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IOC to maintain Paradip shutdown as lockdown extended

9 April 2020 - 18:56
State-controlled Indian refiner IOC may be forced to maintain a shutdown at its petrochemical units in Paradip following an extension of the Covid-19 lockdown in the eastern state of Odisha, where the plant is located.

Qatar’s Woqod issues tender to buy bitumen

8 April 2020 - 19:22
State-controlled Qatar Fuel's subsidiary Woqod has issued its third tender this year to import 12,000-15,000t of bitumen for delivery from 25 April to 5 May.

South Korea’s HCP shuts aromatics unit for maintenance

8 April 2020 - 19:19
South Korea's Hyundai Cosmo Petrochemical (HCP) has closed its No.1 aromatics complex in Daesan for scheduled maintenance from 8 April for 30-45 days.

Refinery run cuts reduce anode-grade coke supply

8 April 2020 - 19:12
Lower refined products demand as a result of stay-at-home orders around the globe is reducing anode-grade green petroleum coke production and affecting some calcined coke supply.

Lotte Titan restarts petrochemical plant in Malaysia

8 April 2020 - 18:54
Malaysia's Lotte Titan has restarted its main cracker after a major turnaround at its facilities in Pasir Gudang, Johor Bahru that started in early March.

Polymer inventories in China fall slightly

8 April 2020 - 18:33
Polymer inventories in China have slipped slightly as the country gradually returns to work after the months-long Covid-19 lockdown.

India’s MRPL offers PP for export

6 April 2020 - 20:11
Indian state-controlled refiner MRPL has issued an export tender offering 7,000t of polypropylene (PP) grades.

Loss of export orders threatens Chinese manufacturers

2 April 2020 - 18:02
Losses, cancellations and delays to export orders for Chinese-made goods from the western hemisphere amid the coronavirus outbreak are posing a significant threat to the survival of export-oriented Chinese manufacturers.

JG Summit shuts cracker after power failure: Correction

1 April 2020 - 19:00
Corrects derivative capacities in third paragraph

Indian polymer demand continues to fall amid lockdown

31 March 2020 - 20:11
Indian polymer demand is continuing to fall as the country approaches its second week of a 21-day lockdown to stem its coronavirus outbreak.
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