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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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/Exclusive-Kuwait-CEO-confirms-petchem-plans-in-Kuwait-talks-with-OPaL-in-India_72511.html
July 28, 2015
A tight market may prompt US purified terephthalic acid (PTA) consumers to look at Asia as an alternative for para-xylene (PX), according to IHS Chemical. Discussions have emerged this...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/Asia-p-xylene-market-emerges-as-likely-candidate-for-alternative-to-US-consumers_72295.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/Chinas-aromatics-imports-plummet-in-May-rebound-in-June_72474.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/Alpeks-second-quarter-net-income-more-than-doubles-despite-lower-sales_72363.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/GS-Engineering-to-expand-cracker-aromatics-complex-in-South-Korea_72357.html
July 17, 2015
An impasse in negotiations for the July para-xylene (p-xylene) contract price in Europe—which is dragging into a third week—may result in a split settlement, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/Europe-p-xylene-contract-price-talks-for-July-feel-pressure-of-PTA-PET-imports-from-Asia_72281.html
June 25, 2015
China’s imports of benzene, para-xylene (p-xylene), styrene, and toluene fell sharply in May compared with April and mixed xylene imports were almost flat, data obtained by IHS...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/Chinas-aromatics-imports-fall-sharply-in-May_71595.html
June 18, 2015
PBF Energy (Parsipanny, NJ) has agreed to acquire Chalmette Refining, a 189,000 bbl/day refinery in Chalmette, LA, for $322 million from ExxonMobil and PDVSA, which operate the business as a 50/50 joint venture. The deal, which is expected to close by the end of 2015, includes logistics infrastructure and facilities for the production of aromatics and propylene....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/PBF-Energy-acquires-Chalmette-Refining-for-$322-million_71455.html
June 15, 2015
South Korea’s May exports of para-xylene (p-xylene), benzene, and mixed xylenes were down from April, but styrene and toluene exports increased, customs data show. South Korea...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/South-Korea-exports-less-p-xylene-benzene-mixed-xylenes-in-May_71287.html
June 12, 2015
Reliance Industries (RIL, Mumbai) expects to start up its new 1.15 million m.t./year purified terephthalic acid  (PTA) plant at Dahej by October, says Mukesh Ambani, chairman and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/Reliance-plans-to-start-up-Dahej-PTA-plant-by-October_71226.html
June 10, 2015
ONGC Mangalore Petrochemicals Ltd. (OMPL) has issued a sell tender for 45,000 m.t. of benzene to be loaded from New Mangalore, India, from July to September, documents obtained by IHS...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/OMPL-offers-45000-m-t-benzene-export-tender-for-July-to-September_71124.html
June 10, 2015
China’s imports of the main aromatics products were mostly lower in April on a sequential basis, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. Toluene imports' volume, 65,409 m.t. in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/Chinas-April-aromatics-imports-mostly-down-from-March_70702.html
June 9, 2015
ONGC Mangalore Petrochemicals Ltd. (OMPL) has issued a sell tender for 150,000 m.t. of para-xylene (p-xylene) loading from New Mangalore, India, during July–September, documents...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/OMPL-offers-150000-m-t-p-xylene-export-tender-for-third-quarter_71101.html
June 8, 2015
ExxonMobil has completed a scheduled maintenance program for its Singapore chemical plant, a company spokesman told IHS Chemical today. “We can confirm that normal...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/ExxonMobil-completes-turnaround-of-Singapore-chemical-plant_71052.html
June 5, 2015
A decline in operating rates for toluene disproportionation units and selective toluene disproportionation units (STDP) units this summer is expected to result in reduced aromatics...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/Lower-toluene-disproportionation-rates-expected-to-reduce-US-aromatics-capacity_71041.html
June 3, 2015
JX Nippon Oil & Energy (Tokyo) is operating one of its two para-xylene (p-xylene) production units at Kashima, following a fire which occurred on 29 May at a refinery on the site...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/JX-Nippon-runs-one-of-two-p-xylene-plants-at-Kashima-after-fire_70994.html
June 3, 2015
There has been an initial settlement of Europe's June para-xylene (p-xylene) contract price at €880/m.t., a rollover from the May contract price. With the current euro-dollar...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/Initial-Europe-June-p-xylene-contract-rolls-over-at-&euro880m-t-_70974.html
May 29, 2015
JX Nippon Oil & Energy (Tokyo) said a fire broke out at its oil refinery at Kashima today at about 1.50pm local time, the company says, resulting in an emergency shutdown . The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/JX-Nippon-shuts-Kashima-oil-refinery-after-afternoon-fire-strikes_70832.html
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
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