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February 9, 2016
Kuwait Styrene Co. (Kuwait City), a joint venture between Kuwait Aromatics Co. and Dow Chemical and the only producer of styrene in Kuwait, on Tuesday announced a 23% decline in 2015...
February 4, 2016
Turnaround season in the North American styrene market began this week when Americas Styrenics (Amsty) took down a production line at its Donaldsonville, LA, facility for three weeks of planned maintenance. The turnaround is expected to have little impact on the styrene market, as all February contractual material has already been secured by consumers....
February 2, 2016
Europe's styrene barge contract for February has settled at €925/m.t. fob Rotterdam, a decrease of €50/mt. from the January settlement. Following decreases in the benzene and...
January 22, 2016
With the impending restart of the Ellba-owned propylene oxide-styrene monomer (POSM) unit at Moerdijk, Netherlands, the focus of Europe's styrene industry is firmly on lengthening...
January 18, 2016
Styrolution has changed its name to Ineos Styrolution, the company announced on Monday. “We want to show which company we belong to and preserve our own identity at the same...
January 18, 2016
South Korea's styrene exports to China were consistently high last year, with monthly volumes for the year peaking in December, according to recent data obtained by IHS Chemical...
January 14, 2016

Turnaround season in the North American styrene market will start next month. Americas Styrenics will be on a planned catalysts turnaround at styrene facility in St. James, LA, in February. The facility has a combined capacity of 953,000 m.t./year.  The February turnaround is expected to impact one of the production lines.


January 12, 2016
Europe's styrene customer reference price (CRP) for January has settled at parity with the barge price for the seventh consecutive month. The January price is €975/m.t., a...
January 8, 2016
Continued uncertainty in the energy markets will keep feedstocks at the forefront of developments in petrochemicals this year. The price of oil remains surprisingly low. IHS expects...
January 6, 2016
Styrene prices have climbed in Asia during the last couple of weeks on the back of a bullish pricing rally in the Chinese domestic market at the tail-end of 2015. Despite a lack of...
January 5, 2016
Europe's styrene barge contract for January settled Tuesday at €975/m.t. ($1,048) fob Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp, down €20/m.t. from the December 2015 settlement. The...
December 29, 2015
China's import volumes of styrene and para-xylene (p-xylene) rebounded in November, according to statistics for Chinese imports obtained by IHS Chemical. November data show that...
December 22, 2015
Some 400 people, including 80 high-ranking officials from Taiwan and China, attended the ground-breaking ceremony on 14 December for Fujian Gu Lei Petrochemical Corp., a previously...
December 16, 2015
The planned expansion of CNOOC and Shell Petrochemicals Co. (CSPC)—a 50-50 joint venture between China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC; Beijing) and Shell at Huizhou...
December 16, 2015
Dong Xiaoli (l.), general manager assistant CNOOC; and Graham van't Hoff (r.), executive v.p. of Shell, at the HOA signing ceremony in China. A subsidiary of Shell; and China...
December 15, 2015
Benzene exports out of South Korea bounced back in November, according to recent data obtained by IHS Chemical. Total exports from South Korea amounted to 161,781 m.t. compared with...
December 8, 2015
Europe's December styrene customer reference price (CRP) has settled for the sixth consecutive month at parity with the region's styrene barge price at €995/m.t. ($1,084), up...
December 1, 2015
The European styrene barge contract for December has settled at €995/m.t. fob Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp, an increase of €35/m.t. from the November settlement. The December...
December 1, 2015
October statistics for Chinese imports show that styrene volumes have plummeted following an all-time high reached in September. Total styrene imports for October were 290,515 m.t...
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...
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