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June 4, 2015
Molycorp, the sole US-based maker of rare earth oxides, is preparing to file for bankruptcy, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The company had $1.7 billion in debt and...
June 4, 2015
The Federation of German Industries (BDI; Berlin) and the trade union IG BCE (Hanover), representing workers in the chemical, mining, and energy sectors, have released the results of a...
June 3, 2015
Westlake Chemical Partners (WLKP) says regulations proposed last month by the IRS would unfairly affect its shareholders and those of Westlake Chemical (WLK) by reversing a private-letter ruling (PLR) that the master limited partnership (MLP) would be eligible for key federal tax benefits....
June 3, 2015
Renewable fuels and chemicals maker Gevo (Englewood, CO) says today that it has entered into an agreement with FCStone Merchant Services (New York) to originate and supply corn for...
June 2, 2015
The European Parliament’s committee on industry, research, and energy, in a draft opinion, has called on the parliament’s environment, public health, and food safety...
June 2, 2015
Members of the European Parliament’s international committee on trade (INTA) have approved a series of draft recommendations to the European Commission’s negotiators on the...
June 1, 2015

Nanosys says its quantum dots have passed review under EPA’s New Chemicals Program, and that the company plans to begin mass production at its 25-m.t./year manufacturing facility at Milpitas, CA.


June 1, 2015
Six major oil and gas companies have called on governments and on the United Nations framework convention on climate change (UNFCCC) to introduce pricing systems for carbon, where they...
June 1, 2015
The environment committee of the European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favor of a reform of the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). The text negotiated...
May 28, 2015
TCU (Brasilia), Brazil's court of audit,  has blocked Petrobras's tender for the concession of the country's first gas pipeline, in a vote carried out on 27 May, according to...
May 25, 2015
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has issued a call for additional information on in support of its efforts to evaluate the risks posed to bee by certain...
May 22, 2015
The committee of independent companies of Germany’s chemical trade association VCI (Frankfurt) has proposed a so-called Mittelstandsmemorandum on TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade...
May 21, 2015
India has levied antidumping duties on sodium citrate originating in China for five years effective 20 May, the Ministry of Finance (New Delhi) says.   Tariffs levied are...
May 18, 2015
Emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from installations participating in the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) decreased by about 4.5% in 2014, according to estimates...
May 15, 2015
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has cited DuPont for 11 safety violations and fined the company $99,000 after investigating a methyl mercaptan leak that killed four employees at DuPont’s La Porte, TX, facility in November 2014....
May 11, 2015
The European Parliament’s environment committee approved draft plans this week under which EU member states would have to enforce emission limits on from medium-sized combustion...
May 8, 2015
The European Union and the United States are negotiating a comprehensive free trade agreement, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). One aspect of the agreement...
May 7, 2015
At the start of a consultation in Germany’s parliament and upper chamber on the question of fracking, the country’s chemical industry trade association VCI (Frankfurt) has...
May 6, 2015
The European Council, under the current Latvian presidency, and members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have agreed on a draft law to reform the European Union’s Emissions...
May 5, 2015
The IRS has issued a proposed ruling that could jeopardize plans to put petrochemical assets into tax-saving master limited partnerships (MLPs). The document specifically states that income derived from a steam cracker would not qualify for MLP status, directly contradicting a ruling issued on 2 July 2012....
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