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December 6, 2016
Toluene will likely be shipped from Europe to the Indian Sub-Continent in December since limited European demand and firm prices in northeastern Asia have combined to allow a workable...
November 23, 2016
BASF has taken its 300,000-metric tons/year toluene diisocyanate (TDI) plant at Ludwigshafen, Germany, offline due to a “technical defect,” a company statement confirmed...
November 9, 2016
Trammo (New York), a trading group, will exit petrochemical markets at the end of 2016, a company statement has confirmed. “Trammo will no longer trade petrochemicals, with the...
October 31, 2016
A fire took place at PCK Schwedt's (Schwedt/Oder, Germany) on 29 October at 23.00 local time causing "relevant installations" to be taken offline, the company said in a...
October 25, 2016
Sinopec Jinling Petrochemical (Nanjing, China) has restarted its refinery and aromatics complex at Nanjing on 21 October, and aromatics output is expected by next week, a company...
October 20, 2016
Lengthening supply has introduced a bearish undertone to Europe’s toluene market. Gasoline has provided a price floor, but the US market is also showing signs of bearishness, raising concern that toluene economics may soon come under pressure. A key driver of the negative outlook in Europe is the toluene diisocyanate (TDI) sector, where various production issues and cutbacks in operating rates have begun affect upstream toluene....
October 17, 2016
South Korea’s aromatics exports fell across the board in September because of plant turnarounds there and falling demand in China. Benzene exports fell to a three-month low of...
October 10, 2016
A fire broke out at Jinling Petrochemical's refinery and aromatics complex at Nanjing, China, on 9 October, causing an explosion. No casualties have been reported, according to local...
September 29, 2016
Sharp decreases in China's domestic toluene inventory coupled with falling imports and surging demand for gasoline blend stocks have widened the price spread between imported and domestic cargoes to $80/metric ton this week, according to IHS Chemical assessments....
September 27, 2016
JX Nippon Oil & Energy's (Tokyo, Japan) Muroran, Japan, aromatics plant remains offstream after a fire broke out at the facility's electrical control room on the night of 21...
September 21, 2016
The US toluene market may see more downward pricing pressure if traders cannot find buyers for an influx of import material, according to IHS Chemical. Demand from US gasoline blenders for toluene and reformate has weakened during the past two weeks, and traders have turned to the chemical sector for buyers....
September 9, 2016
The shift to winter-grade gasoline blends in the United States has freed aromatics for use in the chemical market. “This means more extraction of mixed-xylenes from refiners and they can sell that volume to chemicals. That is exactly what was happening starting in July,” says IHS Chemical’s principal analyst on aromatics Kevin Wallman....
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