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March 3, 2014
The fertilizer business of mining company Vale (Rio de Janeiro) posted negative adjusted Ebitda of $105 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared with positive adjusted Ebitda of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Vales-fertilizer-business-swings-to-loss-on-lower-prices-sales_59277.html
March 3, 2014
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia) has started operations at the newly developed Novo-Solikamsk section of the company's Solikamsk-1 potash mine and plant complex at Solikamsk, Russia, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Uralkali-completes-project-to-extend-life-of-potash-complex-in-Russia_59270.html
March 2, 2014
The Kuwait Styrene Co., (TKSC) today reported a net profit of $180 million for the fiscal year ending 31 December 2013. “Despite several challenges, these profits exceeded the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Kuwait-Styrene-reports-record-sales-and-profit-on-higher-demand_59249.html
February 28, 2014
Solvay and Ineos say they have offered the European Commission a revised remedy package, consisting of substantial asset divestments, to secure the commission's approval for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene_dichloride/Solvay-Ineos-sweeten-divestment-package-offered-to-secure-EU-Commission-approval-for-chlorvinyls-JV_59224.html
February 28, 2014
A fire at Lukoil's (Moscow) Stavrolen petrochemical complex at Budyonnovsk, Russia, has resulted in the suspension of production at the facility, Lukoil has announced. The fire broke...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Lukoil-suspends-production-at-Russia-complex-because-of-ethylene-plant-fire_59221.html
February 28, 2014
Huntsman announced today that it expects the European Commission to open a phase II investigation of its proposed acquisition of Rockwood’s performance additives and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/European-Commission-expected-to-conduct-extended-review-of-Huntsman-Rockwood-pigments-deal_59232.html
February 28, 2014
Tronox reports a net loss of $3 million, narrower than the $97 million loss reported in the same quarter last year. Earnings per share were at a loss of 6 cts/share—slightly...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/Tronox-reports-tighter-net-loss-stabilizing-pigment-market_59150.html
February 28, 2014
LSB Industries (Oklahoma City) reports net income of $37.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2013, up more than three-fold year-over-year (YOY) from $11.6 million. Earnings per share totaled $1.58. Net sales fell 16% YOY, to $149 million, mainly the result of unplanned downtime at the company’s Pryor, OK, ammonia plant....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/LSB-sales-down-earnings-up-on-insurance-recovery_59177.html
February 27, 2014
Styrolution (Frankfurt), the global leading producer of styrenics jointly owned by BASF and Ineos, today announced record profits for 2013. Ebitda before special items for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Styrolution-posts-record-profit-on-strong-styrene-PS-margins-optimistic-for-2014_59151.html
February 27, 2014
Potash development company Sirius Minerals announced today that it has proposed to replace a proposed mineral transport system (MTS) at its planned polyhalite potash project in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Sirius-Minerals-plans-new-transport-system-at-UK-potash-project_59111.html
February 26, 2014
Following a meeting held on 25 February, the board of directors of Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), a globally leading producer of potash fertilizers, has announced a list of candidates...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Uralkali-nominates-candidates-to-be-elected-to-its-board-of-directors_59110.html
February 26, 2014
Belarusian Potash Co. (BPC) has signed a contract to export potash fertilizers to China in the first half of 2014, the Belarusian Telegraph Agency said on Tuesday. BPC’s contract...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Belarusian-Potash-Co-signs-contract-to-export-potash-to-China_59109.html
February 24, 2014
Iluka Resources (Perth, Australia) is acquiring an 18.3% stake in Metalysis (Rotherham, UK), a Cambridge University spin-off that is developing a low-cost titanium process, for A$22.5...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Iluka-acquires-stake-in-developer-of-low-cost-titanium-manufacturing-process_59038.html
February 24, 2014
PhosAgro (Moscow), a major fertilizer producer, said today that it has signed a potash supply contract with Belaruskali (Soligorsk, Belarus). "Following last year's breakup of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/PhosAgro-Belaruskali-sign-potash-supply-contract_59040.html
February 21, 2014
Agrium announced weaker results for the fourth quarter due to lower prices across all segments and a nitrogen volume reduction, the company says. Net earnings were $99 million, down...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Agrium-results-down-on-lower-prices-retail-segment-up_59027.html
February 20, 2014
Sulvaris (Calgary, AB) says it has received final regulatory approval from Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (AESRD) for its sulfur fertilizer plant in central...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Sulfur-fertilizer-company-Sulvaris-to-build-Alberta-production-facility_58944.html
February 20, 2014

Williams Partners has postponed the restart of its Geismar, LA, olefins plant to June, according to the company’s fourth-quarter earnings release. The steam cracker had been expected to go online in April. The extended outage will keep ethylene tight in Louisiana, but the return to service of Chevron’s Evangeline pipeline early in the second quarter will increase supply from Texas.

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Williamss-Geismar-cracker-to-remain-offline-until-June_58949.html
February 20, 2014
Axiall reported fourth-quarter net income of $57 million, up 78% year-over-year (YOY). Net sales of $1.1 billion for the quarter were up 44% YOY. The company attributes the gains primarily to the merger with PPG’s chemical’s business. Adjusted earnings of 88 cts/share beat the analysts’ consensus estimate of 67 cts/share....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_chloride/Axiall-fourth-quarter-net-income-up-78-percent-to-$57-million_58947.html
February 20, 2014
Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL; Tokyo) says it has received a new building charter contract for two methanol carriers from Atlantic Methanol Production Co. (AMPCO; Equatorial Guinea), based on...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/Mitsui-OSK-to-build-two-methanol-carriers-for-charter-to-Atlantic-Methanol_58940.html
February 20, 2014
  The Arab Potash Co. (APC; Amman) and the Jordan Bromine Co. (JBC) have signed an agreement with Noble Energy Co. (Houston, TX) to import 2 billion cubic meter of natural gas for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Arab-Potash-and-Jordan-Bromine-sign-deal-with-US-firm-to-import-gas-from-Israel_58938.html
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