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April 17, 2015
Yeochun NCC (YNCC; Seoul) is on schedule to shut its no. 1 naphtha cracker and several aromatics plants from the middle of May for 30–40 days of planned maintenance, a source...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mtbe/Yeochun-NCC-on-track-to-shut-cracker-aromatics-plants-16-May-for-maintenance_69543.html
March 12, 2015
The US Coast Guard has announced that the Houston Ship Channel was reopened this morning, after responders completed initial salvage plans on a damaged chemical tanker carrying methyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mtbe/Houston-Ship-Channel-fully-reopened_68476.html
March 11, 2015
The Central Texas Coastal Area Committee (CTCAC) said today that responders had begun to execute salvage plans for the damaged chemical tanker Carla Maersk, following its collision...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mtbe/Houston-Ship-Channel-remains-closed-as-salvage-plans-begin-for-damaged-tanker_68457.html
March 10, 2015
The US Coast Guard said on Tuesday that the Houston Ship Channel remains closed, following a collision between two vessels yesterday that lead to and MTBE spill. A shelter-in-place for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mtbe/Houston-Ship-Channel-still-closed-with-ship-traffic-at-standstill_68422.html
February 12, 2015
Yeochun NCC (YNCC; Seoul) has scheduled maintenance shutdown programs for several of its petrochemical plants at its Yeosu, South Korea, complex between 14 May and 14 June, a source...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mtbe/Yeochun-NCC-to-shut-several-plants-for-maintenance_67741.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/mtbe/PDVSA-Hess-agree-to-sell-refinery-petchems-site-in-US-Virgin-Islands_65030.html
August 27, 2014
LyondellBasell Industries plans to build a world-scale propylene oxide (PO)–tert-butyl alcohol (TBA) plant on the Texas Gulf Coast, with start-up planned for 2019. PO from the plant will support growing demand for polyurethanes, while TBA and derivatives will supply producers of high-octane gasoline, synthetic rubber, and lubricant additives....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mtbe/LyondellBasell-plans-world-scale-PO-TBA-plant-for-US-Gulf-Coast_63368.html
August 18, 2014
An equipment failure on 14 August will disrupt production at Huntsman’s Port Neches, TX, facility for 2-3 weeks, the company says. Huntsman makes methyl-tert butyl ether (MTBE), propylene oxide (PO), and propylene glycol (PG) at the facility....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mtbe/Huntsman-reports-2-3-week-disruption-at-Port-Neches_63258.html
August 12, 2014
Industries Qatar (IQ; Doha), a listed firm that controls some of the country’s major petrochemical, fertilizer, and steel manufacturing companies, reports a decline in earnings...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mtbe/Shutdowns-and-lower-fertilizer-prices-reduce-earnings-at-Industries-Qatar_63124.html
July 17, 2014
CB&I on Wednesday gave additional details relating to its contracts with Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic; Muscat) for Orpic’s Liwa plastics project...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mtbe/CB-and-I-outlines-technology-awards-for-Oman-petchem-project_62507.html
July 15, 2014
Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic; Muscat) has awarded several technology provision contracts for its previously announced, $3.6-billion Liwa plastics...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mtbe/Oman-awards-technology-contracts-for-$3-6-billion-petchem-project_62456.html
July 9, 2014
Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co., (Orpic; Muscat) on Tuesday held a workshop for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors to brief them on the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mtbe/Oman-to-invite-bids-for-$3-6-billion-petrochemical-project_62361.html
June 20, 2014
Huntsman announced today that an unplanned manufacturing disruption at its Port Neches, TX propylene oxide (PO) and methyl tert butyl ether (MTBE) facility will reduce its second...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mtbe/Huntsman-reveals-PO-MTBE-disruption-at-Port-Neches_61923.html
March 31, 2014
CB&I today detailed its contract award by Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic; Muscat). CB&I’s contract, valued in excess of $40 million, covers the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mtbe/CB-and-I-details-Orpics-petchems-project-award-in-Oman_59933.html
March 24, 2014
Honeywell is to supply a new integrated control and safety system to Qatar Fuel Additives Co. (Qafac; Doha). The overhaul will help the Mesaieed, Qatar–based complex reduce...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mtbe/Honeywell-to-help-improve-operations-at-Qafacs-methanol-and-MTBE-plants-in-Qatar_59779.html
January 20, 2014
Industries Qatar (IQ; Doha) on Sunday announced a tentative shutdown schedule for its manufacturing facilities during the first quarter. IQ’s shutdown timetable in the first...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mtbe/Industries-Qatar-plans-lengthy-plant-closures-in-first-quarter_58118.html
February 18, 2013
Recently formed Qatar Chemical and Petrochemical Marketing and Distribution Co. (Muntajat; Doha) with exclusive rights to market and distribute Qatar’s regulated chemicals and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mtbe/Qafac-is-first-company-to-join-new-Qatar-marketing-firm-full-transition-expected-by-mid-year_49923.html
January 11, 2013
Evonik will develop its C4 products chain with the expansion of its butene-1 capacity at the Marl Chemical Park (Marl, Germany), and by expanding its butadiene capacity at Antwerp...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mtbe/Evonik-to-expand-C4-chain-capacity-in-Germany-and-Belgium_48915.html
January 3, 2013
Sibur (Moscow) says it has completed an expansion of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) capacity at Tchaikovsky, Russia, to 220,000 m.t./year, from 200,000 m.t./year. The project involved...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mtbe/Sibur-completes-MTBE-expansion_48711.html
September 13, 2012
TPC Group's board of directors has approved the restart project of the company's dehydrogenation facility in Houston. The $265-million project will refurbish and restart the assets to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mtbe/TPC-Board-Approves-Dehydrogenation-Restart_46223.html
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