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By Malini Hariharan
Reliance Industries is moving ahead with its Jamnagar cracker project and is looking at completing it in 2014, reports ICIS news.
Preliminary activity on the project, which was put on hold after the 2008 economic crisis, has …
By John Richardson
An ethane shortage is slowing Shell Chemicals’ ambitions for building at least one cracker complex in Qatar, Ben van Beurden, executive vice-president of the company said last week.
“Ideally, we’d like to build two crackers and …
Looking pretty – the new Shell plant at night:
Sourceof picture: Shell Chemicals
WHEN Shell Chemicals officially opened its OMEGA process 750,000 tonne/year monoethylene glycol (MEG) plant in Singapore today, it mentioned how its global production …
By Malini Hariharan (Malini is now joint blogger for Asian Chemical Connections)
China’s immense appetite this year for all petrochemicals has been puzzling many of us. This blog has been regularly asking questions and some answeres for the polyester and …
It pays to have a domestic focus and Reliance Industries has shown this again in its results for the first half of fiscal 2009-10.
Its petrochemicals division delivered …
The Canton Trade Fair
Source of picture: Blawg.lehman.com
This interesting article from Bloomberg says that while petrochemical output in China rose in August, textile production actually contracted.
We don’t as yet have any breakdown for specific petrochemicals.
If the overall …
Source of Picture: ChinaMonthlyReview.Org
Polyester operating rates in China have started to rise on anticipation that the global economic recovery has arrived, according to Leonard DeGuzman, chemicals consultant with DeWitt & Co.
Is this another example of a dangerous price …