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October 8, 2009
Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical says it has started up a 600,000-m.t./year para-xylene facility at its Jinshan, China complex. The plant uses technology licensed from UOP, a Honeywell...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/Sinopec-Starts-up-Para-Xylene-Plant_21945.html
July 10, 2009
Saudi Aramco and Total have signed contracts covering 13 different engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) process packages for their previously announced Saudi Aramco Total...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/Aramco-and-Total-Sign-Contracts-for-Jubail-Refinery-Aromatics-Complex_20027.html
July 8, 2009
Samsung Engineering has won a $2.6-billion refinery and aromatics contract from Algeria's national oil company Sonatrach (Algiers). It represents the largest plant order to be...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/Samsung-Receives-Large-Refinery-Aromatics-Contract-in-Algeria_19985.html
July 3, 2009
The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP; Beijing) says that Sinopec subsidiary Sinopec Maoming is facing strong protests from residents at Maoming, China against the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/Residents-Oppose-Sinopec-Para-Xylene-Project-at-Maoming_19978.html
June 26, 2009
Hyundai Oilbank (HDO; Daesan, Korea) and S-Oil (Seoul) have announced progress on separate projects to build world-scale para -xylene plants in Korea. The projects will add a combined...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/Para-xylene-Plans-Take-Shape-in-Korea_19823.html
June 18, 2009
Japanese refiner Cosmo Oil (Tokyo) says it has signed an agreement with Korean refiner Hyundai Oilbank (Seoul) for the establishment of a 50-50 joint venture company that will produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/Cosmo-Oil-Hyundai-Oilbank-to-Establish-Para-Xylene-JV-in-Korea_19637.html
June 14, 2009
S-Oil (Seoul) says it has begun construction of the previously announced aromatics complex at its Onsan refinery in Korea. S-Oil will invest about won1.4 trillion ($1.12 billion) to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/S-Oil-Begins-Construction-of-Aromatics-Complex-in-Korea_19471.html
May 12, 2009
The construction of a previously announced para-xylene plant at Gulei near Zhangzhou, China has begun, say reports. The project was relocated from Xiamen, China after protests by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/Construction-Begins-on-Relocated-P-Xylene-Project-in-China_18858.html
May 5, 2009
ExxonMobil says it has shut several units at its Singapore Chemical Plant due to scheduled maintenance. The turnaround is expected to last about eight weeks, the company says...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/ExxonMobil-Conducts-Petchem-Turnaround_18700.html
April 29, 2009
The chemicals industry is at a turning point in the global supply of olefins as this will be the first year that olefins production from the Middle East cannot be absorbed by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/CMAI-Mideast-Olefins-Excess-Starting-to-Head-West_18541.html
April 3, 2009
Prices U.S.: 40.5 cts/lb March contract; $770-$790 m.t./fob, spot EUROPE: €695 m.t./del, March contract; $770-$780 m.t./fob, spot ASIA: $855/m.t. cost & freight, China Outlook...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/Para-xylene_18043.html
February 27, 2009
Mitsubishi Chemical says it plans to cease production of purified terephthalic acid (PTA) and para -xylene in Japan with the closure of two plants next year. The company will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/Mitsubishi-to-Quit-PTA-and-P-Xylene-Production-in-Japan_17306.html
February 4, 2009
Equate Petrochemical Co. (Safat, Kuwait), a joint venture in which Petrochemical Industries Co. of Kuwait and Dow Chemical each hold 42.5% and local companies Boubyan Petrochemical and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/EQUATE-Readies-Huge-Petchems-Complex_16784.html
January 16, 2009
The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP; Beijing) has approved construction of a para -xylene plant near Zhangzhou, China. The project was relocated from Xiamen, China after...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/Protests-Force-Relocation-of-Chinese-P-Xylene-Project_16497.html
January 5, 2009
Axens (Rueil-Malmaison, France) announced today that the company’s ParamaX technology is to be used at the petrochemical plant being planned for the Atyrau Refinery in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/Axens-ParamaX-Technnology-To-Be-Used-at-Petrochemical-Plant-in-Kazakhstan_16172.html
November 21, 2008
Nippon Oil plans to halt production at its 420,000-m.t./year para-xylene unit at Oita, Japan by the end of this month due to poor margins and falling demand for petrochemicals, media...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/Nippon-Oil-Idles-P-Xylene-Units_15513.html
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