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European petrochemicals industry benefits from shortages in the US, report claims

October 26, 2012
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

October 9, 2012
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

October 8, 2012
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

September 17, 2012
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

September 12, 2012
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

September 6, 2012
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

August 15, 2012
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

August 13, 2012
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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Pa. governor discusses potential for new petrochemical plant

August 8, 2012
MONACA, Pa. — Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett was joined last week by elected state officials and representatives of labor and business to highlight the importance of continued efforts to
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Eastman announces JV to build hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin plant

August 2, 2012
KINGSPORT, Tenn. — Eastman Chemical Co. announced this week a joint venture with Sinopec Yangzi Petrochemical Co. Ltd. to build a hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin plant in Nanjing, China. The
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