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August 29, 2014
Odebrecht’s (Salvador, Brazil) Appalachian Shale Cracker Enterprise (Ascent) steam cracker project continues to move forward with the acceptance of its voluntary remediation application by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Policy (WVDEP). The agency says its office of environmental remediation and Ascent are currently negotiating an agreement for the identification of health and ecological risks associated with current and potential future uses of the site and the establishment remediation standards....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Odebrechts-Ascent-cracker-project-negotiates-remediation-agreement-with-WVDEP_63505.html
August 28, 2014
Start up company Appalachian Resins (Houston) is leasing land in Salem Township, OH for a proposed $1-billion ethylene and polyethylene (PE) production facility. Appalachian Resins had...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Appalachian-Resins-leases-land-in-Ohio-for-$1-billion-project_63456.html
August 27, 2014
Russian Railways Logistics (RRL; Moscow), a subsidiary of RZD Holding (Moscow), has established a cooperation agreement with Chelyabinsk Pipe-Rolling Plant (Chelpipe; Moscow) covering...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Russian-rail-firm-provides-PE-transport-services-to-pipe-plant_63411.html
August 22, 2014
Resin Trade (Burton on Trent, UK), a polymer distribution company, has selected polyethylene (PE) bag manufacturer Duo UK to be the first UK-based company to produce mailing bags using...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Duo-UK-to-produce-mailing-bags-using-Braskems-Green-PE_63349.html
August 21, 2014
Gemini HDPE, a manufacturing joint venture between an Ineos US olefins and polymers subsidiary and Sasol, has hired KBR to provide engineering, procurement, and construction services for a planned 470,000-m.t./year high-density polyethylene facility at Ineos's Battleground Manufacturing Complex at La Porte, TX....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Ineos-Sasol-hire-KBR-for-La-Porte-HDPE-project_63335.html
August 18, 2014
Mexichem (Tlanelpantla, Mexico) has reached an agreement to acquire Dura-Line (Knoxville, TN) from private equity firm CHS Capital (Chicago) for $630 millon in cash and assumed...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Mexichem-acquires-US-based-HDPE-conduit-and-pipe-producer-for-$630-million_63271.html
August 14, 2014
Borealis today reported improved second-quarter results and said that the recently signed contract with North American ethane suppliers will reduce its operating costs in Europe. Mark...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Borealis-reports-improved-results-says-ethane-deal-will-reduce-costs-significantly_63180.html
August 12, 2014
Nova Chemicals reports second-quarter profit of $167 million, down 17% year-on-year (YOY) from $201 million, with lower margins in the olefins segments partially offset by higher margins in polyethylene. Sales slipped 5.8%, to $1.29 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Nova-quarterly-profit-down-17-percent-PE-gains-offset-by-weak-olefins_63126.html
August 12, 2014
Industries Qatar (IQ; Doha), a listed firm that controls some of the country’s major petrochemical, fertilizer, and steel manufacturing companies, reports a decline in earnings...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Shutdowns-and-lower-fertilizer-prices-reduce-earnings-at-Industries-Qatar_63124.html
August 5, 2014
EPA has granted greenhouse gas prevention of significant deterioration (GHG-PSD) permits to Formosa Plastics Corp. (FPC) for the construction of a 1.6-million m.t./year ethane cracker, a 660,000-m.t./year propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit, and a 570,000-m.t./year low-density polyethylene plant at its Point Comfort, TX, site....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/EPA-grants-permits-to-Formosas-ethylene-propylene-and-polyethylene-projects_63002.html
August 5, 2014
Westlake (Houston) reports second-quarter net income of $169.4 million, up 35% year-over-year (YOY), on sales of $998.6 million, up 7% YOY. However, earnings of $1.26/share fell short of the analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.45, as reported by Thomson Reuters....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Westlake-reports-record-operating-profits-but-misses-estimates_62987.html
August 4, 2014
Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem; Al Khubar) announced today that its International Polymers Co. (IPC) affiliate has begun trial runs of its the ethylene vinyl acetates...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Sipchem-and-Hanwha-begin-trial-runs-at-EVA-LDPE-plant-at-Al-Jubail_62948.html
July 24, 2014
ENI (Rome) announced today that its chemicals production subsidiary Versalis (Milan) has signed a cooperation agreement with CB&I under which CB&I will market and provide...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/CB-and-I-to-market-Versaliss-LDPE-and-EVA-technologies-in-North-America_62692.html
July 15, 2014
Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic; Muscat) has awarded several technology provision contracts for its previously announced, $3.6-billion Liwa plastics...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Oman-awards-technology-contracts-for-$3-6-billion-petchem-project_62456.html
July 9, 2014
Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co., (Orpic; Muscat) on Tuesday held a workshop for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors to brief them on the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Oman-to-invite-bids-for-$3-6-billion-petrochemical-project_62361.html
July 7, 2014
LG International (LGI; Seoul) and its partner Hyundai Engineering & Construction have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with state-owned energy group Turkmengas (Ashgabat)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LGI-extends-involvement-in-Turkmenistan-projects-will-offtake-products_62262.html
June 30, 2014
Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem; The Woodlands, TX) plans to begin a 100,000-m.t./year expansion of  its Cedar Bayou normal alpha-olefins (NAO; also called linear alpha-olefins) plant in Baytown, TX, in July 2015. The company says its board has approved the project, which has already obtained the necessary environmental permit from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/CPChem-gets-greenlight-for-Cedar-Bayou-normal-alpha-olefins_62158.html
June 27, 2014
The future of Europe's polyolefin value chain lies in making it inclusive of future generations of employees, says Koos van Haasteren, executive v.p. at Sabic Europe. In a keynote...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/PEPP-2014-The-future-of-Europes-polyolefin-value-chain-lies-in-sustainability-related-opportunities_62037.html
June 25, 2014
Asia will remain the main demand region for polyolefins, and its share of worldwide polyolefin consumption will exceed 50% by 2020, with China representing well over half of this...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/PEPP-2014-Asia-will-continue-to-drive-demand-growth-for-polyolefins_62020.html
June 25, 2014
Europe's olefins and polyolefins industry needs to improve its feedstock flexibility while continuing to innovate and create opportunities, since it faces growing competition from...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/PEPP-2014-Europes-polyolefins-industry-must-innovate-improve-feedstock-flexibility_62013.html
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