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December 18, 2014
BASF and Shell have reached agreement for BASF to sell its 50% share in their propylene oxide-styrene monomer (POSM) joint venture, Ellba Eastern (Singapore) to Shell, making it a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/BASF-quits-Ellba-Eastern-POSM-joint-venture-with-Shell_66284.html
December 18, 2014
Styrene inventories in eastern China have dipped 4% this week, compared with last week, industry sources say. The inventory tally is estimated at 148,000 m.t., down about 7,000 m.t. or...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Styrene-stocks-in-eastern-China-fall-4-percent-against-last-week_66286.html
December 17, 2014
Styrene spot values in Europe have lost about $400/m.t. in two weeks as the market has been forced to adjust to the new upstream environment at a time when European styrene production...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Europe-styrene-prices-plummet-on-the-back-of-weaker-energy-markets_66240.html
December 16, 2014
South Korea exported 126,232 m.t. of styrene in November, down 4.0%, from 131,765 m.t., in October, the latest Korea Customs Service data show. The fall mostly reflects a lack of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/South-Koreas-November-styrene-exports-dip-4-0-percent-from-October_66199.html
December 12, 2014
LyondellBasell Industries has begun to ramp up operating rates at its Maasvlakte, Netherlands, propylene oxide–styrene monomer (POSM) unit today after a resolution for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/LyondellBasell-lifts-force-majeure-on-benzene-at-Netherlands-site_66149.html
December 5, 2014
LyondellBasell Industries begun to cut operating rates at its Maasvlakte, Netherlands, propylene oxide–styrene monomer unit, near the Port of Rotterdam, today after industrial...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/LyondellBasell-lowers-operating-rates-at-POSM-unit-in-Netherlands_65933.html
November 28, 2014
European styrene monomer contract prices for December look set to fall by well over €100/m.t. ($125) based on raw material moves, but following a strong margin gain for producers...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Bearish-sentiment-dominates-December-styrene-contract-price-talks_65729.html
November 19, 2014
BASF has completed the sale of its 50% share in Styrolution to its partner, Ineos. Relevant merger control approvals have been granted. Styrolution was founded in October 2011 as a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/BASF-completes-divestment-of-50-percent-stake-in-Styrolution-to-Ineos_65477.html
November 7, 2014
Westlake Chemical is restarting its 263,000-m.t./year styrene plant at Lake Charles, LA, after shuttering the facility more than two months ago due to unfavorable economics. Product...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Westlake-restarting-styrene-plant-on-lower-benzene-prices-tighter-European-market_65232.html
November 3, 2014
Several petrochemical plants and refineries in the United States will complete scheduled turnarounds over the next few weeks, and the additional production will enter an already...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/US-plant-turnarounds-end-amid-long-supplies-declining-prices_65057.html
October 9, 2014
Europe's styrene monomer market is facing supply constraints and a potential price spike. Europe's spot styrene prices have risen sharply since an 2 October close of $1,515-1,530/m.t...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Supply-constraints-tightening-styrene-but-demand-remains-weak_64378.html
October 8, 2014
A steam leak this morning at Shell's Moerdijk, Netherlands facility has impacted operations at the site. The leak has since been resolved, the company says. "However, the effects...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Leak-at-Shell-Moerdijk-impacts-operations-styrene-prices-inch-upward_64240.html
October 8, 2014

Trinseo (Berwyn, PA),  formerly Styron, says it is reorganizing its business divisions into two groups and reassigning members of the executive team. A newly created performance materials division will include rubber, latex, and performance plastics consisting of the automotive and consumer essential markets businesses. A new basic plastics and feedstocks division will include styrenic polymers—polystyrene, ABS, SAN—polycarbonate, and styrene monomer.

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Trinseo-realigns-businesses-leadership_64342.html
October 3, 2014
Styrene spot prices jumped Friday as buyers continued to seek material following reports that a steam leak affected production at Shell's Moerdijk, Netherlands, facility. Two separate...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Styrene-spot-prices-in-Europe-climb-following-incident-at-Moerdijk_64265.html
October 2, 2014
Brazil's antitrust body CADE (Brasilia) has approved the acquisition of Innova (Triunfo, Brazil), a subsidiary of Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro), by plastic packaging and styrene producer...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Brazil-antitrust-body-approves-Videolar-acquisition-of-Petrobras-styrenic-assets_64231.html
September 30, 2014
Styrolution says it will begin production of NAS and Zylar transparent styrene copolymers at a new plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany, in early October. The company has already begun production of NAS in Decatur, AL....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Styrolution-completes-transparent-styrene-copolymer-projects_64153.html
September 29, 2014
Americas Styrenics (AmSty; The Woodlands, TX) will open a new styrene truck terminal at its Channahon, IL, facility, on 1 October. The terminal, wholly owned by AmSty, will schedule shipments seven days per week, says the company, which has reached an agreement with Hoffman Transportation to dedicate a number of trucks exclusively for the terminal....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/AmSty-to-open-new-styrene-truck-terminal-in-Illinois_64122.html
September 17, 2014
Shell Chemicals says it will rebuild the MSPO-2 propylene oxide–styrene monomer (POSM) plant at the company's Moerdijk, Netherlands, facility. In a statement issued on 17 September, Shell says it has determined the cause of an explosion that destroyed the plant in June and that it “is convinced that a similar incident can be prevented from occurring again in the future.”...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Shell-to-rebuild-Moerdijk-POSM-plant_63866.html
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