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June 24, 2015
The benzene arbitrage window between Asia and the United States has been open slightly this week for a limited time, according to trade participants. Prompt Asia benzene prices were at...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Asia-US-benzene-arbitrage-window-opens-this-week_71571.html
June 24, 2015
IMCD (Rotterdam), a distributor of specialty chemicals, says that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of an 80% stake in specialties distributor M.F. Cachat...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/IMCD-completes-acquisition-of-US-distributor-M-F-Cachat_71557.html
June 24, 2015
Sipchem (Al Jubail) on Wednesday announced that on 23 June it signed an agreement with Ikarus Petroleum (Shouweikh, Kuwait) to buy it out of two of Sipchem’s affiliates...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sipchem-buys-Kuwaiti-investor-out-of-acetyls-affiliates_71556.html
June 24, 2015
Monsanto, announcing its third-quarter results today, reconfirmed that it is eager to merge with Syngenta. However, Monsanto signaled earlier that it has other options. Monsanto...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Monsanto-still-eager-to-merge-with-Syngenta-but-signals-it-has-other-options_71569.html
June 24, 2015
Stolt-Nielsen has agreed to acquire three 5,800-deadweight m.t. chemical tankers from Odfjell. The proposed deal marks Odfjell's exit from the European regional tanker market, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Stolt-acquires-three-tankers-from-Odfjell_71568.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/First-Bauxite-to-invest-in-bauxite-processing-plant-in-Louisiana_71567.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Shin-Etsu-to-form-optical-fiber-preform-JV-in-China_71564.html
June 24, 2015
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), the leading global potash fertilizer player, has confirmed that it is looking at whether it should remain listed on the London Stock Exchange. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Uralkali-confirms-possible-delisting-of-shares_71563.html
June 23, 2015
Air Liquide has started up a world-scale hydrogen production complex at Yanbu, Saudi Arabia. The project was originally announced in 2010. With the startup of the complex's two...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Air-Liquide-starts-up-world-scale-hydrogen-complex-in-Saudi-Arabia_71543.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Shin-Etsu-Chemical-to-establish-second-photomasks-plant-in-Japan_71462.html
June 23, 2015
Siegfried (Zofingen, Switzerland) says that the required consultation in France for Siegfried's previously announced acquisition of certain pharma ingredients businesses from BASF has...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Consultation-in-France-completed-for-Siegfrieds-acquisition-of-BASF-assets_71527.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sadara-in-startup-phase-Dow-prepares-to-market-output_71540.html
June 23, 2015
Unconfirmed reports in Moscow say that Uralkali (Berezniki), the world’s largest potash producer and recently subject to much controversy, is preparing to delist from the stock...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Uralkali-to-merge-with-Uralchem-to-form-a-fertilizer-giant_71539.html
June 23, 2015
PolyOne today opened its previously announced new Asia Innovation Center at Shanghai, China. The facility is located in a hi-tech industrial park in the JinQiao Development Zone at...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/PolyOne-opens-innovation-center-at-Shanghai_71537.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BASF-enters-technology-agreement-for-production-of-valure_71528.html
June 23, 2015
Huntsman Corp. says that it has completed the acquisition of Tecnoelastomeri (Castelfranco Emilia, Italy) a manufacturer and marketer of methylene di-para -phenylene isocyanate...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Huntsman-acquires-polyurethane-elastomer-manufacturer-Tecnoelastomeri_71536.html
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.

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http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Shell-receives-air-permit-for-Appalachian-ethylene-project_71520.html
June 23, 2015
Syngenta’s chairman Michel Demaré on Tuesday said that future takeover proposals from Monsanto need to be at a fair price and provide a high degree of certainty that such...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Monsantos-takeover-offer-needs-to-reflect-fair-price-says-Syngenta-chairman_71525.html
June 22, 2015
Rosneft (Moscow) and China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina; Beijing) on Saturday signed a number of agreements, including for Rosneft to supply crude oil to ChemChina and to acquire...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Rosneft-to-acquire-stake-in-ChemChinas-petchem-arm_71497.html
June 22, 2015
Williams (Tulsa, OK) announced on 21 June that it has rejected an unsolicited, $53.1-billion acquisition bid from Energy Transfer Equity (ETE; Dallas). Instead, Williams will explore strategic alternatives that could include a merger, a sale, or staying the course, the company says....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Williams-rejects-$53-billion-takeover-bid-from-Energy-Transfer-Equity_71508.html
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