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Philippines cracker – revival of an epic saga

By Malini Hariharan

Some projects never die.

JG Summit has been planning a cracker since 1995 but has always had problems in securing funding. The project was revived in 2005 even as questions were raised about its viability.

It would …

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Qatar says there will be one more cracker

By Malini Hariharan

Qatar has reconfirmed its commitment to build more petrochemical plants including a new worldscale cracker.

At a ceremony to mark the start of construction of Qapco’s new ldPE project, the deputy premier and minister of energy and …

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More action needed at Mitsubishi Chem

By Malini Hariharan

Japan’s largest chemical company Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings has been actively restructuring this year but more needs to be done to complete its transformation.

High on the list is reorganization of its cracker operations at Mizushima. Mitsubishi and …

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Map Ta Phut projects – work has not stopped

By Malini Hariharan

I have been trying to get some clarity on what is happening at Map Ta Phut and what companies are planning to do.

Construction activity has not yet stopped despite the Supreme Court ruling last week which …

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Don’t count on Thai project delays

I have been digging a little deeper into the Map Ta Phut issue and it looks like expectations of major delays to projects at the site were a little premature.

Construction has not stopped despite a ruling by Thailand’s Central …

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If you think you’ve had a bad day at work….

……spare a thought for whoever at Formosa ends up carrying the can for perhaps the biggest blunder in the history of petrochemicals. Any other candidates?

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