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August 29, 2014
Odebrecht’s (Salvador, Brazil) Appalachian Shale Cracker Enterprise (Ascent) steam cracker project continues to move forward with the acceptance of its voluntary remediation application by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Policy (WVDEP). The agency says its office of environmental remediation and Ascent are currently negotiating an agreement for the identification of health and ecological risks associated with current and potential future uses of the site and the establishment remediation standards....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Odebrechts-Ascent-cracker-project-negotiates-remediation-agreement-with-WVDEP_63505.html
August 28, 2014
Silicones and quartz producer Momentive Performance Materials (MPM) says the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York is likely to confirm the company’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Momentive-Performance-Materials-moves-closer-to-Chapter-11-exit_63462.html
August 28, 2014
Start up company Appalachian Resins (Houston) is leasing land in Salem Township, OH for a proposed $1-billion ethylene and polyethylene (PE) production facility. Appalachian Resins had...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Appalachian-Resins-leases-land-in-Ohio-for-$1-billion-project_63456.html
August 27, 2014
LyondellBasell Industries plans to build a world-scale propylene oxide (PO)–tert-butyl alcohol (TBA) plant on the Texas Gulf Coast, with start-up planned for 2019. PO from the plant will support growing demand for polyurethanes, while TBA and derivatives will supply producers of high-octane gasoline, synthetic rubber, and lubricant additives....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mtbe/LyondellBasell-plans-world-scale-PO-TBA-plant-for-US-Gulf-Coast_63368.html
August 27, 2014
The US subsidiary of Helm (Hamburg) will market and distribute in the United States and Canada half of the titanium dioxide produced at Argex Titanium’s planned 50,000-m.t./year production facility to be located at Salaberry-de-Valleyfied, PQ, the companies said on 26 August....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/Helm-to-distribute-titanium-dioxide-from-Argexs-planned-facility-in-Quebec_63414.html
August 27, 2014
Reliance Industries (Mumbai) said today that its Hazira, India, ethylene plant will be shut down for a planned turnaround. The plant, currently Reliance’s largest ethylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Reliance-Industries-plans-turnaround-at-its-largest-cracker_63413.html
August 27, 2014
Loveland Products, a subsidiary of Agrium, has acquired a controlling interest in Agricen (Frisco,TX), an agricultural biotechnology firm, the company said on Tuesday. Agricen produces...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Agrium-acquires-agricultural-biotech-firm-Agricen_63409.html
August 27, 2014
Methanex says that it anticipates gas curtailments in Trinidad in the second half of 2014 to be higher than those experienced in the first half. The National Gas Company (NGC; Couva...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/Lower-gas-supply-to-reduce-production-at-Methanex-plants-in-Trinidad_63407.html
August 26, 2014
The construction of OCI's (Geleen, Netherlands) planned world-scale methanol plant at Beaumont, TX, has moved a step closer. On 25 August, EPA announced a proposed Greenhouse Gas Prevention of Significant Deterioration (GHG PSD) permit for the project and issued a request for public comment through 24 September....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/EPA-issues-draft-permit-for-OCIs-world-scale-methanol-project-in-Texas_63406.html
August 26, 2014
CB&I has been awarded a contract by Shenhua Ningxia Coal Industry Group (Beijing) for the license and engineering design of a grassroots petrochemicals complex to be built at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/CB-and-I-awarded-technology-engineering-contract-for-coal-to-chemicals-plant-in-China_63405.html
August 26, 2014
The Galveston County Economic Alliance announced on Tuesday that Fund Connell USA Energy and Chemical Investment Corp. is exploring plans to build a large methanol production and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/Chinese-group-plans-$4-5-billion-methanol-complex-at-Texas-City_62657.html
August 22, 2014
Agrium today announced that it has named Steve Douglas senior v.p. and CFO, effective 3 November. Douglas joins the company from Brookfield Asset Management (Toronto), where he was...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Agrium-names-new-CFO_63352.html
August 22, 2014
China CAMS Engineering, (Beijing), a subsidiary of China National Machinery Industry Corp., has been awarded a contract to build a petrochemical complex for Navoiazot (Navoi...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/Chinese-engineering-firm-awarded-PVC-plant-contract-in-Uzbekistan_63350.html
August 21, 2014
PhosAgro (Moscow), a fertilizer major, today reported net profit increased 70% in the first six months of the year, to 8.1 billion Russian rubles ($231 million), on 6% higher sales of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/PhosAgro-results-benefit-from-strong-global-fertilizer-demand_63330.html
August 21, 2014
Vale (Rio de Janeiro) is progressing with plans to develop the Kronau potash mine in Canada. The company has awarded an engineering services contract to WorleyParsons for the project...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Vale-progresses-potash-project-in-Canada-awards-contract-to-WorleyParsons_63329.html
August 21, 2014
PKN Orlen, Poland’s largest petrochemicals player, today announced that it will built an on-purpose propylene production facility at its Plock manufacturing complex. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/PKN-Orlen-builds-on-purpose-propylene-plant-in-Poland_63332.html
August 20, 2014
Uralchem (Moscow), a leading producer of nitrogen and phosphate fertilizers, has acquired a controlling stake in SIA Ventamonjaks, the largest liquid ammonia transhipment terminal in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Uralchem-subsidiary-acquires-Ventamonjaks_63310.html
August 20, 2014
DuSolo Fertilizers (Vancouver) has received environmental and operating licenses for a direct application natural fertilizer (DANF) processing capacity expansion in the Cerrado region...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/DuSolo-Fertilizers-receives-environmental-operating-licenses-for-DANF-expansion-in-Brazil_63312.html
August 20, 2014
Potash and magnesium products producer K+S (Kassel, Germany) has announced the extension of the contract of Norbert Steiner, chairman, until May 2017. His contract was scheduled to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/K+S-reduces-size-of-executive-board-extends-contracts-of-chairman-and-CFO_63309.html
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