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Zhejiang Refinery to Start Operations in 2020

China: Oil Processing

Zhejiang Refinery to Start Operations in 2020

09/20/2017 - China’s first private-led refinery complex in the eastern province of Zhejiang is expected to start operations in 2020, Reuters cites China Securities News. read...

Cepsa JV Starts-Up Alcohols Plant in Indonesia

Indonesia: Palm Oil Production

Cepsa JV Starts-Up Alcohols Plant in Indonesia

09/18/2017 - Sinar Mas Cepsa inaugurated its first oleochemicals plant in Indonesia. The new plant represents an investment of $ 360 million made over two years. The plant will produce fatty alcohols from sustainably-sourced palm kernel oil, a key ingredient in the manufacture of everyday products such as household cleaning goods and personal care products. read...

Clariant Signs JV Contract with Tiangang

China: Production of Additives

Clariant Signs JV Contract with Tiangang

09/15/2017 - Clariant announced the signing of a Joint Venture contract with Tiangang Auxiliary, a privately owned producer and supplier of UV Light Stabilizers in China, for the production of high-end polymer additives in China. read...

Thailand's PTT Global Chemical Woos Foreign Investors

Thailand: Petrochemical Industry

Thailand's PTT Global Chemical Woos Foreign Investors

09/15/2017 - At the recent “Thailand 4.0 Towards Connected Industries” symposium, PTT Global Chemical encouraged partnerships with Japanese companies and foreign investors for projects in Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC). read...

Asahi Kasei Plans Construction of Plastic Compounds Plant in China

China: Plastic Compounds

Asahi Kasei Plans Construction of Plastic Compounds Plant in China

09/15/2017 - Asahi Kasei has announced that it plans to construct a new plant for the manufacture of plastic compounds in Changshu, Jiangsu, China. read...

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Low Demand and Rising Producer Costs See Investments in Renewable Energy Decline by 18%

Market Report

Low Demand and Rising Producer Costs See Investments in Renewable Energy Decline by 18%

03/07/2017 - Global renewable energy investment fell 18 % in 2016 owing to sharp falls in equipment prices and a slowdown in China and Japan, a study recently found. read...

NEWS

Qatar and Glencore Sell Stakes in Rosneft to Chinese Investor

Russia: Oil Business

Qatar and Glencore Sell Stakes in Rosneft to Chinese Investor

Rosneft's leading figure, Igor Sechin, in an interview with Itartass, confirmed that the Chinese conglomerate CEFC has bought a large share of Glencore's recently acquired stake in Rosneft. read...

Badger to Provide EB/SM Plant for China's Zhejiang Petroleum & Chemical

China: Grassroots Plant

Badger to Provide EB/SM Plant for China's Zhejiang Petroleum & Chemical

Badger announced that Zhejiang Petroleum & Chemical has selected the company’s proprietary technology for a 1.200 kta grassroots ethylbenzene / styrene monomer (EB/SM) plant being built in Daxiaoyushan Island, China. read...

Asahi Kasei Concluded JV in China and Announces Capacity Expansion for Microfibers

Japan/China: Strategic Growth

Asahi Kasei Concluded JV in China and Announces Capacity Expansion for Microfibers

Asahi Kasei concluded a joint venture agreement with China National Bluestar a subsidiary of Chem China. Furthermore, the company announced plans to increase the capacity of its microfibre suede production in Japan. read...