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November 20, 2015
Repair works at Shell's site in Moerdijk are expected to take about four weeks, the company told IHS Chemical following the completion of an initial impact assessment. The steam...
November 16, 2015
Monthly benzene exports from South Korea have seen some significantly high volumes for 2015, ranging from a peak of 282,000 m.t. to a low of 185,000 m.t. However, recent data obtained...
November 12, 2015
A fire in one of the compressors at Shell's Moerdijk, Netherlands, petrochemical complex in the late hours of 11 November has resulted in a temporary stoppage at the site. The fire is...
November 11, 2015
Europe's styrene customer reference price (CRP) has been confirmed settled for November at €960/m.t. fca, down €30/m.t. from the CRP for October. This settlement follows the...
November 5, 2015
Trinseo (Berwyn, PA) reports net income of $52 million for the third quarter, up from a $10 million loss in the year-ago period. Sales totaled $1.028 billion, down 21% year-over-year (YOY) on the pass-through of lower raw material costs, says the company. Adjusted earnings of $1.07/share missed the mean analyst estimate of $1.28/share as compiled by Thomson Reuters (New York)....
November 4, 2015
Versalis, the chemicals subsidiary of ENI (Rome); and KBR, a global technology, engineering, procurement, and construction company, announced on Wednesday that they have agreed on KBR...
November 2, 2015
The European styrene monomer barge contract for November has settled at €960/m.t. ($1,059) fob Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp, down €30/m.t. from the October settlement...
October 27, 2015
September statistics for Chinese imports show styrene volumes at an all-time high of 422,520 m.t., up 116,506 m.t. from the previous month. Monthly import volumes for 2015 had...
October 23, 2015

Styrolution has suspended development of an acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) joint venture with Braskem, citing market conditions in Brazil and the rest of South America. “Sadly, the rapid deterioration of the business climate in the region has significantly increased market and project execution risk,” says Kevin McQuade, CEO, Styrolution.


October 7, 2015
Trinseo (Berwyn, PA) has made several leadership changes “to add depth to the executive team” and support governance and succession planning,” says the company. The moves include the creation of a new COO position, which has been filled by Martin Pugh....
October 1, 2015
Europe's styrene barge contract for October has settled at €990/m.t. fob Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp, a decrease of €210/m.t. from the September settlement. The big October...
October 1, 2015
Saudi Industrial Investment Group (SIIG; Riyadh) has announced that two of its joint venture complexes at Al Jubail will be undergoing a scheduled maintenance period starting 1...
September 29, 2015
Europe's styrene contract price for October is expected to settle substantially lower later this week despite the stable direction of raw material costs. However, even with a...
September 29, 2015
Styrene imports into China rebounded during July and August, IHS Chemical data show. Total August import volumes amounted to 306,014 m.t., a marginal increase over July. However...
September 9, 2015
Styrene spot prices have fallen in Europe by $150/m.t. in three days and by more than $350/m.t. in just more than two weeks—a dramatic correction that has dragged Europe back in...
September 7, 2015
The September customer reference price (CRP) for styrene has settled in Europe at €1,200/m.t. cfr, down €100/m.t. from the CRP for August and flat against the fob Rotterdam...
September 1, 2015
Americas Styrenics (The Woodlands, TX) has announced a 5 ct/lb decrease in the transaction price of all grades of polystyrene, effective 1 September....
September 1, 2015
The European September styrene barge contract has settled at €1,200/m.t. fob Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp, a decrease of €100/m.t. from the August price. The settlement was...
September 1, 2015
Shell Canada said in a letter to customers on Monday that it was lifting its force majeure that was declared on 7 July, with respect to its supply of styrene. The lifting of the FM...
August 28, 2015
It has been a turbulent couple of weeks for aromatics, taking into account the volatility in energy markets. However, styrene spot prices in Europe have tried to hold their ground...
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