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New ICIS global ethylene projects map free to download

ICIS has just published an update to its global map of major ethylene projects. The map shows the continued dominance of the Middle East and China in the next wave of new cracker expansions. The two countries will add 17.7m tonnes/year out of a total global increase of 30.5m tonnes/year. Combined they represent 58% of […]

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China to Russia crude pipeline starts operating

To ease the chronic shortage of crude oil in China, trial operations began on 1 November at the recently completed 1,030km-long Sino-Russian crude pipeline, Chinese state-run media Xinhua News Agency said on Tuesday. Crude was injected into the pipeline from the Russian section on Monday afternoon and is scheduled to arrive in China today. China […]

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Turkey to implement Reach-style chemicals regulation

Turkey is implementing a new Chemicals Management Regulation which it hopes might be a bridge to the adoption of Europe’s Reach regulation. Planned for 2013, the initial aim is an inventory improving market visibility.ICIS has just published a global map of chemicals regulation, with a comparison to Reach. The data was supplied by Europe’s chemical […]

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Gazprom strikes gas deal with China

Russian gas giant Gazprom has signed an initial contract to supply China with natural gas. The news may peturb those chemical companies in central and eastern Europe who are nervous about reliable gas supplies this winter, particularly those who rely on gas flowing through Ukraine.Last winter large parts of the chemical sector in Ukraine and […]

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China’s Yantai Wanhua pursues BorsodChem

View BorsodChem in Hungary in a larger mapBorsodChem’s Kazincbarcika PVC plantChina’s largest Methylene Diphenyl DiIsocyanate manufacturer, Yantai Wanhua, is in talks with Permira, the private equity group which owns Hungary’s main PVC manufacturer, BorsodChem.According to news service plasteurope.com, it has bought up the company’s mezzanine debt to the tune of E200m.An earlier report in portfolio.hu […]

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