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January 30, 2015
Eastman Chemical reports fourth-quarter operating earnings down 95%, to $27.0 million. Included in the fourth-quarter earnings are transaction and integration costs related to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Eastman-beats-estimates-but-its-outlook-disappoints_67365.html
January 30, 2015
Woodside Energy Holdings (Perth, Australia) has gained approval to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Canada, the National Energy Board (NEB; Calgary, AB) says. The 25-year export...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Woodside-gains-approval-to-export-LNG-from-Canada_67352.html
January 30, 2015
Higher volumes and an advantaged feedstock position helped lift Dow’s fourth-quarter earnings above estimates. Net income fell 18.4% year-on-year, to $839 million. Adjusted...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Dow-blows-past-estimates-says-lower-oil-prices-good-for-global-economy_67316.html
January 30, 2015
Former presidential candidate and Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney told American Cleaning Institute convention attendees on 29 January that Washington needs to address three critical priorities to maintain America’s global leadership position: safety, creating opportunity, and lifting people out of poverty....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Mitt-Romney-outlines-policy-priorities-at-ACI-convention_67344.html
January 30, 2015
SC Johnson chairman and CEO Fisk Johnson says industry must take steps to rebuild public trust while “standing up for chemistry, for scientific truth, and for the health and wellness of consumers and the planet.”...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/ACI-2015-SC-Johnson-CEO-says-industry-must-rebuild-consumer-trust_67361.html
January 30, 2015
A major propylene producer in the United States has issued a 1.50-cent/lb price increase this week for the upcoming February propylene contract. No other propylene producer has issued...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Propylene-producer-nominates-US-January-contract-increase_67335.html
January 30, 2015
BP is the latest oil company to announce layoffs this week as a result of declining prices. The company says there have been staff reductions at its US headquarters in Houston, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/BP-confirms-layoffs-at-US-headquarters_67337.html
January 30, 2015
NewMarket reports net income for the fourth quarter of $52 million, down 4% year-over-year (YOY) from $54 million. Sales totaled $548 million, down 1% YOY from $554 million. Adjusted earnings of $4.30/share beat the analysts’ consensus of $3.92 as compiled by Thomson Reuters (New York)....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/NewMarket-net-income-down-4-percent-beats-estimates_67338.html
January 30, 2015
Phillips 66 reports that its chemical segment, a 50% equity investment in Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem; The Woodlands, TX), turned in fourth-quarter earnings of $267 million, up 2% year-over-year (YOY) from $261 million as a boost from the specialties, aromatics & styrenics (SA&S) business compensated for a decline in olefins & polyolefins (O&P)....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Phillips-66-chemical-earnings-up-2-percent-on-stronger-specialties-aromatics-and-styrenics-business_67333.html
January 30, 2015
Enterprise Products Partners reports net income for the fourth quarter of $681 million, down 4% year-over-year (YOY) from $706 million. Sales totaled $10.2 billion, down 22% YOY from $13.1 billion. Earnings of 34 cents/share fell short of the analysts’ consensus of 37 cents/share as compiled by Thomson Reuters (New York)....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Enterprise-misses-estimates-as-net-income-drops-4-percent_67318.html
January 30, 2015
Methanex reports net income for the fourth quarter of $133 million, up 4% year-over-year (YOY) from $128 million. Sales totaled $733 million, down 17% YOY from $881 million. Adjusted earnings of 85 cents/share fell short of the analysts’ consensus estimate of 95 cents/share as compiled by Thomson Reuters (New York)....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Methanex-earnings-up-4-percent-but-short-of-estimates-on-pricing_67321.html
January 30, 2015
OxyChem, the chemical segment of Occidental Petroleum, has reported pre-tax earnings for the fourth quarter of $160 million, up 25% year-on-year from $128 million. The company attributes the gain to higher margins for polyvinyl chloride (PVC), the result primarily of higher PVC pricing, and improved volumes for most product lines, partially offset by lower caustic soda pricing....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/OxyChem-earnings-up-25-percent-on-PVC-margins_67319.html
January 29, 2015
David Lumpkins has joined the board of directors of Westlake Chemical Partners’ general partner. Westlake Chemical Partners (Houston) is the master limited partnership formed by Westlake Chemical to operate, acquire and develop ethylene production facilities....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/David-Lumpkins-joins-board-of-Westlakes-ethylene-MLP_67334.html
January 29, 2015
Attendees at the American Cleaning Institute’s annual convention in Orlando, FL this week say that the mood in the cleaning and home care sector is upbeat.  Turnout was the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/ACI-2015-Upbeat-mood-for-home-care-sector_67339.html
January 29, 2015
Groups are advocating, and governments are considering, changes to recycling policy to increase recycling rates in the US, according to a panel discussion on packaging held yesterday...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/ACI-2015-Groups-governments-consider-changes-to-recycling-policies_67340.html
January 29, 2015
Fortaleza, a Bostik (Paris) subsidiary, has opened a manufacturing facility at Queimados, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. The new facility manufactures cementitious tile adhesive...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Bostik-opens-adhesives-manufacturing-facility-in-Brazil_67311.html
January 29, 2015
Ash Stevens (Riverview, MI), a provider of global contract pharmaceutical drug substance development and active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing services, says that FDA...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Ash-Stevens-to-manufacture-amotosalen-API-for-Cerus_67310.html
January 29, 2015
Modernization of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the chemicals management law in the United States, was a major topic at Wednesday’s ACI issues briefing, held during...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/ACI-2015-TSCA-reform-tops-regulatory-agenda_67323.html
January 29, 2015
Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales (YPF; Buenos Aires) and Sinopec have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the intention of forming a partnership to develop projects in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/YPF-Sinopec-plan-oil-and-gas-JV-in-Argentina_67315.html
January 29, 2015
Sherwin-Williams (SW) today reported fourth-quarter net income up 14.3% year-on-year (YOY), to $132.7 million, on sales up 4.6%, to $2.57 billion. Earnings totaled $1.37/share...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Sherwin-Williams-earnings-rise-but-miss-estimates_67317.html
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