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June 3, 2014
Linde and BASF announced today that they intend to cooperate in developing and licensing processes for on-purpose production of linear butenes and butadiene. BASF has developed process...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Linde-and-BASF-join-forces-to-develop-on-purpose-butadiene-production-technology_61503.html
June 3, 2014
Marubeni is interested in taking over a potash project at Rio Colorado, Argentina that was previously being developed by Vale (Rio de Janeiro), according to a report from Argentine...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Report-Marubeni-eyes-Argentinas-Rio-Colorado-potash-project_61509.html
June 2, 2014
Gevo (Englewood, CO) says it is selling para-xylene (p-xylene) derived from its renewable isobutanol to Toray Industries. Toray expects to produce polyester fibers, yarns, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/Gevo-ships-biobased-p-xylene-to-Toray_61474.html
June 2, 2014
Uralchem (Moscow), a leading fertilizer producer, reports a 21% decline in first-quarter operating profit, to 5.27 billion Russian rubles ($150.9 million), on 7% lower sales, R19.4...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Uralchem-reports-lower-earnings-and-revenues_61473.html
June 2, 2014
Ineos announced today that, following clearance from the European Commission, it has completed the acquisition of the Sasol's solvents assets in Germany and the associated production...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/isopropyl_alcohol/Ineos-completes-acquisition-of-Sasols-solvents-business-in-Germany_61469.html
June 2, 2014
Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers (RCF; Mumbai) has shelved plans to build a $1-billion fertilizer complex in Ghana because it could not secure gas supplies for the project, Indian...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Rashtriya-Chemicals-and-Fertilizers-drops-plans-to-build-fertilizer-complex-in-Ghana_61466.html
May 31, 2014
Brass Fertilizer Co. (Victoria Island, Nigeria) and a Danish consortium led by Haldor Topsøe, have announced the signing of an agreement to design and construct a $3.5-billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/Brass-Fertilizer-signs-contract-to-build-large-urea-and-methanol-complex-in-Nigeria_61461.html
May 30, 2014
Mexico's federal electricity commission CFE (Mexico City) and Gas y Petroquímica de Occidente (GOP), a subsidiary of ProMan (Wollerau, Switzerland), signed an agreement for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Mexicos-federal-electricity-commission-to-supply-natural-gas-to-fertilizer-plant_61447.html
May 30, 2014
The State Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs of Turkmenistan has signed a 10-year loan agreement with the Japan Bank for International Cooperation and the South Korea Export-Import...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Turkmenistan-signs-loan-agreement-for-petchems-project_61448.html
May 29, 2014
Mosaic announced today that its president and CEO James Prokopanko is taking a medical leave of absence for surgery to treat his previously disclosed cancer. The company announced in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Mosaic-CEO-takes-medical-leave-interim-CEO-and-new-CFO-named_61428.html
May 29, 2014

EPA has issued final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permits to OxyChem for the construction of a 550,000 m.t./year ethane cracker at its site in Ingleside, TX.

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/EPA-green-lights-OxyChems-Ingleside-cracker-project_61409.html
May 28, 2014
EuroChem (Moscow), Russia’s largest producer of fertilizers and a major player globally, has signed a six-year gas-supply contract with Russia’s energy major, Rosneft...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/EuroChem-and-Rosneft-sign-gas-supply-deal-for-fertilizers-complex_61352.html
May 28, 2014
Flint Hills Resources, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, has reached a deal to acquire propylene maker PetroLogistics for $2.1 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Flint-Hills-Resources-to-acquire-PetroLogistics-for-$2-1-billion_61356.html
May 27, 2014
HF Chlor Alkali has selected the Ineos Bichlor bipolar electrolyzers for apreviously announced chlor-alkali plant now under construction at Eddyville, lA. The plant is being built...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/HF-Chlor-Alkali-selects-Ineos-technology-for-plant-in-Iowa_61346.html
May 27, 2014
BASF is likely to use its own technology in a previously announced, world-scale methane-to-propylene plant using shale gas as feedstock it is planning to build on the Gulf Coast...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/BASF-likely-to-use-own-process-in-MTP-plant-in-the-US_61329.html
May 25, 2014
Two Malaysian companies are planning to build large-scale methanol and gas processing complexes in Kazakhstan. Memorandums of understanding (MOU) covering the two projects, plus...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/Malaysian-firm-signs-MOU-to-build-methanol-plant-in-Kazakhstan_61314.html
May 23, 2014
Azerbaijan Methanol Co. (AzMeCo; Karadagh, Azerbaijan) and Sberbank (Moscow) have signed a memorandum of cooperation (MOC). Sberbank will finance AzMeCo’s projects to the value...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/AzMeCo-signs-deal-with-Russian-bank-plans-methanol-expansion_61303.html
May 23, 2014
Vopak (Rotterdam) has completed upgrading its benzene and pyrolysis gas (pygas) storage capacity in its terminal at Botlek, Netherlands. Total seabound throughput of benzene, toluene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Vopak-upgrades-aromatics-storage-capacity-in-the-Netherlands_61297.html
May 23, 2014
PhosAgro (Moscow), a major phosphate fertilizer producer, is considering constructing a new ammonia plant as well as downstream production facilities at its Apatit phosphate ore...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/PhosAgro-mulls-new-fertilizer-complex-on-Kola-Peninsula_61292.html
May 23, 2014
Bolivian president Evo Morales has announced plans for a $1.8-billion petrochemical plant in the department of Tarija in southern Bolivia. The area has the largest proven natural gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Bolivia-announces-$1-8-billion-petchems-project-update_61162.html
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