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Shell to increase capacity at Singapore petrochemical complex

PULAU BUKOM, Singapore — Shell announced today that it has taken a final investment decision to “debottleneck” its Singapore ethylene cracker. This is expected to increase the capacity of
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Chinese city halts petrochemical plant expansion following protests

NINGBO, China — Officials in the eastern Chinese city of Ningbo halted plans to expand a China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. plant after hundreds of residents gathered in protest
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European petrochemicals industry benefits from shortages in the US, report claims

NEW YORK — Healthy export demands from overseas will keep the huge European butadiene market afloat, as local demand wanes, claims a new report by industry experts GBI Research.
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Braskem Idesa awarded EPC contract for the Etileno XXI project

MEXICO CITY -- Braskem Idesa S.A.P.I. awarded to a joint venture formed by Odebrecht, Technip and ICA Fluor a contract worth more than US$ 2.7 billion for the engineering,
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Braskem Idesa awards $2.7 billion contract for Mexican petrochemical complex

COATZACOALCOS, Mexico — Brakem Idesa, a joint venture between Brazilian petrochemical firm Braskem and Mexican group Idesa, has awarded a $2.7 billion contract to Odebrecht, Technip and ICA Fluor
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Honeywell’s UOP to provide technology for petrochemical production in China

DES PLAINES, Ill. — Honeywell’s subsidiary UOP has been selected to help produce key ingredients for fuels, synthetic rubber and plastics in China. China''s Heilongjiang Anruijia Petrochemical Co. will
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BASF, Total Petrochemicals merge joint ventures

HOUSTON — BASF Corp. and Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA have signed agreements to merge their joint ventures BASF FINA Petrochemicals Limited Partnership and Sabina Petrochemicals LLC to create
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Rosneft to invest $5.36 billion in new petrochemical plant

MOSCOW — Rosneft, Russia’s state-owned oil company, plans to invest $5.36 billion to build a petrochemical plant near the country’s borders with China and North Korea, Reuters reported. The
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Worker killed at Total Petrochemicals plant

PORT ARTHUR, Texas — A 65-year-old contractor was killed Tuesday at the Total Petrochemicals & Refining Inc. plant in Port Arthur, Texas, when he became trapped as he was
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Formosa Chemicals shuts down petrochemical plant following fire

YUNLIN, Taiwan — Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corp. shut down its 300,000-metric-ton-a-year styrene monomer production plant in central Taiwan following a fire Sunday afternoon, Fox Business reported. The facility
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