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December 23, 2015
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), one of the largest potash producers, has announced that following  open market buyback program announced on 23 November 2015, the listing and...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Uralkali-delists-from-London-Stock-Exchange_76040.html
December 23, 2015
Chambal Fertilisers and Chemicals (Mumbai) has announced plans to sell its noncore shipping business to fund a world-scale fertilizer project at its Gadepan, Rajasthan State, India...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Chambal-Fertilisers-to-sell-shipping-business-to-fund-ammonia-urea-project_76039.html
December 23, 2015
Sibur (Moscow), Russia’s largest petrochemicals producer, on Wednesday announced that a Sinopec representative has joined Sibur’s board of directors. The move Sinopec...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sinopec-representative-joins-Sibur-board-of-directors_76038.html
January 4, 2016
CB&I said on Tuesday that it has been awarded a contract by Hengli Petrochemical (Dalian) Refinery to provide its Catofin technology. The project scope includes the license and...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Hengli-to-use-Catofin-technology-to-build-largest-dehydrogenation-plant_76018.html
January 4, 2016
Celanese announced on 21 December that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Push Group (Yibin, China), a wholly owned subsidiary of Sichuan Wuliangye Group, to form a...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Celanese-and-China-based-Sichuan-Wuliangye-to-form-JV-for-cellulose-acetate-based-specialty-products_76012.html
December 29, 2015
Agrium has announced the completion of its proving run for a 1-million m.t./year expansion at its Vanscoy, SK potash facility. The Canpotex (Saskatoon, SK) proving run has established...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Agrium-completes-potash-expansion-raises-Canpotexs-tonnage_76013.html
December 22, 2015
Europe's cyclohexane delta for the first quarter of 2016 has been agreed on at €130/m.t. ($142.41), down €3 from the current quarter. The decrease reflects the current...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Europe-cyclohexane-first-quarter-delta-settles-at-&euro130m-t-imports-set-to-increase-for-2016_76020.html
December 22, 2015
In the latest twist in a long-running saga, ChemChina is proposing a two-stage acquisition of Syngenta, according to a Bloomberg report. The news agency said on Friday that the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Reports-ChemChina-proposes-two-stage-Syngenta-takeover_75994.html
December 21, 2015
Artlant PTA (Sines, Portugal) is prospecting for buyers for the company, IHS Chemical understands. The company's plant, which went onstream in 2012, has not regularly produced purified...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Artlant-PTA-prospecting-for-buyers_75997.html
December 21, 2015
Vopak says it has agreed to sell its assets in the United Kingdom in separate transactions to Macquarie Capital (Sydney) and Greenergy (London). Macquarie will acquire 100% of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Vopak-divests-UK-assets_75995.html
December 21, 2015
CF Industries and OCI (Amsterdam) on Monday announced that they have amended their merger agreement originally announced on 6 August. Under the amendment, the jurisdiction of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/CF-and-OCI-amend-merger-agreement-move-proposed-HQ-from-UK-to-the-Netherlands_75991.html
December 18, 2015

The combination of Dow Chemical and DuPont, announced 11 December, brings together two American corporate icons that have driven and helped define much of the global chemical industry’s development for more than 100 years.

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http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/DowDuPont-1+13_75966.html
December 18, 2015
Chemours, Huntsman, and Tronox have announced global price increases for on all grades of titanium dioxide (TiO2), effective 1 January. Chemours and Tronox both announced a global increase of $150/m.t. Huntsman announced increases of 7 cts/lb ($154/m.t.) in North America; €150/m.t. or $160/m.t. in Europe; and $160/m.t. elsewhere...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Chemours-Huntsman-Tronox-increase-TiO2-prices_75982.html
December 18, 2015
Samsung Engineering on Friday announced that Lotte Chemical has awarded it a contract for a 700,000-m.t./year ethylene glycol (EG) plant at Lake Charles, LA. Samsung earlier received...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Lotte-awards-EG-plant-contract-to-Samsung-Engineering_75970.html
December 18, 2015
Dow Chemical said on Friday that its new world-scale propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit located at the company’s Oyster Creek site in Freeport, Texas, has begun commercial operations....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Dows-Freeport-TX-PDH-plant-begins-production_75980.html
December 18, 2015
A survey released today by the Alliance of critical Syngenta shareholders found that 79% of respondents support an auction to sell the company, and 98% support change at...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Dissident-shareholder-survey-calls-for-sale-of-Syngenta_75978.html
December 18, 2015
A fire at ExxonMobil's Baton Rouge refinery in Louisiana that began after an explosion early Friday morning has been contained, the company says. The company says it is still meeting all contractual commitments, but did not say if or what damage was done to the refinery. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Fire-at-ExxonMobils-Baton-Rouge-refinery-contained-investigation-underway_75977.html
December 18, 2015
ENI (Rome) is in talks with at least one potential buyer for the company's chemical subsidiary Versalis (Milan), the company has confirmed. Nothing has been decided, however, and the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/ENI-in-talks-to-sell-Versalis_75975.html
December 18, 2015
Maire Tecnimont on Friday confirmed that it has been awarded a contract by Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic) to supply polyolefin plants for Orpic’s Liwa...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Tecnimont-GS-Mitsui-and-Co-confirm-Oman-contracts_75973.html
December 18, 2015
BG Group (Reading, UK), an energy group being acquired by Shell, on Friday said that the Lake Charles, LA, liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project has received approval...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BG-Group-receives-approval-for-export-oriented-LNG-plant-at-Lake-Charles_75971.html
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