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June 3, 2014
The Department of Energy (DOE) has released its proposal stating that it will modify its liquefied natural gas (LNG) export review process, according to Dow Chemical. DOE has proposed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Department-of-Energy-to-modify-LNG-export-review-process_61521.html
June 3, 2014
Eastman Chemical says it has developed a new high-performance, readily biodegradable solvent for light- and heavy-duty cleaners that is effective at neutral pH and meets EPA...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/New-Eastman-solvent-set-to-change-the-chemistry-of-clean_61520.html
June 3, 2014
Marubeni is interested in taking over a potash project at Rio Colorado, Argentina that was previously being developed by Vale (Rio de Janeiro), according to a report from Argentine...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Report-Marubeni-eyes-Argentinas-Rio-Colorado-potash-project_61509.html
June 2, 2014
Univar announced today that it has formed a joint venture with E.A. Juffali & Brothers (Jidda, Saudi Arabia), a power and chemical company. The jv will create a full distribution...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Univar-forms-JV-with-Saudi-Arabian-company_61494.html
June 2, 2014
Arkema says it is raising prices on all grades of hydrogen peroxide in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, by 5 cts/lb, or C$120/m.t. The increases will be effective on 15 June or...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Arkema-hikes-hydrogen-peroxide-prices-in-North-America_61493.html
June 2, 2014
EPA has introduced aggressive plans to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants in a move industry says could lead to higher energy prices and hurt the country’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/EPA-proposes-30-percent-cut-in-power-plant-emissions_61480.html
June 2, 2014
FMC announced today that it has named Brian Angeli v.p./corporate strategy and development. He will lead broad strategic planning initiatives and directing FMC’s long-term growth...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/FMC-names-v-p-of-corporate-strategydevelopment_61479.html
June 2, 2014
Albany Molecular Research Inc. (AMRI; Albany, NY) says that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Oso Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing (OsoBio; Albuquerque, NM) for $110...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/AMRI-to-acquire-OsoBio-for-$110-million_61478.html
June 2, 2014
Linde says it has entered into a collaboration agreement with Siluria Technologies (San Francisco), a pioneer in the commercial production of fuels and chemicals made from natural gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Linde-and-Siluria-enter-into-ethylene-technology-partnership_61477.html
June 2, 2014
Argentina will exempt local biodiesel production from a 41% consumption tax, following a vote in the Argentine congress late last week. The exemption is valid until 31 December 2015...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Argentina-to-exempt-biodiesel-from-41-percent-consumption-tax_61476.html
June 2, 2014
Gevo (Englewood, CO) says it is selling para-xylene (p-xylene) derived from its renewable isobutanol to Toray Industries. Toray expects to produce polyester fibers, yarns, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Gevo-ships-biobased-p-xylene-to-Toray_61474.html
June 2, 2014
Kuraray, on 1 June, completed the previously announced acquisition of DuPont's glass laminating solutions and vinyls business. This DuPont business comprises assets relating to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Kuraray-completes-acquisition-of-DuPonts-glass-laminating-solutions-and-vinyls-business_61468.html
June 2, 2014
The European Commission has outlined a possible approach to promote regulatory convergence and recognition in the chemical sector under the negotiations with the United States as part...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/European-Commission-outlines-position-for-chemicals-within-TTIP-negotiations_61451.html
May 30, 2014
Mexico's federal electricity commission CFE (Mexico City) and Gas y Petroquímica de Occidente (GOP), a subsidiary of ProMan (Wollerau, Switzerland), signed an agreement for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Mexicos-federal-electricity-commission-to-supply-natural-gas-to-fertilizer-plant_61447.html
May 30, 2014
Cambrex (East Rutherford, NJ) says that James Winschel, Jr. has been appointed to the company's board of directors for a term expiring on the date of its 2015 annual meeting and will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Cambrex-appoints-new-board-member_61442.html
May 29, 2014
Mosaic announced today that its president and CEO James Prokopanko is taking a medical leave of absence for surgery to treat his previously disclosed cancer. The company announced in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Mosaic-CEO-takes-medical-leave-interim-CEO-and-new-CFO-named_61428.html
May 29, 2014

EPA has issued final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permits to OxyChem for the construction of a 550,000 m.t./year ethane cracker at its site in Ingleside, TX.

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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/EPA-green-lights-OxyChems-Ingleside-cracker-project_61409.html
May 29, 2014
KBR said today that it has been awarded a contract by Gulf LNG Liquefaction, an affiliate of Gulf LNG Energy (GLE), to provide Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) front-end...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/KBR-wins-contract-from-Gulf-LNG-Liquefaction-to-expand-export-terminal_61420.html
May 29, 2014

Allowing crude oil exports from the US would increase domestic oil production, reducing gasoline prices and supporting nearly 1 million new jobs, according to a new IHS study, U.S. Crude Oil Export Decision: Assessing the Impact of the Export Ban and Free Trade on the U.S. Economy.

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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/IHS-US-crude-oil-exports-would-lower-gasoline-prices-add-1-million-jobs_61408.html
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