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June 18, 2014
IHI's wholly owned engineering and construction (E&C) subsidiary has been selected to provide detailed engineering and procurement services to Dakota Gasification Co., (DGC...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/IHI-E-and-C-awarded-EP-services-contract-for-urea-plant-in-North-Dakota_61893.html
June 18, 2014
The petrochemical plant at Isfahan, Iran, has stopped producing aromatics because of the lack of feedstock, local news agencies report, citing the plant’s managing director...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Feedstock-shortage-halts-aromatics-production-at-Isfahan-petrochemical-plant_61888.html
June 17, 2014
PhosAgro (Moscow) announced today the appointment of Vladimir Davydenko as the director of the Kirovsk branch of PhosAgro and the CEO of Apatit. Prior to his appointment, Davydenko had...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/PhosAgro-appoints-new-CEO-of-phosphate-subsidiary-Apatit_61859.html
June 17, 2014

Williams Partners (Williams; Tulsa, OK) has pushed the restart of its Geismar, LA, ethylene plant back one month to July.

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Williams-delays-Geismar-cracker-restart-to-July_61851.html
June 16, 2014
Iran plans to turn the Sea of Oman’s costal region into the country’s petrochemical hub, says deputy managing director of the National Petrochemical Co. (Tehran) Mohammad...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/Iran-to-develop-petchem-hub-by-Sea-of-Oman-China-pledges-project-finance_61820.html
June 13, 2014
Fertilizantes Heringer (Viana, Brazil) and Office Chérifien des Phosphates (OCP; Casablanca) have signed definitive agreements under which OCP will acquire 9.5–10.5% of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/OCP-to-buy-stake-in-Brazilian-fertilizer-firm_61801.html
June 13, 2014
The Mexican Petroleum Institute (IMP; Mexico City), has completed a basic engineering study requested by the petrochemicals subsidiary of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex; Mexico...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene_oxide/Mexican-Petroleum-Institute-completes-basic-engineering-study-for-Pemex-EO-expansion_61798.html
June 13, 2014
Highfield Resources (West Perth, Australia), a developer of three potash projects in northern Spain, has raised $32 million for its three wholly owned potash projects in the area, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Highfield-Resources-raises-funds-for-Spanish-potash-projects_61795.html
June 13, 2014
C3 Petrochemicals, an affiliate of Ascend Performance Materials, has received a final greenhouse gas Prevention of Significant Deterioration construction permit for its Alvin, TX, propane dehydrogenation project, according to an EPA statement....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/EPA-approves-construction-of-Ascends-1-million-m-t-year-Texas-PDH-plant_61804.html
June 13, 2014
EPA and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality have granted air permits allowing G2X Energy (Houston) to begin construction of a gas-to-liquids plant at Lake Charles, LA, the company says. The facility will have capacity to produce 12,500 bbl/day of gasoline, methanol, or both....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/G2X-receives-permits-for-Lake-Charles-gas-to-liquids-project_61752.html
June 12, 2014
Trinseo, formerly Styron, shares today began trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol “TSE,” at $19/share. The company announced earlier this month...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Trinseo-prices-shares-at-$19-begins-trading_61722.html
June 12, 2014
TPC Group, North America's leading producer of butene and butadiene, and UOP today announced the they have entered into an agreement for UOP to be the exclusive licensor of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/TPC-and-UOP-link-in-on-purpose-butadiene-technology-licensing_61720.html
June 11, 2014
Oxea says that “technical issues” arose at the end of a major scheduled maintenance turnaround at its Bay City, TX, facility. Although all units are back in operation, inventories of oxo products and esters “are extremely low throughout the supply chain,” the company stated in a press release issued on 11 June....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/oxoalcohols/Oxea-reports-temporary-service-disruption-at-Bay-City-TX-intermediates-facility_61701.html
June 11, 2014
Refiner and petrochemicals producer IRPC (Bangkok), formerly Thai Petrochemical Industry, said today that a fire at its vacuum gas oil hydrotreating unit (VGO/HT), which provides...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Fire-halts-production-at-petchem-complex-in-Thailand_61645.html
June 11, 2014
Nexeo Solutions’ recently acquired sales subsidiary Archway Sales has agreed to represent Dow Corning’s silicone, silane, and additive lines throughout the contiguous...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Dow-Corning-Nexeo-Solutions-partner-for-silicone-sales_61681.html
June 11, 2014
TransGas Development Systems (New York) is planning to invest $2.7 billion for the development of a coal-gasification plant for the production of fertilizers in the state of Santa...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/TransGas-invests-$2-7-billion-to-build-coal-gasification-plant-in-Brazil-for-fertilizers_61674.html
June 11, 2014
Russian fertilizer producer Acron (Velikii Novgorod), through its Norica Holding subsidiary, has raised its stake in Grupa Azoty (Tarnów), the major chemicals player in Poland...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Acron-raises-stake-in-Polish-chemicals-major-Grupa-Azoty_61675.html
June 10, 2014
Eastman Chemical has made “significant progress” toward restoring operations at its Kingsport, TN, facility after a widespread power outage forced an unplanned shutdown on 4 June, the company says. With the possible exception of butyl acetate, the shutdown is unlikely to have much impact on the delivery of acetyl products, according to IHS Chemical....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/acetic_acid/Eastman-restoring-operations-at-Kingsport-limited-impact-on-acetyls-says-IHS_61653.html
June 10, 2014
Upgrading work at Petróleos Mexicanos's (Pemex; Mexico City) urea plant at Pajaritos, Mexico, has started, Pemex says. The work will boost the plant's urea production capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Pemex-starts-upgrade-of-urea-plant_61644.html
June 10, 2014
Sibur (Moscow), Russia’s largest petrochemicals producer, today reported a 263% increase in first-quarter profit, to 56.8 billion Russian rubles ($1.65 billion), on 21% higher...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Sibur-reports-big-increase-in-first-quarter-results-new-PP-plant-contributes_61641.html
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