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October 7, 2013
ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (Hamburg) has been awarded a contract for a large fertilizer plant in Belarus, the company announced today. The contract awarded, by Grodno Azot...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/ThyssenKrupp-awarded-contract-for-large-fertilizer-plant-in-Belarus_55707.html
October 7, 2013
Three groups are interested in buying Suleyman Kerimov’s stake in Russian potash producer Uralkali (Berezniki), according to a Monday report in Vedomosti that cites a source...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Report-Three-groups-eye-Kerimovs-stake-potash-price-to-India-reduced_55704.html
October 4, 2013
Ineos is closing of its vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) facility at Saltend, UK, causing the loss of 18 jobs, the company announced today. Ineos's VAM capacity at the site is 300,000...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_acetate/Ineos-shuts-down-VAM-production-in-UK_55648.html
October 4, 2013
Lyondell Chemie Nederland, a subsidiary of LyondellBasell Industries; and Oiltanking Stolthaven Antwerp have signed a 10-year agreement for the storage and handling of glacial acetic...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/acetic_acid/LyondellBasell-and-Oiltanking-Stolhaven-sign-10-year-agreement-for-storage-of-GAA-and-VAM_55645.html
October 3, 2013
US phosphate export association Phosphate Chemicals Export Association (PhosChem; Plymouth, MN) has disbanded, a spokesperson for Mosaic said yesterday. This marks the second...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Reports-US-phosphate-export-cartel-PhosChem-splits_55616.html
October 3, 2013
Chevron Phillips Chemical’s (CPChem; The Woodlands, TX) board of directors has approved the US Gulf Coast (USGC) petrochemicals project, the company announced on 3 October. First announced in March 2011, the project comprises a 1.5 million m.t./year ethane cracker and two 500,000 m.t./year polyethylene facilities....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/CPChem-board-greenlights-Texas-petchems-project_55617.html
October 3, 2013
Agrium announced today that COO Chuck Magro will take over the position of CEO Mike Wilson, who is retiring, on 31 December. Magro will join Agrium’s board immediately, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Agrium-CEO-to-retire-current-COO-to-take-position_55615.html
October 3, 2013
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia) announced today that its production of potash increased 5% in the third quarter compared with the corresponding period of last year, to 2.7 million m.t...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Uralkalis-potash-output-rises-following-exit-from-BPC-cartel_55612.html
October 2, 2013
Rennovia (Menlo Park, CA) has produced, and shipped to a prospective partner, samples of what it believes to be the first 100% biobased nylon-6,6. The product is made from Rennovia's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/adipic_acid/Rennovia-ships-100-percent-biobased-nylon-66_55589.html
October 2, 2013
Petrobras's (Rio de Janeiro) shareholders have approved the sale of Innova (Triunfo, Brazil) to plastic packaging and styrene producer Videolar (São Paulo) in a deal valued at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylbenzene/Petrobrass-shareholders-approve-divestment-of-Innova_55583.html
October 2, 2013
Three miners died at K+S's (Kassel, Germany) potash mine at Unterbreizbach, Germany, on 1 October after a blasting operation caused a carbon dioxide leak, the company says. Seven...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Three-miners-dead-in-accident-at-K+S-potash-site_55569.html
October 1, 2013
Agrium announced today that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Viterra’s (Regina, SK) Canadian and Australian retail assets for C$300 million ($290...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Agrium-closes-acquisition-of-Viterras-retail-business-in-Canada-Australia_55562.html
September 27, 2013
Vladislav Baumgertner, CEO of Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), a leading potash producer embroiled in a dispute with the Belarus authorities, has been moved from a Minsk jail, where he...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Uralkali-CEO-moved-from-Belarus-jail-employees-sign-petition-for-his-release_55476.html
September 27, 2013
Nizhnekamskneftekhim, (NKNK; Nizhnekamsk, Russia), one of Russia’s leading petrochemicals players, plans to begin constructing a previously announced petrochemical complex next...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Russian-firm-NKNK-to-begin-constructing-cracker-project-next-year_55471.html
September 26, 2013
Wison Engineering Services (Shanghai) says it has commercialized its proprietary methanol-to-olefins (MTO) technology with the start-up of a plant with annual capacity for 300,000...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Wison-commercializes-MTO-technology-in-China_55452.html
September 26, 2013
The previously announced commissioning of the Satorp refinery and petrochemical complex, a joint venture between Total and Saudi Aramco at Al Jubail, has begun, Total announced today...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Satorps-petrochemical-units-to-start-up-by-year-end_55448.html
September 25, 2013
Uralkali announced today that it has agreed potassium chloride (KCl) prices with Acron, Uralchem, EuroChem, PhosAgro, and Minudobreniya—major Russian compound NPK fertilizer...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Uralkali-agrees-to-monthly-potash-prices-with-Russian-fertilizer-producers_55439.html
September 25, 2013
Sibur (Moscow), Russia’s largest petrochemicals producer, is poised to begin operations at the company’s newly commissioned propane dehydrogenation (PDH) facility at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Sibur-readies-PDH-plant-to-decide-on-large-Tobolsk-project-before-year-end_55422.html
September 25, 2013
K+S (Kassel, Germany) has started constructing an analysis and research center at a new site at Unterbreizbach, Germany, the company announced today. The center is scheduled to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/K+S-starts-construction-of-analysis-and-research-center-in-Germany_55417.html
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