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April 24, 2015
LyondellBasell Industries could soon idle its metathesis unit at Channelview, TX, amid declining propylene prices, according to IHS Chemical analysts. The metathesis process consumes...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/LyondellBasell-may-idle-metathesis-unit-as-propylene-prices-decline_69717.html
April 22, 2015
PTT Global Chemical (Bangkok; PTTGC) and Marubeni Corp. (Tokyo) have selected a site in Belmont County, Ohio for a proposed world-scale ethane cracker and petrochemical complex...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/PTT-Marubeni-select-Ohio-site-for-proposed-cracker_69695.html
April 22, 2015
US propylene stocks were flat for the week that ended on April 17th, according to data released by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Wednesday. The stable domestic supply...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/US-propylene-inventories-flat-for-second-week-says-EIA_69679.html
April 22, 2015
BASF-YPC plans to restart its steam cracker and petrochemical units in Nanjing, China, at the end of May once a planned shutdown maintenance program is completed, a company...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/BASF-YPC-to-restart-cracker-and-petrochemical-units-end-May_69662.html
April 21, 2015
The global surplus of light naphtha could increase by as much as 14 million m.t./year over the next five years, according to a study released today, “The IHS Energy and IHS Chemical Light and Heavy Naphtha International Market Review.” Although demand for light naphtha will continue to expand, supply will grow faster, propelled by booming tight oil production in the United States, which will become the world’s largest exporter of light naphtha by 2020, says IHS....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Global-light-naphtha-surplus-could-increase-by-14-million-m-t-by-2020-IHS_69652.html
April 17, 2015
Yeochun NCC (YNCC; Seoul) is on schedule to shut its no. 1 naphtha cracker and several aromatics plants from the middle of May for 30–40 days of planned maintenance, a source...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Yeochun-NCC-on-track-to-shut-cracker-aromatics-plants-16-May-for-maintenance_69543.html
April 16, 2015
Sibur (Moscow) says that its biggest investment project, a world-scale petrochemicals complex at Tobolsk, Russia, will likely reach mechanical completion in 2019, one year later than...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Sibur-delays-world-scale-petchem-project-due-to-challenging-economic-environment_69511.html
April 15, 2015
Braskem is reevaluating its planned Parkersburg, WV cracker, a joint venture with Odebrecht, to address uncertainties generated by the steep decline in crude oil pricing. Assuming it proceeds, startup would come after 2020, says Fernando Musa, CEO of Braskem America. “This is something that we will continue to pursue, and look for the right timing and moment to invest,” he adds....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Braskem-slows-Marcellus-cracker-considers-polypropylene-expansion_69458.html
April 15, 2015
Propylene stocks were unchanged in the United States during the week ended 10 April, according to data released today by the Energy Information Administration (EIA; Washington)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/No-change-to-propylene-stocks-in-US-says-EIA_69455.html
April 14, 2015
Lotte Chemical (Seoul) plans to adjust feedstocks at its steam crackers at Yeosu and Daesan, South Korea, at the end of April for about two to three months, a source close to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Lotte-Chemical-to-change-feedstock-at-steam-crackers_69397.html
April 9, 2015
Propylene stocks were down slightly in the United States during the week ended 3 April, according to data released by the Energy Information Administration (EIA; Washington). The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Propylene-stocks-down-in-US-for-first-time-in-two-weeks_69294.html
April 4, 2015
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) said on Friday that it has rescheduled the shutdown of its olefins plant 1-4/1 at Map Ta Phut from August this year to 29 March 2015 to clean the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/PTT-Global-Chemical-brings-forward-turnaround-of-olefins-complex_69153.html
April 2, 2015
Propylene inventories in the United States showed no change for the week ended 27 March, according to data released by the Energy Information Administration. Domestic non-fuel use...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Propylene-stocks-stable-in-US-last-week_69111.html
April 2, 2015
ExxonMobil says that the restart process is underway at the company's Beaumont, TX, petrochemical complex and that some equipment was back online on 1 April. The company confirmed...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/ExxonMobil-begins-restart-process-at-Beaumont-petchem-complex_69110.html
April 1, 2015
Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic; Muscat) has awarded a three-year technical services agreement contract to AMEC Foster Wheeler for the former’s Mina Al...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Orpic-award-3-year-services-contract-to-AMEC-Foster-Wheeler_68807.html
March 31, 2015
BP Refining and Petrochemical’s (BPRP) steam crackers at Gelsenkirchen, Germany, are running at reduced rates following an unexpected outage toward the end of last week. The two...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/BPs-Gelsenkirchen-crackers-running-at-reduced-rates_69067.html
March 31, 2015
The ExxonMobil Chemical plant at Beaumont, TX, had a fire overnight that was extinguished early in the morning of 30 March. The fire is suspected to have been caused when vapor...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/ExxonMobil-extinguishes-fire-at-Texas-propylene-line_69036.html
March 26, 2015
Although China accounts for the world's largest para-xylene (p-xylene) capacity, it will still need to import more than half of this capacity for the foreseeable future, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/IHS-WPC-2015-China-to-keep-importing-p-xylene-as-production-and-demand-grows_68935.html
March 25, 2015
US propylene inventories were slightly up in the week ended 20 March, according to data released by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Wednesday. The increase represents...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/US-propylene-stocks-up-slightly-for-second-straight-week_68905.html
March 25, 2015
Sahara Petrochemicals Co. said today that it will carry out scheduled maintenance at its Al Waha propylene and polypropylene (PP) facility at Al Jubail. The turnaround will begin on 1...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Sahara-to-carry-out-turnaround-at-Al-Waha-Samapco-plans-chlor-alkali-EDC-maintenance_68885.html
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