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July 28, 2009
CPC Corp. (Taipei)  is going ahead with previously announced plans for a scrap-and-build project to add ethylene capacity at its Linyuan, Taiwan complex, CW has learned. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/CPC-Corp-Proceeds-with-Cracker-Scrap-and-Build-Plan_20441.html
July 17, 2009
Borealis says it has temporarily shut its 620,000-m.t./year cracker at Stenungsund, Sweden, since Wednesday, due to technical problems. The cracker, which uses naphtha, ethane, propane...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Borealis-Temporarily-Shuts-Cracker-in-Sweden_20223.html
July 17, 2009
An explosion yesterday at Total Petrochemicals' steam cracker at Carling, France killed two people and injured six. Two of the injured remain hospitalized. Total says the accident...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Explosion-at-Total-Cracker-in-France-Kills-Two-and-Injures-Six-Arkemas-Operations-Not-Affected_20192.html
July 10, 2009
Saudi Aramco and Total have signed contracts covering 13 different engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) process packages for their previously announced Saudi Aramco Total...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Aramco-and-Total-Sign-Contracts-for-Jubail-Refinery-Aromatics-Complex_20027.html
July 1, 2009
BASF says it is reorganizing its petrochemicals division effective July 1, 2009. The new structure will have four instead of six business units and will improve efficiency...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/BASF-Reorganizes-its-Petrochemicals-Division_19913.html
June 2, 2009
Toyo Engineering Corp. and its Indian subsidiary Toyo-India have been awarded a consultancy contract by Indian Oil Corp. (IOC; New Delhi) for its previously announced fluid catalytic...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Indian-Oil-Awards-Paradip-Contract-to-Toyo-Engineering_19325.html
May 28, 2009
Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer, a joint venture between Gail India, Oil India, Numaligarh Refinery, and the government of Assam, has confirmed the award of contracts for license and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Gail-Confirms-Assam-Cracker-Award-to-Lummus_19196.html
May 27, 2009
Overall profitability in the chemical industry is expected to fall by 20% in 2009, according to an industry outlook by Moody's Investors Service (New York). The report expects a slight...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Chemical-Industry-Profits-to-Fall-in-2009-Report_19176.html
May 4, 2009
Saudi Ethylene and Polyethylene Company (SEPC), a 75-25 joint venture between Tasnee and Sahara Petrochemical and LyondellBasell, says it has started up its petrochemical complex at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Saudi-Petrochemical-Complex-Starts-Operations_18665.html
April 16, 2009
The proposed acquisition would provide feedstock security for a state-owned derivatives manufacturer....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Romanian-Government-to-Acquire-Olefins-Producer_18307.html
April 3, 2009
LyondellBasell says it will permanently close its Chocolate Bayou olefins complex near Alvin, TX by August 4. The plant, which has capacity to produce 1.2 billion lb/year of ethylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/LyondellBasell-to-Permanently-Shut-Olefins-Plant-in-Texas_18012.html
April 2, 2009
LyondellBasell Industries says it will permanently close its Chocolate Bayou olefins complex near Alvin, TX by August 4. The plant has been out of service since mid-December and the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/LyondellBasell-to-Close-Chocolate-Bayou-Olefins-Plant-Permanently_17826.html
March 27, 2009
BASF says it will temporarily idle the smaller of its two steam crackers at Ludwigshafen, Germany due to continuing weak demand. The temporary shutdown of the plant, which has capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/BASF-Idles-Ludwigshafen-Cracker-Due-to-Poor-Demand_17847.html
February 27, 2009
Energy company Lukoil (Moscow) says Stavrolen, its petchem subsidiary, has resumed production at its polypropylene (PP) plant at Budyennovsk, Russia, following a complete overhaul of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Russian-Polypropylene-Plant-Resumes-Production_17277.html
February 9, 2009
European players have agreed to shift propylene contract pricing from a quarterly basis to a monthly basis for January, amid unprecedented market volatility. The January contract...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Europe-Shifts-to-Monthly-Contract-Pricing-for-Now_16928.html
January 15, 2009
Equistar Chemicals says it will restart its 2.4 billion lbs/year olefins unit at La Porte, TX before the end of January. The unit was temporarily idled in October 2008 due to declining...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Equistar-to-Restart-Olefins-Unit_16397.html
January 9, 2009
The recession is likely to last until as late as August and be followed by only a “tepid” recovery, Kevin Swift, ACC’s chief economist told attendees at a Chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/ACCs-Economic-Chief-Expects-Severe-Prolonged-Recession_16236.html
January 6, 2009
Mitsubishi Chemical's naphtha cracker at Mizushima, Japan has been offstream since the end of December due to “trouble at the facility,” reports say. The nature of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Mitsubishi-Idles-Mizushima-Cracker_16160.html
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