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March 21, 2013
Although shale gas has cut into North American benzene supply and raised prices, it has simultaneously advantaged the production of benzene derivatives...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/IHS-WPC-Shale-will-drive-benzene-derivatives-in-North-America_50684.html
March 19, 2013
SK Gas (Seoul), South Korea’s largest importer and distributor of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), has signed a deal with Lummus Technology to use Lummus’s Catofin process in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/SK-Gas-selects-Lummus-Catofin-technology-for-PDH-plant-in-Korea_50462.html
March 19, 2013
UOP, a Honeywell subsidiary, says it has been selected by Fujian Meide Petrochemical to provide technology to produce propylene in China. Fujian Meide will use the UOP C3 Oleflex...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/UOP-selected-to-provide-technology-for-propylene-project-in-China_50620.html
March 18, 2013
Williams announced it will begin construction on a previously proposed propane dehydrogenation (PDH) facility in Alberta, Canada. The PDH facility will be the first and only in Canada...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Williams-to-proceed-with-Canadian-PDH-facility_50592.html
March 14, 2013
Dow Chemical says it plans to divest up to $1.5 billion worth of businesses over the next 18 months, including its polypropylene licensing and catalysts business and its plastic...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Dow-details-$1-5-billion-divestiture-plan_50507.html
March 13, 2013
ZeaChem (Lakewood, CO) says it has successfully produced commercial-grade cellulosic chemicals and ethanol at its 250,000-gal/year demonstration biorefinery at Boardman, OR...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/ZeaChem-starts-production-of-commercial-grade-cellulosic-chemicals_50471.html
March 6, 2013
SK Gas (Seoul), South Korea's largest importer and distributor of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), said today that it has signed a deal with Lummus Technology to use Lummus’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/SK-Gas-selects-Lummus-Catofin-technology-for-PDH-plant-in-Korea_50274.html
March 1, 2013
Ascend Performance Materials (Houston) is proceeding with plans to build a $1.2-billion propane dehydrogenation (PDH) facility at its Chocolate Bayou complex at Alvin, TX. The PDH unit...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Ascend-plans-$1-2-billion-PDH-plant-at-Chocolate-Bayou_50166.html
February 27, 2013
Ascend Performance Materials (Houston) is proceeding with plans to build a $1.2-billion propane dehydrogenation (PDH) facility in at its Alvin, TX, site. The PDH unit will use propane...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Ascend-plans-$1-2-billion-on-purpose-propylene-plant-at-Alvin-TX-site_50088.html
February 13, 2013
Alpek (San Pedro Garza García, Mexico) reported a 52% drop in net consolidated profit during the fourth quarter, to $518 million. Consolidated fourth-quarter revenue...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Alpek-consolidated-profit-falls-52-percent-in-fourth-quarter_49781.html
February 7, 2013
Braskem's net profit swung back to positive territory in the fourth quarter of 2012 as the company reported 275 million reais ($138.3 million) in net earnings, compared with a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Braskem-swings-to-a-net-profit-in-the-fourth-quarter_49647.html
February 7, 2013
European demand for polypropylene (PP) remains weak. The weakness is compounded by propylene feedstock prices, which, between September 2012 and January 2013, shed €70/m.t. ...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/European-PP-contract-price-increases-may-be-limited-by-weak-demand-despite-slightly-firmer-propylene_49634.html
February 5, 2013
The strike at Sabic Europe's plant at Geleen, Netherlands, has ended, according to a Sabic announcement to the Saudi stock exchange today. “Due to the limited magnitude of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Staff-returns-to-work-at-Sabics-Geleen-plant_49580.html
January 31, 2013
Fluor has been awarded a contract by Williams (Tulsa, OK) to provide preliminary engineering services for a previously announced propane dehydrogenation (PDH) project near...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Fluor-awarded-Williams-propane-dehydrogenation-plant-contract-in-Canada_49464.html
January 31, 2013
Strike action at Sabic's plant at Geleen, in the region of Limburg, Netherlands, commenced today, and operations at the site's production plants are being wound down, Sabic says...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Strike-at-Sabics-Geleen-site-causes-progressive-halt-of-operations_49470.html
January 30, 2013
Employees at Sabic Europe's Geleen, Netherlands, complex have launched strike actions after talks between management and the FNV trade union on 28 January failed to reach an agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Labor-dispute-threatens-operations-at-Sabics-Geleen-site-reports-say_49436.html
January 30, 2013
SK Gas (Seoul) said in a regulatory filing that it will invest $890 million to build a propylene plant at Ulsan, South Korea, as part of its push into the petrochemical industry. SK...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/SK-Gas-to-build-$890-million-propylene-plant-at-Ulsan_49433.html
January 28, 2013
The Naphtachimie steam cracker at Lavéra, France, is expected to restart operations partially during the first half of March, IHS Chemical says. The cracker sustained a fire in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Naphtachimie-cracker-at-Lavera-to-restart-partially-in-March_49375.html
January 25, 2013
PKN Orlen's (Plock, Poland) petrochemical operations swung back into positive earnings territory during the fourth quarter of 2012, with the company's consolidated results showing a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/PKN-Orlens-petrochemical-activities-swing-to-a-quarterly-profit_49356.html
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