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October 30, 2014
Europe's November ethylene contract price settled at €1,060/m.t. ($1,349) del northwest Europe (NWE), down €90/m.t. on October. The November propylene contract price also...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/November-olefin-contract-prices-settle-down-&euro90m-t-in-Europe_64959.html
October 20, 2014

BASF Total Petrochemical’s metathesis-based propylene unit in Port Arthur, TX, has restarted after a catalyst change, according to market sources. LyondellBasell’s two metathesis units at Channelview, TX, are also likely to have restarted, given lower ethylene prices, says IHS Chemical.

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October 16, 2014
Production of olefins increased in Western Europe in the second quarter of 2014 compared with the corresponding quarter of last year, but output slipped compared with the previous...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Europes-olefins-output-increases-year-on-year-slips-sequentially_64553.html
October 10, 2014
Worldwide demand growth for key petrochemical building blocks is expected to be healthy in the coming years, says Mark Eramo, v.p./chemical industry insights at IHS Chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/EPCA-2014-Healthy-outlook-for-petchem-demand-growth-and-industry-profitability_64273.html
September 30, 2014
Advanced Petrochemical Co. says it will begin receiving propylene from Saudi Aramco Total Refining and Petrochemicals Co. (Satorp; Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia) from 1 October, 2014...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Satorp-to-start-supplying-propylene-to-Advanced-in-October_64131.html
September 24, 2014
Advanced Petrochemical (Al Jubail) said on Sunday that its 95%-owned subsidiary Advanced Global Investment Co. (AGIC) and SK Gas (Seoul) have formed a joint venture for their...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Advanced-Petrochemical-and-SK-Gas-form-joint-venture-for-PDH-plant_63816.html
September 24, 2014
Formosa Plastics has selected the Steam Active Reforming technology, licensed by ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions, for its propane dehydrogenation project at Point Comfort, TX. Formosa Plastics has received all required permits for the project, and construction is already under way, the company says....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Formosa-Plastics-to-use-STAR-PDH-technology-at-Point-Comfort-TX-Updated_63957.html
September 16, 2014
Sibur (Moscow), Russia’s largest petrochemical company, said today that, following the completion of the front-end engineering design (FEED) contracts and assessment of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Sibur-proceeds-with-$9-5-billion-petchem-project-at-Tobolsk_63837.html
September 4, 2014
At a meeting held on 3 September, the board of directors of Advanced Petrochemical Co. (Al Jubail) approved the company’s equity investment in a previously announced propane...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Advanced-Petrochemical-approves-PDH-investment-in-South-Korea_63636.html
September 3, 2014
Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Co. (Echem) says feasibility studies for a $1.5-billion propylene project at Alexandria, Egypt, and three other chemical projects, will be completed by 2015, according to a report in Daily News Egypt....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Report-Echem-studying-$1-5-billion-propylene-project-in-Egypt_63583.html
August 26, 2014
CB&I has been awarded a contract by Shenhua Ningxia Coal Industry Group (Beijing) for the license and engineering design of a grassroots petrochemicals complex to be built at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/CB-and-I-awarded-technology-engineering-contract-for-coal-to-chemicals-plant-in-China_63405.html
August 21, 2014
PKN Orlen, Poland’s largest petrochemicals player, today announced that it will built an on-purpose propylene production facility at its Plock manufacturing complex. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/PKN-Orlen-builds-on-purpose-propylene-plant-in-Poland_63332.html
August 18, 2014
Sahara Petrochemicals today declared an emergency shutdown at its Al Waha Petrochemical subsidiary at Al Jubail, a producer of propylene and polypropylene (PP). The company cites...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Sahara-declares-emergency-shutdown-at-polypropylene-complex_63261.html
August 5, 2014
EPA has granted greenhouse gas prevention of significant deterioration (GHG-PSD) permits to Formosa Plastics Corp. (FPC) for the construction of a 1.6-million m.t./year ethane cracker, a 660,000-m.t./year propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit, and a 570,000-m.t./year low-density polyethylene plant at its Point Comfort, TX, site....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/EPA-grants-permits-to-Formosas-ethylene-propylene-and-polyethylene-projects_63002.html
August 1, 2014
Arkema has agreed to supply propylene from Enterprise Products Partners (Houston) as part of Arkema's procurement policy for key raw materials, the company announced today. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Arkema-signs-propylene-procurement-agreement-with-Enterprise-in-the-US_62927.html
July 30, 2014
Eastman shut down its HCC-4 hydrocracker at Longview, TX, on 28 July after discovering a leak in a process pipe. The pipe is being repaired, and Eastman expects to bring the unit back online later this week. The incident caused no injuries, and the company does not expect it to have any offsite impact....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Eastman-Longview-cracker-down-for-repairs_62778.html
July 24, 2014
S-Oil (Seoul) today reported improved second-quarter results and outlined investment plans under new increased ownership by Saudi Aramco, including construction of an olefins complex...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/S-Oil-swings-to-profit-to-diversify-portfolio-with-olefins-complex_62689.html
July 16, 2014
Flint Hills Resources (Wichita, KS) has completed the acquisition of propylene-maker PetroLogistics (Houston, TX). Flint Hills says the $2.1 billion transaction is its largest ever and its first in the chemical space since the purchase of Huntsman’s U.S. commodity chemical business in 2007....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Flint-Hills-completes-$2-1-billion-acquisition-of-PetroLogistics_62481.html
July 8, 2014
Two workers were injured on 7 July by a fire at Chevron Phillips Chemical’s (CPChem; The Woodlands, TX) Port Arthur, TX, facility. CPChem says the cause of the fire has not yet been determined....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Two-injured-in-fire-at-CPChems-Port-Arthur-TX-facility_62356.html
July 7, 2014

PetroLogistics (Houston) says the deadline for terminating its merger agreement with Flint Hills Resources to pursue alternative proposals from third parties passed on 7 July. Flint Hills, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, agreed in late May to acquire the propylene maker for $2.1 billion.

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