Europe top stories: weekly summary

09 June 2014 09:00 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--Here are some of the top stories from ICIS Europe for the week ended 8 June 2014.

Shell Moerdijk blast could change Europe propylene landscape
An explosion at a Shell Moerdijk unit in the Netherlands earlier this week could change the propylene supply and demand landscape for the remainder of 2014, sources said on Friday.

JBF to start PET commercial deliveries from Belgium second half June
JBF is scheduled to start machine trials and commercial deliveries of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) from its new plant in Geel, Belgium, in the second half of June, a company source said on Thursday.

Fire at Shell's SM/PO plant in Moerdijk extinguished
Firefighters on Wednesday morning extinguished the fire at Shell’s joint venture styrene monomer (SM)/propylene oxide (PO) plant (MSPO-2) at Moerdijk in the Netherlands, the company said in a statement.

BASF, Linde plan to jointly develop butadiene technology
Engineering firm Linde and fellow Germany-based BASF will partner to develop and license processes for the production of linear butenes and butadiene (BD), the chemicals major said on Tuesday.

Europe chems prices down, margins up in March: Bernstein
Gross margins for European specialty and commodity chemicals continued to improve month on month in March despite a year-on-year fall in pricing during the period, amid a backdrop of improving performance across most international markets, analyst Bernstein Research said on Monday.

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By Staff Reporter