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May 22, 2015
Week-on-week, Asian spot styrene prices posted the steepest fall of $110/m.t. among several aromatics in the region, IHS Chemical data show, while price spreads between related...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/Asian-styrene-prices-post-sharp-week-on-week-fall-spread-to-benzene-narrows_70630.html
May 18, 2015
ExxonMobil started a planned turnaround of its chemical Singapore Chemical Plant (SCP) on 1 May, the company said today. “We confirm that there is a scheduled maintenance...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/ExxonMobil-begins-planned-maintenance-at-Singapore-chemical-plant_70045.html
May 15, 2015
South Korea’s April exports of benzene and mixed xylenes showed month-on-month increases while falls were seen in shipments of para-xylene (p-xylene), styrene, and toluene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/South-Koreas-April-exports-of-benzene-mixed-xylenes-post-16-19-percent-on-month-rise_70424.html
May 13, 2015
The May para-xylene (p-xylene) contract has settled in Europe at €880/m.t., an increase of €80/m.t. from the April settlement of €800/m.t.  Negotiations for the May...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/Europes-May-p-xylene-contract-settles-higher_70377.html
May 11, 2015
Recent volatility in crude prices has affected the global petrochemical industry in a variety of ways. A panel of IHS Chemical and Energy experts at the Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference held in Seoul have looked at its implications for the industry....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/APIC-2015-Implications-of-crudes-deflation-on-chemical-industry_70195.html
April 30, 2015
Asia’s benzene and styrene spot prices fell 4% and 1–2%, respectively, on Thursday when compared with price assessments on Friday last week, while other aromatics remained...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/Asias-benzene-and-styrene-prices-fall-1-4-percent-on-week-while-other-aromatics-stay-firm_69964.html
April 27, 2015
China’s imports of aromatics were mostly higher in March versus February amid market concerns of tight supplies, falling inventories, and plant turnarounds, the latest statistics...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/China-imports-more-aromatics-in-March-amid-tight-supply-lower-inventories-plant-turnarounds_69824.html
April 15, 2015
Several of South Korea’s aromatics exports in March spiked on month-on-month and on year-on-year (YOY) bases, South Korea customs data show. The country transported about 478,849...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/Several-of-South-Koreas-March-aromatics-exports-spike-on-month_69430.html
April 8, 2015
China's Ministry of Transport (Beijing) said today that it has requested that ships in the Port of Gulei, Fujian Province, evacuate from the port as a safety precaution after an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/Chinas-transport-ministry-ask-ships-to-evacuate-Gulei-Port-after-petchem-plant-fire_69276.html
April 8, 2015
Fires have reignited at least three times since an initial blaze was extinguished yesterday near a para-xylene (p-xylene) plant operated by Tenglong Aromatics, or Dragon Aromatics...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/Reports-At-least-three-fires-reignite-at-tanks-belonging-to-Dragon-Aromatics_69275.html
April 6, 2015
A para-xylene plant in Zhangzhou, Fujian Province, China, has exploded for the second time in two years, according to local reports, which say the blast occurred at about 7 p.m. local time on 6 April. Raw video of the facility, owned by Dragon Aromatics, shows a massive fire. According to the South China Morning Post, 78 vehicles and 430 firefighters were sent to the scene....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/Reports-Explosion-rocks-Dragon-Aromatics-p-xylene-plant-in-Zhangzhou-China_69218.html
April 1, 2015
Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic; Muscat) has awarded a three-year technical services agreement contract to AMEC Foster Wheeler for the former’s Mina Al...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/Orpic-award-3-year-services-contract-to-AMEC-Foster-Wheeler_68807.html
March 31, 2015
Hengli Petrochemical (Dalian, China) has started up its third purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant at Dalian, Invista Performance Technologies (IPT) says. “The 2.2 million-m.t...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/Hengli-Petrochemical-starts-up-third-PTA-plant-at-Dalian_68770.html
March 31, 2015
China’s imports of benzene and xylenes in February spiked from January despite the Lunar New Year holidays, amid falls in other principal aromatics markets. The country...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/Chinas-benzene-xylene-imports-spike-in-February-despite-holidays_69042.html
March 26, 2015
Although China accounts for the world's largest para-xylene (p-xylene) capacity, it will still need to import more than half of this capacity for the foreseeable future, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/IHS-WPC-2015-China-to-keep-importing-p-xylene-as-production-and-demand-grows_68935.html
March 16, 2015
South Korea exported 383,978 m.t. of para-xylene (p-xylene) in February, a 25% fall from January’s total but they almost doubled from 195,988 m.t. year-on-year (YOY), data from...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/Koreas-p-xylene-exports-in-February-fall-from-January-but-soar-YOY_68572.html
March 13, 2015
Spot styrene prices in Asia registered a sharp weekly fall amid market concerns about an influx of deepsea cargoes and falling Brent crude contracts, which sank below $57/barrel in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/Styrene-prices-fell-sharply-in-Asia-this-week-other-aromatics-down_68551.html
March 9, 2015
Jurong Aromatics Corp. (JAC, Singapore) is preparing to restart its integrated petrochemical plant at Jurong Island, Singapore, having finished maintenance and modification work...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/Jurong-Aromatics-prepares-to-restart-production_68378.html
March 6, 2015
Spot styrene and benzene prices in Asia spiked as much as 12% and 14%, respectively, week-on-week today following the return of market participants in China after their Lunar New Year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/Asia-styrene-benzene-prices-spike-12-14-percent-this-week_68362.html
February 17, 2015
South Korea exported 512,852 m.t. of para-xylene (p-xylene) in January, surging 72% year-on-year from 298,185 m.t. and up 6.0% from 485,711 m.t. in December 2014, Korea...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/Koreas-p-xylene-exports-soared-72-percent-in-January_67799.html
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