Wheeler has been awarded a contract by Socar Turkey Aegean Refinery (Alia─ča, Turkey), a subsidiary of Socar Turkey (Istanbul), for project management consultancy (PMC) services...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Foster-Wheeler-awarded-PMC-contract-for-refinery-petchems-project-in-Turkey_57830.html
December 6, 2013
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank; Washington) has authorized a $640.7-million direct loan to Socar Turkey Aegean Refinery (STAR; Istanbul) to finance the export...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Ex-Im-Bank-authorizes-$641-million-loan-to-refinery-petchems-project-in-Turkey_57168.html
November 19, 2013
An explosion today at Total's 360,000-bbl/day refinery at Antwerp killed two people, according to a statement issued by the refinery. The blast occurred at 14.00 GMT, and operations at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Explosion-at-Totals-Antwerp-refinery-kills-two-petchem-market-impact-uncertain_56782.html
November 11, 2013
Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex; Mexico City) aims to improve operating margins in its petrochemical operations through the company's recently updated business plan for the period 2014-18...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Pemex-identifies-target-areas-for-petchems-in-2014-18-business-plan_56618.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/mixedxylenes/Mexicos-state-of-Veracruz-expects-$11-billion-in-direct-investments-into-its-petrochemical-industry_55711.html
August 9, 2013
Taiyo Oil (Tokyo) selected Honeywell's UOP subsidiary to supply technology and catalysts to improve operational flexibility and production at Taiyo's Shikoku aromatics plant at Ehime...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Taiyo-Oil-selects-Honeywells-UOP-to-improve-operational-flexibility-at-aromatics-plant_54395.html
June 28, 2013
Belarus will raise export duties on oil and oil products, including aromatics, on 1 July , according to the press service of the Belarusian government, quoted by news agency BelTA. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Report-Belarusian-government-raises-export-duties-on-aromatics_53199.html
May 2, 2013
Belarus has reduced export duties on oil and derived products effective 1 May 2013. Petrochemical products affected include benzene, toluene, and xylenes, according to a report from...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Report-Belarus-cuts-export-duty-on-aromatics_51669.html
April 24, 2013
UOP, a Honeywell subsidiary, will provide technology for the production of aromatics at Brunei Hengyi Industries' new petrochemical complex in Brunei, Honeywell announced today. Brunei...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/UOP-to-supply-technology-for-aromatics-complex-in-Brunei_50888.html
April 8, 2013
Jurong Aromatics Corp. (JAC; Singapore) has chosen Pac Lab Instruments (Houston) as the provider of laboratory instruments at JAC's manufacturing complex at Jurong Island, Singapore...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/JAC-chooses-Pac-Labs-equipment-for-Singapore-aromatics-complex_50985.html
March 20, 2013
Anellotech (Pearl River, NY) says it plans to make available 100-kilogram samples of green benzene and green toluene to strategic partners for downstream product development purposes...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Anellotech-to-provide-biobased-aromatics-samples-before-years-end_50638.html
February 19, 2013
Petróleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA; Caracas) says that repair work and preparation for restart are ongoing at its refinery site in El Palito, Puerto Cabello...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Reports-El-Palito-complex-still-offline-contradicting-PDVSA-statement_49936.html
February 7, 2013
Braskem's net profit swung back to positive territory in the fourth quarter of 2012 as the company reported 275 million reais ($138.3 million) in net earnings, compared with a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Braskem-swings-to-a-net-profit-in-the-fourth-quarter_49647.html
January 29, 2013
Chiyoda has been awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract by Taiyo Oil (Tokyo) to develop a 10,000-bbl/day transalkylation unit, Chiyoda announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Chiyoda-awarded-EPC-contract-for-Taiyo-Oil-aromatics-expansion-in-Japan_49411.html
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