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November 22, 2013
Vladislav Baumgertner, CEO of potash major Uralkali was on Thursday released from house arrest, his lawyer Alexei Basistov said.  Belarus had earlier agreed to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Uralkali-CEO-Vladislav-Baumgertner-released-from-house-arrest_56847.html
November 21, 2013
Kuraray has reached a deal to acquire DuPont's glass laminating solutions and vinyls (GLS/vinyls) business, a leading producer of polyvinyl butyral (PVB), for $543 million. DuPont expects the deal to close during the first half of 2014.
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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_acetate/Kuraray-to-acquire-DuPonts-PVB-business-for-$543-million_56867.html
November 21, 2013
University of Leicester (Leicester, UK) students have cloned the DNA sequences responsible for degrading toluene, the university announced. The cloning of these sequences could help...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/UK-university-students-clone-bacteria-that-degrades-toluene_56844.html
November 20, 2013
The official receiver of Kem One SAS (Lyon, France), the chlor-alkali and commodity polyvinyl chloride (PVC) division of Kem One (Lyon), met with the company's staff...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Three-bidders-left-in-race-to-acquire-debt-ridden-PVC-producer-Kem-One_56803.html
November 20, 2013
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM; Santiago) reported $138.9 million in net income during the third quarter of 2013, down almost 16% from $165.2 million during the same...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/SQMs-third-quarter-net-income-falls-almost-16-percent_56801.html
November 20, 2013
Ineos Olefins & Polymers has extended its propylene supply agreement with PetroLogistics (Houston) by three years through the end of 2016....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Ineos-extends-supply-agreement-with-PetroLogistics-through-2016_56792.html
November 19, 2013
An explosion today at Total's 360,000-bbl/day refinery at Antwerp killed two people, according to a statement issued by the refinery. The blast occurred at 14.00 GMT, and operations at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Explosion-at-Totals-Antwerp-refinery-kills-two-petchem-market-impact-uncertain_56782.html
November 19, 2013
(includes more details of the agreement and the petrochemical complex's capacity) General Electric (GE) and Carbon  Holdings (Cairo) have signed a $500-million agreement, under...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/GE-to-provide-technologies-financing-for-world-scale-naphtha-cracker-project-in-Egypt-update_56757.html
November 18, 2013
Onexim Group (Moscow), one of Russia’s largest investment funds, said today that it has agreed to buy the 21.75% stake in Uralkali owned by the Suleyman Kerimov Foundation. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Onexim-Group-to-buy-out-Uralkali-stakeholder_56753.html
November 18, 2013
Yara International says it has acquired water sensor company ZIM Plant Technology (Hennigsdorf, Germany). "This is a strategic step for Yara into a new segment of the precision...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Yara-acquires-water-crop-sensor-technology-firm_56751.html
November 15, 2013

Odebrecht, the parent of Braskem, is exploring the possibility of building a petrochemical complex in West Virginia, the state’s governor announced in a press release on 14 November. The project, located in the Marcellus shale region of the Northeast United States, would include an ethane cracker, three polyethylene plants, and associated infrastructure for water treatment and energy co-generation.

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Update-Odebrecht-explores-cracker-derivatives-complex-in-West-Virginia_56715.html
November 14, 2013
Yokogawa Electric (Tokyo) has been selected as the main automation contractor for Chevron Phillips Chemical's (CPChem; The Woodlands, TX) US Gulf Coast (USGC) petrochemicals project...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Yokogawa-selected-as-main-automation-contractor-for-CPChems-USGC-petrochemical-project_56693.html
November 14, 2013
K+S said today that lower prices and uncertainty on the global potash markets following the collapse of one of the world's two large cartels have contributed to lower third-quarter...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/K+S-reports-lower-sales-and-earnings-seeks-savings-of-&euro500-million_56689.html
November 13, 2013
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) has decided to mothball the polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plant of the company's Indorama Polymers subsidiary at Workington, UK as part of a business...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/terephthalic_acid/Indorama-to-mothball-PET-plant-in-the-UK_56672.html
November 13, 2013
SamaraNefteOrgSintez (Sanors; Novokuibyshevsk, Russia) says it will select technology for a world-scale olefins complex at the end of January. The complex, planned at Novokuibyshevsk...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Linde-and-Technip-compete-to-supply-olefins-technology-for-world-scale-plant-in-Russia_56667.html
November 12, 2013
LSB Industries (LSB, Oklahoma City, OK) says it has entered into an agreement with SAIC Constructors to build a 360,000-m.t./year nitric acid plant and a 40,000-m.t./year nitric acid...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/LSB-awards-nitric-acid-plant-contract-to-SAIC-Constructors_56659.html
November 12, 2013
A recent Reuters report says that Dmitry Mazepin, owner of Russian fertilizer producer Uralchem (Moscow) is interested in taking a stake in Uralkali. Since Uralkali left potash...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Reports-Uralchem-owner-to-acquire-stake-in-Uralkali_56647.html
November 12, 2013
Rockwood has reported third-quarter adjusted net income of $48.2 million, or 63 cts/share, down 31.5% year-on-year (YOY), on sales up 3.2%, to $890.1 million. Actual net income totaled...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/Rockwood-nets-big-one-time-gain-on-ceramics-sale-adjusted-earnings-fall_56644.html
November 12, 2013
Belarus Potash Co. (BPC; Minsk) exported between 400,000 m.t. and 450,000 m.t. of potash during October, according to a report from local news agency BelTa. BCP exported mainly to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Report-BPC-exported-over-400000-m-t-of-potash-during-October_56643.html
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