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February 8, 2013
A strike at Sabic Europe’s site at Geleen, in the province of Limburg, in the Netherlands, concluded on 5 February when 1,800 employees resumed their regular tasks after 5 days of...
January 25, 2013
Natural gas from shale brings North American chlor-alkali producers key advantages that will enable them to increase their share of the global market despite subdued demand and chronic...
January 18, 2013
European chlorine production was down in December 2012, according to the latest figures published by industry association Euro Chlor (Brussels). European chlorine capacity utilization...
January 18, 2013
Low growth and slim margins led to rationalization of titanium dioxide (TiO2) production between 2008 and 2011. Capacity fell in the United States by about 9%, and in Europe by...
January 18, 2013
Rising costs and weak demand cut deep into titanium dioxide (TiO2) margins last year, but the prospect of recovery in the US housing market and a strengthening economy in Asia brighten...
December 20, 2012
For the first time in at least 20 years, the US price of ethane is less than its value as a heating fuel. Prices had already fallen to levels last seen 10 years ago, the consequence of...
December 14, 2012
The market for monoethylene glycol (MEG) is closing a disappointing year on a quiet note, but analysts expect demand to recover in 2013 and to even outpace supply through 2016...
November 30, 2012
Access to inexpensive shale-based feedstocks is revitalizing North America’s polyethylene (PE) industry by providing a competitive advantage in high-growth markets around the...
November 30, 2012
ethylene spot prices have fallen steadily in North America since September, and they may fall through December if demand continues to soften. The trend reflects year-end destocking, an...
November 16, 2012
North American benzene prices have climbed to historic highs driven by tight supply. The situation, which is expected to persist through December and possibly longer, is challenging...
November 9, 2012
Channelview Boost: LyondellBasell will expand ethylene at two more Texas sites. LyondellBasell Industries has announced plans for a second round of US ethylene debottlenecks, including...
November 9, 2012
Iran’s recently announced ban on exports of petrochemicals and polymers—a decision that has been partially reversed—was the result of a misunderstanding, according to...
October 26, 2012
The geographic balance of global benzene capacity will shift eastward to emerging countries in Asia/Pacific for the rest of this decade—the opposite direction to the olefins...
October 12, 2012
Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative’s (IFFCO; New Delhi) subsidiary IFFCO Canada has teamed up with La Coop fédérée (Montreal), an agricultural...
October 12, 2012
Dow Chemical said last week that it has concluded an agreement covering the marketing of most of the output to be produced by Sadara Chemical (Sadara), Dow’s joint venture with...
October 12, 2012
Production of chemicals decreased 2.4% in the European Union (EU) in the first seven months of 2012 compared with the same period in 2011, Cefic says. Production fell by 2.2%...
October 5, 2012
Saudi Polymers has announced the commercial startup of its petrochemical complex at Jubail, Saudi Arabia on 1 October 2012. Saudi Polymers is owned 65% by National Petrochemical...
October 5, 2012
weakness in titanium dioxide (TiO2) demand, fueled by aggressive customer destocking as prices decline, is likely to hurt third-quarter financial results for producers, including...
October 5, 2012
Incitec Pivot (Melbourne) says it has commissioned an ammonia plant at the company’s new ammonium nitrate (AN) complex at Moranbah, Australia. The company began production of AN...
September 21, 2012
Siermann: Focus on sophisticated products. Ferrari: Limit exposure to gas-based PE. European petrochemicals markets remain difficult, with producers buffeted by weak demand, a high...
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