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June 24, 2009
Nova Chemicals says its acquisition by International Petroleum Investment Co. (IPIC; Abu Dhabi) is on schedule to close by the end of June. "We have a pretty good shot at delivering on that expectation," says Nova CEO Chris Pappas....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/IPIC-Nova-Deal-on-Track-to-Close-by-End-of-Month_19733.html
June 24, 2009
The increase is necessary because of escalating feedstock costs, the company says....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LyondellBasell-Boosting-PE-Prices_19742.html
June 12, 2009
Qatar Petrochemical Co. (Qapco), an 80-20 joint venture between Industries Qatar and Total Petrochemicals, has awarded a lump-sum turnkey contract to Uhde, to build a previously...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Qapco-Awards-Contract-for-LDPE-Facility-to-Uhde_19500.html
June 12, 2009
Global demand for basic polymers—polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), and polystyrene (PS)—is not expected to rise much, if at all, this year. Producers cite buyer...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Plastics-Waiting-for-an-Upturn_19505.html
June 12, 2009
Dow Chemical says its basic plastics business strategy has not changed, despite the economic downturn and collapse of its proposed petrochemical joint venture, K-Dow, with...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Dows-Basic-Plastics-Weathers-Economic-Storm_19507.html
June 12, 2009
Prices U.S.: 68-70 cts/lb del May contracts; $970-$990/m.t. fob, spot EUROPE: €770-€790/m.t. del April contracts; $850-$900/m.t. fob ASIA: $1,150-$1,160/m.t. c&f, spot...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LDPE_19522.html
June 9, 2009
Borouge, a joint venture between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (Adnoc) and Borealis, has selected Bechtel to provide project management consultancy (PMC) services for Borouge 3, a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Borouge-Selects-Bechtel-for-PMC-for-Borouge-3-Outlines-Project-Configuration_19398.html
June 8, 2009
The Saudi Capital Market Authority (CMA) has announced an initial public offering (IPO) of shares in Saudi National Petrochemical Co. (Petrochem). The IPO will raise SR2.4 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Saudi-Regulator-Approves-Petrochems-IPO_19402.html
June 5, 2009
Venezuela’s National Assembly has advanced a law to nationalize petrochemical plants, and will allow foreign investment in petrochemicals only if Pequiven has a majority stake in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Venezuela-Moves-to-Nationalize-Petrochemical-Sector_19382.html
June 3, 2009
Qatar Petrochemical Co. (Qapco), an 80-20 joint venture between Industries Qatar and Total Petrochemicals, has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Qapco-Awards-LDPE-Plant-Contract-to-Uhde_19342.html
June 1, 2009
Novozymes says production of sugarcane-based ethanol in Brazil will reach between 4.6 liters and 8.6 liters by 2020, and the country will be in a position to export about $4...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Novozymes-Brazil-Biofuel-Exports-to-Reach-$4-Billion-by-2020_19305.html
May 29, 2009
Polyolefins capacity coming onstream in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations, which include Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, is expected to stimulate new...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/New-Capacity-Will-Spur-Mideast-Demand_19258.html
May 28, 2009
Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer, a joint venture between Gail India, Oil India, Numaligarh Refinery, and the government of Assam, has confirmed the award of contracts for license and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Gail-Confirms-Assam-Cracker-Award-to-Lummus_19196.html
May 27, 2009
Borealis says it will increase the price of polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene in Europe by €60/m.t., on June 1. “This increase is necessary to preserve sustainable...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/-European-Producers-Increase-Polyethylene-Prices-_19171.html
May 26, 2009
Venezuela’s state petrochemical company Pequiven (Caracas) and Brazilian petrochemical firm Braskem (São Paulo) are considering the possibility of cooperating on...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Braskem-Pequiven-Consider-Investment-at-Camaçari_19151.html
May 19, 2009
LyondellBasell says it will expand its supply of polyolefins in Turkey by opening additional distribution facilities throughout the country. Bonded storage warehouses located in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LyondellBasell-Expands-Polyolefin-Supply-in-Turkey_18978.html
May 8, 2009
DAK Americas and Shaw Industries say they have created a joint venture, Clear Path Recycling, to produce recycled polyethylene terephalate (PET) from post-consumer bottles. The jv...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/DAK-Shaw-Invest-in-PET-Recycling_18796.html
May 8, 2009
Saudi Ethylene and Polyethylene Co. (SEPC), a 25-75 joint venture between LyondellBasell, and Tasnee and Sahara Petrochemical Co. (Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia) says it has started up a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Saudi-Complex-Comes-Onstream_18819.html
May 8, 2009
LyondellBasell says it will stop producing high density polyethylene (HDPE) at its Chocolate Bayou olefins complex near Alvin, TX  due to declining demand and diminishing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LyondellBasell-to-Stop-HDPE-Production-at-Chocolate-Bayou_18746.html
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