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Articles Tagged with ''petrochemicals''

Chevron Phillips Chemical starts work on $6 billion petrochemical complex

April 7, 2014
The petrochemical complex will include an ethane cracker with a capacity of 1.5 million metric tons per year at the Cedar Bayou facility in Baytown, Texas.
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US petrochemical companies pursue growth with new cracker capacity

February 24, 2014
The U.S. petrochemical industry is expected to launch an extra 7.34 million tpa of new cracker capacity by 2017, as it continues to leverage growing shale gas production and low-cost ethane that will fuel the crackers.
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German petrochemical industry slow to recover from 2012 decline

January 13, 2014
The latest Germany Petrochemicals Report revealed that the market has been driven by small and medium-sized petrochemical companies that manufacture high-value niche products with relatively stable demand.
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Brazil ramps up fertilizer production amid growing agricultural demand

November 22, 2013
In a bid to reduce dependency on imported products, Brazil is set to invest billions of dollars in projects that will increase its domestic output of fertilizers.
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Petrochemical industry to see rapid growth in Philippines

November 6, 2013
Like many industries in the Asia Pacific, the Philippines' petrochemical industry is expected to go through a period of rapid growth, fueled by an expanding economy and increasing demand.
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Iran plans to boost petrochemical production

October 21, 2013
Iran should stop exporting large amounts of raw petrochemicals and look for ways to make more profit by selling added-value products, according to the leader of the parliamentary Petrochemical Committee.
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Total Petrochemicals to pay $8.75 million fine for emissions limits violations

October 2, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement with Total Petrochemicals over the 2007 violations at the Port Arthur refinery. Under the terms of the agreement Total will have to pay a fine of $8.75 million.
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Global petrochemical market estimated to reach $791 billion by 2018

October 1, 2013
According to a new report by Transparency Market Research, the global petrochemical market is estimated to reach a total value of just over $791 billion by 2018, up from $472.06 billion in 2011.
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Total plans to increase hydrocarbon resins, polymer production in France

September 13, 2013
French oil and gas giant Total will invest EUR160 million to convert its Carling petrochemical platform by 2016 and plans to close the naphtha cracker during the second half of 2015.
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China increases paraxylene capacity

September 5, 2013
One of China's biggest refiners, Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical, is planning to invest 20 billion yuan ($3.27 billion) in a new paraxylene project with a capacity of 1 million tons.
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