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October 14, 2015
Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio have announced a three-year agreement, the Tri-State Regional Cooperation Agreement, under which they will work together on a regional strategy for developing shale resources in the Appalachian Basin....
October 14, 2015

During the week ended 10 October, chemical railcar traffic in North America dropped 3.0% year-on-year (YOY) on a steep decline in Canada. For all of North America, chemical railcar traffic during the week totaled 41,599 carloads, down 2.9% from the previous week, according to data released on 14 October by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).


October 15, 2015
While ag and crop nutrient markets may be distressed in 2015, investment management and research firm Bernstein Research predicts that the demand weakness for potash may be temporary...
October 13, 2015
Univar  has expanded its relationship with Corbion to include distributing glycerol esters and lactylates in Canada, effective 1 October. Under the agreement, Univar's online...
October 13, 2015
Ineos said Tuesday that it expects ethylene unit #2 at its Chocolate Bayou facility in Alvin, TX, to be back online within the next couple of weeks, following an outage in mid-September....
October 13, 2015
The US Department of Commerce, on 7 October, announced its preliminary determinations in the antidumping investigation into imports of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resins from...
October 21, 2015
Invista (Wichita, KS) has added several new high-viscosity products to its Torzen line of nylon-6,6 resins. The company is launching the products this week at the Fakuma trade fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany....
October 16, 2015
Northwest Innovation Works (NWIW; Kalama, WA), a company owned by Chinese investors, has significantly scaled up its investment and planned methanol capacity in the US Pacific...
October 13, 2015
FMC today cut its fourth-quarter and full-year 2015 adjusted earnings guidance, to 38 cts/share and $2.35-$2.45/share, due to a “rapid devaluation the Brazilian real,” the...
October 12, 2015
Industrial bioscience firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says it has achieved a record low manufacturing cost of $1.75 per liter for renewable farnesene. The company expects several of...
October 12, 2015
Aberdeen International (Toronto), a resource investment corporation and merchant bank, says it has entered into a share-purchase agreement with Rodinia Lithium (Toronto) to purchase...
October 12, 2015
Ethylene XXI, the 75-25 joint venture project between Braskem and Idesa at Coatzacoalcos, Mexico, will be completed by end of November, with full capacity expected to be reached next...
October 9, 2015
WestRock Company (Norcross, GA) has filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC; Washington) for the tax-free spin-off of Ingevity, formerly MeadWestvaco’s...
October 9, 2015
The United States has overtaken the Netherlands to become the German chemical industry's most important export destination, according to figures released by German chemical industry...
October 9, 2015
Calabrian Corporation (Kingwood, TX) is expanding its presence to eastern Canada by building a liquid sulfur dioxide production facility in Timmins, ON. Site development and...
October 9, 2015
Hovensa (Christiansted, VI) says a US bankruptcy court has approved the company’s choice of Limetree Bay Holdings as a “stalking horse bidder” in the Chapter-11 sale of Hovensa’s assets in the US Virgin Islands, which consist of an oil storage terminal and an idled 500,000-bbl/day refinery....
October 9, 2015
Deinove (Montpellier, France), a biotech company developing processes for producing biofuels and biobased chemicals by using Deinococcus bacteria as host strains, says that Dennis...
October 8, 2015
US imports and exports of benzene were down in August, based on data provided by Global Trade Information Services (GTIS) this week....
October 8, 2015
LyondellBasell's Equistar Chemicals unit has declared force majeure on all polypropylene (PP) products, effective 7 October. The notice comes after the company's Bayport, TX, production facility suffered a power outage on 5 October....
October 8, 2015
Jacobs Engineering says it will adopt a new leadership structure organized around four worldwide lines of business during its fiscal 2016 first quarter, which began 27 September. Gary Mandel, currently executive v.p./operations, will become president/petrochemicals and chemicals....
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