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February 13, 2015
Industry is praising A new Senate bill, S.460, aimed at amending the Safe Drinking Water Act to better protect America’s drinking water from cyanotoxins. ACC says the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Industry-welcomes-clean-water-bill_67779.html
February 13, 2015
Cluff Natural Resources (London) says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Halliburton's manufacturing and services business, one of the world's largest providers...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Cluff-and-Halliburton-to-collaborate-on-UK-offshore-underground-coal-gasification_67778.html
February 13, 2015
Yara International (Oslo) said today that a feasibility study carried out on the company’s behalf has confirmed “significant potential” to extract potash in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Yara-seeking-partners-for-potash-project-in-Ethiopia_67777.html
February 13, 2015
The immediate result of declining crude oil prices on the petrochemical market has been destocking and a pause in investment, but in the longer term, demand will surge past earlier projections as lower energy costs boost economic growth, and supply will tighten, says Dave Witte, senior v.p. and general manager of IHS Chemical....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Oil-to-drive-near-term-petchem-weakness-longer-term-demand-surge-and-tighter-supply_67771.html
February 12, 2015
TPC Group (Houston) says its board has approved funds for front end engineering and design (FEED) work to finalize the design and estimated cost of a third polyisobutylene (PIB) production unit...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/TPC-to-finalize-design-cost-of-third-polyisobutylene-unit_67769.html
February 12, 2015
AkzoNobel's net income attributable to shareholders dropped in the fourth quarter of 2014 to €7.0 million from €51.0 million in the corresponding period of 2013. The figure...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/AkzoNobels-net-income-drops-on-one-off-charges-Ebitda-beats-estimates_67751.html
February 12, 2015
Total is the latest oil company to announce spending cuts and operating-cost reductions, as well as to write down upstream assets, in response to falling oil prices. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Total-cuts-jobs-and-slashes-capacity-at-UK-refinery-reduces-group-spending-writes-down-upstream-assets_67755.html
February 12, 2015
Showa Denko reports a 41% fall in net profits for the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with the year ago quarter, to ¥1.36 billion ($11.4 million). Fourth-quarter sales for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Showa-Denkos-chemicals-and-petrochemicals-businesses-report-mixed-results_67753.html
February 12, 2015
SAFC Commercial, the custom-manufacturing and services business unit of Sigma-Aldrich (St. Louis), reports a 9.0% increase in sales in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/SAFC-reports-rise-in-fourth-quarter-sales_67752.html
February 12, 2015
Showa Denko says that it will form a joint venture with Eternal Materials Co. (Kaohsiung, Taiwan), a producer of plastics, specialty chemicals, and electronic chemicals, to build a new...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Showa-Denko-and-Taiwanese-firm-form-JV-to-build-bulk-molding-compounds-plant-in-China_67750.html
February 12, 2015
Odfjell reported a net loss of $18 million in the fourth quarter of 2014, an improvement on the $101-million net loss posted by the company in the corresponding period of 2013. Revenue...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Odfjells-net-loss-narrows-no-benefit-yet-from-lower-fuel-costs_67768.html
February 12, 2015
Huntsman today announced that it will reduce its titanium dioxide (TiO2) production capacity by about 100,000 m.t./year, representing 13% of Huntsman's...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Huntsman-confirms-plan-to-reduce-titanium-dioxide-capacity-in-Europe_67745.html
February 12, 2015
Daelim's petrochemical production site at Yeosu, South Korea. Daelim Industrial (Seoul) says that its petrochemical division plans to expand production capacity at its highly reactive...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Daelim-to-expand-polybutene-capacity-at-Yeosu_67743.html
February 12, 2015
Braskem swung to a net loss of 24 million reais ($8.4 million) during the last quarter of 2014; the company broke even in the same quarter of 2013.  Over the whole of 2014...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Braskem-swings-to-a-net-loss-in-the-fourth-quarter_67757.html
February 12, 2015
Private equity firm 3i Group says that it has received an offer from another private equity firm, Apax Partners, to buy 3i's majority stake in specialty chemicals distributor Azelis...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Private-equity-firm-3i-in-talks-to-sell-specialties-distributor-Azelis-to-another-private-equity-company_67754.html
February 11, 2015
Production of ethylene in the Russian Federation declined by more than 10% during 2014 to a total of 2.4 million m.t. Production in 2013 reached 2.67 million m.t. The main reason for...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Russian-ethylene-production-declines_67740.html
February 11, 2015
Industries Qatar, a shareholder in Qatar Fuels Additives (Qafac), has announced the official startup of a 145.5 million Qatari riyals ($40.0 million) carbon dioxide recovery facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Qafac-opens-CO2-recovery-unit-hikes-methanol-output_67739.html
February 11, 2015

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) issued on 9 February a preliminary determination approving a 750,000 m.t./year ammonia plant that BASF and Yara propose to build at Freeport, TX. BASF and Yara have not yet committed to the project, which was first announced in October 2013.

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http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/TCEQ-gives-preliminary-approval-to-BASF-Yara-ammonia-project_67737.html
February 11, 2015
Trian released a letter to DuPont shareholders restating its critique of the company’s performance. The letter notes that DuPont has consistently missed its financial targets in recent years, and that earnings have remained below 2011 levels over the last three years. “Had management met its financial targets since 2011, earnings per share would be 51% higher than it is today,” the letter says....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Trian-files-proxy-with-DuPont-director-nominees-and-steps-up-management-criticism_67725.html
February 11, 2015
“Demand exceeded our expectations as customers came to the market in force seeking to replenish empty inventories ahead of an expected strong spring application season in North America,” says Jim Prokopanko, Mosaic president and CEO....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Mosaic-earnings-more-than-double-on-higher-prices-and-strong-potash-volumes_67722.html
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