Weekly News Round Up

This week's round-up of news and updates on previous stories

  • In an interview with The Times, Jim Ratcliffe has indicated that Ineos will consider some asset disposals in the future. The company has to make substantial debt repayments in 2011 and has indicated that some asset sales could be a possibility. Ineos currently has debts of approximately €6.5M.
  • The Thai Supreme Court has upheld an injunction issued in September halting development of $12bn of petrochemical and power projects at the Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate in the eastern province of Rayong. This ruling, which could delay the start-up of several petrochemical plants, including a large cracker, has led to the involvement of the Government, in order to seek a resolution.
  • An explosion occurred at the Valero refinery in Texas City, Texas, on Friday 4th December, killing one worker and injuring two others. Few details are currently available but the blast is reported to have occurred following a boiler failure, according to a company spokesperson.
  • In another incident, three people were killed and two injured in a chemical plant explosion in Yongin, South Korea. According to reports, the blast followed a fire at the plant. An investigation is underway to identify the causes.

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