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March 11, 2015
Royal Dutch Shell said late on 9 March that discussions with the United Steelworkers (USW; Pittsburgh) union regarding a new labor contract would resume on 10 March. Shell is the lead...
March 10, 2015
The share of energy from renewable sources in the European Union's gross final consumption of energy was 15.0% in 2013, up from 14.3% in 2012,  according to figures released today...
March 10, 2015
The United Steelworkers (USW; Pittsburgh) union and Royal Dutch Shell resumed discussions on 9 March regarding a new labor agreement. However, by late afternoon, neither company had...
March 9, 2015
Chandra Asri (Jakarta) has confirmed that it is carrying out a preliminary study to develop a minirefinery in 2018, which is expected to ease the company’s reliance on naphtha...
March 9, 2015
The United Steelworkers (USW; Pittsburgh) union held rallies at various locations in the Houston area ahead of discussions with Royal Dutch Shell in the week starting 9 March. Rallies...
March 6, 2015
The United Steelworkers (USW; Pittsburgh) union and Royal Dutch Shell have confirmed that they will meet again in Houston on 9 March. Scheduling of the meeting for next week came one...
March 5, 2015
Yeochun NCC (YNCC; Seoul) has not been feeding 10% liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) into the company's No. 1 naphtha cracker at Yeosu, South Korea, since early February, a source close to...
March 4, 2015
ExxonMobil expects to reduce capital spending over the next three years while starting up 16 major oil and natural gas projects and increasing production, says Rex Tillerson, chairman and CEO....
March 4, 2015
Germany’s chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt), employers association BAVC (Wiesbaden), trade union IG BCE, and the federal ministry for economic affairs have concluded...
March 3, 2015
Global Bioenergies (Evry, France) has produced second-generation isobutene, in a push to diversify accessible feedstock towards cheaper resources in this case waste biomass...
March 2, 2015
Braskem has entered into a new six-month contract to receive naphtha feedstock from Petrobras. The new contract is valid until 31 August 2015, and the price will be adjusted...
March 2, 2015
India plans to reduce customs duties on a range of petrochemical products and feedstocks, such as styrene monomer and naphtha, when its fiscal year 2015-16 begins on 1 April, the...
February 27, 2015
Shell's Pearl gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant, in Qatar has entered a planned maintenance turnaround in February 2015. Pearl GTL comprises two identical GTL 'trains', with a total capacity...
February 26, 2015
Market sources say that units at multiple US east coast refineries have restarted after operational issues this week and late last week due to cold regional temperatures.  ...
February 26, 2015
Petrobras has hired JP Morgan Chase to run $3 billion worth of asset sales planned for this year, according to a Reuters report citing two sources with direct knowledge. ...
February 26, 2015
The United Steelworkers (USW; Pittsburgh) union and the North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU; Washington) issued a joint statement on 25 February, clarifying what the...
February 26, 2015
US crude oil and gasoline inventories were mixed in the week that ended 20 February, as crude stocks firmed and gasoline stocks declined, according to data released by the US Energy...
February 24, 2015
Astomos Energy (Tokyo) will buy up to 800,000 m.t. of shale-derived liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from Targa Resources (Houston) spread over three years from the second half...
February 24, 2015
The current arctic blast in the US northeast has so far had little operational impact on refinery operations in that region. Weather forecasts are showing that temperatures on 24...
February 23, 2015
Braskem has not yet approved its 2015 investment budget, and the company's board has decided to take a couple of extra months to refine it because of the volatility in energy markets...
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