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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
August 17, 2010
Keyuan Petrochemicals (Ningbo, China), an independent producer of petrochemicals established in 2007, reported a $4.9-million net income in the second quarter of this year and $10.7...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mtbe/Keyuan-Petrochemicals-Reports-Higher-Sales-and-Earnings_28829.html
June 15, 2010
EPA has suspended work on four of its cancer risk assessments after a National Toxicology Program (NTP; Research Triangle Park, NC) report identified concerns about research conducted...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mtbe/Methanol-Cancer-Research-Suspended-After-U-S-Officials-Identify-Problems_27447.html
April 23, 2010
Huntsman says it has significantly reduced its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by introducing a series of energy management systems during the past two years at its Port Neches, TX...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mtbe/Huntsman-Saves-Millions-of-Dollars-with-Energy-Efficiency-Overhaul-at-Port-Neches-TX_26245.html
February 3, 2010
Sibur (Moscow) says it has agreed to sell its Kauchuk JSC (Volzhskii, Russia) unit to Roel Corp. (Moscow). The deal forms part of Sibur's exit from non-core businesses, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mtbe/Sibur-Sells-MTBE-Unit-to-Roel-Corp-_24563.html
January 4, 2010
Invitations to bid for some units, which will form part of a previously announced elastomers joint venture between Sabic and ExxonMobil at Al Jubail and Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, are...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mtbe/Bids-Expected-Shortly-for-Sabic-ExxonMobil-Elastomers-Complex_23854.html
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