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Mexico's petrochemical sector to benefit from energy reforms

Mexico has been preparing for a significant shake-up of its energy sector, which may be particularly beneficial for the country's petrochemical sector.
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BASF mulls multi-billion dollar Gulf Coast investment in methane-to-propylene complex

Propylene in short supply due to shift to ethane feedstocks drawn from shale gas, IHS Chemical notes
Chemical producer BASF is evaluating an investment in a world-scale methane-to-propylene complex on the U.S. Gulf Coast.
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Sinopec drops plans for new petrochemical projects

China's largest refiner, Sinopec Corp., has shelved plans to invest in new petrochemical projects, citing growing competition from the U.S. petrochemical sector as the main deciding factor.
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Domestic demand to fuel Russia's petrochemical industry growth

The Russian petrochemical industry is set to benefit from increasing domestic demand over the medium term, with non-oil industrial sectors emerging as the strongest driving force for growth.
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Petronas to build $27 billion refinery complex

Malaysia's state-owned oil and gas company Petronas has announced plans to invest $27 billion in the construction of a new refining and petrochemical complex in the southern state of Johor.
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New US petrochemical projects in need of skilled workers

Approximately 90,000 new workers will be needed next year as a number of major chemical projects are set to break ground in 2015.
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Chevron Phillips Chemical starts work on $6 billion petrochemical complex

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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Demand for ethylene to rise 150% by 2040, Exxon president says

Global demand for ethylene will soar between 2010 and 2040, driven by rising needs for consumer products, according to ExxonMobil President Steve Pryor.
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Total plans to tap into Iraqi petrochemical market

French oil company Total is exploring options to expand its presence in the Middle East and tap the growing local market by constructing a large petrochemical complex in Iraq.
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US petrochemical companies pursue growth with new cracker capacity

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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