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July 28, 2014
Stepan announced on Friday that it is carrying out front-end engineering design for a $60–70-million chemical production facility in the industrial corridor of Ascension Parish...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Stepan-plans-surfactants-and-polymer-intermediates-plant-in-Louisiana_62730.html
July 28, 2014

Arkema has started up a new, 45,000-m.t./year methyl acrylate plant at at its site at Clear Lake, TX. The new plant is the last piece of a $110-million project to beef up the company’s US acrylics business.

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http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Arkema-completes-$110-million-acrylics-project-with-Clear-Lake-methyl-acrylate-plant_62748.html
July 28, 2014
Hitachi Chemical (Tokyo) says it has signed a letter of intent with Chau-Hai Chen Group (Taipei) to raise its stake in CSB Battery (Taipei), a producer of lead-acid batteries, by 26%...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Hitachi-Chemical-to-raise-stake-in-CSB-Battery-reports-higher-revenues_62733.html
July 28, 2014
RPM today reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income up 66.4% year-on-year (YOY), to $108.8 million, on sales up 9.1%, to $1.28 billion. On an adjusted basis—excluding some...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/RPM-earnings-rise-subsidiary-agrees-to-settle-asbestos-claims_62746.html
July 28, 2014
The government has today announced plans to open large parts of the United Kingdom for oil and gas exploration, including unconventional oil and gas that can only be produced by...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/UK-government-invites-bids-for-large-scale-shale-fracking_62739.html
July 28, 2014
Total announced today that it has signed an agreement with Exxaro Resources (Pretoria) to sell its 100% stake in Total Coal South Africa (TCSA), its coal-producing affiliate in South...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Total-sells-South-African-coal-mining-assets_62742.html
July 28, 2014
BP has announced that Iain Conn, group managing director and chief executive/downstream, is leaving the company and is to step down from BP’s board by the end of the year. Conn...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BP-names-replacement-for-chief-executivedownstream_62740.html
July 28, 2014
BASF today declined to comment on Indian press reports that it is in discussions with privately owned Essar (Mumbai) to form a $2-billion petrochemicals joint venture in India...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BASF-declines-to-comment-on-talks-with-Essar-on-petchems-JV_62738.html
July 28, 2014
BASF today broke ground on the second phase of its innovation campus Asia/Pacific at its Pudong site at Shanghai. The €90-million ($120.9 million) expansion consists of an...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BASF-expands-innovation-campus-at-Shanghai_62737.html
July 28, 2014
Following a strategic review announced last October, Consumer goods group Reckitt Benckiser (RB; Slough, UK) said today that it plans to spin off its pharmaceuticals...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Reckitt-Benckiser-to-spin-off-pharmaceuticals-business_62736.html
July 25, 2014
Dow Chemical's second-quarter results beat estimates as margins improved in its performance plastics segment and sales increased across all of the company's business segments. Dow...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Dow-beats-estimates_62660.html
July 25, 2014
BASF today reported a 12.3% increase in second-quarter net income, to €1.3 billion ($1.7 billion), on 0.6% higher sales, €18.5 billion. Ebitda was up 9.0%, to €2.7...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BASF-reports-higher-earnings-on-flat-sales-confirms-outlook_62685.html
July 25, 2014
LyondellBasell Industries reports record earnings for the second quarter of $2.22/share, well above the analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.92/share as reported by Thomson Reuters (New York). Gains were broadly distributed across the business....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/LyondellBasell-reports-record-quarter-as-net-income-increases-27-percent_62721.html
July 25, 2014
Sensient Technologies (Milwaukee) says that net income for the quarter fell 10% year-on-year (YOY) because of $13 million in restructuring costs. The company says that adjusted operating income increased by 11%, to$61.2 million. Sales were down 1% YOY, to $374.7 million. Reported adjusted earnings 81 cts/share rose 10% YOY and were above analyst estimates of 79 cts/share, according to Thomson Reuters (New York)....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sensient-earnings-drop-on-restructuring-charges_62719.html
July 25, 2014
Mexichem has reported a 52% decrease in second-quarter net earnings, $50 million, hurt by foreign exchange and higher amortization following acquisitions. Net income from continuing...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Mexichem-reports-lower-earnings-to-benefit-from-antidumping-ruling-against-Chinese-refrigerant-gas-producers_62716.html
July 25, 2014
PhosAgro (Moscow), a leading fertilizer producer, says production and sales in the first half of this year rose 3.4% and 3.9%, respectively. Production reached 3.08 million m.t. and...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/PhosAgro-reports-higher-production-on-strong-fertilizer-demand_62715.html
July 25, 2014
SK Global Chemical, the petrochemical business of SK Innovation (Seoul), formerly SK Energy, reports a 77.2% fall in operating profits for the second quarter of 2014 compared with the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/SK-Global-Chemical-reports-huge-fall-in-operating-profits_62712.html
July 25, 2014
China's National Energy Administration (NEA; Beijing) has told local authorities to curb irrationally developing coal-to-oil and coal-to-gas projects, after new technology sparked an...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/China-to-curb-investment-in-small-scale-coal-based-projects_62711.html
July 25, 2014
Olin (Clayton, MO) reports a 16% year-over-year (YOY) decline in second-quarter income, the result of weak results in the chlor-alkali segment. Sales declined across the board. However, earnings of 46 cts/share beat the analysts’ consensus estimate of 45 cts/share, as reported by Thomson Reuters (New York)....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Olin-earnings-down-on-weak-chlor-alkali_62710.html
July 24, 2014
A rally in Dow Chemical’s share price, helped by yesterday’s strong second-quarter earnings report, has put the company in a position to convert $4 billion in preferred...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Dow-share-gains-could-allow-it-to-retire-expensive-preferred-shares_62701.html
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