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July 22, 2015
Sasol confirmed that it began planned maintenance over the weekend at its Lake Charles, LA steam cracker. The maintenance is expected to last for 12 days, and has not had any...
July 20, 2015
Unipetrol (Prague), a petrochemicals producer majority owned by the PKN Orlen Group (Plock, Poland), on Monday is shutting its ethylene unit at Litvinov, Czech Republic, for an...
July 16, 2015
US July propylene contracts lower Thursday, following the recent decline in spot prices which have been pressured down by ample supply. July propylene declined by 3.50 cts/lb, taking...
July 16, 2015
Dow said in a filing with Texas state regulators that its LHC-8 steam cracker in Freeport was in restart mode. The filing comes a week after Dow had a process leak at the Light...
July 16, 2015
Shell Chemicals has restarted its 940,000-m.t./year steam cracker at Moerdijk, Netherlands, Shell confirmed to CW today. Most of the production units at Shell's Moerdijk complex have...
July 16, 2015
US propylene stocks were mixed in the week that ended 10 July, according to data released on Wednesday by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Propane/propylene stocks were at...
July 15, 2015
UOP has licensed its Advanced methanol-to-olefins (MTO) process to Better Clean Energy, a subsidiary of Better Holdings Group (Dongying, China). Better Clean Energy intends to use the MTO process to produce 300,000 m.t./year of ethylene and propylene at a new facility in Shandong Province, China. Startup is slated for 2016, says UOP....
July 14, 2015
Braskem issued a filing with Texas state regulators for unplanned maintenance at its Freeport, TX, polypropylene (PP) facility, which was prompted by an emergency shutdown at a...
July 13, 2015
Enterprise Products Partners (Houston) has announced several projects to increase pipeline capacity for polymer-grade propylene between 2017 and 2020. Enterprise will convert and expand the North Dean pipeline, currently configured for refinery-grade propylene; convert the Lou-Tex pipeline from chemical-grade propylene service to polymer-grade; and build a refinery-grade propylene pipeline between Sorrento and Breaux Bridge, LA....
July 9, 2015
Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNK; Nizhnekamsk, Russia), a leading Russian producer of petrochemicals and part of the local TAIF Group (Kazan), has decided to divide its planned $9-billion...
July 5, 2015
Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer (BCPL) has begun the commissioning of its long-delayed Assam cracker project at Lepetkata, India. Three units—the gas sweetening unit, the...
July 1, 2015
US propylene stocks were mixed during the week that ended on 26 June, according to data released on Wednesday by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).  Propane/propylene...
June 26, 2015
Via an agreement, Bermuda-registered Petredec has secured $186.3 million from KfW IPEX-Bank (Frankfurt) to finance constructing four handysize gas carriers, the bank says. Handysize...
June 25, 2015
Propylene stock movements were mixed in the United States during the week ended 19 June, according to data released by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Propane-propylene...
June 24, 2015
An 18-wheeler truck rig collided with an above-ground section of pipeline in Houston on 22 June, resulting in the release of propylene after transfer of material ownership to Shell...
June 19, 2015
Williams Partners' (Tulsa, OK) olefins plant at Geismar, LA, is approaching its full, expanded production rate, Williams has announced. The plant’s ethylene production rate was...
June 24, 2015
Sasol told the Stock Exchange News Service (Johannesburg) on Thursday that the South African Competition Appeal Court on 17 June upheld Sasol’s appeal against the Competition...
June 18, 2015
PBF Energy (Parsipanny, NJ) has agreed to acquire Chalmette Refining, a 189,000 bbl/day refinery in Chalmette, LA, for $322 million from ExxonMobil and PDVSA, which operate the business as a 50/50 joint venture. The deal, which is expected to close by the end of 2015, includes logistics infrastructure and facilities for the production of aromatics and propylene....
June 18, 2015
A consortium comprising the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and leading international investors, have agreed to invest in the development of ZapSibNeftekhim, Sibur’s...
June 18, 2015
Mitsui Chemicals plans to restart its olefins conversion unit at Osaka at the beginning of July, the company says. The unit was shut on 1 June because of a lack of feedstock, and the...
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