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...BASF Total Petrochemicals's 2.3 billion-pound-per-year ethylene unit in Port Arthur, Texas, remains offline. The unit unexpectedly shut down on June 12 due to mechanical complications.

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  Thursday, July 2, 2020 Chemical
...Brazil's Petrobras continues implementing measures to continue its disinvestments plans in the fertilizer sector....
  Thursday, July 2, 2020 Market Brief
...Industrial Info is tracking more than $87 billion in project activity by Royal Dutch Shell....
Shell Wednesday, July 1, 2020 Production
...Engineering, design and consulting giant Stantec Incorporated (NYSE:STN) (Edmonton, Alberta) has had to make some workplace transitions in the COVID-19 environment, which has caused many states and provinces to issue stay-at-home orders and limit the number of people at work sites. However, as these orders are lifted, Stantec appears to be getting back to business, taking necessary precautions....
Active Projects Involving Stantec Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Production
...The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on 82 capital Chemical Processing Industry projects worth nearly $237 million in Brazil, according to Industrial Info's project database....
sulfuric acid unigel Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Market Brief
...China's Chemical Processing Industry plans to complete 239 expansion and unit-addition projects, worth about $17.33 billion, in the second half of the year...
China chem prod 0620 Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Market Brief
...Germany has pledged to spend 9 billion euro ($10.1 billion) to become the world's leading user and producer of green hydrogen....
  Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Alt Fuels
...Industrial Info tracking about 40 active catalyst projects, valued at $1.1 billion, in China's Chemical Processing Industry that are set to be completed before the end of the 2021....
China catalyst 0620 Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Market Brief
...As much of the world returns to work following COVID-19-related shutdowns, the sales and price of methylene diphenylene diisocyanate (MDI) are improving gradually in China...
China MDI 0620 Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Market Brief
...Proman Mexico plans to install a new complex that will have a production capacity of 800,000 metric tons per year of ammonia once the first phase of the project is operational, as well as a second ammonia unit plus a 1 million-ton-per-year methanol unit as part of a second phase. The company was able to complete the construction of the administrative offices, laboratories, part of the utilities and access roads as well as complete the land preparation to start the construction for the processing facilities.

However, in March, Proman Mexico was forced to halt all activities when COVID-19 impacted the region. Proman Mexico expects to reactivate the projects by the end of 2020 or early 2021, depending on the evolution of the pandemic....
  Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Market Brief
...COVID-19 has had a significant impact on Dow Quimica's investment plants at its Bahia Blanca plant in Argentina. Although the company has been able to maintain its normal processing capacity at its complex, which has a total production capacity 1.544 million pounds per year of ethylene and 1.968 million pounds per year of different types of polyethylene, authorities have been forced to place on hold different projects that aimed at expanding the production capacity and upgrading the LLDPE, LDPE and HDPE units as well as adding new processing facilities. Project planners were hopeful during the first quarter of 2020, but once the pandemic hit the region, these intentions quickly vanished. Dow Quimica expects to begin reactivating projects by the end of 2020 or early 2021....
  Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Market Brief
...The North American Industrial Project Spending Index registered a 30% year-over-year drop in May....
Spending Index, Spending Gap, Construction Starts Friday, June 26, 2020 Power
...Industrial Info is tracking 27 active fertilizer (nitrogenous, phosphatic and mixed fertilizers) plant revamp, upgrade and refurbishment projects, with a potential investment of nearly $596 million, that are planned for completion in 2021 through 2023....
Fertilizer Friday, June 26, 2020 Market Brief
...Formosa Plastics has started planned maintenance at its 2.9 billion-pound-per-year ethylene dichloride (EDC) unit in Point Comfort, Texas. The unit is scheduled for an approximately 30-day turnaround, which is expected to be completed at the end of June.

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  Thursday, June 25, 2020 Chemical
...KBR's decision to exit most of its energy projects is the latest sign that crumbling commodity prices and fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic are roiling the energy industry, with years of ripple effects ahead...
KBR-LNG 0620 Thursday, June 25, 2020 Production
...The DACH region's Chemical Processing Industry plans to complete 26 expansion and unit-addition projects, worth about $1.15 billion in 2021...
DACH chem 0620 Thursday, June 25, 2020 Market Brief
...Industrial Info is tracking 14 capital projects worth $541 million in South Asia's chlor-alkali sector that are planned to be completed by July next year. These include five unit addition projects worth $337.9 million....
India Thursday, June 25, 2020 Market Brief
...Industrial Info tracking seven ethylene glycol projects, valued at $2.06 billion, that are set to be completed between now and the end of the year. Click here for a list and see map below....
EG Thursday, June 25, 2020 Market Brief
...Industrial Info is tracking 48 active styrene monomer projects, with an estimated value of $9.65 billion, in China. Shandong Province leads in terms of spending ($2.57 billion), followed by Guangdong Province ($1.51 billion) and Jiangsu Province ($1.22 billion). Click here for a list of projects and see graph below for spending by province....
sm Thursday, June 25, 2020 Market Brief
...Rosneft NK PAO has halted operations at its polymer facility in Angarsk, Russia, for a 40-day maintenance turnaround....
  Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Market Brief
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