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January 26, 2016DuPont on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter 2015 net loss of $253 million, or 26 cts/share, due mostly to restructuring charges as the company implements cost-cutting programs. Sales...
January 26, 2016The European Commission says it has opened an in-depth investigation into whether support provided by the Spanish authorities to potash mining company Iberpotash (Súria, Spain)...
January 26, 2016Midwest Fertilizer Co. has agreed with Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (USA) to design and build a previously announced nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing complex near Mt. Vernon in...
January 26, 2016Indian Potash Ltd. (IPL; New Delhi) has signed a five-year deal for the delivery of potash fertilizers from Belarus, according to Pankaj Saxena, Indian ambassador to Belarus...
January 25, 2016Flint Hills Resources said in a filing with state regulators on Saturday, 23 January, that it was restarting a light olefins unit (LOU) at its Port Arthur, TX, facility following an upset on 22 January. The filing, published by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), said the upset caused the LOU to shut down....
January 25, 2016ExxonMobil confirmed on Monday that flaring at its Beaumont, TX, facility will continue as the company works toward normal operations over the coming days. The company did not say when it aims to complete the process. A spokesperson said the company expects to continue meeting contractual commitments....
January 25, 2016Mossi Ghisolfi Group's (M&G; Tortona, Italy) chemicals arm, headquartered in Luxembourg, says it will increase the initial capacity of a previously announced, integrated...
January 25, 2016Chandra Asri Petrochemical (Jakarta), the largest integrated petrochemical company in Indonesia, on Monday announced the completion of its naphtha cracker capacity expansion project at...
January 25, 2016The depreciation of the Chinese currency, the renminbi, against the dollar is having a big impact on nitrogen and potash fertilizer markets, analysts say. The renminbi has weakened by...
January 22, 2016US ethylene spot prices began Friday on the rise, following a power failure at ExxonMobil's Beaumont, TX, facility during the afternoon of Thursday, 21 January. The company says that the refinery and chemical plant operations at Beaumont are in a safe-park mode, and the company will work to restore normal operations over the coming days....