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June 29, 2015
Arkema, at its capital markets day in Paris on Monday, presented its strategy and ambitions and confirmed its mid- and long-term objectives. The group has also detailed its...
June 25, 2015
The compounding business of Hexpol (Malmö, Sweden) will install a rubber compounding line at Querétaro, Mexico. The new line follows the commissioning of a second mixing...
June 25, 2015
Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Ltd. (GACL; Vadodara, India) will establish a joint venture with state-owned National Aluminium Co. (Nalco; Bhubaneswar, India) to operate chlor-alkali...
June 24, 2015
DuPont says it has increased compounding capacity for glass-reinforced nylon at its Uentrop facility in Hamm, Germany, by 20% to meet growing demand from the auto industry....
June 24, 2015
Axens said on Monday that Petronas (Kuala Lumpur) has selected Axens as a technology provider for its Refinery and Petrochemicals Integrated Development (Rapid) project at Pengerang...
June 24, 2015
First Bauxite Corp. (Toronto) plans to invest $200 million in a bauxite processing plant in St. John the Baptist Parish in Louisiana, the company has announced. This follows a...
June 24, 2015
Shin-Etsu Chemical says that it has agreed to establish a joint venture company in China with Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable Joint Stock Ltd. Co. (YOFC; Wuhan, China), China’s...
June 23, 2015
Shin-Etsu Chemical says it will construct a plant at Echizen City, Fukui Prefecture, Japan, for the production of photomask blanks, the base material of photomasks that are used as the...
June 23, 2015
Construction on the massive petchems and downstream complex of Sadara Chemical Co. is progressing on budget and schedule, Dow Chemical and Saudi Aramco, the joint venture partners say...
June 23, 2015
BASF said on Tuesday that it has entered into a technology license agreement with EM.tec design for producing valure. The new production plant, located in Bingen, Germany, will have an...
June 23, 2015

Shell has received an air-quality permit to build the company's planned Appalachian petrochemical project at Monaca, PA, from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Shell’s plans call for a 1.5-million m.t./year ethylene plant and derivative units, with startup slated for 2019.


June 22, 2015
Highfield Resources (Pamplona, Spain) has added a large exploration target for the northwestern extension of its flagship potash project at Muga, Spain, that the company says could...
June 22, 2015
Sadara Chemical, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical, currently building a $20-billion petrochemical complex at Al Jubail, has been classified as...
June 22, 2015
Gazprombank (Moscow) has provided a credit facility to the State Oil Co. of the Azerbaijan Republic (Socar; Baku), the two entities have announced. Gazprombank's investment committee...
June 19, 2015
Kinder Morgan (Houston) has launched a binding open season for its proposed Utica Marcellus Texas Pipeline (UMTP), which would carry natural gas liquids (NGLs) from the Utica and Marcellus basins to points along the Texas Gulf Coast, including a Kinder Morgan dock. The $4 billion project would entail the conversion of a 964-mile stretch of natural gas pipeline and the construction of about 200 miles of new pipeline from Louisiana to Texas....
June 19, 2015
Energy major OMV (Vienna) and Gazprom (Moscow) on Thursday signed a nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MOU) at the Saint Petersburg Economic Forum covering long-term projects. The...
June 19, 2015
Merck KGaA on Friday laid a foundation stone for a new OLED materials production plant at Darmstadt, Germany. The unit will produce high-purity OLED materials for use in...
June 18, 2015
Technip on Friday confirmed that in a consortium with PetroVietnam Technical Services Corp., it has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning contract by...
June 18, 2015
CF Industries (Deerfield, IL) plans to debottleneck the urea plant at the Courtright nitrogen complex in Sarnia, ON, beginning later this year. The company expects to complete the project in the fourth quarter of 2017 for a cost of $85 million. CF says the investment will increase production capacity at Courtright for urea-based products such as diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), granular urea, and urea liquor by 130,000 m.t./year....
June 18, 2015
A consortium comprising the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and leading international investors, have agreed to invest in the development of ZapSibNeftekhim, Sibur’s...
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