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January 25, 2013
PKN Orlen's (Plock, Poland) petrochemical operations swung back into positive earnings territory during the fourth quarter of 2012, with the company's consolidated results showing a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/PKN-Orlens-petrochemical-activities-swing-to-a-quarterly-profit_49356.html
January 23, 2013
Polyethylene (PE) supply is expected to remain restricted in Asia despite a renewed influx of imports from Iran, owing to planned maintenance shutdowns at PE plants elsewhere in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Mideast-plant-turnarounds-buoy-Asian-PE-prices-despite-renewed-influx-of-Iranian-material_49216.html
January 21, 2013
Nova Chemicals announced it is restoring operations at its Moore, ON, low-density polyethylene (LDPE) facility to full capacity after temporarily closing the unit after it suffered an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Nova-restarts-Ontario-LDPE-facility_49156.html
January 18, 2013
Qatar Petrochemical Co. (Qapco; Doha) has appointed Talke Group (Hürth, Germany) as manager of Qapco's logistics operations for products made at Qapco's new low-density...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Qapco-appoints-Talke-to-manage-logistics-at-new-polyethylene-plant_49099.html
January 17, 2013
The European olefin market will see 2.9 million m.t./year of steam cracker capacity enter plant turnarounds between March and June 2013, according to IHS Chemical data. These...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Planned-outages-during-second-quarter-could-tighten-Europes-olefin-market_49035.html
January 16, 2013
Indian Oil Corp. (IOC; New Delhi) would like to participate in the previously announced share auction process of Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd. (HPL; Kolkata, India), say reports in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Indian-Oil-may-participate-in-Haldia-Petrochemicals-share-auction-reports-say_49008.html
January 11, 2013
Dyneema, a DSM subsidiary, has opened its first technical center in Singapore, a 2,500-sq meter facility, the company announced today. The facility aims to support customers across...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/DSM-Dyneema-opens-AsiaPacific-technical-center-in-Singapore_48920.html
January 10, 2013
Westlake Chemical has begun the previously announced expansion of the Petro 2 ethylene unit at its complex at Lake Charles, LA, the company said today. The expansion work, taking place...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Westlake-commences-ethylene-expansion-at-Lake-Charles_48861.html
January 7, 2013
Despite all the talk of low-cost feedstocks in the United States due to the impact of shale gas, the low alternative value of liquid hydrocarbons in Russia is keeping existing Russian...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Stranded-gas-and-hydrocarbons-in-Russia-compete-with-new-shale-gas-in-the-US_48726.html
January 3, 2013
HIP Petrohemija (Pancevo, Serbia) says it has started operations at an expanded high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plant at the company's Pancevo refinery and petrochemicals complex...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Expanded-HDPE-plant-starts-up-in-Serbia_48710.html
December 14, 2012
Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB; La Paz, Bolivia) has awarded a conceptual engineering study to Tecnimont for an ethylene and polyethylene (PE) manufacturing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Bolivia-advances-petchem-project-with-study-award_48392.html
December 5, 2012
Ineos Technologies has confirmed CW’s report that Nizhnekamskneftekhim (Nizhnekamsk, Russia) has selected its process technology for two polyethylene (PE) plants to be built at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Ineos-Technologies-confirms-PE-licensing-deal-with-Nizhnekamskneftekhim-in-Russia_48149.html
December 4, 2012
Tecnimont, a subsidiary of Maire Tecnimont, has been awarded a contract by Etileno XXI Services to provide engineering and procurement services on a lump-sum basis for a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Tecnimont-awarded-contract-for-LDPE-plant-at-Ethylene-XXI-complex_48120.html
November 26, 2012
Refining company Grupa Lotos (GdaƄsk, Poland) and chemicals producer Azoty Tarnów (Tarnów, Poland) have agreed to carry out a preliminary feasibility study for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Polish-firms-study-options-for-petchems-project_47921.html
November 21, 2012
Qatar Petrochemical Co. (Qapco; Doha) has inaugurated its low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant at Mesaieed, Qatar, in the presence of the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Qapco-inaugurates-LDPE-plant-at-Mesaieed_47881.html
November 16, 2012
In more mature markets such as Western Europe, industry will see industry consolidation, operations optimization and movement toward production of higher-value performance products...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Shale-provides-North-American-PE-players-with-growing-advantage_47812.html
November 14, 2012
LyondellBasell Industries says it will restore a low-density polyethylene (LDPE) line at Wesseling, Germany to production. The LDPE line has been out of service since January 2012, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LyondellBasell-to-restart-LDPE-production-line-in-Germany_47686.html
November 12, 2012
Borealis announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire DEXPlastomers (Heerlen, Netherlands), an equally owned joint venture between DSM and ExxonMobil Chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Borealis-to-acquire-DEXPlastomers-from-DSM-and-ExxonMobil-Chemical_47626.html
November 8, 2012
Westlake Chemical Corp.on Thursday reported net income for the third-quarter of $87.0 million, a 28% year-over-year (YOY) increase, despite lower sales, which fell 15% to $821.2 million....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Westlake-3Q-earnings-up-28-percent-on-lower-costs-and-higher-volumes_47568.html
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