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November 27, 2015
Indonesia’s state energy group Pertamina (Jakarta) and Saudi Aramco, the state-owned oil company of Saudi Arabia, on Thursday signed a heads of agreement for joint ownership...
November 17, 2015
BP intends to sell its petrochemical complex in Decatur, AL, as part of a broader reorganization of its global petrochemicals business, the company said on Tuesday....
November 16, 2015
Monthly benzene exports from South Korea have seen some significantly high volumes for 2015, ranging from a peak of 282,000 m.t. to a low of 185,000 m.t. However, recent data obtained...
October 20, 2015
Sinopec is in discussions to acquire a controlling stake in Taiwan's Xianglu Group's Dragon Aromatics, a producer of para-xylene (p-xylene) and benzene. The talks are at an advanced...
October 19, 2015
South Korea's benzene export volumes have consistently been high during 2015, however levels dropped throughout July, August, and September. Recent data obtained by IHS Chemical show...
October 14, 2015
KazMunayGas’s (Almaty, Kazakhstan) aromatics complex at Atyrau, Kazakhstan, which started up last week and with a capacity of 496,000 m.t./year, is one of the biggest producers...
October 13, 2015
KazMunayGas (Almaty, Kazakhstan) has begun production at a new aromatics complex at the company's Atyrau, Kazakhstan, refinery site. An official ceremony was held earlier this month to...
October 2, 2015
The startup and stabilization of Reliance’s new purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant at Dahej, India, is reshaping supply balances for Asia markets outside of China, according...
September 17, 2015
The United Steelworkers (USW; Pittsburgh) says that BP’s plan to lay off up to 26 hourly workers at its Texas City, TX, facility is a negotiating tactic aimed at reducing severance costs and pushing consolidated operation of the PX-2 and -3 para-xylene units once the PX-1 unit is permanently shut down. The layoffs would not meet conditions set by the National Oil Bargaining pattern agreement, USW says....
September 16, 2015
BP has confirmed that the company is permanently shutting down an idle para-xylene (p-xylene) unit at Texas City, TX.  BP also plans to lay off 36 staff....
September 14, 2015
Despite September approaching its mid-point, the monthly Europe para-xylene (p-xylene) contract price remains unsettled with producers and consumers seemingly unable to come to an...
August 18, 2015
South Korea’s export volumes for July significantly increased for styrene and para-xylene (p-xylene), the highest figures to date for 2015, according to data obtained by IHS...
August 4, 2015
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok), Thailand’s largest and one of Asia’s largest chemicals players, on Tuesday informed The Stock Exchange of Thailand that it has shut...
July 31, 2015
IHS Chemical says that PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) has declared force majeure following the unscheduled shutdown of its No. 2 aromatics unit at the company's Map Ta Phut...
July 30, 2015
A seasonal increase in gasoline demand in the US means there is strong demand for high octane blend stocks and this has seen an increase in demand for para-xylene in the region. In...
July 29, 2015
Kuwait’s Petrochemical Industries Corp. (PIC; Kuwait City), wholly owned by Kuwait Petroleum Corp., is at an advanced stage of a feasibility study for a petrochemicals and...
July 28, 2015
The main aromatics products imported into China dropped hugely in May, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. Total import volumes into China for the month amounted to 1.51 million m.t...
July 22, 2015
Alpek’s (Monterrey, Mexico) second-quarter net income more than doubled year-on-year (YOY), to $83 million, driven mainly by an improvement in the company's operating results...
July 22, 2015
GS Engineering & Construction (Seoul) has signed a contract with Korea Petrochemical Industry Co. (KPIC; Seoul) to expand a naphtha South Korea, the engineering firm says in a...
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