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August 27, 2014
LyondellBasell Industries plans to build a world-scale propylene oxide (PO)–tert-butyl alcohol (TBA) plant on the Texas Gulf Coast, with start-up planned for 2019. PO from the plant will support growing demand for polyurethanes, while TBA and derivatives will supply producers of high-octane gasoline, synthetic rubber, and lubricant additives....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/LyondellBasell-plans-world-scale-PO-TBA-plant-for-US-Gulf-Coast_63368.html
August 18, 2014
An equipment failure on 14 August will disrupt production at Huntsman’s Port Neches, TX, facility for 2-3 weeks, the company says. Huntsman makes methyl-tert butyl ether (MTBE), propylene oxide (PO), and propylene glycol (PG) at the facility....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/Huntsman-reports-2-3-week-disruption-at-Port-Neches_63258.html
July 24, 2014
S-Oil (Seoul) today reported improved second-quarter results and outlined investment plans under new increased ownership by Saudi Aramco, including construction of an olefins complex...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/S-Oil-swings-to-profit-to-diversify-portfolio-with-olefins-complex_62689.html
June 20, 2014
Huntsman announced today that an unplanned manufacturing disruption at its Port Neches, TX propylene oxide (PO) and methyl tert butyl ether (MTBE) facility will reduce its second...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/Huntsman-reveals-PO-MTBE-disruption-at-Port-Neches_61923.html
September 9, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has invited comments on two new proposals for harmonized classification and labeling (CLH). The chemicals concerned are flumioxazin...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/ECHA-invites-harmonized-classification-and-labeling-comments-on-flumioxazin-and-propylene-oxide_55030.html
September 2, 2013
Saudi Hydrogen Peroxide Co., a newly created joint venture between Sadara Chemical Co. (Sadara) and Solvay, announced today that it has begun construction on one of the world's largest...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/Solvay-and-Sadara-begin-construction-of-hydrogen-peroxide-plant-in-Saudi-Arabia_54860.html
February 6, 2013
Shell Chemicals has made a final investment decision to upgrade its Jurong Island, Singapore, polyols facility, the company announced today. The investment is expected to increase...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/Shell-to-expand-polyols-capacity-in-Singapore_49568.html
November 14, 2012
Huntsman Corp. says it has entered into a joint venture agreement with Sinopec Jinling (Nanjing, China), a subsidiary of Sinopec, to build a propylene oxide-methyl tert-butyl ether...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/Huntsman-and-Sinopec-form-jv-to-build-PO-MTBE-facility-in-China_47658.html
November 12, 2012
Sabic and Shell Chemicals have confirmed CW’s exclusive report that they plan to invest in propylene oxide-styrene monomer (POSM) and polyols plants in Saudi Arabia...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/Sabic-and-Shell-plan-POSM-polyols-projects-ponder-petchem-investments-outside-Saudi-Arabia_47628.html
April 20, 2012
Evonik Industries says it will tomorrow break ground on the previously announced hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) plant at Jilin, China. The plant will have a production capacity of 230,000...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/Evonik-Breaks-Ground-on-Hydrogen-Peroxide-Plant-in-China_42865.html
February 13, 2012
Foster Wheeler says it has been awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction management contract for a propylene oxide (PO) plant that will form part of the $20-billion Sadara...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/Foster-Wheeler-Awarded-Contract-for-Sadara-PO-Plant_41295.html
January 9, 2012
A regional court at Trencin, Slovakia has approved the sale of bankrupt chemicals and polymers producer Novacke Chemicke Zavody (NCHZ; Novaky, Slovakia) to Via Chem (Prague), press...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/Court-Approves-Sale-of-Bankrupt-Slovak-Chemicals-Firm_40322.html
October 28, 2011
LyondellBasell reported third-quarter net income of $895 million, up 92% from the year-ago quarter, on sales up 29%, to $13 billion. Results were driven by strong performance in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/LyondellBasells-Earnings-Soar-on-Advantaged-U-S-Olefins-Business_38683.html
October 4, 2011
Industry executives attending the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) annual meeting, currently taking place in Berlin, confirm a weakening in demand in petrochemical markets in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/EPCA-2011-Petrochemical-Markets-Soften_38018.html
July 13, 2011
Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Company (Petro Rabigh; Rabigh, Saudi Arabia) has delayed until the end of this month the re-commissioning of one of the main units within the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/Petro-Rabigh-Delays-Restarting-of-HOFCC-Unit-Expects-Lower-PP-Sales_36116.html
June 28, 2011
SKC (Seoul) is planning a major increase in capacity of its hydrogen peroxide-propylene oxide (HPPO) plant at Ulsan, Korea. SKC’s president Park Jang-suk said recently that the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/SKC-Plans-Major-PO-and-Derivatives-Capacity-Expansion-Aims-to-be-Leading-PO-Producer-in-Asia_35819.html
May 26, 2011
Huntsman Corp. says it has signed a license agreement with chemicals manufacturer Yantai Wanhua Polyurethanes (Yantai, China), for the production of propylene oxide (PO) and methyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/Huntsman-Signs-PO-MTBE-License-Agreement-with-Chinese-Company_35028.html
February 18, 2011
LyondellBasell reported fourth-quarter 2010 net income of $874 million ($1.54/share), compared to a net loss of $850 million for the year-ago quarter. Fourth-quarter EBITDA was $762...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/LyondellBasells-Earnings-Soar-on-Higher-Sales-Renewed-Demand_32932.html
January 12, 2011
Evonik Industries and Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals (Vadodara, India) have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a multimillion-dollar hydrogen peroxide-propylene oxide...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/Evonik-and-Gujarat-Alkalies-Link-in-HPPO-Project-in-India_32099.html
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