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ExxonMobil completes startup at Beaumont, Texas, ethylene plant
February 11, 2016
US petrochemical producer ExxonMobil Chemical has completed the startup process of its 820,000 mt/year ethylene complex in Beaumont, Texas, the company said Thursday.
Five forces shaping polymer markets in the Americas in 2016
February 9, 2016
Bernardo Fallas lists five themes to watch as polymer and petrochemical markets continue changing in the beginning of 2016, from the US to various parts of Latin America.
The world is flat ... at least for global ethylene producers while oil prices are low
February 2, 2016
Unlike ethane, naphtha is highly correlated with the price of oil. Therefore, fluctuations in global oil prices will have a major impact on steam crackers, particularly in Europe and Asia.

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