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January 23, 2015
Production of several major aromatics products declined in Japan during 2014, data from the Japan Petrochemical Industry Association (JPIA; Tokyo) show. JPIA posted data for 18...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Japans-aromatics-production-declined-in-2014_67159.html
January 21, 2015
Anellotech (Pearl River, NY), a green innovation and technology company, IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) and its subsidiary Axens today announced a strategic alliance to develop and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Anellotech-IFP-and-Axens-form-alliance-to-commercialize-biobased-aromatics-technology_66965.html
January 21, 2015
Russia is cutting its export duty on benzene, toluene, and xylenes (BTX), as well as for crude oil and other derivatives, effective February, the Ministry of Economy (Moscow)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Russia-cuts-export-duties-on-aromatics_67044.html
January 16, 2015
Sources in the US market for aromatics said this week that petrochemical producers’ attention is already focused on planned maintenance turnarounds in February before the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Seasonal-turnaround-plans-emerging-for-aromatics-in-the-US_66926.html
January 15, 2015
Prompt aromatics moved up in the US market yesterday, as prices firmed on the back of stronger crude oil futures. NYMEX West Texas Intermediate crude futures had their strongest gain...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Aromatics-prices-rise-in-the-US-on-higher-crude-futures_66849.html
January 13, 2015
A pair of refinery fires over the weekend resulted in the unplanned shutdown of the refineries. As aromatics markets opened on 12 January, news of the accidents was overshadowed by the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Refinery-fires-little-affect-aromatics-markets-in-US_66785.html
January 13, 2015
Spot aromatics prices fell in Asia for a second day running today. Offers dropped below late yesterday's bids as crude futures stood at lows of more than five-and-a-half years. This...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Aromatics-markets-continue-to-sink-in-Asia-as-weak-crude-leads-to-offer-cuts_66777.html
January 12, 2015
Spot prices for aromatics fell again in Asia today, threatening to dip below the 67–70-month weekly lows recorded last week, as volatile Brent crude futures fell below $49/bbl in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Asia-aromatics-prices-threaten-to-outstrip-70-month-lows-as-crude-falls-again_66737.html
January 7, 2015
Europe's toluene contract price for January has been settled at a more than five-and-a-half year low as aromatics markets continue to adjust to a changed upstream environment...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Europes-January-toluene-contract-settled-at-five-year-low_66618.html
December 31, 2014
Asian aromatics prices have lost much of their value in 2014, falling toward the end of December to about half of their levels one year ago, IHS Chemical data show. Prices have fallen...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Aromatics-prices-have-fallen-by-half-in-Asia-during-2014_66509.html
December 30, 2014
Versalis, the chemicals subsidiary of ENI (Rome), says that it has signed a firm agreement for the previously announced divestment of some of the company's petrochemical production...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Versalis-signs-agreement-to-divest-petchem-assets-at-Sarroch-to-refining-firm_66495.html
December 17, 2014
Toluene disproportionation (TDP) and selective TDP (STDP) units are likely to be the first casualties of the recent collapse of the benzene price, in the United States and worldwide...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Toluene-disproportionation-operating-rates-in-US-are-the-first-to-be-slowed-by-collapse-of-benzene-prices_66245.html
December 4, 2014
GTC Technology (Houston) has signed an agreement with Shandong Sincier Chemical Group (SSCG) to provide GTC's technology for a 280,000-m.t./year toluene alkylation unit at a new...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/GTC-Technology-to-license-toluene-alkylation-technology-to-Chinese-refiner_65837.html
December 1, 2014
Rosneft (Moscow) says it has agreed to acquire Total's 16.67% stake in refinery and petrochemicals company PCK Raffinerie (Schwedt, Germany). The deal was signed in Sochi, Russia by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Rosneft-to-buy-Totals-stake-in-refinery-aromatics-complex-in-Germany_65760.html
November 28, 2014
Discussions for the December contract price for toluene in Europe are said to be starting but with an even more difficult backdrop than usual. The illiquid nature of the European spot...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Europes-toluene-December-contract-discussions-start-against-difficult-backdrop_65728.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/toluene/US-plant-turnarounds-end-amid-long-supplies-declining-prices_65057.html
October 31, 2014
PDVSA (Caracas) and Hess Corp. (New York) have reached a tentative agreement to sell their 355,000- bbl/day Hovensa refinery at Saint Croix, US Virgin Islands, to Atlantic Basin...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/PDVSA-Hess-agree-to-sell-refinery-petchems-site-in-US-Virgin-Islands_65030.html
October 23, 2014
As the US market changes specifications for gasoline for the winter season, cheaper year-on-year (YOY) butane prices are likely to push more mixed xylenes (MX) into the chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/US-gasoline-spec-changes-lower-Asian-demand-to-soften-aromatics-prices_64754.html
October 9, 2014
ExxonMobil's aromatics complex at Botlek, Netherlands will undergo a six-week planned turnaround starting this week, according to market sources. ExxonMobil had not replied to IHS...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Sources-ExxonMobil-aromatics-plant-at-Botlek-to-undergo-six-week-planned-turnaround_64379.html
September 22, 2014
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) said today that its aromatics complex number two, with a combined capacity of 1.07 million m.t./year, has been taken off-line to repair a reactor...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/PTTGC-takes-large-aromatics-complex-off-line-to-carry-out-repairs_63919.html
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