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January 19, 2015
The European market for styrene is the weakest regional market worldwide for spot material, and ongoing sluggish domestic demand is prompting sellers to take a fresh look at export...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Europes-styrene-producers-look-for-export-opportunities_66966.html
January 15, 2015
The ongoing failure of Asia's monthly para-xylene (p-xylene) contract price mechanism to reach a settlement is creating frustration in Europe, which has historically relied on Asia to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Delays-to-Asia-p-xylene-contract-settlements-cause-frustration-in-Europe_66860.html
January 14, 2015
The availability of pyrolysis gasoline (pygas) has lengthened in Europe, leading to export shipments to the United States totaling an estimated 50,000 m.t. in the past month.  ...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Competing-cracker-benzene-dynamics-create-glut-of-pygas-in-Europe_66816.html
January 13, 2015
The trade committee of the European Parliament has indicated in a working document that it opposes the inclusion of a clause on investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) being included...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/European-Parliament-trade-committee-opposed-to-inclusion-of-ISDS-in-TTIP_66794.html
January 13, 2015
Styrene consumers in Europe may seek to increase their spot purchases at the expense of contract volumes during 2015 because the spread between contract and spot prices widened during...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Styrene-spot-purchases-could-increase-in-Europe-during-2015_66795.html
January 8, 2015
Production of olefins increased in Western Europe in the first nine months of 2014 compared with the same period of the previous year, and third-quarter production was up year-on-year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Third-quarter-olefin-production-rises-in-Western-Europe_66647.html
January 7, 2015
Europe's toluene contract price for January has been settled at a more than five-and-a-half year low as aromatics markets continue to adjust to a changed upstream environment...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Europes-January-toluene-contract-settled-at-five-year-low_66618.html
January 7, 2015
Jacobs Engineering says that it has received a contract for basic and detailed engineering services to upgrade BP's purified terephthalic acid (PTA) production facilities at Geel...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Jacobs-awarded-contract-to-upgrade-BPs-PTA-plants-in-Belgium_66612.html
January 7, 2015
A European Parliament committee has called on the European Commission, in a draft opinion, to “exclude any terms in the transatlantic trade and investment pact (TTIP) that would...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/European-Parliament-calls-for-chemical-regulations-ISDS-to-be-excluded-from-TTIP-negotiations_66575.html
January 5, 2015
An arbitrage on benzene, which had opened up between the United States and Europe during the holiday period, closed rapidly today as traders returned to the market in bearish mood...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/US-Europe-benzene-arbitrage-window-shuts_66554.html
December 17, 2014
Fluor has started construction activities on a new delayed coker unit for ExxonMobil's petroleum and chemical business at its Antwerp refinery. The project will expand the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Fluor-starts-work-on-ExxonMobil-Antwerp-refinery-project_66229.html
December 10, 2014
Benzene prices fell below $800/m.t. cif Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) on 9 December, trading at $770-780/m.t., and benzene was notionally pegged at $740-765/m.t. today—the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Benzene-reaches-five-year-low-in-Europe-on-continued-crude-weakness-oversupply_66066.html
December 3, 2014
Meierkord: Europe's man-made fiber industry faces uncertainties Cirfs (Brussels), the European Man-made fiber association, has appointed Heinz Meierkord as president for a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Cirfs-appoints-new-president_65717.html
December 2, 2014
BioAmber (Minneapolis) announced today the signing of an exclusive supply agreement to supply Oleon (Ertvelde, Belgium) with biobased succinic acid. Under the terms of the five-year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/BioAmber-to-supply-biosuccinic-acid-to-Oleon-for-lubricants-manufacture_65773.html
November 20, 2014
High energy costs and lower R&D spending have eroded the competitiveness of the European Union's chemical industry in export markets during the last two decades, Cefic says. A...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Cefic-study-Costly-energy-lower-R-and-D-spending-have-eroded-EU-chemical-sectors-competitiveness_65566.html
November 18, 2014
BP announced today that it plans to invest more than $200 million to upgrade its purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plants at Cooper River, SC; and Geel, Belgium. The investments will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/BP-to-invest-$200-million-at-PTA-plants-in-US-Belgium_65479.html
November 14, 2014
The European Fluorocarbons Technical Committee (EFCTC), part of Cefic, says it encourages parties to the Montreal Protocol to reach an agreement for a global cap and a reduction in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/European-HFC-producers-support-action-for-a-cap-and-reduction_65433.html
November 13, 2014
Solvay today reported third-quarter net income of €133.0 million ($165.7 million), up 12% year-on-year (YOY), on sales 7.9% higher at €2.59 billion. Recurring Ebitda...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Solvay-reports-higher-income-and-revenues-will-seek-alternative-options-to-sell-Indupa_65345.html
November 9, 2014
Solvay’s spokesperson on Sunday declined to comment to CW on a report on Bloomberg that the company has hired Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse Group to advise it in a possible...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Solvay-seeking-to-divest-Acetow-business_65245.html
November 7, 2014
Caustic soda supply has tightened considerably in northwestern and southern Europe because of production issues plaguing various producers. These issues range from industrial action to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Caustic-soda-prices-spike-in-Europe-as-production-issues-constrain-supply_65218.html
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