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December 31, 2009
PTT Chemical (Bangkok) says it will start-up its 1 million m.t./year ethylene plant at Map Ta Phut, Thailand in early 2010. Some of the ethane feedstock will initially be diverted...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/PTT-Chemical-Readies-Cracker-Start-up-Forecasts-30-percent-Revenue-Growth_23842.html
December 18, 2009
The Copenhagen climate negotiations have focused on securing a deal to cut absolute levels of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and create a system for financing poorer nations’...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Copenhagen-Vision-for-a-Bio-based-Society-Emerges_23689.html
December 7, 2009
Construction of the Y2.6 billion ($29 million) plant began in early November at Mitsubishi Chemicals' Mizushima, Japan site and is expected to be completed in July of 2010....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/JGC-Mitsubishi-Chemical-Building-Pilot-Plant-to-Test-New-Propylene-Technology_23305.html
December 4, 2009
Sibur (Moscow) says it has a acquired a 50% stake in Biaksplen (Nizhnii Novgorod, Russia), Russia's leading producer of biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP). Biaksplen operates...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Sibur-Buys-Stake-in-Russian-BOPP-Firm-Awards-EPC-Contract-to-Tecnimont_23274.html
December 1, 2009
U.S. propylene supply is forecast to increase by 10%, to 70 million-72 million lbs/day in 2010, as ethylene plants boost operating rates, says a recent report from Petral Worldwide...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Recovery-to-Drive-U-S-Propylene-Supply-Growth_23176.html
November 12, 2009
Sinopec and its partners Saudi Aramco and ExxonMobil have held an inauguration ceremony for their Fujian Refining and Petrochemicals Co. joint venture complex at Quanzhou, China...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Sinopec-Saudi-Aramco-and-ExxonMobil-Inaugurate-Fujian-Petchems-Complex_22723.html
November 11, 2009
U.S. olefins production rose in the third-quarter of 2009 sequentially by an average of about 3%, according to the latest production statistics from the National Petrochemical Refiners...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/U-S-Olefins-Production-Rises-Slightly-in-Third-Quarter_22719.html
November 9, 2009
Total Petrochemicals says it has introduced a new family of single-site metallocene catalysts, marketed under the name Lumicene, for manufacturing polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Total-Petrochemicals-Unveils-New-Family-of-Metallocene-Catalysts_22660.html
November 9, 2009
Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical held an official inauguration ceremony yesterday for their $10.3 billion Petro Rabigh petrochemical joint ventrue at Rabigh, Saudi Arabia. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Aramco-and-Sumitomo-Inaugurate-Petro-Rabigh-Investment-Decision-on-Phase-II-by-End-of-2010_22648.html
November 6, 2009
Dow Chemical and Shenhua Group (Beijing), a coal mining company, will move ahead with a planned $10-billion, coal-to-chemicals joint venture at Yulin, China. The project has been on...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Dow-Moves-Closer-to-Chinese-Coal-to-Chemicals-JV_22617.html
November 4, 2009
PetroVietnam has begun shipments of propylene from its recently recommissioned oil refinery at Dung Quat, Vietnam. The 140,000-bbl/day refinery, Vietnam's first, was commissioned...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/PetroVietnam-Begins-Propylene-Shipments-from-New-Refinery_22586.html
November 3, 2009
National Petrochemical Industrial Co.'s (NatPet; Yanbu, Saudi Arabia) Yanbu, Saudi Arabia based polypropylene (PP) manufacturing plant is off line due to technical reasons, CW has...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/NatPet-Polypropylene-Plant-Hit-by-an-Unscheduled-Outage_22061.html
November 3, 2009
Al-Waha Petrochemical Co., a joint venture in which Sahara Petrochemicals Co. has 75% and LyondellBasell 25%, has started up its new propane dehydrogenation and polypropylene (PP)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Sahara-and-LyondellBasell-Start-up-PP-Complex-at-Al-Jubail_22339.html
October 7, 2009
Sunoco says it will idle production at its 145,000-bpd Eagle Point refinery at Westville, NJ due to weak demand and increased capacity that has pressured margins. About 400 employees...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Sunoco-Idles-NJ-Refinery_21926.html
September 17, 2009
Yanbu National Petrochemical Co., (YanSab; Yanbu, Saudi Arabia), a Sabic affiliate has begun production at its SR20 billion ($5.3 billion) petrochemical complex at Yanbu...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Sabic-Commissions-YanSab-Complex-at-Yanbu_20174.html
August 28, 2009
The Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry in Japan (METI; Tokyo) says that according to a study done by the Chemical Division of METI’s Manufacturing Industries Bureau, global...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/METI-Global-Demand-for-Petchem-Products-to-Pick-Up-in-Second-Half-of-2009_21072.html
August 21, 2009
Equistar Chemicals, a subsidiary of LyondellBasell, says its olefins plant at Corpus Christi, TX will transition to a feedstock slate of nearly all natural gas liquids (NGLs) by the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Equistar-Chemicals-to-Add-Feedstock-Flexibility-at-TX-Olefins-Plant_20972.html
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