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February 8, 2011
Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) board of directs says it has appointed Peter L. Cella as president and CEO of the company, effective February 8. Cella replaces Greg Garland, who...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/CPChem-Appoints-New-CEO-Announces-Management-Changes_32695.html
January 28, 2011
Sabic says it has taken its No. 4 naphtha cracker at Geleen, the Netherlands offstream due to a technical fault. The plant accounts for 660,000 m.t. of Sabic's 1.3-million m.t./year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Sabic-Takes-Geleen-Cracker-Offline-Due-to-Technical-Hitch_32485.html
January 25, 2011
Keyuan Petrochemicals (Ningbo, China) says it has received approval from the Chinese authorities for a patent related to the company's proprietary Multiple Ethylene Propylene (MEP)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Chinese-Firm-Awarded-Patent-for-Low-Cost-Olefins-Technology_32392.html
January 14, 2011
Two world-scale petrochemical projects are expected to go ahead shortly in Qatar, rather than the previously announced one, CW has learned. Senior officials in Qatar told CW recently...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Cracker-Projects-by-Both-Shell-and-ExxonMobil-Are-Set-to-Go-Ahead-in-Qatar_32125.html
January 6, 2011
Sahara Petrochemicals says its Jubail, Saudi Arabia based propane dehydrogenation plant is offline and should re-start at the end of the first quarter of this year. The plant, operated...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Al-Waha-Propane-Dehydro-Plant-Offline-Due-to-Technical-Problems_31933.html
December 22, 2010
Eastman Chemical says it has completed the restart of a previously idled ethane cracking unit at its Longview, TX complex ahead of schedule. The restart increases Eastman’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Eastman-Restarts-Longview-Cracker-Ahead-of-Schedule_31754.html
December 14, 2010
Sasol Polymers says it has agreed to a R 111.6 million settlement ($16.4 million) with the South African Competition Commission in relation to its existing propylene supply agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Sasol-Polymers-Settles-Price-Fixing-Suit_31577.html
December 14, 2010
Keyuan Petrochemicals (Ningbo, China) says it will spend about $3.8 million to expand petrochemical capacity at its by about 30%, to 720,000 m.t./year at its Nigbo facility. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Keyuan-Petrochemicals-to-Boost-Capacity-at-Ningbo_31589.html
November 29, 2010
U.S. olefins production rose sequentially in the third-quarter of 2010 by an average of about 2.36%, according to the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/NPRA-Olefins-Production-Slightly-Increased-in-Third-Quarter_31216.html
November 19, 2010
This Week on CW: BHP Billton has withdrawn its bid for PotashCorp in the face of opposition from Canadian regulators. Talks to sweeten the deal, which must provide a "net...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-November-19_31113.html
October 28, 2010
Braskem says it will invest $100 million to build a commercial-scale propylene plant in Brazil that will use sugarcane ethanol as a feedstock. The project was announced today at K2010...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/K2010-Braskem-to-Build-Green-Propylene-Unit_30529.html
October 11, 2010
Rosneft (Moscow), a major Russian energy group, is upgrading its Angarsk, Russia petrochemical complex. The company has selected the Ineos Innovene technology for a polyethylene (PE)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Rosneft-Upgrades-Angarsk-Russia-Petrochemical-Complex_30109.html
October 8, 2010
This Week on CW: Petrochemical and pharmaceutical industry luminaries gathered this week in Brussels and Paris, respectively, for EPCA and CPhI. At EPCA, CW reported on the industry's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-October-8_30105.html
September 24, 2010
The Shaw Group says it has licensed two refining technologies designed to help refiners meet environmental regulations for cleaner gasoline as well as increase propylene production...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Shaw-Licenses-Technology-to-Increase-FCC-Propylene-Production_29789.html
September 21, 2010
Yanbu National Petrochemical Co. (YanSab), a Sabic affiliate, last week notified Tadawul, the Saudi Stock Exchange that its olefins plant has been shut down temporarily due to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/YanSab-Cracker-Offline-for-Technical-Reasons_29658.html
September 7, 2010
Enterprise Products Partners (Houston) says it will merge with its wholly owned subsidiary Enterprise GP Holdings in a $8-million deal designed to reduce the company’s capital...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Enterprise-Products-to-Merge-With-Enterprise-Holdings-in-$8-Billion-Deal_29285.html
August 18, 2010
U.S. olefins production rose sequentially in the second-quarter of 2010 by an average of about 3.7%, according to the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/NPRA-Olefins-Production-Continues-to-Increase_28845.html
August 17, 2010
South Africa's Competition Commission has ruled that Sasol has abused its dominant market position to overcharge local buyers of propylene and polypropylene (PP) and has referred...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Sasol-Rejects-South-African-Allegations-of-Overpricing_28752.html
August 3, 2010
Royal Dutch Shell says it will go ahead with previously announced plans to close its 130,000-bpd refinery at Montreal East and convert the site to a fuel terminal that will receive...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Possible-Sale-of-Shells-Montreal-Refinery-Disintegrates-Plan-for-Fuel-Terminal-Moves-Forward_28522.html
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