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June 18, 2014
BP and the China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC; Beijing) have announced they have signed a heads of agreement to supply up to 1.5 million m.t./year of liquefied natural gas (LNG)...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BP-signs-20-year-deal-to-supply-LNG-to-China_61890.html
June 18, 2014
The petrochemical plant at Isfahan, Iran, has stopped producing aromatics because of the lack of feedstock, local news agencies report, citing the plant’s managing director...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Feedstock-shortage-halts-aromatics-production-at-Isfahan-petrochemical-plant_61888.html
June 18, 2014
EPA has approved BASF's Sultan miticide with the active ingredient cyflumetofen for use in greenhouses, nurseries, landscapes, and interiorscapes, the company says. The product is...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BASF-receives-EPA-approval-for-Sultan-miticide_61887.html
June 17, 2014
Saint-Gobain (Paris) has finalized the acquisition of Phoenix Coating Resources (Mulberry, FL), a manufacturer of ceramic ingots used to produce high-resistance thermal coatings on metal parts for the aeronautics industry....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Saint-Gobain-acquires-US-based-Phoenix-Coating-Resources_61871.html
June 17, 2014
The International Trade and Industry Ministry (MITI; Kuala Lumpur) said on Monday that it has initiated antidumping investigation concerning imports of polyethylene terephthalate (PET)...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Malaysia-starts-antidumping-investigation-on-PET-from-China-Indonesia-and-South-Korea_61866.html
June 17, 2014
"The vast majority" of Brenntag's shareholders have approved the company's previously annouced plans to split its shares at a ratio of 1:3, the company says. Each Brenntag...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Brenntag-shareholders-approve-stock-split_61865.html
June 17, 2014
PhosAgro (Moscow) announced today the appointment of Vladimir Davydenko as the director of the Kirovsk branch of PhosAgro and the CEO of Apatit. Prior to his appointment, Davydenko had...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/PhosAgro-appoints-new-CEO-of-phosphate-subsidiary-Apatit_61859.html
June 17, 2014
Borealis Chimie (Paris), a subsidiary of Borealis, has divested its stakes in the urea plant at Le Havre, in the northwest coast of France; and in a related ammonia storage facility at...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Yara-acquires-Borealiss-stake-in-urea-plant-at-Le-Havre-France_61858.html
June 17, 2014
Merck KGaA announced today that it has reached a mutual agreement with Ono Pharmaceutical (Osaka) to terminate a license agreement for ceralifimod (ONO-4641) because it does not meet...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Merck-KGaA-terminates-license-agreement-with-Japanese-pharma-producer_61857.html
June 17, 2014
Maëlys Castella, the new CFO at AkzoNobel, has worked at Air Liquide for the last 14 years. AkzoNobel says it has appointed Maëlys Castella as its new CFO. She will...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/AkzoNobel-appoints-new-CFO_61854.html
June 17, 2014

Williams Partners (Williams; Tulsa, OK) has pushed the restart of its Geismar, LA, ethylene plant back one month to July.

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http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Williams-delays-Geismar-cracker-restart-to-July_61851.html
June 16, 2014
A new green chemistry complex was inaugurated at Porto Torres, Italy on Monday by Matrìca, an equally owned joint venture between Versalis (Milan), ENI’s chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Matrica-commissions-green-chemistry-complex-at-Porto-Torres_61853.html
June 16, 2014
Proposed FDA rules that threaten consumer access to antibacterial soaps and body washes could lead to 7.5 million new cases of foodborne illness and more than $38 billion in...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/ACI-makes-strong-case-for-antibacterial-soap_61850.html
June 16, 2014
Syngenta announced today an agreement to acquire the German and Polish winter wheat and winter oilseed rape (WOSR) breeding and business operations of Lantmännen (Stockholm), the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Syngenta-to-acquire-Lantmannens-businesses-in-Germany-and-Poland_61824.html
June 16, 2014
LG Chem said on Sunday that it is in the final stage of selecting a strategic partner to set up a new lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery joint venture manufacturing plant in China. The news...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/LG-Chem-to-form-Li-ion-battery-production-JV-in-China_61823.html
June 16, 2014
Russia has cut off all natural gas supplies to Ukraine as the long-running dispute between the countries over gas prices, payments, and supplies continues. State-owned Gazprom (Moscow)...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Russia-cuts-off-gas-supplies-to-Ukraine_61838.html
June 16, 2014
Ineos, the world’s fourth-largest chemical company by sales, is asking the UK government to make it a criminal offence for trade unions to use intimidation and bullying tactics...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Ineos-calls-for-extreme-union-activity-to-be-criminalized-following-Grangemouth-dispute_61821.html
June 16, 2014
Iran plans to turn the Sea of Oman’s costal region into the country’s petrochemical hub, says deputy managing director of the National Petrochemical Co. (Tehran) Mohammad...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Iran-to-develop-petchem-hub-by-Sea-of-Oman-China-pledges-project-finance_61820.html
June 16, 2014
Auriga Industries (Harboøre, Denmark) said on Friday that it has commenced reviewing its strategic options. Auriga is the listed parent company of Cheminova (Lemvig, Denmark), a...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Cheminovas-parent-Auriga-initiates-review-of-strategic-options_61819.html
June 16, 2014
Specialty chemicals distributor IMCD Group (Rotterdam) has priced its recently announced initial public offering at €19–23/ordinary share, valuing IMCD at a post-IPO equity...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/IMCDs-IPO-will-value-company-at-about-&euro1-billion-40-46-percent-of-share-capital-to-be-listed_61832.html
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