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INEOS, Sasol form joint venture to manufacture high-density polyethylene

South African-based energy and chemical company Sasol has agreed to form a joint venture with INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA to manufacture high-density polyethylene (HDPE) in the U.S.
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US chemical producers see competitive advantage ebb away as oil prices fall

Drivers in the United States are benefiting from falling gas prices, but the current low oil prices are not good news for everyone.
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Researchers in Belgium turn sawdust into gasoline

A new chemical process developed at KU Leuven's Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis converts the cellulose in sawdust into hydrocarbon chains.
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Technip wins two ethane cracker contracts

Technip will provide its technology and expertise to two U.S. ethane cracker facilities under new contracts announced by the Paris-based company this week.
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Sasol to build new ethane cracker in Louisiana

South African energy and chemical company Sasol Limited has confirmed that it will build an $8.1 billion ethane cracker and derivatives complex in the United States, as the company looks to take advantage of cheap and plentiful supplies of U.S. gas.
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Fluor, Technip win additional RAPID refinery contract in Malaysia

A joint venture between Fluor Corporation and Technip has won another contract related to the RAPID project in Malaysia.
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Honeywell to build gas processing plant in Louisiana

Process technology supplier UOP, part of Honeywell, has won a contract to engineer, procure and construct (EPC) a gas processing plant to recover natural gas liquids (NGLs) in northern Louisiana.
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Polyethylene plant planned in North Dakota

A new polyethylene manufacturing facility is to be built in North Dakota, in a project that's said to be the largest private investment in the state's history.
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Petrochemical industry in Arabian Gulf region goes from strength to strength

The petrochemical and chemical industry in the Arabian Gulf region is showing strong growth, creating thousands of jobs and attracting multi-billion dollar investments.
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Biodegradable plastics market to be worth $3.47 billion by 2019

The global market for biodegradable plastics is expanding rapidly, driven by an increasing range of applications, technological advancements and growing demand in the Asia-Pacific region.
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