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February 5, 2016
Maire Tecnimont said on Friday that its subsidiaries Tecnimont and Kinetics Technology have signed an engineering, procurement and construction contract with Socar Polymer (Baku) for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Maire-Tecnimont-awarded-EPC-contract-for-PE-plant-in-Azerbaijan_76971.html
February 5, 2016
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday officially inaugurated the long-delayed 100 billion Indian rupees ($1.48 billion) Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer complex at Lepetkata...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Indian-Prime-Minister-inaugurates-Assam-gas-cracker-complex_76968.html
February 2, 2016
LyondellBasell reports net income for the fourth-quarter of $795 million, up 0.5% year-over-year (YOY) from $791 million. Sales totaled $7.071 billion, down 31.3%. Adjusted earnings of $2.20/share beat the average analyst estimate of $2.14/share as compiled by Thomson Reuters (New York). Lower ethylene margins took a large chunk of the earnings, partly offset by higher polyolefin volumes and margins....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LyondellBasell-fourth-quarter-earnings-flat_76890.html
January 29, 2016
State-controlled oil and gas company Ecopetrol (Bogotá) says that its board has approved plans to divest all of its shares in wholly owned polyolefins subsidiary Polipropileno...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Colombias-Ecopetrol-to-divest-polyolefins-business_76831.html
January 28, 2016
A fire at one of MOL Petrochemicals’ two steam crackers at Tiszaujvaros, Hungary, on 21 January caused limited damage and no injuries. Production at the plant was halted but the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Fire-at-Hungary-ethylene-plant-will-hurt-polyolefin-production_76742.html
January 28, 2016
Sadara, a Saudi Aramco-Dow Chemical joint venture now in the final stages of building a $20-billion petrochemical complex at Jubail, will commission its core unit, a mixed feed cracker...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Sadara-to-commission-ethylene-plant-in-March_76721.html
January 27, 2016
Univation Technologies, a Dow Chemical subsidiary; and Linde’s engineering division announced on Wednesday that they will cooperatively provide performance and cost efficiencies...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Univation-and-Linde-to-cooperate-on-PE-and-cracker-integration_76700.html
January 22, 2016
Coal chemicals group China Shenhua Energy (Beijing) on Friday reported higher sales of polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) in 2015 despite lower coal production. Sales of PE last...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Shenhua-Energy-reports-higher-PE-PP-sales_76624.html
January 21, 2016
Kuwait is considering two options for its previously announced Olefins 3 complex, one with a steam cracker, the other with just aromatics, propylene, and polypropylene (PP)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Kuwait-looking-at-two-alternative-petrochemical-investment-options_76520.html
January 8, 2016
This year, polyethylene (PE) supply will grow 3.7 million m.t. more than demand, causing operating rates to drop in every region, IHS Chemical says. The economic developments of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Outlook-plastics-China-still-driving-growth_76295.html
January 7, 2016
Celanese (Dallas) plans to increase capacity to produce ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) at Bishop, TX, to 38,000 m.t./year. The company, which markets the material under the tradenames GUR, expects to complete the project in May....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Celanese-to-expand-UHMWPE-capacity-at-Bishop-TX-to-38000-m-t-year_76285.html
January 7, 2016
The Texas Commission for Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has given preliminary approval for the construction of a polyethylene (PE) plant at La Porte, TX, by LyondellBasell. The company applied for permission in November 2013....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/TCEQ-gives-LyondellBasell-preliminary-approval-for-La-Porte-PE-project_76227.html
December 18, 2015
Maire Tecnimont on Friday confirmed that it has been awarded a contract by Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic) to supply polyolefin plants for Orpic’s Liwa...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Tecnimont-GS-Mitsui-and-Co-confirm-Oman-contracts_75973.html
December 8, 2015
Sadara Chemical, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical, said on Tuesday that it had started up its linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) plant at Jubail Industrial...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Sadara-commissions-first-of-26-plants-at-$20-billion-petchems-complex_75685.html
December 1, 2015
Production activities at Braskem's steam cracker at Santo Andre, Brazil, part of the Grande ABC chemical cluster in São Paulo State, have resumed, the company says. As a result...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Braskems-cracker-at-Grande-ABC-cluster-restarts_75512.html
November 17, 2015
Borouge, a 60-40 joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. and Borealis (Vienna) and one of the Mideast’s largest producers of polymers, has devised its 2030 strategy...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/GPCA-Borouge-focuses-on-efficiency-under-2030-strategy_75276.html
November 12, 2015
Ineos Technologies has confirmed that it has licensed its Innovene S process for the manufacture of medium-density and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) to PTTGC America, an affiliate...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Ineos-confirms-HDPE-license-award-from-PTTGC-America_75200.html
November 3, 2015
Heavy rain and flooding forced Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem; The Woodlands, TX) to shut down operations at its Cedar Bayou plant in Baytown, TX, on 1 November, according to a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. According to a subsequent filing, CPChem expects to complete a site-wide restart on 12 November....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/CPChem-sitewide-outage-at-Cedar-Bayou-Update_74908.html
November 2, 2015
The future looks good for North America’s polyolefin producers, according to analysts who spoke this week at the IHS Global Plastics Summit in Chicago....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Positive-outlook-for-North-American-polyolefin-producers_74878.html
October 21, 2015
Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic; Muscat) has selected the preferred bidders for its previously announced Liwa plastics complex. The companies are a subsidiary...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Oman-names-preferred-bidders-for-Orpic-project-investment-costs-rise_74512.html
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