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Petrochemical

New polyethylene plant to be built in West Virginia

A new polyethylene (PE) manufacturing facility, with its own "small" ethane cracker is set to open in West Virginia.
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Qatar aims to increase petrochemical output

Qatar is planning to strengthen its position in the petrochemical market by increasing its petrochemical output to 23 million tons a year by 2020, the country's minister of energy and industry Muhammad Saleh Al-Sada said.
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Honeywell to optimize efficiency for Borouge petrochemical plant expansion

Honeywell has been awarded four major contracts worth a combined $40 million over an 18-month duration for the Borouge petrochemicals complex in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi.
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Canadian petrochemicals industry faces major obstacles

The Canadian petrochemicals industry has the potential to grow dramatically thanks to low natural gas prices, but a number of obstacles are standing in its way.
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Gulf companies invest in southeast Asia petrochemicals

Wealthy investors from the Arabian Gulf are eyeing markets in southeast Asia and investing huge sums of money in petrochemical production in the region.
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Chevron Phillips Chemical studies NAO expansion at Cedar Bayou Plant

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. is studying the potential expansion of its normal alpha olefins (NAO) capacity at its Cedar Bayou Chemical Complex in Baytown, Texas.
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Russian petrochemical giants eye PE, PP markets

The two largest petrochemical companies in Russia, Sibur and Nizhnekamsk, have been claiming the title of leader on the country's petrochemical market over the past few years and it looks like their battle will continue in 2013.
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Westlake Chemical begins ethylene capacity expansion project in Lake Charles, La.

Westlake Chemical Corp.’s previously announced expansion of the Petro 2 ethylene unit at its complex in Lake Charles, La. has begun.
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Eagle Ford shale to boost US petrochemical export

Plentiful shale gas resources in Texas are set to help its petrochemical industry expand not just on the domestic market but also overseas.
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Demand for recycled plastics grows in North America

Canada managed to increase the amount of packaging and other plastic products recycled in 2011 by almost a quarter compared to figures from 2010, a recent report from recycling solutions provider Moore Recycling Associates has shown.
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