ExxonMobil sees sharp drop in international profits for refining,chemicals

ExxonMobil sees sharp drop in international profits for refining,chemicals

Exxon said sluggish economic growth in the Asia-Pacific and Europe regions limited refining business, while Asia’s chemical sector was hurt by a spate of new capacity added More...

Europe PE market slow, spot prices down

Europe PE market slow, spot prices down

LONDON – The European polyethylene (PE) market is on hold awaiting the settlement of the February ethylene contract, but spot prices have already begun to slip, sources More...

US ethylene margins climb on rebound in spot prices

US ethylene margins climb on rebound in spot prices

HOUSTON– US ethylene margins climbed 3.1% week on week on a rebound in spot prices, the ICIS margin report showed on Monday. US ethylene margins climb on rebound in spot More...

Foster Wheeler to support Saudi Aramco's project

Foster Wheeler to support Saudi Aramco’s project

Foster Wheeler, through its Global Engineering and Construction Group’s subsidiaries, has received contracts for front-end engineering designs (FEED) for Saudi Aramco’s More...

Sadara concludes financing for Saudi Arabian petrochemical complex

Sadara Chemical Company has concluded the main financing worth $10.5bn for the construction and start-up of a $19.3bn world-class petrochemical complex at Jubail Industrial City More...

Mitsubishi, Toyo Thai to build seawater desalination plant in Qatar

Mitsubishi, Toyo Thai to build seawater desalination plant in Qatar

TOKYO, JAPAN/DOHA, QATAR: Mitsubishi Corporation together with Toyo Thai Corporation Public Company Limited have concluded More...

Mr. Sunil Jain, President, Rajoo Engineers

Mr. Sunil Jain, President, Rajoo Engineers

Good afternoon, today we have with us Mr. Sunil Jain, President, Rajoo Engineers, Rajkot, India. Mr. Sunil Jain, More...

SE Asia PE inventories to stay tight in July; prices may rise SE Asia PE inventories to stay tight in July; prices may rise

SINGAPORE - Inventories of polyethylene (PE) in southeast Asia are expected to remain tight throughout July because of some...

Asia POM trades to dip through August on seasonal demand lull Asia POM trades to dip through August on seasonal demand lull

SINGAPORE - Spot trades of polyoxymethylene (POM) or polyacetal in Asia may fall 5-10% in July and...

Japan's Mitsubishi Corp enters Myanmar tyre business Japan’s Mitsubishi Corp enters Myanmar tyre business

SINGAPORE -Mitsubishi Corp will set up a joint venture in Myanmar to promote sales of Bridgestone...

Saudi Arabia port congestion to worsen from next week

Saudi Arabia port congestion to worsen from next week

DUBAI- Port congestion in Saudi Arabia is expected to worsen from next week ahead of the Muslim festival of More...

Kuwait pushes for better infrastructure to boost energy exports

KUWAIT CITY– Kuwait is pouring heavy investments into infrastructure to enhance its status as a major global energy exporter, Middle East industry sources said..

Orpic secures $2.8bn financing for Sohar Refinery project

Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries (Orpic) has secured $2.8bn financing for its projects, including the Sohar Refinery Improvement Project (SRIP).The..

No timeline set for restart after Port Arthur plant fire

No timeline set for restart after Port Arthur plant fire – CP Chem

HOUSTON - Chevron Phillips Chemical (CP Chem) has no timetable for restarting areas of its Port Arthur plant More...

US EPS price hikes gain traction on tight supply, high feedstocks

HOUSTON -Tight supply and higher feedstock costs are lending support to proposed price increases in the US expandable polystyrene (EPS) market, sources said..

Velocys eyes small-scale to reduce cost of Fischer-Tropsch

HOUSTON– Velocys is developing a small-scale approach to Fischer-Tropsch technology in a move it expects will allow the company to develop..
West Virginia’s Elk River Chemical Spill and How We Measure Progress

West Virginia’s Elk River Chemical Spill and How We Measure Progress

It’s a cruel irony for the 300,000 West Virginians forced to turn off their taps for five to ten days earlier..
EnerVault Announces Selection Of Ascension Industries As Preferred Supplier

EnerVault Announces Selection Of Ascension Industries As Preferred Supplier

Ascension’s turnkey manufacturing capability prepares EnerVault to meet rapidly growing demand for long duration energy storage. Sunnyvale, Calif. and North Tonawanda,..
Scientists Critical of EU’s Draft Chemical Regulation Policy Have Industry Ties

Scientists Critical of EU’s Draft Chemical Regulation Policy Have Industry Ties

This special report by Stéphane Horel and Brian Bienkowski was originally published Sept. 23 by Environmental Health News. Seventeen scientists who..