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2010-11-10 11:05:00

LONDON, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Platts - The monthly average price of petrochemicals, as measured by the Platts Global Petrochemical Index (PGPI), a basket of seven widely-used petrochemicals expressed daily in dollars per metric ton ($/mt), was $1,159/mt in October or up 5.65% from September, according to Platts, a leading global energy and metals information provider. The October rise is attributed to late third-quarter currency fluctuations, increased synthetic fabric...

2010-10-13 15:30:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cal/OSHA's nationally recognized Process Safety Management (PSM) Unit has completed investigations at all of California's refineries in the aftermath of the deadly explosion in April at the Tesoro Refinery in Washington State. This extraordinary measure was taken to ensure safeguards are in place to prevent California from experiencing a similar disaster. Cal/OSHA's PSM Unit released its inspection findings on October 11 and concluded...

2010-07-13 10:16:00

LONDON, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Platts -- Prices in the $3 trillion global petrochemicals business declined for the third consecutive month in June, causing the Platts Global Petrochemical Index (PGPI), a basket of petrochemicals prices expressed in dollars per metric ton ($/mt), to drop to $1,051/mt on June 30, the lowest level of 2010. The Platts PGPI analysis report is published early each month by Platts, a leading global energy and metals information provider. Industry sources tell...

2010-02-22 10:04:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Chemical Market Associates, Inc. (CMAI) announces the completion of the 2010 World Toluene & Mixed Xylenes Analysis, an annual global study that covers past and future developments in supply, demand, production, capacity, trade, pricing and profitability of the toluene, mixed xylenes, orthoxylene and metaxylene markets for the period 2004 to 2014. Included with each analysis is 12 months of access to CMAI's online capacity and supply/demand databases...

2009-12-17 10:23:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Chemical Market Associates, Inc. (CMAI) announces the completion of the Five Year Outlook of the East-of-Suez (Asia & Middle East) Petrochemical Market Outlook, a jointly developed study with strategic alliance partner Purvin & Gertz, Inc. The study, which covers the years 2009 - 2014, includes a detailed analysis of the condensate, crude, petrochemicals and LPG markets, and their impact on the East-of-Suez naphtha market. (Logo:...

2009-10-08 09:00:00

DES PLAINES, Ill., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UOP LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) company, announced today that Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Co., Ltd. has successfully started up a new para-xylene complex using UOP process technology at the Sinopec facility in Shanghai. The aromatics project was completed in just 30 months from initial kick-off through commissioning, with UOP providing the technology license, basic engineering, equipment packages, and key products. "This...

2009-08-04 00:58:00

SINGAPORE, August 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Key players in the region have welcomed the launch of new weekly Asia Ethylene and Polyethylene Margin reports from ICIS pricing, the leading price reporting service for the global chemical industry. With markets remaining highly volatile, the reports offer an authoritative and independent measure of producer cash costs and cash margins, essential for confident planning and negotiation by sellers, buyers and traders. The Asian Ethylene Margin...

2009-05-28 08:00:00

Powerful New FCC Catalyst Dramatically Improves Naphtha Yields While Reducing Coke BATON ROUGE, La., May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Albemarle Corporation, (NYSE: ALB) www.albemarle.com, a global leader in developing innovative specialty chemicals, catalysts and sustainable clean energy solutions, has launched the latest addition to their leading portfolio of refining products and technologies. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050801/ALBEMARLELOGO ) "GO-ULTRA" is the first...

2008-11-03 09:00:32

IndianOil and the Gas Authority of India Limited have signed a memorandum of understanding for co-operation in the area of petrochemicals to collaborate for exploring the possibility of setting up a cracker complex, including downstream derivatives, at Barauni in Bihar, India. A joint working committee consisting of two representatives from each company is expected to be formed for undertaking techno-economic feasibility study of the project including feedstock (naphtha and natural gas)...

2008-10-20 06:00:20

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Air Liquide (OTC:AIQUY) (Paris), a worldwide supplier of medical and industrial gases, has announced plans to invest about $61.8 million to set up northern India's largest air separation unit. The products will meet the requirements of the 3 million-metric-ton-per-day naphtha cracker being set up by Indian Oil Corporation Limited (BSE:530965) (IOCL) (New Delhi) in Panipat, Haryana. For details, view the entire article by...


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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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