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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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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