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...

Asia ABS firms up on demand but market participants cautious Asia ABS firms up on demand but market participants cautious

SINGAPORE– Asia acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) prices are firming up in April as demand grows but no sharp increases are...

US March PE contracts settle at a rollover on balanced market US March PE contracts settle at a rollover on balanced market

HOUSTON– March contracts in the US polyethylene (PE) market were assessed as flat on Friday, with no price...

Higher Feb BG imports may limit upside to China prices Higher Feb BG imports may limit upside to China prices

MELBOURNE – Higher February 2014 butyl glycol (BG) imports may cap the upside to prices into China, market...

Belgian group to develop Oman Duqm port into hub for petchems

Belgian group to develop Oman Duqm port into hub for petchems

Belgian group to develop Oman Duqm port into hub for petchems LONDON– Belgium’s Consortium Antwerp Port More...

Poland’s ZChP aims to double phosphate mining output in Senegal

LONDON– Poland’s Zaklady Chemiczne Police (ZChP) is looking to double output at its phosphate rock mining enterprise in Senegal this year..

Sipchem opens new Saudi cable insulation polymers plant

Gulf Advanced Cables Insulation, an affiliate of Saudi International Petrochemical (Sipchem), has commissioned a new production facility at Sipchem’s complex in..

US VAM jumps $100/tonne again on continuing supply tightness

US VAM jumps $100/tonne again on continuing supply tightness

HOUSTON– US vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) jumped $100/tonne during the past week on plant turnarounds More...

ExxonMobil opens new synthetic base stocks manufacturing facility in US

ExxonMobil Chemical has opened a new manufacturing facility for synthetic base stocks in the US.Located at the integrated refining and chemical..

AFPM ’14: US styrene market expected to follow benzene down in Q2

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – US styrene trade participants expect prices to come down in the second quarter alongside an expected decline..
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..