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July 12, 2013
Global Bioenergies (Evry, France), a developer of light olefin bioproduction processes, says it has closed a share issue that it launched on 27 June, raising a total of €23...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/French-bioolefins-company-raises-&euro23-million-via-share-issue_53595.html
July 8, 2013
Advanced Petrochemical Co. (Al Jubail), a producer of propylene and polypropylene, has announced preliminary interim financial results for the period ended 30 June. The company reports...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Advanced-more-than-doubles-second-quarter-profits-on-higher-volumes-and-lower-feedstock-prices_53417.html
June 24, 2013
Williams says it will probably have to replace piping, heat exchangers, and reboilers adjacent to the fractionator, which were seriously damaged....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Williams-details-extensive-damage-to-Geismar-cracker_53083.html
June 14, 2013
Williams officials said Friday afternoon that a second employee has died following Thursday's propylene explosion and fire at the company's Geismar, LA, olefins plant. Williams...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Williams-confirms-second-death-from-Geismar-explosion_52850.html
June 14, 2013
Williams immediately shut down the facility, which has 646,000 m.t./year of ethylene capacity -- 2.4% of the 27 million m.t./year of ethylene capacity in the US....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Impact-of-Williams-explosion-on-ethylene-market-uncertain-IHS-Chemical_52848.html
June 14, 2013
Qatar Petroleum (QP; Doha) has invited companies to carry out feasibility studies for propylene- and benzene-derivative complexes to be built at Ras Laffan, Qatar, near existing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Qatar-plans-propylene-and-benzene-derivatives-projects-as-part-of-major-petchems-push_52834.html
June 13, 2013
Sinopec Engineering, China’s largest engineering and construction firm, has signed a $1.85-billion engineering, procurement, and construction contract with Kazakhstan...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Sinopec-Engineering-signs-EPC-contract-for-Kazakhstan-PP-project_52808.html
June 4, 2013
PetroLogistics (Houston) on Monday night announced plans to shut down its propane dehydrogenation facility on 8 June to repair two of the plant’s eight reactors....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/PetroLogistics-to-shut-down-PDH-for-two-weeks-will-declare-force-majeure-_52547.html
May 29, 2013
Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Co. (Orpic; Muscat), plans to invest $3.6 billion to develop a petrochemicals complex near the Ṣuḥār, Oman, refinery, which will provide raw...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Oman-details-$3-6-billion-investment-in-petchems-at-ur_52355.html
May 23, 2013
Since early April, the BASF-Total steam cracker has been able to produce up to 40% of its ethylene from ethane and another 40% from butane and propane....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/BASF-Total-Port-Arthur-steam-cracker-to-process-ethane_52267.html
May 16, 2013
According to UOP, it will be the world’s largest on-purpose propylene facility, with a production capacity greater than 1 million m.t./year....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Ascend-chooses-UOPs-C3-Oleflex-for-$1-2-billion-Chocolate-Bayou-PDH-project_52061.html
May 13, 2013
The Competition Tribunal (Pretoria) is set to hear next week the case brought against Sasol by the Competition Commission (Pretoria), under which Sasol was accused of charging...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Sasol-to-defend-propylene-and-PP-pricing-policies-before-competition-tribunal_51947.html
May 9, 2013
Braskem's first quarter earnings totaled R$227 million ($113 million), up 49% year-over-year (YOY) from R$152 million, but down 18% sequentially from R$275 million in the fourth quarter of 2012....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Braskem-first-quarter-net-income-up-49-percent_51886.html
May 3, 2013

A fire at an ethylene purification unit at Formosa Plastics’ complex at Point Comfort, TX yesterday, injured 14 people. Eight of the injured have been treated and released as of Friday morning, according to a company spokesperson. 

The fire occurred in an ethylene purification area near the site’s “PE 1” high-density polyethylene (HDPE) production unit. 

...

http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Fire-injures-14-at-Formosas-Point-Comfort-TX-site_51743.html
April 29, 2013
Rosneft (Moscow) and Mitsui & Co. have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop jointly Rosneft's previously announced Far East Petrochemical Co. (Fepco) project near...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Rosneft-Mitsui-sign-MOU-to-develop-petchem-project-in-Russian-far-east_51563.html
April 29, 2013
Pemex's petrochemical products generated 7.64 billion Mexican pesos ($618 million) in domestic sales for the group during the first quarter of 2013, the company has announced. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Pemexs-petchem-production-volume-falls-7-1-percent-during-the-first-quarter_51558.html
April 26, 2013
Shell Chemicals' steam cracker at Moerdijk, Netherlands, is experiencing technical difficulties that have delayed the plant's restart following planned maintenance, unconfirmed reports...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Reports-Technical-difficulties-delay-restart-of-Shells-Moerdijk-cracker_51527.html
April 26, 2013
PetroLogistics (Houston) on Thursday reported first-quarter 2013 net income of $57.1 million, up from a loss of $45.4 million in the first quarter of 2012. Sales totaled $208.7...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/PetroLogistics-earnings-up-on-propylene-spread_51485.html
April 18, 2013
Honeywell’s UOP unit has licensed its methanol-to-olefin (MTO) to Jiangsu Sailboat Petrochemical (Jiangsu, China) for a project in Lianyungang, in China's Jiangsu...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Honeywells-UOP-methanol-to-olefin-technology-licensed-in-China_51279.html
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