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U.S. Chemical Industry Remains Optimistic for 2017

Moving into 2017, the U.S. Chemical Processing Industry continues to be optimistic about future investments, according to Industrial Info's 2017 Global Industrial Outlook. Much…

Ethylene | Petrochemicals | Chemicals | Processing Plant | IIR Energy | Industrial Info | EPC | Construction | Ammonia

Industrial Info

Tue Nov 29 2016

Industrial Info Tracks Growing Petrochemicals Industry in India, Middle East

Industrial Info is tracking the growing petrochemicals industry in India and the Middle East, to the tune of nearly 850 projects valued at more than…

Petrochemical | India | Middle East | Reliance Industries | Kuwait | Kuwait Petroleum | Petrochemical Projects | Monomers | Ethylene | EPC | Engineering

Industrial Info

Mon Nov 28 2016

BASF Restarts Steam Crackers at Ludwigshafen Following Explosion

Two steam crackers at the world's largest chemical complex in Ludwigshafen, Germany, have been restarted following a fatal explosion and blaze at the plant that…

BASF | Ludwigshafen | Germany | Steam Crackers | Ethylene | Ethylene Outages | Olefns

Industrial Info

Mon Nov 07 2016

It’s Done! Westlake Chemical’s Acquisition of Axiall Creates Third-Largest North American Chlor-Alkali Producer

Westlake Chemical Corporation says it has completed its $3.8 billion acquisition of Axiall Corporation, the third-largest chlor-alkali producer and the second-largest polyvinyl chloride (PVC)…

Westlake Chemical | Axiall | Chlor-Alkali | Ethylene | North America

Industrial Info

Wed Aug 31 2016

U.S. to See Completion of Four Major Ethane Crackers in 2017 as Part of Petrochemical Wave

SUGAR LAND--August 30, 2016--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Words such as "whopping" are often frowned upon by old-school journalists, but use of…

Chemical Processing | Ethylene | Ethane Crackers | US

Industrial Info

Mon Aug 29 2016

Gulf Coast Petrochemical Producers Beset by Maintenance Outages This Week

The U.S. Gulf Coast has seen a lot of ethylene activity this week, with a substantial amount of capacity remaining offline as a result…

Gulf Coast | Ethylene | ExxonMobil | Westlake Petrochemicals | Petrochemical Outages

Industrial Info

Fri Aug 26 2016

IIR Chemicals Analyst: Chevron Phillips Chemical Startups Point to Strong Confidence in Ethylene, Polyethylene Projects

Chevron Phillips Chemical (The Woodlands, Texas), a 50:50 joint venture between Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) (San Ramon, California) and Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX), is…

Chevron | Chemical Processing | Ethylene | Polyethylene | Northeast

Industrial Info

Wed Aug 24 2016

Dow Chemical’s Freeport Ethylene Unit Running at Reduced Rates

Dow Chemical Corporation’s (NYSE:DOW) (Midland, Michigan) 2.3 billion-pound-per-year LHC 8 ethylene unit, which is located at the plant in Freeport, Texas, is…

Dow Chemical | Gulf Coast | Texas | Ethylene

Industrial Info

Fri Aug 12 2016

Ethlyene Unit Maintenance Turnaround Updates

IIR Energy has reported on some key planned and unplanned ethylene cracker turnarounds as seen below. Westlake Petrochemicals is currently in the process of restarting…

Ethylene | Petrochemical | Lyondell | Dow Chemical | Olefins | Petrochemical Turnarounds

Industrial Info

Mon Jul 25 2016

U.S. Chemical Industry Remains Optimistic for 2017

Moving into 2017, the U.S. Chemical Processing Industry continues to be optimistic about future investments, according to Industrial Info's 2017 Global Industrial Outlook. Much of its activity involves the continued low cost of natural gas liquids (NGLs), a primary feedstock for building-block chemicals such as ethylene. Global demand for projects such as ethylene, ammonia and methanol remains strong, providing »

Industrial Info Tracks Growing Petrochemicals Industry in India, Middle East

Industrial Info is tracking the growing petrochemicals industry in India and the Middle East, to the tune of nearly 850 projects valued at more than $166 billion. In India, one of the larger such projects is Reliance Industries Limited’s (RIL) 2.65 billion-pound-per-year vinyl chloride monomer Unit II addition at its Dahej Chemical Complex. RIL is currently performing project »

BASF Restarts Steam Crackers at Ludwigshafen Following Explosion

Two steam crackers at the world's largest chemical complex in Ludwigshafen, Germany, have been restarted following a fatal explosion and blaze at the plant that claimed the lives of four employees last month. Owner, BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany), confirmed that both crackers are back online, almost three weeks after an explosion occurred during work on a supply pipeline that delivered »

It’s Done! Westlake Chemical’s Acquisition of Axiall Creates Third-Largest North American Chlor-Alkali Producer

Westlake Chemical Corporation says it has completed its $3.8 billion acquisition of Axiall Corporation, the third-largest chlor-alkali producer and the second-largest polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producer in North America. The acquisition includes Axiall's share in a 1 million-metric-ton-per-year grassroot ethylene project located in Westlake, Louisiana. The ethylene unit has a total investment value of $1 billion and is set for »

U.S. to See Completion of Four Major Ethane Crackers in 2017 as Part of Petrochemical Wave

SUGAR LAND--August 30, 2016--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Words such as "whopping" are often frowned upon by old-school journalists, but use of the superlative can perhaps be forgiven in regard to the amount of new ethylene capacity that's expected to come online next year in the U.S. Trey Hamblet, Industrial Info's vice president of research - »

Gulf Coast Petrochemical Producers Beset by Maintenance Outages This Week

The U.S. Gulf Coast has seen a lot of ethylene activity this week, with a substantial amount of capacity remaining offline as a result of plant problems. ExxonMobil Chemical’s 1 billion-pound-per-year USC 1 and 800 million-pound-per-year USC II ethane cracking units in Beaumont, Texas, remain shut down due to major complications in a cooling tower. The company is »

IIR Chemicals Analyst: Chevron Phillips Chemical Startups Point to Strong Confidence in Ethylene, Polyethylene Projects

Chevron Phillips Chemical (The Woodlands, Texas), a 50:50 joint venture between Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) (San Ramon, California) and Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX), is in a good position to take advantage of the remarkably low prices for ethane, as three of its largest petrochemical projects under construction will use the chemical to create ethylene, a key ingredient for plastics. »

Dow Chemical’s Freeport Ethylene Unit Running at Reduced Rates

Dow Chemical Corporation’s (NYSE:DOW) (Midland, Michigan) 2.3 billion-pound-per-year LHC 8 ethylene unit, which is located at the plant in Freeport, Texas, is running at reduced rates while the company swaps towers within the unit to perform cleaning and routine inspections. The cleaning process is expected to last a few days, and the unit will return to full »

Ethlyene Unit Maintenance Turnaround Updates

IIR Energy has reported on some key planned and unplanned ethylene cracker turnarounds as seen below. Westlake Petrochemicals is currently in the process of restarting its 1.25 Billion Lbs/yr Petro 1 Ethylene unit located at the Sulphur, Louisiana plant. The unit was shut down on April 17th, 2016 to perform a planned maintenance turnaround and tie-ins for an »