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  1. Gas Pipeline: No injuries from fire when a gas pipeline ruptured

          SMITHVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A fire erupted when a gas pipeline ruptured north of Kansas City, Missouri, but authorities say no one was injured. A Platte County Sheriff's Department dispatcher says the fire was reported about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Platte County, not far from Kansas City International Airport. The fire was later extinguished. The responding Southern Platte Fire District said the blaze resulted from a pipeline explosion , though the cause was unclear. The Kansas City Fire Department says the pipeline carries ethane and propane . Houston-based Enterprise Products Partners says it's investigating the rupture and that the affected pipeline segment has been isolated. Enterprise owns the pipeline's operator, Mid-America Pipeline Company. Kansas City International spokesman Joe McBride says the blaze didn't affect flights at the airport and that it wasn't on airport property.  

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    Thu, 1 Dec 2016

  2. Lotte’s Louisiana MEG plant due ASU unit

    Lotte Chemical Louisiana LLC, a subsidiary of South Korea’s Lotte Chemical Corp., has let a contract to Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corp. of Japan’s subsidiary Matheson Tri-Gas Inc., Basking Ridge, NJ, to build an air separation unit at Lotte’s monoethylene glycol plant under construction next to its 1 ...

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    Tue, 15 Nov 2016

  3. Regulators approve permits for restart of Louisiana ethane cracker

    Indorama Ventures Olefins LLC (IVO), a subsidiary of Thailand’s Indorama Ventures Public Co. Ltd. (IVL), Bangkok, has secured approvals from US regulators to proceed with its plan to renovate and restart a dormant ethane cracker in Westlake, La., just west of Lake Charles in Calcasieu Parish.

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    Wed, 31 Aug 2016

  4. Qatar Shell lets contract for Pearl GTL

    Qatar Shell Ltd. has let a contract to WorleyParsons Ltd. to provide long-term engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) services for its Pearl gas-to-liquids (GTL) onshore and offshore installations in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar.

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    Thu, 17 Nov 2016

  1. Ethane production expected to increase as petrochemical consumption and exports expand

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    Fri, 1 Apr 2016

  2. Mariner East 1 ships first ethane for export

    Sunoco Logistics Partners LP said its Mariner East 1 pipeline between the Pittsburgh area and Mark Hook, Pa., on the Delaware River has begun carrying ethane along with propane and has delivered its first ethane for export.

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    Fri, 11 Mar 2016

  3. Texas ethane cracker on track for 2017 startup, Mexichem says

    Occidental Chemical Corp. (OxyChem) and Mexichem SAB de CV (Mexichem) remain on schedule to commission their 50-50 joint venture Ingleside Ethylene LLC’s 1.2 billion-lb/year (550,000-tonne/year) ethane cracker at Ingleside, Tex., in early 2017.

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    Fri, 26 Feb 2016

  4. Cheap ethane used as fuel impacts balances

    Lately the ethane market seems out of whack. Ethane production continues to increase even as it’s become the lowest margin feedstock for Gulf Coast petrochemical crackers – it’s main market. Ethane production by processing plants has been at an all-time high since June even as ethane prices fell to ...

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    Fri, 16 Jan 2015

  5. EPP secures additional ethane export volumes

    Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPP) has signed an additional long-term contract to export ethane from its terminal under construction at Morgan’s Point, Tex. With the new agreement, volumes from EPP’s 200,000-b/d ethane export terminal are about 90% contracted.

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    Wed, 11 Nov 2015

  6. Ineos to supply US ethane to Scottish ethylene cracker

    Ineos Europe AG, a unit of Ineos AG, Switzerland, has entered a deal for the long-term supply of US ethane supplies to ExxonMobil Chemical Ltd.’s 830,000-tonne/year Fife ethylene plant (FEP) at Mossmorran on Scotland’s eastern coast near Braefoot Bay, about 25 miles north of Edinburgh.

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    Mon, 9 Nov 2015

  7. Construction under way for Texas ethane cracker

    Ingleside Ethylene LLC, a 50-50 joint venture of Occidental Chemical Corp. (OxyChem) and Mexichem SAB de CV (Mexichem), has started construction on a planned ethane cracker to be built at OxyChem’s existing plant in Ingleside, Tex.

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    Wed, 17 Dec 2014

  8. Willbros awarded ethane export pipeline construction project

    Willbros Group Inc. says that HSC Pipeline Partnership LLC (a subsidiary of Enterprise Products Partners LP) has awarded it a contract to construct a 15.5-mile, 24-inch ethane pipeline from Enterprise's storage facility near Mont Belvieu in Chambers County, Texas, to Enterprise's Morgan's Point ...

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    Fri, 5 Jun 2015

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