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September 26, 2008
Oman Refineries and Petrochemicals Co. (ORPC; Muscat) has invited process licensers to submit proposals for an ethyl benzene-styrene complex at the company’s Sohar, Oman...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Oman-Seeks-Styrene-Technology-Offers_14468.html
September 19, 2008
BASF says from October 1 it will slash production of polystyrene (PS) in Europe by 25%. “The reason for this step is the diminished demand for the standard plastic PS, a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/BASF-to-Cut-EU-Polystyrene-Production-by-25-percent-_14295.html
September 15, 2008
Chicago Bridge & Iron (CB&I; The Woodlands, TX) says it has been awarded technology licenses and basic engineering contracts by Essar Gujarat Petrochemicals (Ahmedabad, India)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Lummus-Bags-Contract-for-Indian-Petrochemical-Complex_14185.html
September 9, 2008
Prices U.S.: 80 cts-82 cts/lb fob, spot; 80 cts/lb, fob. July contracts EUROPE: $1,620-$1,630/m.t., fob NWE, spot; €1,260-€1,280/m.t., del August contracts Outlook The global...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Product-Focus-Styrene_14067.html
September 8, 2008
BASF has provided additional details on plans to expand the scope of its previously announced styrenics divestment (CW, Aug. 25, p. 13). The company says it will add copolymers to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/BASF-to-Divest-Styrenics-as-a-Global-Unit_14034.html
August 20, 2008
Saudi Industrial Investment Group (SIIG; Riyadh) and ChevronPhillips Chemical (CPChem) say their Jubail Chevron Phillips Co. joint venture has started production at Al Jubail, Saudi...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Jubail-Chevron-Phillips-Begins-Production_13684.html
August 18, 2008
BASF says it has widened the scope of a previously announced divestment of the company's global styrenics business and has reorganized the activities in preparation for the sale...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/BASF-Widens-Scope-of-Proposed-Styrenics-Sale_13687.html
July 2, 2008
Shell Chemicals says it has completed an expansion of a polyols plant at Pernis, the Netherlands. Capacity of the plant has been raised from 155,000 m.t./year to 255,000 m.t./year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Shell-Completes-Dutch-Polyols-Expansion_12814.html
June 24, 2008
Dow Chemical will temporarily idle or reduce production at a number of manufacturing plants in North America and Europe, and will raise selling prices by as much as an additional 25%...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Dow-to-Idle-Several-Plants-Hikes-Prices-by-an-Additional-25-percent_12656.html
May 20, 2008
Americas Styrenics (Houston), a 50-50 joint venture of Dow Chemical and Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem), started up on May 1. The jv’s styrene capacity is 1.1 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Dow-Chevron-Begin-Styrenics-JV_12002.html
February 25, 2008
Westlake says it will take down its 485-million lbs/year Lake Charles, LA styrene plant later this month for approximately 35-40 days for a maintenance turnaround. The turnaround...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Westlake-Styrene-Turnaround_10534.html
February 19, 2008
BASF and Dongbu Hannong Chemical (Seoul) have idled their respective styrene plants at Ulsan, Korea for economic reasons and are feeding their downstream styrenics plants with...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/BASF-and-Korean-Firm-Idle-Styrene-Plants_10374.html
December 3, 2007
About 3.2-million m.t./year of styrene from the Mideast will hit the global market by 2012, altering the landscape of the styrene market, says CMAI (Houston) in its 2008 World Styrene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Global-Styrene-Market-Set-to-Change_9126.html
November 21, 2007
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC; Washington) has cleared Ineos Nova’s $60-million acquisition of exclusive rights to styrene production at Sterling Chemicals’...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/FTC-Clears-Ineos-Novas-Purchase-of-Sterlings-Styrene-Business_8945.html
October 1, 2007
Nova Chemicals has secured rights to the styrene output at Sterling Chemicals’ 1.7-billion lbs/year Texas City, TX facility for $60 million with the intention of halting styrene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Nova-to-Close-Acquired-Texas-City-Styrene-Plant_7989.html
September 19, 2007
Nova Chemicals has secured rights to the styrene production at Sterling Chemicals’ 1.7 billion lbs/year Texas City, TX facility for $60 million with the intention of halting production at the plant....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Nova-to-Shut-Acquired-Styrene-Production_7827.html
September 7, 2007
The Shaw Group says its Stone & Webster (S&W) unit has been awarded contracts to build two big ethylene plants and a large ethyl benzene (EB)-styrene complex in China. S&W...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/S-and-W-Bags-Two-Crackers-and-an-EB-Styrene-Plant-in-China_7433.html
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