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April 3, 2014
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM, Santiago) suffered no structural damage to its facilities following the 8.2-magnitude earthquake that shook most of northern Chile and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/SQM-reports-no-structural-damage-to-its-facilities-from-Chile-earthquake_60048.html
April 3, 2014
Cool Planet Energy Systems (Camarillo, CA) has closed its series-D financing round at the targeted $100 million, the company announced. All of the current strategic and venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Cool-Planet-closes-series-D-financing-round-on-target_60045.html
April 3, 2014
Grupa Azoty (Tarnów, Poland) is launching investments in the plastics and fertilizers segments, the company announced. The company will build additional nylon-6 production and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Grupa-Azoty-announces-expansion-of-nylon-6-production-fertilizer-granulation-capacity_60039.html
April 3, 2014
La Seda de Barcelona's (El Prat de Llobregat, Spain) assets at El Prat and Tarragona, Spain have been acquired by Cristian Lay (Jerez de los Caballeros, Spain), Cristian Lay announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene_glycol/Cristian-Lay-acquires-La-Seda-EO-EG-and-PET-assets-in-Spain_60042.html
April 3, 2014
Maire Tecnimont (Rome) says its subsidiary Kinetics Technology has been awarded two contracts by Total Olefins Antwerp for the implementation of its refinery offgas project at Antwerp...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Total-Olefins-Antwerp-awards-feedstock-enhancement-contract-to-Maire-Tecnimont_60044.html
April 2, 2014
Potash fertilizer producer Uralkali’s (Berezniki, Russia), as expected, has elected Sergey Chemezov as chairman. Robert Margetts and Dmitry Mazepin are deputy chairmen...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Uralkali-elects-chairman_59871.html
April 2, 2014
Agrium announced today that it expects its first-quarter earnings per share, to be released on 6 May, to be “just above breakeven.” The company says the slow start to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Agrium-first-quarter-earnings-to-be-flat-on-slow-spring-start_60010.html
April 2, 2014
Delegates to today’s sessions of the Euro Chlor Technology conference in Madrid were given a glimpse into what the chlor-alkali and vinyls industries may look like in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Euro-Chlor-9th-Technology-Conference-European-chlor-alkali-and-vinyls-industry-in-transition_60008.html
April 2, 2014
ICL Corp. (Tel Aviv) announced that it has acquired over 30 million units of Allana Potash Corp. (Toronto) at a price of 47 cts/share—bringing ICL’s total stake to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/ICL-acquires-over-30-million-Allana-Potash-shares_59955.html
April 2, 2014
Kem One (Lyon, France) has launched a project to convert the electrolysis technology at the company's Lavéra, France, chlor-alkali plant from mercury-cell and diaphragm, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Kem-One-launches-technology-conversion-for-Lavera-chlor-alkali-plant_60002.html
April 1, 2014
Resources company BHP Billiton (Melbourne) says that its fledgling potash operations could become a pillar of the company's business. BHP issued a statement today in response to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/BHP-says-potash-could-become-a-core-business_59994.html
April 1, 2014
Saudi Aramco said today that its wholly-owned subsidiary Saudi Aramco Products Trading Company (ATC) has begun trading chemical products from Petro Rabigh (Rabigh, Saudi Arabia), a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene_glycol/Aramco-begins-trading-chemical-products-from-Petro-Rabigh_59976.html
April 1, 2014
Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat (Salavat, Russia) has commissioned a new ethylene furnace at its Salavat based petrochemical complex. The new generation SRT-VI furnace was delivered by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Russian-petchem-producer-commissions-ethylene-furnace_59974.html
April 1, 2014
Euro Chlor's 9th Technology Conference and Exhibition, which kicked off in Madrid today, is reviewing numerous new processes and improvements in the chlor-alkali industry. The newest...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Euro-Chlor-9th-Technology-Conference-Clock-starts-ticking-for-mandatory-plant-conversion-in-Europe_59965.html
April 1, 2014
Butadiene demand growth is expected to outpace crude C4 production over the 2013-18 period, marking a return to more "historically typical market conditions," said Bill Hyde...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/IHS-WPC-2014-Butadiene-demand-to-outpace-supply-in-2013-18_59964.html
March 31, 2014
Asia will remain the center of olefins demand growth at least in the foreseeable future. The region accounts for 3.9 billion, or 55%, of the world’s potential chemical and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/IHS-WPC-2014-Lack-of-resources-limits-Asias-olefin-output-potential_59935.html
March 31, 2014
Dow Chemical announced today that its joint venture chlor-alkali facility with Mitsui & Co. has started full-scale commercial production at Freeport, TX. The facility has capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Dow-Mitsui-start-up-chlor-alkali-jv-plant_59934.html
March 31, 2014
CB&I today detailed its contract award by Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic; Muscat). CB&I’s contract, valued in excess of $40 million, covers the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/CB-and-I-details-Orpics-petchems-project-award-in-Oman_59933.html
March 28, 2014
With feedstock para-xylene (p-xylene) increasingly oversupplied, China’s producers of purified terephthalic acid (PTA) are gaining leverage over feedstock costs, and p-xylene margins are consequently in decline, says Duncan Clark, sr. director/aromatics and glycols at IHS Chemical. “It’s similar to the PTA industry, where there were very good margins a few years ago, and that was the business to be in.”...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/IHS-WPC-2014-Chinas-PTA-producers-gaining-leverage-over-p-xylene-costs_59918.html
March 28, 2014
Ineos’s plans, confirmed and detailed yesterday, to convert its Grangemouth, UK, olefins complex to consume cheap shale-based ethane feedstock imported from the United States...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Ineos-director-Grangemouth-ethane-investment-will-buy-15-years-of-competitiveness_59916.html
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