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May 2, 2014
LyondellBasell Industries has received a key permit required in the company's ethylene expansion program, the company announced today. The investments are expected to provide an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/LyondellBasell-gets-permit-for-ethylene-expansion-at-Corpus-Christi_60762.html
May 1, 2014
Williams is considering the construction of a second ethane cracker at its Geismar, LA, facility. The company currently envisions a greenfield project in which joint-venture partners would build associated derivative capacity....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Williams-looks-at-joint-venture-ethane-cracker-for-Geismar_60747.html
May 1, 2014
Nova Chemicals reports first quarter profit of $245 million, up 32% year-over-year (YOY) on gains in the olefins/polyolefins business unit. Sales totaled $1.38 billion, up 10% YOY....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Nova-Chemicals-profits-up-32-percent-on-polyethylene-earnings_60729.html
May 1, 2014
Sonatrach (Algiers) and the Villar Mir (Madrid) conglomerate signed two agreements related to their fertilizer activities in Algeria, local media sources report. The first agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Reports-Sonatrach-and-Spanish-conglomerate-sign-agreements-related-to-fertilizer-JVs_60731.html
May 1, 2014
Titan Group (Omsk, Russia) has increased its polypropylene (PP) capacity at Omsk through a technology upgrade, the company announced. Capacity has increased by 25% from about...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/acetone/Titan-completes-PP-capacity-hike-at-Omsk_60734.html
May 1, 2014
Sasol Chemicals (USA) and Boardwalk Louisiana Midstream (BLM), a unit of Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, have signed long-term ethane and ethylene storage and transportation agreements...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Sasol-signs-storage-transportation-agreements-with-Boardwalk-Louisiana-Midstream_60718.html
May 1, 2014
Methanex reports net income for the first quarter of $145 million, up 142% year-on-year (YOY), on sales of $968 million, up 48%. Although adjusted earnings increased 79% YOY, to $1.65/share, they fell well below the consensus estimate of $1.92/share. Analysts attributed the shortfall to unplanned outages and gas curtailments....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/Methanex-income-more-than-doubles-but-earnings-well-short-of-estimates-on-outages-feeds_60695.html
May 1, 2014
Vale (Rio de Janeiro) says that first-quarter net revenue from the company's fertilizer business amounted to $533 million, down 26% from $721 million one year earlier. The company did...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Vales-fertilizer-sales-down-26-percent_60722.html
April 30, 2014
Dow Chemical said on Wednesday that its ethylene production facilities at Plaquemine, LA experienced two separate process incidents during the week of 20 April. The incidents resulted...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Dows-Plaquemine-complex-suffers-disruption-ethylene-supply-curtailed-for-3-4-weeks_60714.html
April 30, 2014
Intrepid Potash today reported results for its first quarter 2014, including a net loss of $0.4 million, compared to a gain of $14.9 million in the first quarter 2013. Earnings per...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Intrepid-Potash-reports-net-loss-in-first-quarter_60706.html
April 30, 2014
Yara International (Oslo) has revamped its fertilizer blending unit at Porto Alegre, Brazil, and restarted operations there on 24 April, the company announced. The expansion boosts...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Yara-completes-revamp-of-fertilizer-blending-unit-in-Brazil_60692.html
April 30, 2014
Arkema today inaugurated a new electrolysis plant at its Jarrie site, near Grenoble, France. The €100-million ($138 million) investment involved converting a mercury-cell plant to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Arkema-inaugurates-membrane-process-chlorine-plant_60686.html
April 30, 2014
Yara International (Oslo) today reported record fertilizer deliveries in the first quarter but that lower commodity nitrogen prices have limited its profitability. "While global...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Yara-first-quarter-profits-decline-on-lower-fertilizer-prices_60684.html
April 30, 2014
Northwest Innovation Works (NWIW) is preparing to lease a site at the Port of Tacoma, WA, for construction of a third world-scale methanol plant in the region, according to local press reports....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/Reports-Chinese-firm-plans-third-world-scale-methanol-plant-for-Pacific-Northwest_60678.html
April 29, 2014
Lion Copolymer (Geismar, LA) has completed an engineering study for the addition of an ethylene propylene diene monomer production line at its facility at Geismar. The company says it is also considering how to strengthen its raw materials position, including shared investment in a new ethane cracker....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Lion-Copolymer-plans-US-EPDM-expansion-considers-share-of-ethane-cracker_60677.html
April 29, 2014
Honeywell Resins and Chemicals announced today that it will expand production capacity at its Chesterfield, VA, facility to meet demand for high-grade nylon polymers for packaging film...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/caprolactam/Honeywell-to-expand-nylon-capacity-at-Chesterfield_60662.html
April 29, 2014
Koch Fertilizer Trading's (Wichita, KS) Uruguayan subsidiary has opened a bonded warehouse in the port of Paranaguá, Brazil, Koch has announced. The facility—built, owned...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Koch-Fertilizer-opens-bonded-warehouse-in-Brazil_60657.html
April 25, 2014
Petronas Chemicals expects a six-month delay and an increase in costs for the construction of the Sabah Ammonia and Urea (Samur) project, according to chairman Wan Zulkiflee Wan...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Petronas-Chemicals-fertilizer-project-to-be-delayed-six-months_60607.html
April 24, 2014
Olin (Clayton, MO) has reports year-over-year (YOY) declines in sales and income for the first quarter, but earnings of 37 cts/share beat the analysts’ consensus estimate of 33 cts/share. The company has also announced a three-year, eight million-share repurchase program....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Olin-first-quarter-sales-earnings-down-on-chlor-alkali-products_60577.html
April 24, 2014
PetroLogistics (Houston) reports strong sales and high volumes for the first quarter. Soaring feedstock costs took a deep bite out of margins, but the company beat the analysts’ consensus of 33 cts/share, turning in earnings of 37 cts/share....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/PetroLogistics-reports-strong-first-quarter-despite-high-propane-costs_60550.html
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