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Houston (Platts)--15 Feb 2017 647 pm EST/2347 GMT
Last month's fire at state-owned Petrobras' Refinaria Duque de Caxias (Reduc) refinery in Rio de Janeiro did not affect its ethane production and in turn did not impact petrochemical subsidiary Braskem's ethylene and polyethylene production, both companies said Wednesday.
Dubai (Platts)--15 Feb 2017 922 am EST/1422 GMT
Masjid Soleyman Petrochemical Industries Co, or MIS, has signed a $3.6 billion agreement with China's Wuhan Petrochemicals Co for the construction of a new fertilizer complex in Iran, state-run Mehr news agency reported Wednesday.
Singapore (Platts)--15 Feb 2017 156 am EST/656 GMT
The CFR China methanol price has risen 11% since the start of this month to be assessed at $382/mt Tuesday, just short of a three-year high, S&P Global Platts data showed.
Houston (Platts)--14 Feb 2017 445 pm EST/2145 GMT
Dow will implement a Real 400/mt ($130/mt) increase on all polyethylene grades sold in Brazil, effective March 1, the company said in a letter to customers seen Tuesday by S&P Global Platts.
London (Platts)--14 Feb 2017 843 am EST/1343 GMT
Russian exports and imports of polystyrene rose 19% and 17% on the year in 2016 to 69,048 mt and 44,734 mt, respectively, according to latest data from the country's Federal Customs Service.
Singapore (Platts)--14 Feb 2017 131 am EST/631 GMT
The benchmark CFR Japan naphtha price hit a 19-month high on Monday at $528.625/mt, amid growing demand from the petrochemical sector on the back of stronger margins, S&P Global Platts data showed.
Houston (Platts)--13 Feb 2017 608 pm EST/2308 GMT
Chevron Phillips Chemical saw a process upset Sunday at its 667,000 mt/year Ethylene Unit No.
London (Platts)--13 Feb 2017 909 am EST/1409 GMT
The European butadiene market is expected to tighten further going into March following the start of a cracker turnaround season, sources said last week.
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