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December 23, 2014
Flavors and fine ingredients company Frutarom Industries (Haifa, Israel) says that it has signed an agreement to purchase the shares of Vitiva (Markovci, Slovenia) for about $10.0...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Frutarom-acquires-Slovenia-based-firm-Vitiva_66419.html
December 23, 2014
Jurong Aromatics Corp. (JAC, Singapore) has shut its petrochemical plant on Jurong Island, Singapore, about 22 December for maintenance and modification, the company said Tuesday. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Jurong-Aromatics-shuts-plant-for-maintenance-work_66411.html
December 23, 2014
South Korea will levy tariffs on imported crude refined into naphtha and liquefied petroleum gas, effective 1 January 2015, the ministry of strategy and finance said Tuesday. It will...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/South-Korea-to-levy-tarriffs-on-crude-refined-into-naphtha-and-LPG_66415.html
December 23, 2014
Statoil (Stavanger, Norway) said today that it has agreed to sell parts of its holding in the US Marcellus Shale gas well to Southwestern Energy Co. for $394.0 million. The transaction...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Statoil-sells-parts-of-Marcellus-holding-to-Southwestern-Energy-for-$394-million_66418.html
December 23, 2014
Brenntag says that it has signed an agreement to acquire chemicals distributor Fred Holmberg & Co. (Malmö, Sweden). Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed. Fred...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Brenntag-to-acquire-chemicals-distributor-in-Sweden_66413.html
December 22, 2014

Sasol has completed a $4.00-billion credit facility for its $8.90-billion ethane cracker and derivatives project at Lake Charles, LA.

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http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sasol-closes-$4-billion-credit-facility-for-Lake-Charles-ethylene-project_66400.html
December 22, 2014

In a 13-2 vote, the legislature of the US Virgin Islands has rejected an operating agreement proposed by Atlantic Basin Refining as part a deal to acquire the 355,000-bbl/day Hovensa refinery at Saint Croix, VI, from its current owners, PDVSA (Caracas) and Hess (New York).

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http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/US-Virgin-Islands-rejects-terms-of-Hovensa-sale_66399.html
December 22, 2014
Momentive Performance Materials said on Friday that John (“Jack”) Boss has been named CEO and president of the company and its indirect parent, MPM Holdings, and that...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Momentive-Performance-Materials-confirms-CEO-and-chairman-appointments_66380.html
December 22, 2014
DuPont says it will consolidate its corporate headquarters at its Chestnut Run Plaza complex in suburban Wilmington, DE, effective 1 July 2015. DuPont says that Chemours, the name for...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/DuPont-to-move-headquarters-to-Chestnut-Run_66396.html
December 22, 2014
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) says that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Vale’s (Rio de Janeiro) shares in Fosbrasil, a producer of downstream...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/ICL-acquires-full-ownership-of-Fosbrasil_66392.html
December 22, 2014
Altana (Wesel, Germany) says that it has acquired two companies—Premiata and Overlake—that are headquartered in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Premiata, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Altana-acquires-two-companies-in-Brazil_66390.html
December 22, 2014
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), one of the world’s largest potash producers, said today that it has completed the first stage of the sinking of the Ust Yayvinsky Mine. The mine is...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Uralkali-advances-construction-of-new-potash-mine-following-flooding-at-Solikamsk-2_66387.html
December 22, 2014
Saudi Aramco and Total have announced that they will inject new funds into their joint venture, Saudi Aramco Total Refining & Petrochemical (Satorp), to finance the construction of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Aramco-and-Total-to-inject-funds-into-Satorp-joint-venture_66386.html
December 22, 2014
Ashland's specialty ingredients commercial arm today announced that it has signed an exclusive manufacturing agreement with Dairen Chemical (Taipei) to produce Aquapas redispersible...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Ashland-signs-redispersible-powder-products-manufacturing-deal-with-Dairen_66385.html
December 22, 2014
Mitsui Chemicals and SKC (Seoul) plan to merge their polyurethane (PU) raw material businesses into a joint venture by 1 April 2015. Mitsui president and CEO Tsutomu Tannowa and SKC...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Mitsui-Chemicals-SKC-to-merge-polyurethane-material-businesses_66382.html
December 22, 2014
Agricultural company S&W Seed (Five Points, CA) says that it will acquire all of DuPont Pioneer’s alfalfa production and research facility assets, as well as all conventional...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/S-and-W-Seed-to-acquire-DuPont-alfalfa-research-and-production-assets_66384.html
December 22, 2014
The Vietnamese government has given final approval for energy company PTT’s (Bangkok) previously announced fully integrated refinery and petrochemical complex in Vietnam, say...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Reports-Vietnam-government-gives-final-approval-for-PTTs-$22-billion-refinery-and-petrochemical-complex_66394.html
December 22, 2014
Syngenta today announced that it had received a safety certificate for its Agrisure Viptera trait (MIR162) in genetically modified corn from China’s regulatory authorities...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/China-grants-import-approval-for-Syngentas-GM-corn-seed-trait_66391.html
December 21, 2014
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) said in Friday that it has formed two joint venture companies in Mexico with Mario Martinez Barone, a Mexican businessman. Indorama Ventures holds a 51%...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Indorama-Ventures-forms-two-jvs-in-Mexico_66381.html
December 21, 2014
Ferro Corp. said on Friday that it has completed the sale of the majority of the assets of its polymer additives business to Polymer Additives, Inc., a wholly owned portfolio company...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Ferro-completes-sale-of-polymer-additives-business_66379.html
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