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February 7, 2013
Braskem's net profit swung back to positive territory in the fourth quarter of 2012 as the company reported 275 million reais ($138.3 million) in net earnings, compared with a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Braskem-swings-to-a-net-profit-in-the-fourth-quarter_49647.html
February 7, 2013
European demand for polypropylene (PP) remains weak. The weakness is compounded by propylene feedstock prices, which, between September 2012 and January 2013, shed €70/m.t. ...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/European-PP-contract-price-increases-may-be-limited-by-weak-demand-despite-slightly-firmer-propylene_49634.html
February 5, 2013
The strike at Sabic Europe's plant at Geleen, Netherlands, has ended, according to a Sabic announcement to the Saudi stock exchange today. “Due to the limited magnitude of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Staff-returns-to-work-at-Sabics-Geleen-plant_49580.html
January 31, 2013
Fluor has been awarded a contract by Williams (Tulsa, OK) to provide preliminary engineering services for a previously announced propane dehydrogenation (PDH) project near...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Fluor-awarded-Williams-propane-dehydrogenation-plant-contract-in-Canada_49464.html
January 31, 2013
Strike action at Sabic's plant at Geleen, in the region of Limburg, Netherlands, commenced today, and operations at the site's production plants are being wound down, Sabic says...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Strike-at-Sabics-Geleen-site-causes-progressive-halt-of-operations_49470.html
January 30, 2013
Employees at Sabic Europe's Geleen, Netherlands, complex have launched strike actions after talks between management and the FNV trade union on 28 January failed to reach an agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Labor-dispute-threatens-operations-at-Sabics-Geleen-site-reports-say_49436.html
January 30, 2013
SK Gas (Seoul) said in a regulatory filing that it will invest $890 million to build a propylene plant at Ulsan, South Korea, as part of its push into the petrochemical industry. SK...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/SK-Gas-to-build-$890-million-propylene-plant-at-Ulsan_49433.html
January 28, 2013
The Naphtachimie steam cracker at Lavéra, France, is expected to restart operations partially during the first half of March, IHS Chemical says. The cracker sustained a fire in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Naphtachimie-cracker-at-Lavera-to-restart-partially-in-March_49375.html
January 25, 2013
PKN Orlen's (Plock, Poland) petrochemical operations swung back into positive earnings territory during the fourth quarter of 2012, with the company's consolidated results showing a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/PKN-Orlens-petrochemical-activities-swing-to-a-quarterly-profit_49356.html
January 17, 2013
The European olefin market will see 2.9 million m.t./year of steam cracker capacity enter plant turnarounds between March and June 2013, according to IHS Chemical data. These...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Planned-outages-during-second-quarter-could-tighten-Europes-olefin-market_49035.html
January 16, 2013
Indian Oil Corp. (IOC; New Delhi) would like to participate in the previously announced share auction process of Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd. (HPL; Kolkata, India), say reports in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Indian-Oil-may-participate-in-Haldia-Petrochemicals-share-auction-reports-say_49008.html
January 10, 2013
Westlake Chemical has begun the previously announced expansion of the Petro 2 ethylene unit at its complex at Lake Charles, LA, the company said today. The expansion work, taking place...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Westlake-commences-ethylene-expansion-at-Lake-Charles_48861.html
January 9, 2013
PetroLogistics (Houston) has successfully completed repairs on its propane dehydrogenation (PDH) facility at Houston and resumed production of propylene. PetroLogistics shut the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/PetroLogistics-restarts-PDH-facility_48838.html
January 8, 2013
Ongoing discussions could lead to the development of additional PDH capacity, says the company....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Enterprise-PDH-unit-sold-out_48766.html
December 20, 2012
PetroLogistics (Houston, TX) brought its propane dehydrogenation (PDH) facility in Houston down for unscheduled repairs on 17 December owing to a damaged compressor. ...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/PetroLogistics-Houston-PDH-facility-down-for-repairs_48524.html
December 7, 2012
Mangalore Special Economic Zone (MSEZ; Mangalore, India) will host a world-scale propane dehydrogenation manufacturing (PDH) facility, CW has learned. Final negotiations are under way...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Mangalore-attracts-propane-dehydrogenation-facility-renewable-epoxy-resins-plant_48208.html
November 15, 2012
Shell says it has taken a final investment decision to debottleneck its steam cracker at Bukom Island, Singapore. This is expected to increase the capacity of olefins and aromatics by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Shell-to-increase-capacity-at-petrochemical-complex-in-Singapore_47712.html
November 12, 2012
BASF says it will build a production plant for emulsion polymers at its Freeport, TX, site. Total investment in the plant is estimated to be more than $90 million, says a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/BASF-to-build-emulsions-polymer-plant-at-Freeport-site_47640.html
October 7, 2012
Europe's olefins and derivatives industry must focus on adding value to its products, if it is to survive in a rapidly changing global petrochemicals market, says Matthew Thoelke...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/EPCA-2012-Differentiation-is-key-to-survival-of-Europes-olefins-industry_46788.html
September 26, 2012
Williams (Tulsa, OK) has signed a long-term gas processing agreement with a Canadian producer of oil sands. Williams will own, extract, transport, fractionate, and market the natural...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Williams-Signs-Gas-Processing-Agreement-with-Canadian-Oil-Sands-Producer_46526.html
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