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Reliance eyes 2014 start for Jamnagar cracker

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 …

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Shell would like to build two MEG plants in Qatar


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 …

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Has Shell Made The Right Choices on MEG?

Looking pretty – the new Shell plant at night:

Sourceof picture: Shell Chemicals


By John Richardson

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 …

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Unravelling China’s polyester market

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 …

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Time to look inward

By Malini Hariharan (Malini is now joint blogger for Asian Chemical Connections)

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 …

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China petchem output up, textiles down

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 …

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Even China Polyester Rates Rise

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 …

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