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December 17, 2015Alujain Corp., majority owner of propylene and polypropylene (PP) producer NatPet, has announced that a sudden technical problem on 13 December has forced the company to take the Nat...
December 2, 2015Shell Chemicals has confirmed that it has declared force majeure "on its base chemical products customers" with effect from 1 December because of a technical issue with the...
December 1, 2015Luxi Chemical Group (Liaocheng, China) has selected Honeywell UOP’s Advanced Methanol-to-Olefins (MTO) process for a 293,000-m.t./year olefins plant that will be built at Luxi’s Liaocheng facility....
November 27, 2015Indonesia’s state energy group Pertamina (Jakarta) and Saudi Aramco, the state-owned oil company of Saudi Arabia, on Thursday signed a heads of agreement for joint ownership...
November 20, 2015Repair works at Shell's site in Moerdijk are expected to take about four weeks, the company told IHS Chemical following the completion of an initial impact assessment. The steam...
November 16, 2015US November propylene contracts settled late Thursday 1.0 ct/lb higher. The increase comes alongside recent production issues in early November. The November polymer-grade grade...
November 12, 2015Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Co. (Takreer) has announced the commissioning of its Ruwais, United Arab Emirates, refinery expansion project. The crude distillation unit and all associated...
November 3, 2015Heavy rain and flooding forced Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem; The Woodlands, TX) to shut down operations at its Cedar Bayou plant in Baytown, TX, on 1 November, according to a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. According to a subsequent filing, CPChem expects to complete a site-wide restart on 12 November....
November 2, 2015Williams says it has signed a long-term agreement to supply propylene from its planned propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant near Edmonton, AB, to North American Polypropylene (NAPP), which would co-locate a polypropylene plant on the same site....
October 26, 2015Advanced Petrochemical Co., a Saudi producer of propylene and polypropylene, said on Sunday that its joint venture in South Korea, SK Advanced, completed constructing a propane...