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January 29, 2014
SK Innovation’s subsidiary SK Incheon Petrochem has suspended construction work on a para-xylene (p-xylene) project at Incheon, South Korea, reports say citing an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/SK-Innovation-suspends-construction-work-on-p-xylene-project-in-Korea_58382.html
January 29, 2014
The Taiwanese government earlier this week approved construction of a $15-billion refinery and petrochemical project on mainland China under certain conditions, CW has learned. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Taiwan-conditionally-approves-petchems-project-on-mainland-China_58380.html
January 29, 2014
Hengyi Industries (Hangzhou, China) and the Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB) have signed a land lease agreement for a previously announced integrated oil refinery and aromatics...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Hengyi-and-Brunei-sign-land-lease-agreement-for-refinery-and-petchems-complex_58383.html
January 28, 2014
Yara International announced today that it has entered into shipbuilding contracts with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard for the construction and delivery of three 20,600–cubic meters...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Yara-invests-in-ammonia-vessels-seeks-shipping-management-partners_58349.html
January 28, 2014
Tata Chemicals (Mumbai) is planning to invest 400 million rupees ($6.35 million) to double the production capacity at its single superphosphate (SSP) plant at Haldia, India, according...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Report-Tata-Chemicals-to-double-capacity-of-SSP-plant-in-India_58366.html
January 27, 2014

Olin reported fourth quarter net income of $24.7 million, down 29% year-over-year (YOY), on sales of $562.1 million, down 4% YOY. Reported earnings fell 28% YOY to 31 cts/diluted share, but equaled the analyst consensus.

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Olin-earnings-fall-on-weaker-chlor-alkali-but-meet-estimates_58346.html
January 27, 2014
Phosagro (Moscow), a leading producer of phosphate fertilizers, is considering merger of its subsidiaries to save costs and improve shareholder value, CEO Andrey Guryev...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Phosagro-considers-merger-of-units-giving-up-Indian-market_58324.html
January 26, 2014
Canpotex, the North American potash cartel owned by PotashCorp., Mosaic and Agrium, said on Friday that it has reached an agreement with Sinochem Fertilizer Macao Commercial Offshore...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Canpotex-signs-deal-to-supply-potash-to-China_58318.html
January 24, 2014
Northwest Innovation Works (NWIW; Vancouver, WA) has proposed to build two large-scale methanol plants in the US Pacific Northwest. The proposed facilities would each cost $1 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/Chinese-group-plans-two-mega-methanol-plants-in-US-Pacific-Northwest-to-supply-olefins-feedstock_58289.html
January 24, 2014
Repsol's A Coruña, Spain refinery-petrochemical complex has restarted after a 50-day general stoppage, the longest in the 50-year history of the site, according to a report from...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Repsol-refinery-petchem-complex-restarts-after-planned-maintenance_58304.html
January 22, 2014
Sirius Minerals said today that it signed a take or pay deal with a US company for the offtake of at least 500,000 m.t./year of polyhalite from its York, UK, potash project. The deal...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Sirius-signs-potash-offtake-deal-with-US-company_58147.html
January 21, 2014
Hedge fund Third Point LLC (New York) said this morning that it has taken a stake in Dow Chemical and urged management to evaluate a spinoff of its petrochemical operations....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Hedge-fund-Third-Point-calls-for-Dow-to-consider-spin-off-of-petrochemicals_58157.html
January 21, 2014
Agrium announced fourth-quarter 2013 earnings projections today, saying operating earnings are expected to be at the bottom of a previously announced range of 80 cts–$1.25/share...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Agrium-lowers-fourth-quarter-2013-projections-on-weak-wholesale-sales_58152.html
January 21, 2014
In an open letter shareholders on 21 January, Jack Golsen, chairman of the board and CEO of LSB Industries, defended the company’s business strategy against the criticism of shareholder Engine Capital. The letter comes days after the resignation of four members of LSB’s board, a move meant to block Engine Capital from forcing major changes in the company’s strategy, according to a report by Forbes....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/LSB-counters-move-by-activist-shareholder-to-force-change-in-strategy_58156.html
January 21, 2014
UOP, a Honeywell subsidiary, has announced that its C4 Oleflex process has been selected by Shandong Huachao Chemical Co. (Dongming, China) to produce isobutylene, a key ingredient for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Honeywell-dehydrogenation-processes-selected-for-isobutylene-propylene-projects-in-China_58155.html
January 20, 2014
Type your caption here. The Chinese government set lower export tariffs for key fertilizer products urea and diammonium phosphate (DAP), effective 1 January, the Ministry of Finance...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/China-lowers-tariff-on-fertilizer-products-to-boost-exports_58126.html
January 20, 2014
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia) says that its Uralkali Trading subsidiary has reached an agreement on potash deliveries to China in the first half of 2014 at $305/m.t. cfr. The price...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Uralkali-export-contract-to-China-confirms-slide-in-potash-prices_58125.html
January 20, 2014
Production has started at  Petroquímica de Venezuela's (Pequiven; Valencia, Venezuela) new 1,800-m.t./day ammonia plant at the Morón petrochemical complex in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Pequiven-starts-up-ammonia-plant_58123.html
January 20, 2014
Industries Qatar (IQ; Doha) on Sunday announced a tentative shutdown schedule for its manufacturing facilities during the first quarter. IQ’s shutdown timetable in the first...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Industries-Qatar-plans-lengthy-plant-closures-in-first-quarter_58118.html
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