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October 1, 2014

Oxea (Dallas) has lifted force majeure on oxo intermediates produced at its Bay City, TX, facility. “The plant repairs have been completed successfully, and the facility is running at full rates,” the company says. “All sales controls that were in place have now been lifted.”

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/oxoalcohols/Oxea-lifts-force-majeure-on-Bay-City-oxo-intermediates_64202.html
June 11, 2014
Oxea says that “technical issues” arose at the end of a major scheduled maintenance turnaround at its Bay City, TX, facility. Although all units are back in operation, inventories of oxo products and esters “are extremely low throughout the supply chain,” the company stated in a press release issued on 11 June....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/oxoalcohols/Oxea-reports-temporary-service-disruption-at-Bay-City-TX-intermediates-facility_61701.html
March 21, 2014

Oxea has begun basic engineering for a 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) unit and a propanol unit at its Bay City, TX, facility. Both are scheduled to start up in late 2016, the company says. The new units are additional to an ongoing expansion that will increase the Bay City plant’s output of butanol and propanol by 25% in the second half of 2014.

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/oxoalcohols/Oxea-plans-2-EH-and-propanol-expansions-at-Bay-City_59762.html
March 20, 2014
Eastman Chemical Company (Kingsport, TN) plans to increase capacity for the production of 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) at its Longview, TX, site by 20,000 m.t./year. The company expects to complete the project, which will bring the site’s total 2-EH capacity to 57,000 m.t./year, in the fourth quarter. To support the expansion, Eastman will also be increasing Longview’s capacity for the production of precursor butyraldehyde by 25,000 m.t./year....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/oxoalcohols/Eastman-to-expand-2-EH-capacity-at-Longview_59715.html
December 10, 2013
Elekeiroz (São Paulo) has acquired an oxo gas plant that supplies its facility in Camaçari, Brazil, from Air Products. Elekeiroz, a producer of plasticizers, announced the move on 10 December. The deal includes the transfer of the plant’s employees and the purchase of equipment to adapt the plant’s product mix. Including the cost of integration, Elekeiroz values the investment at 70 million reais ($30 million)....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/oxoalcohols/Elekeiroz-acquires-Air-Products-oxo-gas-plant-in-Brazil-updated_57225.html
May 22, 2013
Oxea announced that it has successfully started operations at its new carboxylic acids plant at Oberhausen, Germany—boosting the company’s carboxylic acid production...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/oxoalcohols/Oxea-starts-operations-at-German-carboxylic-acids-plant_52246.html
May 17, 2013
Oxea has announced that it has completed a previously announced feasibility study to expand production of oxo products at its Bay City, TX, facility. The expansion will enable the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/oxoalcohols/Oxea-completes-feasibility-study-to-expand-Bay-City-TX-site_52139.html
May 14, 2013
Oxea's (Oberhausen, Germany) first-quarter results includ a net profit up more than 31%, to €21 million ($27 million) compared with €16 million in the same quarter last...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/oxoalcohols/Oxeas-net-profit-up-31-percent-during-the-first-quarter_51981.html
April 23, 2013
Iran has launched production of methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) in the Mahsharhr Petrochemical Special Economic Zone in the country's southwestern province of Khuzistan, according to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/oxoalcohols/Report-Iran-launches-Mideasts-first-MEK-production-unit_51354.html
January 29, 2013
Oxea (Oberhausen, Germany) says it has put its North American and South American customers on a 100% sales control to be implemented on n-propanol, n-butanol, n-propyl acetate, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/oxoalcohols/Oxea-puts-North-and-South-American-customers-on-sales-control_49403.html
January 9, 2013
Mitsubishi Chemical has reached an agreement with Shell Chemicals for the licensing of Mitsubishi's oxo-alcohols production technology at the Al-Karaana Petrochemicals complex at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/oxoalcohols/Mitsubishi-Chemical-to-license-oxo-alcohol-technology-to-Qatar-Petroleum-Shell-jv_48826.html
January 4, 2013
Oxea announced several global price increases, all effective 1 January. I/n-butanol, i/n-butyl acetate, and i/n-butyraldehyde will all increase by €100 ($131)/m.t. in Europe, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/oxoalcohols/Oxea-announces-several-price-increases_48701.html
November 15, 2012
Oxea says it has started up a new specialty esters production unit at its Oberhausen, Germany site.  The new facility increases the company's total capacity to produce specialty...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/oxoalcohols/Oxea-starts-production-at-specialty-esters-facility-ups-prices_47725.html
November 13, 2012
The high cost of production in Brazil, due in part to expensive raw materials, energy, and high taxes, has been a central concern for domestic producers, according to speakers and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/oxoalcohols/Brazil-takes-steps-to-alleviate-high-cost-of-production_47652.html
September 12, 2012
Oxea (Dallas, TX) says it is raising prices for several of its carboxylic acids effective October 1. Their products are used incoatings, lubricants, cosmetics, pharmaceutical products...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/oxoalcohols/Oxea-Increases-Carboxylic-Acids-Prices_46187.html
July 3, 2012
Qatar Petroleum (QP) and Shell say they have agreed to advance their previously announced petrochemical project at Ras Laffan, Qatar, to the Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) phase...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/oxoalcohols/Qatar-Petroleum-and-Shell-Advance-Ras-Laffan-Project-to-FEED_44617.html
October 4, 2011
Industry executives attending the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) annual meeting, currently taking place in Berlin, confirm a weakening in demand in petrochemical markets in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/oxoalcohols/EPCA-2011-Petrochemical-Markets-Soften_38018.html
September 17, 2010
Eastman Chemical says it will expand 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) capacity at its Longview, TX facility by about 32,000 m.t. The expansion will include a 4,500 m.t. debottlenecking in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/oxoalcohols/Eastman-to-Expand-2-EH-and-Butyraldehyde-Capacity-at-Longview_29615.html
July 1, 2009
Oxea (Oberhausen, Germany) says it will increase off-list prices of several solvents and alcohols in Europe on July 1, or as contracts allow. N-propyl acetate and n-propanol will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/oxoalcohols/Oxea-Announces-Price-Increases_19909.html
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