20 June 2011 01:00 [Source: ICIS news]
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China’s demand for high-quality bitumen is expected to rise by as much as 7.5m tonnes/year in 2011-2015 because of plans to develop the country’s road network, C1 Energy, an ICIS service in China, said on Friday.
The demand for toluene in China, Asia’s largest importing market, is weakening because of the new restrictions that were introduced by a key producer against blending the aromatic into motor gasoline (mogas), traders and producers said on Monday.
Asian nylon 6 (polyamide 6) chips producers are seeking higher prices in July in line with rising feedstock caprolactam (capro) prices, industry sources said on Thursday.
Interview - Lotte Pakistan PTA mulls 1m tonnes new capacity by 2014
Lotte Pakistan PTA (Lotte PPTA) plans to triple its purified terephthalic acid (PTA) nameplate capacity to 1.5m tonnes/year by late 2014 to meet the growing domestic and regional demand, a company executive said on Thursday.
Prices of polypropylene (PP) in
Interview - Bayer’s new China TDI plant to begin slow ramp-up
By the end of July, Bayer MaterialScience will begin slowly ramping up a new 250,000 tonne/year TDI (toluene di-isocyanate) plant in
Iran’s Bandar Imam Petrochemical Co (BIPC) will suspend its production of aromatics indefinitely as its feedstock reformate will be channelled for gasoline production, a source close to the company said late on Wednesday.
Shell and Qatar Petroleum sell first gasoil shipment from JV plant
Shell and Qatar Petroleum said on Monday they have sold the first commercial shipment of gas-to-liquid (GTL) gasoil produced from their joint venture Pearl GTL plant at Ras Laffan in
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