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Appalachian Resins to relocate planned $1 billion polyethylene plant to Ohio

Houston-based Appalachian Resins Inc has agreed to lease about 50 acres of land in the Salem Township of Ohio to build its planned $1 billion ethylene and polyethylene production facility.
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US researchers highlight possibilities for lignin use

Is it possible to convert lignin into valuable products? New research from the U.S. Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) suggests that it is.
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Emergency shutdown at polypropylene plant in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian petrochemical producer Sahara Petrochemical Company announced on Sunday an emergency shutdown at its Al Waha Petrochemicals subsidiary, a producer of propylene and polypropylene (PP).
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Tesoro to invest $400 million in new xylene facility

San Antonio-based refiner Tesoro Corp. is planning to invest $400 million in petrochemical feedstock manufacturing in its U.S. West Coast refining system.
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Chevron Phillips Chemical breaks ground on $6 billion petrochemical project

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP has announced the official start of the second stage of its $6 billion investment in its U.S. Gulf Coast Petrochemicals Project.
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Kuwait plans to expand petrochemical operations

Kuwait is set to shift its focus onto petrochemical production and develop the industry to an extent that it accounts to 50 percent of the country's income generated from sectors other than oil.
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Iranian petrochemical traders stick to CFR deals to avoid payment troubles

Iranian traders of petrochemical products are seeking to avert potential payment troubles in Asia by pricing their deals on a cost and freight basis instead of using the freight on board method.
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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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