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July 29, 2015
Kuwait’s Petrochemical Industries Corp. (PIC; Kuwait City), wholly owned by Kuwait Petroleum Corp., is at an advanced stage of a feasibility study for a petrochemicals and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Exclusive-Kuwait-CEO-confirms-petchem-plans-in-Kuwait-talks-with-OPaL-in-India_72511.html
July 28, 2015
The main aromatics products imported into China dropped hugely in May, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. Total import volumes into China for the month amounted to 1.51 million m.t...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Chinas-aromatics-imports-plummet-in-May-rebound-in-June_72474.html
July 16, 2015
Shell Chemicals has restarted its 940,000-m.t./year steam cracker at Moerdijk, Netherlands, Shell confirmed to CW today. Most of the production units at Shell's Moerdijk complex have...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Shell-restarts-Moerdijk-cracker-supplies-customers-with-product_72195.html
July 15, 2015
Canadian expandable polystyrene (EPS) have been forced to look at alternatives for styrene supply to cover their needs in August and September, following Shell Canada's styrene force...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Canadian-EPS-market-looking-to-other-styrene-producers-after-Shell-force-majeure_72145.html
July 14, 2015
Styrene monomer spot prices in Europe  are staying at recently inflated levels despite downward pressure on benzene as crude oil falls back below $60/bbl. Styrene spot prices...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Europe-styrene-spot-prices-hold-despite-lower-crude-pressure-on-benzene_71945.html
July 13, 2015
Styrene production had been expected to improve in North America into the third quarter after a couple of producers brought their plants back online at the end of June, but with Shell...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Shell-styrene-force-majeure-in-Canada-may-keep-North-American-supply-tight-through-fourth-quarter_72107.html
July 9, 2015
The European styrene customer reference price has been agreed at €1,325/m.t. ($1,459) cif Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA), down €73 against the June settlement. This...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Europe-styrene-customer-reference-price-for-July-&euro1325_72048.html
July 9, 2015
CB&I on Thursday announced Carbon Holdings awarding it a contract for the license and basic engineering design of an ethylbenzene and styrene plant to be built at Ain Sokhna...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Egypt-awards-contract-to-CB-and-I-for-large-ethylbenzene-styrene-plant_72042.html
July 8, 2015
An unplanned shutdown has forced Shell to declared a force majeure on styrene monomer at Scotford, AB, where the company operates a refinery. Problems at the site mean that Shell...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Shell-declares-force-majeure-on-styrene-from-Canadian-site_72016.html
July 1, 2015
Europe's styrene barge contract price for July has settled at €1,325/m.t., a decrease of €85 from the June price of €1,410/m.t. This settlement follows the benzene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Europe-styrene-barge-contract-price-for-July-settles-lower_71810.html
June 30, 2015
North America's styrene producers have this month been trying to lock in margins by selling material for forward months because of strong styrene spot prices and relatively low benzene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/North-Americas-styrene-producers-seek-to-lock-in-margins-through-August_71778.html
June 26, 2015
Cosmar, a 50-50 joint venture between Sabic and Total, is bringing a styrene production line back onstream at its Carville, LA, plant this week, in line with expectations. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Styrene-plants-in-US-remain-on-schedule-to-restart-after-turnarounds_71700.html
June 26, 2015
Negotiations will take place next week for Europe's July styrene contract price and discussions are likely to be complicated by the contrasting factors of falling spot prices and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Europes-July-styrene-contract-talks-take-place-amid-falling-spot-prices-rising-feedstock-costs_71699.html
June 25, 2015
Polystyrene (PS) imports into Europe have been on the rise and inflated regional styrene values have dented profitability. Trade data released by Eurostat (Brussels) for the 28 EU...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/PS-imports-into-Europe-increase-significantly_71611.html
June 25, 2015
China’s imports of benzene, para-xylene (p-xylene), styrene, and toluene fell sharply in May compared with April and mixed xylene imports were almost flat, data obtained by IHS...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Chinas-aromatics-imports-fall-sharply-in-May_71595.html
June 24, 2015
Overall styrene inventories in eastern China fell to about 51,000 m.t. this week from the mid-50,000s m.t. in the previous week, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. Among the factors...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Styrene-inventories-fall-in-eastern-China-on-downstream-demand_71562.html
June 19, 2015
US styrene producers in Louisiana may start seeing some relief on feedstock supply as ethylene suppliers bring production back up. Williams Partners’ (Tulsa, OK) said 19 June...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/US-styrene-supply-expected-to-rebound-as-ethylene-units-come-back_71480.html
June 17, 2015
Overall styrene inventories in eastern China rebounded this week to about 55,000 m.t. from 50,000 m.t. last week, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. The inventory was estimated about...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Styrene-inventories-in-eastern-China-rebound-from-last-week_71394.html
June 15, 2015
Europe's styrene-over-benzene spread has averaged $484/m.t. so far in 2015, almost double the average spread for the full year of 2014, which was $250/m.t., with suppliers reaping the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Europes-styrene-benzene-spread-in-2015-outstrips-spreads-last-year_71318.html
June 15, 2015
South Korea’s May exports of para-xylene (p-xylene), benzene, and mixed xylenes were down from April, but styrene and toluene exports increased, customs data show. South Korea...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/South-Korea-exports-less-p-xylene-benzene-mixed-xylenes-in-May_71287.html
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