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Restart Updates

Polar storm paralyses US Gulf Coast petrochemical sector

By Rebecca Trager24 February 2021

The polar storm that descended into the US Gulf Coast on 14 February,

West Coast Ports

Shippers Need Alternatives to West Coast Port Congestion

West Coast Port CongestionPhoto: Bloomberg

February 22, 2021 Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are currently experiencing severe congestion,

Duna Houston Back


DUNA-USA 789 followers 2d • Edited • 2 days ago DUNA-USA is grateful to announce we have sustained little damage from the Texas winter storms,

Ingevity to Add Caprolactone Capacity in U.S.

Ingevity to add caprolactone polyol production in DeRidder, Louisiana


NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., Feb. 18, 2021 – Ingevity Corporation (NYSE: NGVT) today announced that it will add caprolactone polyol production capabilities at its facility in DeRidder,

COIM Price Increase

February 24th, 2020

Dear Valued Customer,

Due to escalating raw material cost, COIM USA is increasing the selling prices of its Isoexter® aromatic polyester polyols in rigid board applications in the US and Canada by up to $0.06/lb.

Utilities and Feedstocks Key to Restarts

Some US chem plants could take weeks to restart after winter storm

Author: Al Greenwood


HOUSTON (ICIS)–Chemical plants on the US Gulf Coast could begin to restart within days or weeks,

Butanediol Price Surge in China

BDO market sees a booming start

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Price of BDO hiked after Lunar Chinese New Year. Bid price of BDO soared by around 35% to 22,050yuan/mt on Feb 18 from 16,300yuan/mt on Feb 1.

EG and Derivatives Update

US EG suppliers mull options with 85% of capacity stricken by winter storm

Author: Antoinette Smith


HOUSTON (ICIS)–Most US ethylene glycol (EG) capacity is at reduced rates or shut down as a result of a winter storm that has knocked out power for millions of people and business,