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February 10, 2016
Technology group Axens (Rueil-Malmaison, France) on Wednesday announced that it has been selected by Hengli Petrochemical Co. to supply process technology for its petrochemical complex...
January 28, 2016
A yearly high was set for December 2015 as China imported 1.1 million m.t. of para-xylene (p-xylene), according to recent data obtained by IHS Chemical. Compared with November, this is...
January 21, 2016
Kuwait is considering two options for its previously announced Olefins 3 complex, one with a steam cracker, the other with just aromatics, propylene, and polypropylene (PP)...
January 19, 2016
Hyundai Chemical (Seoul) will use technology and modular equipment supplied by Honeywell's UOP business to adapt Hyundai's para-xylene (p-xylene) plant at Daesan, South Korea, to also...
January 19, 2016
South Korea exported 630,386 m.t. of para-xylene (p-xylene) in December 2015—a new record high—according to the latest IHS Chemical data.This figure also includes South...
January 6, 2016
BP has agreed to sell its aromatics complex in Decatur, AL, to Indorama Ventures (Bangkok). Financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed. The complex can produce 1...
December 29, 2015
China's import volumes of styrene and para-xylene (p-xylene) rebounded in November, according to statistics for Chinese imports obtained by IHS Chemical. November data show that...
December 15, 2015
Benzene exports out of South Korea bounced back in November, according to recent data obtained by IHS Chemical. Total exports from South Korea amounted to 161,781 m.t. compared with...
December 1, 2015
October statistics for Chinese imports show that styrene volumes have plummeted following an all-time high reached in September. Total styrene imports for October were 290,515 m.t...
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...
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