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May 4, 2016
There has been no immediate impact to the US olefins market from the raging wildfires in Fort McMurray, AB. Olefins production, however, could see an impact from any prolonged shutdown...
April 27, 2016
US nonfuel-use propylene inventory continued its mid-April decline, as turnaround season remains in full swing for the olefins market. For the week that ended on 22 April, Energy Information Administration (EIA) data released on Wednesday showed inventory falling for a second consecutive week....
April 20, 2016
Dow Chemical says its propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit in Freeport, TX,  is expected to resume normal operations within the next several weeks. The company did not elaborate further on the expected restart of the unit. The unit has been down for planned maintenance since late March to repair an operational issue with an exchanger that has been managed since start up....
April 20, 2016
US nonfuel-use propylene inventory held steady during the week ending 15 April, according to data released by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) on 20 April. It was the first time in five weeks that inventory has not increased, and comes with turnaround season in the US olefins market in full swing....
April 13, 2016
Recent production issues in the olefins market have had no impact on domestic inventories as stockpiles have increased for a fifth consecutive week, according to data released by the...
April 11, 2016
Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC; Kuwait) and Pembina Pipeline (Calgary, AB, Canada) are evaluating the feasibility of a combined, world-scale propane dehydrogenation (PDH) and polypropylene (PP) production facility in Alberta, Canada. Pembina and PIC expect to complete the study in six months. If the project continues into front-end engineering and design (FEED), the partners would make a final investment decision by mid-2017, says Pembina, with startup expected by 2020....
April 6, 2016
US propylene inventories were up for a fourth consecutive week, according to data released by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) on 6 April. The inventory increases come amid...
April 1, 2016
The current wave of investments in ethane-consuming petrochemical plants and export facilities is driving up ethane production, according to a report by the US Energy Information...
March 31, 2016
KBR says that it has been awarded a license and basic engineering design contract for the revamp of a fluidized catalytic cracker (FCC) unit at a refinery in Shandong Province, China...
March 29, 2016
The upcoming shutdown of Hexion's Norco, LA, facility, which  has capacity to consume 72,000 m.t./year of propylene, is not expected to have a major impact on the US petrochemical market, according to IHS Chemical....
March 29, 2016
Flint Hills Resources plans to shut down its Port Arthur, TX, light olefins unit (LOU) to repair a leak found on 29 March, according to an air emission event report filed with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Flint Hills did not say when the shutdown would begin....
March 28, 2016
US propylene markets have not responded noticeably to a planned outage at Dow Chemical's propane dehydrogenation unit (PDH) in Freeport, TX. Activity in the US propylene market was thin Monday, with no fresh trades....
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