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September 18, 2013
State-owned Petroquímica de Venezuela (Pequiven; Caracas) will invest $4 billion to build new polymer plants in western Venezuela. Pequiven estimates that it will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Pequiven-to-invest-$4-billion-to-develop-new-plastics-capacity_55179.html
September 3, 2013
Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNK; Nizhnekamsk, Russia), a leading petrochemicals and synthetic rubber producer, reports a drop in sales and profits in the first six months of this year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Russian-firm-NKNK-reports-declines-in-sales-profits-due-to-lower-rubber-prices_54875.html
August 30, 2013
Market speculation has resurfaced over the future of Total's steam cracker at Carling, France, according to a report from French financial newspaper Les Echos. A refinery and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Report-Speculation-resurfaces-about-possible-closure-of-Totals-Carling-cracker_54844.html
August 30, 2013
Petrochemical sales volume in Brazil was up 2.46% year-on-year (YOY) in June and July, according to Abiquim (São Paulo), the country's chemical industry association. Domestic...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Brazils-domestic-petchem-sales-up-2-46-percent-in-June-July_54839.html
August 27, 2013
Dow Chemical has selected the location of four plastics units on the US Gulf Coast, the company said on 27 August....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Dow-selects-sites-for-US-Gulf-Coast-plastics-units_54770.html
August 13, 2013
“We now have the requisite permits in hand to initiate construction of the cracker and polyethylene units, and remain in the first-mover position, leading the way as the US petrochemical industry announces significant expansions of capacity as a result of shale resource development,” says Ron Corn, v.p./corporate planning and development....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Chevron-Phillips-Chemical-cracker-and-PE-projects-gain-environmental-permits_54456.html
August 9, 2013
Irkutsk Oil Co. (IOC; Irkutsk, Russia) is studying the possibility of building a gas-to-chemical complex (GCC) to the north of Irkutsk, the company announced. IOC has started work on a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Russian-oil-company-studies-gas-to-chemical-project_54400.html
August 8, 2013
Versalis (Milan), an ENI (Rome) subsidiary, will close a 215,000-m.t./year low-density polyethylene (LDPE) production unit at Gela, Italy, the company announced during its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Versalis-to-close-LDPE-plant-at-Gela_54326.html
August 2, 2013
Nova Chemicals today reported its second quarter results—with earnings up 8%, to $201 million due to lower finance costs, the company says. Increased profit was also due to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Nova-Chemicals-reports-earnings-gain-in-second-quarter_54191.html
August 1, 2013
Propilco (Bogotá), the polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) manufacturing subsidiary of Ecopetrol (Bogotá), reports a net profit of 2.2 billion Colombian pesos ($1.16...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Mixed-results-for-Ecopetrol-subsidiaries_54156.html
August 1, 2013
Borealis will close permanently its 175,000-m.t./year high-density polyethylene (HDPE) production line at Burghausen, Germany, by the end of next year, according to reports in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Reports-Borealis-to-cease-HDPE-production-at-Burghausen-focus-site-on-PP_54148.html
July 30, 2013
KBR has been awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract by Ineos’s olefins and polymers USA segment to build “one of the largest grassroots”...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/KBR-awarded-FEED-contract-for-Ineos-Sasol-Gulf-Coast-HDPE-plant_54038.html
July 24, 2013
Sasol and Ineos are considering a 470,000 m.t./year plant that would employ Innovene S process technology licensed from Ineos....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Sasol-Ineos-plan-US-HDPE-joint-venture_53874.html
July 24, 2013
The government of Indonesia expects to develop a $4-billion fertilizer and petrochemical complex at Teluk Bintuni, West Papua Province, according to local media reports. Construction...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Reports-Indonesia-to-develop-fertilizer-and-petchem-complex_53852.html
July 17, 2013
Alpek on 15 July reported a second-quarter loss of $71 million, down 187% year-over-year (YOY) from $82 million on net costs of $114 million related to the closure of its Cape Fear site in North Carolina. Revenues for the quarter totaled $1.81 billion, down 5% YOY from $1.91 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Alpek-reports-second-quarter-loss-on-Cape-Fear-closure_53689.html
July 11, 2013
CNOOC Oil and Petrochemical Co. has selected Ineos Technologies’ Innovene S high-density polyethylene (HDPE) process for its Huizhou, China petrochemical complex, Ineos announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/CNOOC-selects-Ineoss-technology-for-Huizhou-polyethylene-plant_53521.html
July 1, 2013
Qatar Chemical and Petrochemical Marketing and Distribution Co. (Muntajat, Doha) has taken over the global marketing of Lotrène low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and linear...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Muntajat-adds-Qapco-and-Qatofin-polyethylene-to-its-marketing-activities_53277.html
July 1, 2013
Univation Technologies has given more details about a previously announced technology award for 3 grassroots polyethylene (PE) lines planned by Al Sejeel, a joint venture between Qatar...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Univation-Technologies-details-Qatari-Al-Sejeel-polyethylene-technology-award_53290.html
June 26, 2013
Tetra Pak (Pully, Switzerland), a packaging company, plans to sign an agreement with Braskem, for the supply of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) made from sugar cane to Tetra Pak's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Braskem-to-supply-Tetra-Pak-with-biosourced-LDPE-for-packaging-in-Brazil_53142.html
June 26, 2013
Neste Jacobs (Porvoo, Finland), a technology, engineering, and project management company; and Borouge (Abu Dhabi), a joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. and Borealis...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Borouge-Neste-Jacobs-sign-engineering-and-project-management-contract_53136.html
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