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May 30, 2014
Mexico's federal electricity commission CFE (Mexico City) and Gas y Petroquímica de Occidente (GOP), a subsidiary of ProMan (Wollerau, Switzerland), signed an agreement for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Mexicos-federal-electricity-commission-to-supply-natural-gas-to-fertilizer-plant_61447.html
May 30, 2014
The State Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs of Turkmenistan has signed a 10-year loan agreement with the Japan Bank for International Cooperation and the South Korea Export-Import...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Turkmenistan-signs-loan-agreement-for-petchems-project_61448.html
May 29, 2014
Mosaic announced today that its president and CEO James Prokopanko is taking a medical leave of absence for surgery to treat his previously disclosed cancer. The company announced in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Mosaic-CEO-takes-medical-leave-interim-CEO-and-new-CFO-named_61428.html
May 29, 2014

EPA has issued final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permits to OxyChem for the construction of a 550,000 m.t./year ethane cracker at its site in Ingleside, TX.

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/EPA-green-lights-OxyChems-Ingleside-cracker-project_61409.html
May 28, 2014
EuroChem (Moscow), Russia’s largest producer of fertilizers and a major player globally, has signed a six-year gas-supply contract with Russia’s energy major, Rosneft...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/EuroChem-and-Rosneft-sign-gas-supply-deal-for-fertilizers-complex_61352.html
May 28, 2014
Flint Hills Resources, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, has reached a deal to acquire propylene maker PetroLogistics for $2.1 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Flint-Hills-Resources-to-acquire-PetroLogistics-for-$2-1-billion_61356.html
May 27, 2014
HF Chlor Alkali has selected the Ineos Bichlor bipolar electrolyzers for apreviously announced chlor-alkali plant now under construction at Eddyville, lA. The plant is being built...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/HF-Chlor-Alkali-selects-Ineos-technology-for-plant-in-Iowa_61346.html
May 27, 2014
BASF is likely to use its own technology in a previously announced, world-scale methane-to-propylene plant using shale gas as feedstock it is planning to build on the Gulf Coast...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/BASF-likely-to-use-own-process-in-MTP-plant-in-the-US_61329.html
May 25, 2014
Two Malaysian companies are planning to build large-scale methanol and gas processing complexes in Kazakhstan. Memorandums of understanding (MOU) covering the two projects, plus...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/Malaysian-firm-signs-MOU-to-build-methanol-plant-in-Kazakhstan_61314.html
May 23, 2014
Azerbaijan Methanol Co. (AzMeCo; Karadagh, Azerbaijan) and Sberbank (Moscow) have signed a memorandum of cooperation (MOC). Sberbank will finance AzMeCo’s projects to the value...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/AzMeCo-signs-deal-with-Russian-bank-plans-methanol-expansion_61303.html
May 23, 2014
Vopak (Rotterdam) has completed upgrading its benzene and pyrolysis gas (pygas) storage capacity in its terminal at Botlek, Netherlands. Total seabound throughput of benzene, toluene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Vopak-upgrades-aromatics-storage-capacity-in-the-Netherlands_61297.html
May 23, 2014
PhosAgro (Moscow), a major phosphate fertilizer producer, is considering constructing a new ammonia plant as well as downstream production facilities at its Apatit phosphate ore...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/PhosAgro-mulls-new-fertilizer-complex-on-Kola-Peninsula_61292.html
May 23, 2014
Bolivian president Evo Morales has announced plans for a $1.8-billion petrochemical plant in the department of Tarija in southern Bolivia. The area has the largest proven natural gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Bolivia-announces-$1-8-billion-petchems-project-update_61162.html
May 22, 2014
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok), Thailand’s largest chemicals player, is studying plans for a possible cracker and derivatives project in the United States and is advancing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Exclusive-PTTGC-mulls-cracker-in-US-advances-in-Indonesia-pulls-out-of-Malaysian-JV_61058.html
May 22, 2014
UOP, a Honeywell subsidiary, says that Guangdong Peng Zun Energy Development Co., a Chinese petrochemical producer, has selected the UOP C3 Oleflex process technology to convert...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/UOP-technology-selected-for-propylene-project-in-China_61228.html
May 22, 2014
EPA says it has issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration construction permit to Dow Chemical for Dow's previously announced steam cracker at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/EPA-issues-GHG-construction-permit-for-Dows-Freeport-cracker_61224.html
May 21, 2014
DuPont CFO Nicholas Fanandakis said during an investor conference today that the company would consider a Reverse Morris Trust (RMT) transaction or outright sale of its performance chemicals business. The company announced last October that it would divest its $7-billion/year performance chemicals segment by mid-2015 through a tax-free spin-off to shareholders as a part of the company’s transformation to a “higher growth, less cyclical company.”  The business includes titanium dioxide, fluoroproducts, and industrial chemicals....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/DuPont-says-it-would-consider-alternatives-to-spinoff-for-performance-chemicals-unit_61210.html
May 20, 2014
AM Agrigen Industries (Dover, DE) has selected a site in St. Charles Parish, LA, to develop a potential $1.2-billion plant to manufacture granulated urea, the company says. Agrigen...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Louisiana-site-selected-for-potential-$1-2-billion-urea-complex_61160.html
May 20, 2014
PhosAgro (Moscow), a leading fertilizer producer, today reported a major decline in first-quarter net profit but higher Ebitda and Ebitda margin. Net profit was down 42%, to 1.9...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/PhosAgro-reports-decline-in-first-quarter-net-profit-on-higher-sales-and-margin_61161.html
May 20, 2014
Maverick Synfuels (Research Triangle Park, NC), and Plant Process Equipment (PPE; League City, TX), have formed a partnership to manufacture and sell small-scale gas-to-liquids (GTL)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/Maverick-Synfuels-and-PPE-collaborate-on-manufacture-sale-of-small-scale-GTL-methanol-plants_61164.html
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