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June 24, 2014
Engineering and construction firms SNC-Lavalin Group (Montreal, Canada) and Kentz Corp (St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands)  have announced an agreement for SNC-Lavalin to buy...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/SNC-Lavalin-to-buy-Kentz-Corp-for-$2-billion-to-gain-bigger-exposure-to-shale-opportunities_61983.html
June 23, 2014
The Supreme Court today upheld EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases (GHG) from “sources that would need permits based on their emission of conventional...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Supreme-Court-upholds-EPA-regulation-of-greenhouse-gases_61982.html
June 23, 2014
Earth Alive Clean Technologies (Montreal), a company that develops and manufactures microbial technology-based products, says that it has signed a patent co-ownership agreement with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Earth-Alive-signs-patent-co-ownership-agreement-with-Novozymes_61834.html
June 23, 2014
A. Schulman has named Bernard Rzepka as its next CEO, effective 1 January 2015. Current chairman and CEO Joseph Gingo will remain chairman after his retirement as CEO on 31...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Schulman-names-next-CEO_61968.html
June 23, 2014
Oneok Partners’ (Tulsa, OK) 75,000-bbl/day natural gas liquids fractionator, now under construction at Mont Belvieu, TX, has received a Greenhouse Gas Prevention of Significant Deterioration permit from EPA. Oneok expects to complete the fractionator project, which will cost $525–575 million, during the fourth quarter....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Oneok-gets-air-permit-for-$550-million-Mont-Belvieu-NGL-fractionator_61973.html
June 20, 2014
Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem; The Woodlands, TX) has broken ground for the construction of two 500,000 m.t./year polyethylene plants at its site in Old Ocean, TX....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/CPChem-begins-construction-of-polyethylene-plants-at-Old-Ocean-TX_61886.html
June 20, 2014
ExxonMobil Chemical says it has begun constructing second steam cracker at its Baytown, TX, facility and two downstream polyethylene lines at its Mont Belvieu, TX, plastics plant. EPA gave the project a final greenhouse gas Prevention of Significant Deterioration construction permit last month....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/ExxonMobil-begins-expanding-Baytown-ethylene-PE_61929.html
June 20, 2014
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) it has opened a photovoltaic (PV) installation at its Hazlet, NJ, facility. The company says that the installation supports its commitment...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/IFF-opens-PV-installation-at-NJ-site_61947.html
June 20, 2014
Huntsman announced today that an unplanned manufacturing disruption at its Port Neches, TX propylene oxide (PO) and methyl tert butyl ether (MTBE) facility will reduce its second...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Huntsman-reveals-PO-MTBE-disruption-at-Port-Neches_61923.html
June 20, 2014
Farms and Families of North America Fertilizer Limited Partnership (FNA FLP; Saskatoon, SK), an alliance of farmers designed to build a nitrogen fertilizer plant, announced today the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Farmers-organization-announces-site-for-$1-7-billion-nitrogen-fertilizer-plant_61930.html
June 19, 2014
Engineering and construction firm KBR today announced a net loss and lower revenues year-on-year in the first quarter. It reports a net loss of $43 million, down from a net income of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/KBR-to-review-operations-after-first-quarter-loss_61934.html
June 19, 2014
ACC says that, following a 0.6% gain in April, the US Chemical Production Regional Index was 0.4% higher in May and chemical output was higher in all regions except the West Coast. On...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/ACC-Chemical-production-up-in-May_61933.html
June 19, 2014
BASF says that it opposes the authorization for prolonged use of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) under the European Union's Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/BASF-opposes-authorizing-HBCD-under-Reach_61927.html
June 18, 2014
Praxair announced today that is has started up a 125-m.t./day noncryogenic vaccum-pressure-swing adsorption plant at the Montes del Plata pulp mill at Punta Pereira, Uruguay. Under a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Praxair-starts-up-oxygen-supply-at-Uruguay-pulp-mill_61910.html
June 18, 2014
Archway Sales, a recently acquired subsidiary of Nexeo Solutions, has been authorized as an official distributor to represent Momentive Specialty Chemical’s epoxy resin, curing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Archway-Sales-authorized-as-Momentive-Specialty-epoxy-distributor_61909.html
June 18, 2014
Chemtura yesterday announced price increases for a variety of polymerization cocatalysts, which are used in polymerization processes. The increases, up to 30%, will be implemented on 1...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Chemtura-raises-prices-for-polymerization-cocatalysts_61912.html
June 18, 2014
KWS (Einbeck, Germany), a major player in the seeds business, says it will increase R&D spending in fiscal 2014, when it plans to spend €160 million ($217.2 million) on...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/KWS-to-increase-R-and-D-spending-build-new-research-facility-in-US_61911.html
June 18, 2014
Air Products has named Rockwood Holdings chairman and CEO Seifi Ghasemi as its next chairman and CEO, effective 1 July. He succeeds John McGlade, who will retire from Air Products on 30 June. Rockwood has named Robert Zatta as acting CEO effective 1 July in addition to his role as CFO....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Air-Products-names-Rockwoods-Ghasemi-as-next-CEO_61897.html
June 18, 2014
PotashCorp says it has rescinded previously announced layoff notices affecting 50 workers at the company's Penobsquis, NB, facility. Operations at the Penobsquis mine had been...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/PotashCorp-rescinds-layoff-notices-affecting-50-workers_61895.html
June 18, 2014
IHI's wholly owned engineering and construction (E&C) subsidiary has been selected to provide detailed engineering and procurement services to Dakota Gasification Co., (DGC...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/IHI-E-and-C-awarded-EP-services-contract-for-urea-plant-in-North-Dakota_61893.html
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