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Harvey: Second-costliest US hurricane in a generation

Hurricane Harvey has been forecast to cost the economy between $60 billion and $100bn, making it the second-costliest US hurricane since 1980. Market analyst IHS...

North American polyethylene facilities to be impacted until October

North American polyethylene facilities will continue to be impacted until October, claims market specialist PCI Wood Mackenzie, in wake of Tropical Storm Harvey. Many...

Normality slowly returning after Tropical Storm Harvey

The percentage of total US ethylene production offline remains around 10 per cent, with total US ethylene consumption capacity in a similar range, nearly...

Ethylene production hit hard by Tropical Storm Harvey

The number of confirmed outages in ethylene production as a result of Tropical Storm Harvey, which hit the US state of Texas at the...

Petrochemicals market bracing itself after Hurricane Harvey

The loss in demand and storage limitations resulting from Hurricane Harvey will affect NGL and petrochemicals prices, according to research and consultancy group Wood...

Braskem renews green plastics agreement

Petrochemicals firm Braskem has renewed a long-term agreement with Sojitz Pla-Net Corporation to supply I’m green polyethylene, a polymer made from renewable feedstock. The agreement...

Harvey hampers refining capacity across Texas

More than two million barrels per day of refining capacity was shut down over the weekend in the face of Tropical Storm Harvey, which...

Power outage warnings as Hurricane Harvey hits Houston

Widespread flooding in Houston, Texas as a result of Hurricane Harvey, could impact refineries and chemical facilities and result in power outages that might...

Solid second quarter performance for Borealis

A high level of investment related to growth projects and turnarounds has led to a €48 million reduction in second quarter net profit at...

LyondellBasell technologies to be used for Chinese petrochemical complex

Petrochemicals firm Liaoning Bora has selected LyondellBasell’s PP and PE technologies for three new plants, which will be constructed in its new petrochemical complex...