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August 26, 2014
The construction of OCI's (Geleen, Netherlands) planned world-scale methanol plant at Beaumont, TX, has moved a step closer. On 25 August, EPA announced a proposed Greenhouse Gas Prevention of Significant Deterioration (GHG PSD) permit for the project and issued a request for public comment through 24 September....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/EPA-issues-draft-permit-for-OCIs-world-scale-methanol-project-in-Texas_63406.html
August 26, 2014

Cyanco Holding (Houston) has expanded the capacity of its sodium cyanide solution plant in Winnemucca, NV, by 17,000 m.t./year, bringing the plant’s capacity to 110,000 m.t./year and Cyanco’s total sodium cyanide capacity to 165,000 m.t./year.

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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Cyanco-completes-Nevada-cyanide-expansion_63394.html
August 26, 2014
OxyChem has successfully started up a new $49.5-million hydrochloric acid unit at its Niagara Falls, NY, chlor-alkali facility....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/OxyChem-starts-up-$49-5-million-hydrochloric-acid-unit-at-Niagara-Falls_63334.html
August 26, 2014
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM; Chicago) announced it has opened its global headquarters and customer center at Chicago. ADM has relocated its corporate headquarters from Decatur...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/ADM-opens-new-headquarters-at-Chicago_63393.html
August 26, 2014
The Galveston County Economic Alliance announced on Tuesday that Fund Connell USA Energy and Chemical Investment Corp. is exploring plans to build a large methanol production and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Chinese-group-plans-$4-5-billion-methanol-complex-at-Texas-City_62657.html
August 26, 2014
GlyEco (Phoenix), a company that collects and recycles waste glycols, says it plans to appoint two new directors to its board at the company’s annual meeting at the end of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/GlyEco-to-name-new-board-members_63392.html
August 26, 2014
ACC today released its monthly chemical activity barometer (CAB), showing moderate growth over July. Measured on a three-month moving average basis, the CAB increased 0.2% over July, a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/ACC-CAB-inches-up-over-July_63391.html
August 26, 2014
Materials technology and recycling group Umicore (Brussels) says it has agreed to acquire the business and assets of CP Chemicals in Wickliffe, OH. CP Chemicals is a refiner and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Umicore-to-buy-business-in-the-US_63388.html
August 26, 2014
Nova Chemicals has begun the expansion of its Centre for Performance Applications at Calgary, AB, the company announced on 25 August. Nova says that the facility, formerly known as the Nova Chemicals Technical Centre, will “serve as a hub for collaborating with customers on the development of higher-value products and applications.”...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Nova-to-expand-applications-center_63379.html
August 25, 2014
Chemtura announced today that, effective 5 September, Anne Noonan will resign as senior v.p./industrial engineered products in order to pursue another opportunity. The company has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Chemturas-industrial-engineered-products-head-steps-down_63369.html
August 25, 2014
Westlake Chemical (Houston) says its board of directors has declared a dividend of 16.5 cts/share, an increase of 31% over the 12.6 cts/share paid during the second quarter of 2014....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Westlake-boosts-dividend-by-31-percent_63367.html
August 25, 2014
Roche (Basel) said today that it has agreed to acquire InterMune (Brisbane, CA), a biotech company focused on R&D and commercializing therapies in pulmonology and orphan fibrotic...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Roche-to-buy-US-biotech-firm-InterMune-for-$8-3-billion_63366.html
August 22, 2014
ACC’s v.p./regulatory and technical affairs, Michael Walls, today testified at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee minority briefing at Lake Charles, LA, regarding...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/ACC-testifies-to-Senate-against-EPAs-call-for-stricter-ozone-standards_63354.html
August 22, 2014
Axalta, the former automotive coatings business of DuPont, has filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC; Washington) for an initial public offering....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Carlyles-Axalta-files-for-IPO_63347.html
August 22, 2014
Agrium today announced that it has named Steve Douglas senior v.p. and CFO, effective 3 November. Douglas joins the company from Brookfield Asset Management (Toronto), where he was...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Agrium-names-new-CFO_63352.html
August 22, 2014
Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex; Mexico City), Mexico's national oil company, says that it has begun corporate restructuring in response to the recently announced energy reform...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Mexicos-energy-reform-leads-Pemex-to-restructure-operations_63348.html
August 22, 2014
DuPont has filed a patent infringement suit in US court in Delaware alleging that SunEdison has violated the company’s patent on using tellurium in front-side silver solar...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/DuPont-files-suit-against-SunEdison-over-solar-paste-patent_63346.html
August 21, 2014
Gemini HDPE, a manufacturing joint venture between an Ineos US olefins and polymers subsidiary and Sasol, has hired KBR to provide engineering, procurement, and construction services for a planned 470,000-m.t./year high-density polyethylene facility at Ineos's Battleground Manufacturing Complex at La Porte, TX....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Ineos-Sasol-hire-KBR-for-La-Porte-HDPE-project_63335.html
August 21, 2014
Billionaire George Soros has more than doubled his stake in Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales (YPF; Buenos Aires), purchasing 8.47 million shares during the second quarter, Bloomberg...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Report-Billionare-Soros-more-than-doubles-stake-in-Argentinas-YPF_63333.html
August 21, 2014
Vale (Rio de Janeiro) is progressing with plans to develop the Kronau potash mine in Canada. The company has awarded an engineering services contract to WorleyParsons for the project...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Vale-progresses-potash-project-in-Canada-awards-contract-to-WorleyParsons_63329.html
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