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January 9, 2014
DuPont announced on 9 January that executive v.p. Mark Vergnano will serve as CEO of its performance chemicals upon completion of the planned spin off of the unit from DuPont. The spin...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/DuPont-names-CEO-for-planned-performance-chemicals-spinoff_57860.html
January 9, 2014
Americas Styrenics (The Woodlands, TX) plans to construct a deep water dock at its styrene production facility at St. James, LA, on the Mississippi River. The company expects to obtain local permits by mid-2014 and to bring the facility online in late 2015....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Americas-Styrenics-plans-deep-water-dock-for-St-James-facility_57856.html
January 9, 2014
An explosion occured today at about 14.00 GMT at Shell's Godorf, Germany aromatics complex, German media sources have reported. There were no casualties and the resulting fire is under...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Reports-Explosion-at-Shell-aromatics-site-in-Germany_57844.html
January 9, 2014
Agrium announced today that it is restructuring its business and integrating the sectors of its Agrium advanced technologies (AAT) unit into the company's wholesale unit. Agrium, as a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Agrium-reorganizes-business-to-operate-in-two-segments-considers-divestments_57831.html
January 9, 2014
Foster Wheeler has been awarded a contract by Socar Turkey Aegean Refinery (Alia─ča, Turkey), a subsidiary of Socar Turkey (Istanbul), for project management consultancy (PMC) services...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Foster-Wheeler-awarded-PMC-contract-for-refinery-petchems-project-in-Turkey_57830.html
January 8, 2014
Mosaic announced today that it has completed the previously announced purchase of shares from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation and the Anne Ray Charitable Trust (MAC Trusts...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Mosaic-repurchases-over-21-million-Cargill-shares_57816.html
January 8, 2014
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) says it is considering a legal challenge to plans by the Israeli government to seek higher royalties and taxes from the company's phosphate and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/ICL-considers-legal-challenge-to-possible-hike-in-mining-royalties-and-taxes_57820.html
January 8, 2014
South Louisiana Methanol (SLM) says it has received an air permit from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and the State of Louisiana for its $1.3-billion, 5,000-m.t./day gas-to-methanol project at St. James Parish, LA....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/South-Louisiana-Methanol-receives-air-permit_57805.html
January 8, 2014
LSB Industries (Oklahoma City) has taken down the anhydrous ammonia plant at its Pryor, OK, facility to address excessive vibration in the second stage of the compressor....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/LSB-shuts-down-Pryor-ammonia-plant-again_57796.html
January 7, 2014
Zuari Fertilizers & Chemicals (Zuarinagar, India), a wholly owned subsidiary of Zuari Agro Chemicals (Zuarinagar), plans to divest its entire 16.43% stake in Mangalore Chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Reports-Deepak-Fertilisers-to-increase-stake-in-Mangalore-Chemicals-and-Fertilizers_57773.html
January 6, 2014
Rentech Nitrogen says that it has completed all repairs related to the fire that occurred at the company's East Dubuque, IL, nitrogen fertilizer facility on 29 November 2013. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Rentech-Nitrogen-completes-fire-damage-repairs-at-East-Dubuque_57752.html
January 3, 2014
LyondellBasell Industries says it has completed the previously announced restart of the company's methanol plant at Channelview, TX. The plant was placed back into service in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/LyondellBasell-restarts-methanol-plant-in-Texas_57716.html
January 3, 2014
Harold Simmons, chairman of the board of directors at NL Holdings—which comprises several titanium dioxide (TiO2) manufacturers, including NL Industries (Dallas) and Kronos...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/NL-Holdings-and-Kronos-chairman-dies_57686.html
January 2, 2014
Initial reports indicated that a power outage resulted in a loss of cooling. The company will be required to submit a comprehensive list of necessary repairs and modifications to the court and to complete the work before the plant, which produces phenol, can return to production, according to Illinois District Attorney Lisa Madigan....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/acetone/Blue-Island-Phenol-ordered-to-remain-offline-until-investigation-completed_57719.html
December 30, 2013
LSB Industries announced today that it has resumed ammonia production at its Pryor, OK facility after being taken out of service to perform unplanned maintenance and to improve...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/LSB-restarts-Pryor-facility_57696.html
December 27, 2013
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) says it has signed a joint venture agreement on 26 December with Abu Dhabi National Chemicals Co. (ChemaWEyaat; Abu Dhabi), to build a previously announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/ChemaWEyaat-and-Indorama-form-JV-for-aromatics-project-in-Abu-Dhabi_57666.html
December 26, 2013
Shell Chemical has agreed to fund demolition at a Monaca, PA industrial site it has been evaluating for a potential world-scale ethane cracker since March 2012, according to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Shell-extends-option-on-proposed-cracker-site-agrees-to-fund-demolition_57658.html
December 24, 2013
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), a leading global producer of potash, has announced that a board meeting held on 23 December confirmed Dmitry Osipov as its new CEO, effective 24 December...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Appointment-of-new-Uralkali-CEO-heightens-speculation-about-revival-of-potash-cartel_57645.html
December 23, 2013
Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden; Riyadh) announced today that it has awarded three engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracts for its previously...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Maaden-awards-three-large-EPC-contracts-for-its-phosphate-project-in-Saudi-Arabia_57632.html
December 23, 2013
Sirius Minerals (London), a potash development company, today announced that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to sell 500,000 m.t./year of polyhalite, a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Sirius-Minerals-signs-another-potash-offtake-deal-appoints-new-director_57631.html
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