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February 19, 2015
Prodded by plunging crude oil values, polyethylene (PE) prices fell in the North American market during November 2014 for the first time in 24 months. They continued to fall each month...
February 5, 2015
February benzene contracts have been settled in the United States at $2.01/gal, down 9.0% from January for a seventh consecutive monthly decline. Given ample supply and modest demand...
February 5, 2015
Eastman Chemical says it will begin a consultation period regarding a proposal to close the company’s 24,000-m.t./year acetate tow manufacturing facility at Siddick, near...
February 5, 2015
Enterprise Products Partners expects to restore full service to the Appalachia-to-Texas (Atex) ethane pipeline in mid-February. The two suppliers affected by the outage say they are...
January 22, 2015
Ethylene supply in Europe improved in the first half of January as most production units returned to operation, IHS Chemical says. However, Shell Chemicals’ 940,000-m.t./year...
January 22, 2015
The cancellation of the Al Karaana olefins and derivatives joint venture between Shell Chemicals and Qatar Petroleum (QP) significantly changes the supply-demand outlook for ethylene glycol (EG), according to an analysis by IHS. Whereas worldwide EG capacity utilization could have fallen to 80% by 2020, it is now likely to be a more comfortable 84–85%....
January 15, 2015
Artlant PTA (Sines, Portugal), the shares of which are partly owned by former polyethylene terephthalate (PET) producer La Seda de Barcelona (El Prat Llobregat, Spain), has once again...
January 8, 2015
Asian aromatics prices lost much of their value in 2014, falling toward the end of December to about half of their levels one year ago, IHS Chemical data show. Prices have fallen from...
January 8, 2015
chlorine production fell 4.6% year-on-year (YOY) in Europe during November 2014, according to the latest figures released by industry association Euro Chlor (Brussels). Production in...
January 6, 2015
The European Commission says that Slovakia’s intention to provide Duslo (Sal'a, Slovakia) with aid to the value of €58.0 million ($69.1 million) to modernize an ammonia...
December 17, 2014
Latin America’s economic performance fell short of expectations this year as the GDP of it and Caribbean grew by only 1.1% in 2014, its slowest rate of expansion since 2009 and well below the 3.4% forecast by IHS one year ago....
December 18, 2014
Benzene and toluene prices in the United States have dropped to four-year lows, and the trend is set to continue into the new year, propelled by falling crude oil prices. The outlook...
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