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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
August 21, 2007
Global styrene prices slumped in late July as production outpaced stagnating demand, especially in North America. But market watchers say the current dip is likely to represent the low...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/July-Prices-Drop-But-Markets-May-Tighten-this-Fall_7044.html
August 20, 2007
Basell is the previously undisclosed company that has submitted an initial offer to buy most of BASF’s commodity styrenics activities, sources tell CW (CW, July 25, p. 9). BASF...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Basell-Eyeing-BASF-Styrenics-Assets_7021.html
August 9, 2007
Global styrene prices slumped in late July as production outpaced stagnating demand, especially in North America. But market watchers say the current dip is likely to represent the low...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Styrene-Prices-Drop-But-Markets-May-Tighten-this-Fall_6981.html
August 8, 2007
Saudi Petrochemical Co. (Sadaf), a joint venture between Sabic and Shell Chemicals Arabia, has reactivated plans to build a styrene unit and upped the plant’s initial capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Sadaf-Reactivates-and-Expands-Styrene-Project_6366.html
August 6, 2007
Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC; Tokyo), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, will close a 150,000-m.t./year styrene line at Mizushima, Japan next October. The move is necessary to improve...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Asahi-to-Reduce-Styrene-Capacity_5728.html
July 31, 2007
Royall: Carefully evaluating Sadaf 3. Shell Chemicals and Mitsubishi Chemical have terminated an agreement that granted Mitsubishi offtake rights to styrene made at the Seraya Chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Shell-and-Mitsubishi-Sever-Singapore-Styrene-Link_6593.html
July 31, 2007
Nova Chemicals and Ineos have decided to name their expanded styrenics joint venture Ineos Nova. The business will be headquartered at Joliet, IL. The jv, as previously announced, is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Nova-and-Ineos-Name-Expanded-Styrenics-Joint-Venture_6609.html
July 30, 2007
Lyondell Chemical and Sinopec say they have received final government approval to build a world-scale propylene oxide/styrene monomer (POSM) manufacturing facility in Ningbo, China...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Lyondell-and-Sinopec-to-Build-POSM-Unit-in-Ningbo-China_5694.html
July 30, 2007
BASF is considering quitting the styrenics business in Korea, local sources say. The company is a major producer of polystyrene (PS), expandable polystyrene (EPS), and acrylonitrile...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/BASF-to-Quit-Styrenics-in-Korea_5636.html
July 30, 2007
Jacobs Engineering Group has received a contract by Lyondell Chemical, to help prepare technical details for a previously announced propylene oxide-styrene monomer project in Ningbo...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Jacobs-Wins-Contract-From-Lyondell_6670.html
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