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November 9, 2009
Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical held an official inauguration ceremony yesterday for their $10.3 billion Petro Rabigh petrochemical joint ventrue at Rabigh, Saudi Arabia. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Aramco-and-Sumitomo-Inaugurate-Petro-Rabigh-Investment-Decision-on-Phase-II-by-End-of-2010_22648.html
November 7, 2009
The landmark 20-year deal is a vital step toward securing investment in a world-scale ethylene and derivatives cracker in Mexico. It would also allow the country to begin reversing its enormous dependence on imported polyethylene, estimated to reach 1.5 million m.t. by 2015....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Braskem-Idesa-Secure-Long-term-Ethane-Supply-Contract-from-Pemex_22644.html
November 4, 2009
Sinopec and Sabic have announced the completion of construction work on their equally owned Sinopec Sabic Tianjin Petrochemical joint venture complex at Tianjin, China. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Sinopec-and-Sabic-Complete-Construction-of-Tianjin-Petrochemical-Complex_22549.html
November 3, 2009
Abu Dhabi Polymers Co. (Borouge), a joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (Adnoc) and Borealis, is preparing to issue tender documents for the polyolefins part of its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Borouge-to-Issue-Tenders-for-Borouge-3-Polyolefins_22218.html
November 3, 2009
Sabic's affiliate Ibn Hayyan Plastic Products Co. (TAYF) and Albemarle Corp. have signed an agreement to form a 50-50 joint ventrue, Saudi Organometallic Chemicals Co. (SOCC), to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Albemarle-and-Sabic-Form-Organometallics-Catalyst-JV-at-Al-Jubail_22345.html
November 3, 2009
LyondellBasell says the performance of its chemicals business was steady in September, the company said in a conference call for investors this week. Septmeber earnings before...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LyondellBasell-Updates-September-Financial-Results_22570.html
October 29, 2009
ENI (Rome), Europe's energy major, says its petrochemicals business, comparising mainly its Polimeri Europa (Milan) subsidiary, has continued to report losses at both...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/ENIs-Petchem-Business-Continues-to-Report-Losses_22403.html
October 22, 2009
Ineos Technologies has signed a contract to license its Innovene S high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and Innovene polypropylene (PP) technology to Yulin Energy and Chemical Co., a part...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Ineos-Signs-HDPE-and-PP-Technology-Licensing-Contracts-in-China_22236.html
October 21, 2009
Nova Chemicals says Randy Woelfel has joined the company and will become its chief executive officer. He will replace Chris Pappas who announced his retirement. Woelfel began his...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Nova-Chemicals-Appoints-Randy-Woelfel-as-CEO_22199.html
October 16, 2009
ETH Bioenergia (São Paulo) has signed a three-year contract to supply ethanol for Braskem’s “green polyethylene” unit under construction at Triunfo. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/ETH-to-Supply-Braskems-Green-PE-Plant_22146.html
October 6, 2009
Jacobs Engineering has been awarded a contract from Abu Dhabi Polymers Co. (Borouge) to develop front-end engineering and design (FEED) package for a section of the previously...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Jacobs-Awarded-FEED-Contract-by-Borouge_21709.html
October 6, 2009
LyondellBasell says the performance of its chemicals business improved in August, with its olefins polymers segments performing strongly, the company said in a conference call for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LyondellBasell-Updates-August-Results_21915.html
September 28, 2009
LyondellBasell on Friday submitted to the U.S. Bankruptcy court a reorganization plan, which describes the company’s proposed corporate, legal and capital structure after the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LyondellBasell-Files-Reorganization-Plan-Plans-New-Stock-Listing_21383.html
September 21, 2009
Unipetrol (Prague), a subsidiary of PKN Orlen (Warsaw), says its steam cracker at Litvinov, Czech Republic, is down for about 9 days to allow for unscheduled maintenance due to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Unipetrol-Closes-Cracker-for-Unscheduled-Maintenance_21550.html
September 21, 2009
Solvay Indupa (Buenos Aires) says it has permanently closed its Brazilian polyethylene unit at Santo André, São Paulo state. The slurry, high density polyethylene (HDPE)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Solvay-Indupa-Shuts-Sao-Paulo-PE-Unit_21534.html
September 17, 2009
Yanbu National Petrochemical Co., (YanSab; Yanbu, Saudi Arabia), a Sabic affiliate has begun production at its SR20 billion ($5.3 billion) petrochemical complex at Yanbu...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Sabic-Commissions-YanSab-Complex-at-Yanbu_20174.html
September 17, 2009
The plant is operated by the Saudi Ethylene and Polyethylene joint venture....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LDPE-Plant-Starts-up-in-Saudi-Arabia_20621.html
September 17, 2009
Fluor Corp. says it has completed work on Olefins II, an expansion of Equate's existing complex at Shuaiba, Kuwait. Equate is a joint venture between Petrochemical Industries Co. (PIC...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Fluor-Completes-Work-on-Equates-Expansion_21056.html
September 15, 2009
LyondellBasell says it will close a 185,000-m.t./year low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant at Carrington, U.K. by the end of this year. The company will focus its LDPE production...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LyondellBasell-to-Close-LDPE-Plant-in-the-U-K-_21386.html
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