The Urethane Blog

Seems Like We’re Bottomed Out In General

US Oct benzene expected to rise slightly
29 September 2015 22:01 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)–The US October benzene contract price is expected to increase slightly, smaller than in recent months amid a more stable spot market,

Propylene Rollover Nominations


Nomination for US October propylene CPs calls for a rollover: sources

Houston (Platts)–28 Sep 2015 549 pm EDT/2149 GMT


BASF Launches Initiative

BASF Launches Operational Excellence Program; To Reduce Capital Expenditures

By RTT News,  September 28, 2015, 05:04:00 AM EDT


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Huntsman Warns on Q3

Huntsman Identifies Trends Impacting Third Quarter 2015 And Reaffirms Strategic Initiatives Huntsman_logo


Korean PO Capacity Addition Planned

S-Oil commits to new FCC, petchem capacity

25 Sep 2015, 3.12 am GMT

Shanghai, 25 September (Argus) — South Korean refiner S-Oil has made a final commitment to build a 60,000 b/d fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit with associated petrochemical capability,

BASF and Genomatica Expand BDO License

BASF, Genomatica expand license agreement for BDO
By BASF | September 24, 2015

BASF and Genomatica have expanded the scope of their license agreement for the production of 1,4 butanediol based on renewable feedstock (renewable BDO) using Genomatica's patented process.

Propylene Inventories Rise

US propylene inventories rise 2.1% on production
23 September 2015 22:14 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)–US propylene inventories rose 2.1% during the week ended 18 September,