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January 21, 2009Celanese says it may close its Pardies, France acetic acid and vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) production units and its Cangrejera, Mexico VAM plant due to "the significant change in...
January 19, 2009If I was a politician my most important policy… would have to be related to global warming. I think this is a tremendous issue that the world is facing and I think we need some clear political leadership to enable us to use technologies...
January 16, 2009Privately owned start up Catalyx Nanotech (Anaheim, CA), a producer of nanomaterials from renewable resources, says it plans to commercialize a technology to generate...
January 13, 2009Chemical production was cut last week in Central and Eastern Europe following a dispute between the Russian and Ukrainian governments over the price of natural gas supplies from Russia...
January 13, 2009Formosa Petrochemical says it shuttered its 700,000-m.t./year naphtha cracker at Mailiao, Taiwan last week due to deteriorating Asian demand caused by weak economic conditions. The...
January 13, 2009Oil Price Tumbles; Petchem Capacity Due The price of oil is expected to remain low in 2009, reflecting lower demand caused by the global economic downturn, analysts say. The price of...
January 13, 2009Energy Prices Set for Modest Rebound Crude oil prices will likely bounce back from their current steep lows, but they are likely to remain well below that of the first half of 2008...
January 9, 2009Two Bulgarian fertilizer firms have halted output....
December 22, 2008Fourteen U.S. battery and advanced materials companies, including 3M and FMC, have formed an alliance with Argonne National Laboratory (Chicago) for the mass-production of lithium-ion...
December 9, 2008Naphtha prices rise in Asia as Benzene prices finish sharply down...
December 8, 2008
Our running tab of positive indicators remains at six out of 20
this week. As a result, we continue to post a red banner....
December 5, 2008Nippon Oil and Nippon Mining each have major petchems capacity....
December 2, 2008Crude prices are down across Asia, while naphtha slides, and benzene and toluene are also dragged lower...
November 18, 2008Dow Chemical strove last week to keep energy high on the U.S. agenda in the face of the recent free fall in oil and natural gas prices by issuing a blueprint for a comprehensive...
November 18, 2008Styrene monomer (SM) prices drop sharply...
November 17, 2008
Our running tab of positive indicators fell to 3 out of 20 this
week. As a result, we continue to post a red banner....
November 14, 2008Process safety issues, the deepening global economic slowdown and the emergence of a stringent European Union (EU) emissions trading scheme (ETS) are among the key threats to the...
November 13, 2008The size of the project will be "massive."...
November 10, 2008
Our running tab of positive indicators remains at four out of
20 this week. As a result, we continue to post a red banner....
November 4, 2008Rhodia and Dow Corning say they have agreed to co-develop and commercialize novel silica and silane products principally for use in energy efficient tires. Financial terms were not...
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