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March 9, 2015
China is expected to be the leading export destination for benzene from South Korean for a third month running in March, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. South Korea sent 27,000...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/China-to-lead-Koreas-benzene-export-destinations-for-third-straight-month_68380.html
March 6, 2015
Spot styrene and benzene prices in Asia spiked as much as 12% and 14%, respectively, week-on-week today following the return of market participants in China after their Lunar New Year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Asia-styrene-benzene-prices-spike-12-14-percent-this-week_68362.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Yeochun-NCC-stops-feeding-LPG-into-cracker_68328.html
March 2, 2015
China was the leading destination for benzene exports from South Korea for a second straight month in February, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. More than 98,000 m.t. of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/China-retains-top-spot-for-benzene-exports-from-Korea_68213.html
February 26, 2015
Axiall reiterated on 25 February its recent decision to delay construction of an ethane cracker in Louisiana until after the first quarter because of uncertainty in energy markets. On...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Axiall-Lotte-delay-decision-on-Louisiana-cracker-project_68095.html
February 17, 2015
South Korea’s benzene exports to the United States fell 48% in January from 136,501 m.t. in December 2014, to 71,615 m.t., but shipments to China almost tripled, to 95,149 m.t....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Koreas-benzene-exports-sank-to-US-but-soared-to-China-in-January_67801.html
February 17, 2015
South Korea exported 512,852 m.t. of para-xylene (p-xylene) in January, surging 72% year-on-year from 298,185 m.t. and up 6.0% from 485,711 m.t. in December 2014, Korea...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Koreas-p-xylene-exports-soared-72-percent-in-January_67799.html
February 17, 2015
South Korea exported 13,239 m.t. of mixed xylenes in January, plunging 61% from 34,066 m.t. one year earlier and down 32% from 19,418 m.t. in December 2014, Korea customs service data...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Koreas-mixed-xylene-exports-sank-in-January_67818.html
February 16, 2015
South Korea exported 47,897 m.t. of toluene in January, down 22% from 61,280 m.t. in December and 36% lower than 78,720 m.t. in the first month of 2014, Korea customs service data...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Koreas-toluene-exports-fell-in-January_67805.html
February 16, 2015
South Korea’s styrene exports fell 13% in January, to 99,722 m.t. against 114,867 m.t. in December 2014 and shrank 17% from 121,415 m.t. year-on-year, Korea customs service data...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Korea-exports-less-styrene-in-January_67810.html
February 12, 2015
Three major steam cracker operators in South Korea have consecutively scheduled maintenance shutdown programs for at least one of their respective crackers over March–June. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Three-Korea-crackers-to-shut-consecutively-in-March-June-for-turnarounds_67744.html
February 12, 2015
Daelim's petrochemical production site at Yeosu, South Korea. Daelim Industrial (Seoul) says that its petrochemical division plans to expand production capacity at its highly reactive...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Daelim-to-expand-polybutene-capacity-at-Yeosu_67743.html
February 12, 2015
Yeochun NCC (YNCC; Seoul) has scheduled maintenance shutdown programs for several of its petrochemical plants at its Yeosu, South Korea, complex between 14 May and 14 June, a source...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Yeochun-NCC-to-shut-several-plants-for-maintenance_67741.html
February 9, 2015
S-Oil (Seoul) will supply diesel and naphtha to a Saudi Aramco subsidiary, in return for para-xylene (p-xylene) and light naphtha under a billion-dollar contract, S-Oil announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/S-Oil-signs-billion-dollar-refined-products-p-xylene-supply-deal-with-Saudi-Aramco_67633.html
February 5, 2015
Aromatics prices fell $15-55/m.t. in Asia today, erasing most of the week's gains as regional market sentiment turned bearish following a slump in overnight crude oil futures. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Asia-aromatics-prices-lose-most-of-weeks-gains-today-on-crude-slump_67521.html
February 5, 2015
SK Global Chemical, the petrochemical business of SK Innovation (Seoul), formerly SK Energy, reports a 50.4% fall in operating profits for the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/SK-Global-Chemical-reports-fall-in-operating-profits_67522.html
February 4, 2015
Showa Denko says that it has completed constructing the previously announced joint venture facility near Seoul for the production of high-purity nitrous oxide (N2O), a specialty...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Showa-Denko-opens-high-purity-nitrous-oxide-plant-in-South-Korea_67472.html
February 3, 2015
Spot aromatics prices spiked $30–70/m.t. today as market sentiment rode firmer energy markets. The March Brent crude contract rose yesterday by $1.76, to $54.75/bbl, on the ICE...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Asia-aromatics-prices-spike-as-crude-futures-soar_67437.html
January 30, 2015
S-Oil, South Korea's major oil refiner and producer of para-xylene (p-xylene) majority owned by Saudi Aramco, today reported a bigger net loss in the fourth quarter on the back of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/S-Oils-losses-widen-on-steep-fall-in-oil-prices_67357.html
January 30, 2015
Arkema says that its previously announced thiochemicals platform at Kerteh, Malaysia, came onstream at the beginning of 2015. The thiochemicals site produces methyl mercaptan for use...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Arkema-starts-up-thiochemicals-plant-in-Malaysia_67350.html
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