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July 17, 2009
A decision by energy company ENI (Rome) to close temporarily a steam cracker run by the company's Polimeri Europa subsidiary at the Porto Torres complex on the island of Sardinia is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/ENI-Cracker-Closure-Becomes-a-Political-Issue-in-Sardinia_20226.html
July 14, 2009
The London Metal Exchange (LME) says it may change the trading platforms for its linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) and polypropylene (PP) plastics futures contracts. If LME...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LME-May-Change-Trading-Platforms_20140.html
July 14, 2009
Sinopec says it has received official approval from the National Development and Reform Commission (Beijing) for the previously announced petrochemical joint venture with Sabic at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Chinese-Government-Approves-Sinopec-Petchem-JV-with-Sabic_20139.html
July 14, 2009
Ineos says that it will try to stop LyondellBasell’s 480,000-m.t./year high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plant at Chocolate Bayou, TX from closure and demolition. LyondellBasell...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Ineos-Files-to-Stop-Closure-of-LyondellBasells-Chocolate-Bayou-HDPE-Plant_20163.html
July 6, 2009
Borouge, a joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and Borealis, says it has awarded the three main contracts for front end engineering design (FEED) for its Borouge 3...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Tecnimont-Awarded-Polyolefins-Plant-Contracts-by-Borouge_19986.html
July 1, 2009
Iran's National Petrochemical Co. (NPC; Tehran) is seeking more foreign joint venture partners to invest in its huge development program. The company says it is in discussions with...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Iran-in-JV-Talks-with-Russian-Turkish-and-Indian-Firms-Inaugurates-Mehr-Petrochemical-Complex_19905.html
June 30, 2009
LyondellBasell says the performance of its chemicals business was relatively unchanged during the May, with its olefins segment “quite weak” but its  polymers segment...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LyondellBasells-Chemicals-Segment-Unchanged-in-May_19931.html
June 26, 2009
Demand for sustainable products has been maintained amid the economic downturn “for products that offer good value and make financial sense,” says Jeff Wooster, senior...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Dow-Highlights-Sustainable-Products_19790.html
June 26, 2009
Celanese says it will rename its AT Plastics business, an ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) copolymer and low density polyethylene (LDPE) resin producer, to Celanese EVA Performance...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Celanese-Renames-Plastics-Business-Unit_19796.html
June 24, 2009
LyondellBasell says it will continue the production of high density polyethylene (HDPE) at its Chocolate Bayou plant near Alvin, TX until September 30, 2009. The company had announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LyondellBasell-Extends-HDPE-Production-at-Chocolate-Bayou_19759.html
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
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