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Global Chemical Production Expands During Q2 2018

USA: Market Study

Global Chemical Production Expands During Q2 2018

08/01/2018 - According to data published by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the global chemical industry closed the second quarter of 2018 on a good note. read...

Shintech to Construct New Integrated PVC Plant

USA: $ 1.49 Billion Investment

Shintech to Construct New Integrated PVC Plant

08/01/2018 - Shin-Etsu's US subsidiary Shintech has begun to construct a new integrated plant to produce polyvinyl chloride (PVC) from salt. The new plant will be on industrial site developed by the company, located next to the existing plant in Plaquemine, Louisiana. read...

KBR Awarded Contracts for Potential Geismar 3 Methanol Project

USA: World-Scale Methanol Plant

KBR Awarded Contracts for Potential Geismar 3 Methanol Project

07/31/2018 - KBR has been awarded a reimbursable Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) contract by Methanex Corporation for providing Front End Engineering Design (Feed) services for a 5,000 MTPD world-scale methanol plant to be located adjacent to their existing Geismar, Louisiana facilities. read...

Ichthys LNG Project Commences Offshore Production

Australia: Liquefied Natural Gas

Ichthys LNG Project Commences Offshore Production

07/31/2018 - Total announced the opening of the first offshore production well at the Ichthys LNG Project. At full capacity, the offshore facilities are expected to produce 1,600 mmscfd of gas (285,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day) and 85,000 barrels of condensate per day. read...

Exxon Mobil Earns $ 4 Billion in Q2 2018 as Key Projects Proceed

USA: Second Quarter Results

Exxon Mobil Earns $ 4 Billion in Q2 2018 as Key Projects Proceed

07/31/2018 - Exxon Mobil announced that key projects in Guyana, the US Permian Basin, Brazil, Mozambique and Papua New Guinea are positioning the company well to meet the objectives outlined in the long-term earnings growth plans. This resulted in estimated earnings in the second quarter 2018 earnings of $ 4 billion, compared with $ 3.4 billion a year earlier. read...

Saipem Announces New Contracts Worth About $ 800 Million

Italy: Onshore E&C Contracts

Saipem Announces New Contracts Worth About $ 800 Million

07/31/2018 - Saipem has been awarded Onshore Engineering & Construction contracts in Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Mexico, Iraq and Nigeria worth approximately $ 800 million in total. read...

Solvay to Expand Resin Mixing Capacity at Greenville Facility

USA: Aerospace Composites

Solvay to Expand Resin Mixing Capacity at Greenville Facility

07/30/2018 - Solvay announced the groundbreaking of its manufacturing footprint expansion that increases the resin mixing capacity at its Greenville site to meet the growing needs of commercial and military aerospace composite customers. read...

Lyondell Basell Cooperates with Kit on Advancement of Plastic Recycling

The Netherlands: Chemical Recycling

Lyondell Basell Cooperates with Kit on Advancement of Plastic Recycling

07/30/2018 - Lyondell Basell announced the cooperation with Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Kit) to advance the chemical recycling of plastic materials. The focus of the venture is to develop a new catalyst and process technology to decompose post-consumer plastic waste, such as packaging into monomers for reuse in polymerization processes. read...

Total Starts Up Production of Kaombo Offshore Project

Angola: Deep Offshore Development

Total Starts Up Production of Kaombo Offshore Project

07/29/2018 - Total has started up production of Kaombo, currently the biggest deep offshore development in Angola, 260 km off the coast of the country's capital, Luanda. read...

Analysis of the Global Market for Synthetic Rubbers

Germany: Market Study by Ceresana

Analysis of the Global Market for Synthetic Rubbers

07/29/2018 - Ceresana analyzed the global market for synthetic rubbers already for the third time. These include styrene-butadiene rubber, butadiene rubber, ethylene-propylene-diene rubber, acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber, chlorobutadiene, and polyisoprene. The current study deals with data for the years starting in 2009 and forecasts data until 2025. read...

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