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June 12, 2015
Williams Partners' has achieved on-spec ethylene this week at its Geismar, LA, olefins plant, according to market participants. A source close to the company said last week that the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Williams-Geismar-unit-achieves-on-spec-ethylene_71202.html
June 11, 2015

Williams Partners (Tulsa, OK) says that it has completed the acquisition of an additional 13% equity interest in Utica East Ohio Midstream from EV Energy Partners for $357 million. Williams Partners now owns a 62% interest in the company, which operates natural gas gathering, processing, fractionation, and storage assets.

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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Williams-Partners-increases-interest-in-Utica-East-Ohio-Midstream-to-62-percent_71201.html
June 11, 2015
Omnova Solutions says it is shutting down styrene butadiene (SB) latex production at its facilities in Calhoun, GA and Mogadore, OH, as part of a cost-cutting program expected to save...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Omnova-to-shutter-SB-latex-production-in-Georgia-and-Ohio_71186.html
June 11, 2015
LanzaTech (Chicago), a carbon recycling company, says that it has appointed Jean Paul Michel as executive v.p./strategy, finance and operations. Michel joins LanzaTech from Osram...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/LanzaTech-appoints-executive-v-p-strategy-finance-and-operations_71173.html
June 11, 2015
Vopak and Inter Pipeline (Calgary, AB), a transportation and storage company, say that Inter Pipeline has completed the acquisition of four petroleum and petrochemical storage...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Canadian-firm-acquires-Vopaks-petroleum-and-petrochemical-terminals-in-Sweden_71166.html
June 11, 2015
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (Akron, OH) says that it has reached a supply agreement with Yihai Food and Oil Industry in China for silica derived from rice husk ash. Goodyear...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Goodyear-reaches-supply-agreements-for-rice-husk-ash-silica_71145.html
June 10, 2015

Air Liquide's engineering and construction subsidiary says that it will begin marketing a new natural gas-to-gasoline technology package, G2G, that combines Air Liquide’s Lurgi MegaMethanol technology with ExxonMobil’s proprietary methanol-to-gasoline technology.

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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Air-Liquide-ExxonMobil-partner-on-gas-to-gasoline-technology-package_71152.html
June 10, 2015
Propylene inventories grew in the United States in the first week of June, according to data released by the Energy Information Administration on Wednesday. Propane-propylene stocks...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Propylene-stocks-up-in-US-for-first-week-of-June_71149.html
June 10, 2015
Renewable chemicals maker BioAmber (Minneapolis) says that the construction of its biosuccinic acid (BSA) plant at Sarnia, ON, is “substantially complete.” Commissioning is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/BioAmber-Biosuccinic-acid-plant-at-Sarnia-substantially-complete_71148.html
June 10, 2015
Calumet Specialty Products (Indianapolis) has launched operations in Mexico through a new subsidiary at Huixquilucan, Mexico, the company has announced.  The Mexican operations...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Calumet-commences-distribution-operations-in-Mexico_71147.html
June 10, 2015
Haverhill Chemicals (Houston) is working to secure alternative sources of financing after banks unexpectedly withdrew their support, company sources close to the matter have told IHS...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Haverhill-Chemicals-seeks-alternative-financing-denies-plant-closure-reports_71144.html
June 10, 2015
Private equity firm Apollo Management (New York) says it has agreed to acquire OM Group for about $1.03 billion, or $34/share. Apollo will then sell OM Group’s electronic...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Apollo-to-acquire-OM-Group-for-$1-03-billion-sell-some-segments-to-Platform_70874.html
June 10, 2015
Borregaard (Sarpsborg, Norway) and Rayonier Advanced Materials (RYAM; Jacksonville, FL) said today that they have entered into a non-binding letter to establish a new lignin operation...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Borregaard-and-Rayonier-Advanced-Materials-form-lignin-products-manufacturing-joint-venture_70860.html
June 10, 2015
The European Parliament voted Tuesday to postpone the vote on a resolution on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The parliament subsequently voted Wednesday, by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/European-Parliament-postpones-vote-debate-on-TTIP-VCI-sees-no-issue_71143.html
June 10, 2015
Valspar says that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the performance coatings businesses of Quest Specialty Chemicals (Charleston, SC), which include automotive...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Valspar-completes-acquisition-of-performance-coatings-businesses-from-Quest_70913.html
June 10, 2015
Specialty chemicals company Innospec says that it has agreed to divest its aroma chemicals business unit to a business group of Emerald Performance Materials (Cuyahoga Falls...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Innospec-to-divest-aroma-chemicals-business-to-Emerald-Performance-Materials_71068.html
June 10, 2015
Solazyme (South San Francisco, CA), a renewable oils and ingredients company, says that Natura Cosméticos (São Paulo), one of Latin America’s largest cosmetics and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Natura-to-use-Solazyme-oils-in-multiple-skin-care-products_71129.html
June 10, 2015
Braskem, the leading producer of polypropylene (PP) in the United States, is in preliminary engineering design phase of a world-scale PP plant, which will be the company’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Braskem-in-early-engineering-of-large-PP-plant-in-the-US_71132.html
June 9, 2015
Cosmar, the 50-50 styrene monomer joint venture between Total and Sabic, is on schedule to bring up a production line at its styrene plant in Louisiana toward the end of June, while...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/US-styrene-turnarounds-on-track-to-end-in-June_71122.html
June 9, 2015
Trian Fund Management (New York) founder and CEO Nelson Peltz received 46% of the vote in DuPont’s board election last month, according to final results released today...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Peltz-won-46-percent-in-final-DuPont-board-vote-tally_71123.html
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