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China retains top spot for benzene exports from Korea
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 benzene were transported to China in February, up from 95,149 m.t. in January and...

Axiall, Lotte delay decision on Louisiana cracker project
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 a conference call with financial analysts on 19 February, Axiall president...

Korea's benzene exports sank to US but soared to China in January
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., against 33,554 m.t. over the same period, Korea customs service data show...

Korea's p-xylene exports soared 72% in January
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 customs service data show.   The bulk of the exports, 498,094 m.t., was...

Korea's mixed xylene exports sank in January
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 show.   The country’s mixed xylenes exports to China...

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