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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
September 16, 2014
Sibur (Moscow), Russia’s largest petrochemical company, said today that, following the completion of the front-end engineering design (FEED) contracts and assessment of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Sibur-proceeds-with-$9-5-billion-petchem-project-at-Tobolsk_63837.html
September 11, 2014
Vung Ro Petroleum (VRP; Tuy Hoa, Vietnam) has broken ground on a previously announced refinery and petrochemical complex, and seaport development, at Hoa Tam industrial zone in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Reports-Vietnam-firm-breaks-ground-on-$4-billion-refinery-petrochemical-complex_63724.html
September 11, 2014
BASF has started up a butadiene extraction plant at the company's Antwerp complex, the company announced today. The plant has an annual production capacity of 155,000 m.t. It is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/BASF-starts-up-155000-m-tyear-butadiene-unit-at-Antwerp_63718.html
September 11, 2014
Vencorex, a joint venture in which PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) holds 85% and Perstorp 15%, said today that it plans to convert its diaphragm process chlor-alkali plant at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Vencorex-to-convert-chlorine-plant-in-France-to-membrane-technology_63720.html
September 10, 2014
KBR said today that it has been awarded a contract by the Algerian fertilizer producer Fertial to provide licensing and engineering design services to revamp Fertial’s ammonia...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/KBR-awarded-contract-to-revamp-two-ammonia-plants-in-Algeria_63703.html
September 9, 2014
Industrial action is disrupting production at AkzoNobel's chlor-alkali plant at Botlek, Netherlands, in the port of Rotterdam. The plant forms part of a large cluster of units operated...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Industrial-action-disturbs-AkzoNobels-chlor-alkali-production-at-Botlek_63678.html
September 9, 2014
Coca-Cola is making an additional investment in the development and commercialization of Virent's (Madison, WI) registered biobased para-xylene (p-xylene), BioFormPX, Virent announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/Coca-Cola-invests-to-help-Virent-scale-up-biobased-p-xylene_63675.html
September 8, 2014
KBR today confirmed that it has been awarded a contract for a new grassroots urea facility being built by Koch Nitrogen Co. at Enid, OK. The reimbursable contract covers engineering...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/KBR-confirms-urea-contract-award-by-Koch-Nitrogen_63580.html
September 8, 2014
EU regulations and increased M&A activity will likely close older plants and continue consolidation in Europe's chlorvinyls industry, according to a new analysis from IHS Chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/IHS-Regulation-and-M-and-A-activity-reshaping-Europes-chlorvinyls-industry_63657.html
September 5, 2014
CHS (St. Paul), a farmer-owned cooperative, announced today that it will construct a nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing plant at Spiritwood, ND. The board approved plans for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Farmer-co-op-CHS-to-build-$3-billion-nitrogen-fertilizer-plant-in-North-Dakota_63640.html
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