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Bolivia ushers in hydrocarbons team: Update

15 November 2019 - 19:45
Bolivia's center-right interim president Jeanine Anez named a new hydrocarbons minister as part of a "technical" cabinet meant to tide the country over until new elections take place next year.

Indian PE growth on hold: Gail

14 November 2019 - 19:09
India's polyethylene (PE) demand is expected to remain at around 8pc until 2021, before being spurred on by economic and infrastructural growth, according to state-controlled gas distributor and petrochemical producer Gail.

Official: Iran’s Pet-Chem Industry Booming Unwaveringly

13 November 2019 - 19:18
CEO of the Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (PGPIC) Jafar Rabiyee said that pet-chem industry in Iran is moving forward steadfastly, reassuring that both production and exports of the sector are meeting the schedules, despite US pressures and economic bans against Tehran.

Vietnam's NSRP offers off-spec PP

13 November 2019 - 18:05
Vietnam's Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical (NSRP) is offering small quantities of off-specification polypropylene (PP).

Iran to Open 18 Pet-Chem Projects in Chabahar Port

12 November 2019 - 17:41
Iran will complete construction process for as many as 17 petrochemical plants in the Southeastern port city of Chabahar by 2024, a local official said, adding that the projects will increase the country’s pet-chem output by 4.6 million tons.

Asia styrene monomer producers mull rate cuts

12 November 2019 - 16:17
Asia-Pacific styrene monomer (SM) producers are starting to reduce their operating rates after integrated producers endured a month of production losses for the first time since 2014.

Q&A: Honeywell UOP envisions the refinery of the future

8 November 2019 - 18:58
Keith Couch is senior programme director in Honeywell UOP's technology sales and integrated projects group. Honeywell UOP is an international supplier and licensor of process technology, catalysts and adsorbents to the petroleum refining, petrochemical and gas processing industries. In this interview, edited for length and clarity, Keith talks about the challenges for export-dependent refineries and opportunities for downstream petrochemicals.

Iran’s Giant Pet-Chem Plant Posts Significant Rise in Production

5 November 2019 - 20:10
Tondgouyan Petrochemical Company, the largest supplier of PET in Iran, has recorded a superb performance in the first 7 months of the current local calendar year (March 21-October 22) with an output at 103% of its nameplate capacity.

Taiwan's CPC seeks benzene for 2020

5 November 2019 - 18:09
Taiwan's state-owned CPC has issued a tender to buy benzene for the coming year.

OMPL offers term PX for 2020

5 November 2019 - 18:02
Singapore, 5 November (Argus) ? Indian state-controlled petrochemical producer OMPL has issued a term tender to sell from New Mangalore 570,000t of paraxylene (PX), or 50,000t each month next year except for 20,000t in April. Bids should be submitted by 13 November with validity to the next day.
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