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September 26, 2014
Yara International (Oslo) said today that Svein Richard Brandtzæg has notified its board that he will not assume the position of president and CEO of the company. Brandtzæg...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Yaras-CEO-designate-decides-to-stay-at-Norsk-Hydro_64069.html
September 26, 2014
EuroChem (Moscow), Russia’s leading fertilizer producer and one of the top manufacturers globally, has side-stepped suggestions that it will cooperate with Uralkali (Berezniki...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/EuroChem-will-not-rock-the-global-potash-boat_64075.html
September 25, 2014
Maverick Synfuels (Research Triangle Park, NC) has introduced the first small-scale, modular methane-to-methanol production plant that can be colocated at the methane source, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/Maverick-Synfuels-launches-small-scale-methane-to-methanol-plants_64009.html
September 25, 2014
Sirius Minerals (London), which is developing a potash manufacturing project in the United Kingdom, announced today that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Sirius-signs-MOU-to-form-joint-venture-with-Tanzania-Fertilizer-Company_63994.html
September 24, 2014
Advanced Petrochemical (Al Jubail) said on Sunday that its 95%-owned subsidiary Advanced Global Investment Co. (AGIC) and SK Gas (Seoul) have formed a joint venture for their...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Advanced-Petrochemical-and-SK-Gas-form-joint-venture-for-PDH-plant_63816.html
September 24, 2014
PhosAgro (Moscow), a leading integrated phosphate fertilizer producer, announced today the election of Jim Rogers to its board of directors. Rogers cofounded Quantum Fund and owns...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/PhosAgro-appoints-board-member_63845.html
September 24, 2014
Petronas Chemicals (Kuala Lumpur), Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe Puławy (Puławy, Poland) and Sipitang Oil & Gas Development Corp. have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Petronas-Chemicals-and-Polands-Azoty-sign-MOU-for-ammonia-urea-JV-in-Malaysia_63879.html
September 24, 2014
LyondellBasell Industries is evaluating a further expansion project at Channelview, TX, to add up to 550 million lbs/year of ethylene. Preliminary engineering work is under way and, if...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/LyondellBasell-planning-further-ethylene-expansion-at-Channelview_63961.html
September 24, 2014
Agrium said on Tuesday that it expects to complete the brownfield expansion of its Vanscoy, SK, potash mine in the fourth quarter of this year and plans to ramp up the expanded...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Agrium-to-complete-Vanscoy-potash-expansion-in-fourth-quarter_63958.html
September 24, 2014
Formosa Plastics has selected the Steam Active Reforming technology, licensed by ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions, for its propane dehydrogenation project at Point Comfort, TX. Formosa Plastics has received all required permits for the project, and construction is already under way, the company says....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Formosa-Plastics-to-use-STAR-PDH-technology-at-Point-Comfort-TX-Updated_63957.html
September 24, 2014
Versalis (Milan), the chemicals subsidiary of ENI (Rome), has confirmed that it will not restart operations at the company's naphtha cracker at Porto Marghera, Italy. The cracker...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Versalis-makes-Porto-Marghera-cracker-closure-permanent_63963.html
September 23, 2014
Yara International (Oslo) and CF Industries (Deerfield, IL), the world’s largest and second-largest manufacturers of nitrogen fertilizers, respectively, said today that they are...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/CF-Industries-and-Yara-International-in-talks-to-form-the-worlds-largest-fertilizer-producer_63939.html
September 23, 2014
Engineers India has signed a contract with Assam Petrochemicals for its previously announced 500 -.t./day methanol and 200-m.t./day acetic acid project being built at Namrup, Assam...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/acetic_acid/Engineers-India-signs-methanol-and-acetic-acid-plant-contract-in-Assam_63938.html
September 23, 2014
Sibur (Moscow), Russia’s largest petrochemicals player, last week signed a cooperation agreement with the government of the Amur region, in Russia's Far East, covering a proposed...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Sibur-will-seek-partners-for-petchems-project-in-Russias-Far-East_63920.html
September 22, 2014
Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers (RCF; Mumbai) says it is seeking investment opportunities abroad, including a joint venture to set up a fertilizer plant in Iran. "We are...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Rashtriya-Chemicals-and-Fertilizers-plans-urea-project-in-Iran_63912.html
September 22, 2014
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) said today that its aromatics complex number two, with a combined capacity of 1.07 million m.t./year, has been taken off-line to repair a reactor...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/PTTGC-takes-large-aromatics-complex-off-line-to-carry-out-repairs_63919.html
September 19, 2014
GRAND OPENING: President Vladimir Putin at RusVinyl's inauguration today. RusVinyl (Kstovo, Russia)—an equally owned joint venture between Sibur (Moscow), Russia's largest...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/RusVinyl-commissions-&euro1-4-billion-integrated-PVC-complex-in-Russia_63903.html
September 18, 2014

ZeoGas (Houston) has hired Foster Wheeler to help plan a gas-to-gasoline plant that will be built on the US Gulf Coast. The new plant will employ Air Liquide’s 5,000-m.t./day MegaMethanol technology to convert natural gas to synthesis gas and then to methanol, which will be converted to gasoline using ExxonMobil’s methanol-to-gasoline technology.

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/ZeoGas-hires-Foster-Wheeler-to-plan-Gulf-Coast-gas-to-gasoline-project_63887.html
September 17, 2014
Shell Chemicals says it will rebuild the MSPO-2 propylene oxide–styrene monomer (POSM) plant at the company's Moerdijk, Netherlands, facility. In a statement issued on 17 September, Shell says it has determined the cause of an explosion that destroyed the plant in June and that it “is convinced that a similar incident can be prevented from occurring again in the future.”...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/Shell-to-rebuild-Moerdijk-POSM-plant_63866.html
September 16, 2014
The Baltic Gas Chemical Co. has concluded preliminary geological investigations at a site in the Leningrad region of Russia, where it plans to build an export-oriented methanol...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/Russian-firm-plans-export-oriented-methanol-complex-in-Leningrad-region_63844.html
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