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September 12, 2013
Pemex Petroquímica (Coatzacoalcos), the petrochemical subsidiary of Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex; Mexico City); and Mexichem  (Tlalnepantla, Mexico) have fulfilled the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_chloride/Mexichem-enters-VCM-venture-with-Pemex_55128.html
September 12, 2013
Dangote Industries (Lagos) says it has signed a $3.3-billion loan agreement with a consortium of local and international banks, which will be used for the construction of the biggest...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Dangote-Industries-to-build-refinery-PP-and-fertilizer-plants-in-Nigeria_55069.html
September 11, 2013
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), one of the global-leading producers of potash, has announced a major decline in revenues and earnings in the first six months of this year. The company is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Uralkali-calls-for-CEOs-release-from-detention-posts-lower-sales-earnings_55090.html
September 11, 2013
Lotte Chemical's (Seoul) polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plant at Wilton, UK, came back online today after a technical incident and torrential rains caused the unit to shut down last...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/terephthalic_acid/Lotte-Chemical-UK-PET-plant-back-online-force-majeure-remains-in-place_55097.html
September 11, 2013
Cristal and Kronos have joined DuPont and Huntsman in agreeing to settle a class action lawsuit alleging that the four companies had conspired to fix the price of titanium dioxide beginning in 2003, according to an order filed by the United States District Court of Maryland....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/Cristal-Kronos-settle-with-TiO2-price-fixing-plaintiffs-for-$85-million_55101.html
September 11, 2013
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia) has outlined its investment plans, which aim to keep Uralkali among the world-leading suppliers of potash. The company plans to invest $2.3 billion to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Uralkali-outlines-potash-investment-plans_55092.html
September 10, 2013
Sirius Minerals (London) has entered into several agreements covering the supply of an additional 750,000 m.t./year of polyhalite from the planned York Potash Project in the United...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Sirius-Minerals-signs-additional-sales-commitments-for-York-Potash-Project_55076.html
September 9, 2013
Braskem America (Philadelphia), a wholly owned subsidiary of Braskem, has been awarded a further $5-million grant via Pennsylvania's Economic Growth Initiative for the continued...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Braskem-awarded-an-additional-$5-million-grant-for-Marcus-Hook-propylene-splitter_55033.html
September 9, 2013
Ineos has issued a statement following an interview its chairman Jim Ratcliffe gave to the Financial Times and was published on 6 September, including comments on the future of Ineos's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Ineos-clarifies-intentions-for-Grangemouth-petchem-complex_55034.html
September 9, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has invited comments on two new proposals for harmonized classification and labeling (CLH). The chemicals concerned are flumioxazin...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/ECHA-invites-harmonized-classification-and-labeling-comments-on-flumioxazin-and-propylene-oxide_55030.html
September 9, 2013
Sahara Petrochemicals (Riyadh) announced on Sunday that its subsidiary Al Waha Petrochemicals experienced a technical fault in its utilities unit, which led to an interruption of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Technical-problems-lead-to-shutdown-of-Al-Wahas-propylene-and-PP-complex-in-Saudi-Arabia_55028.html
September 6, 2013
Belarusians in Exile (BiE; London), a human rights group, has called on the European Union to extend its trade sanctions against Belarus to include Belarusian Potash Co. (BPC; Minsk)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Human-rights-group-calls-for-EU-sanctions-to-be-extended-to-Belaruskali-BPC_54942.html
September 6, 2013
Belarusian Potash Co. (BPC; Minsk), until recently an export cartel operated jointly by potash producers Belaruskali (Soligorsk, Belarus) and Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Belarus-gives-BPC-new-legal-structure-grants-it-potash-export-tax-exemption-until-year-end_55005.html
September 6, 2013
Office Cherifien Des Phosphates (OCP; Casablanca) and Bunge (White Plains, NY) say they have reached an agreement for OCP to acquire Bunge’s 50% ownership interest in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/OCP-buys-Bunge-out-of-phosphate-jv-in-Morocco_55008.html
September 5, 2013
Between 2013 and 2020, the production of basic chemicals and plastics in the United States will increase at an average rate of 5%/year to meet growing demand for cost-advantaged exports, according to 'A Manufacturing Renaissance,' the third volume of the IHS report, 'America’s New Energy Future: The Unconventional Oil and Gas Revolution and the US Economy.'...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/IHS-Shale-oil-and-gas-to-boost-US-chemical-production-5-percent-annually_54934.html
September 4, 2013
Total will close permanently its 340,000-m.t./year ethylene plant at Carling, France, the company announced today. The Carling steam cracker is expected to shut down in the second half...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Total-to-close-Carling-cracker-convert-site-into-polymer-resin-hub_54909.html
September 4, 2013
Stirol (Kyiv) has halted production of fertilizers pending an improvement in market prices, the company said in a statement today. Production of ammonia and derivatives has stopped...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Ukraines-Stirol-halts-fertilizer-production-due-to-low-prices-costly-feedstock_54907.html
September 4, 2013
Ecuador has outlined two alternatives for building the country's first urea production facility, according to a feasibility study published by the country's preinvestment institute INP...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Ecuador-examines-options-to-build-its-first-urea-facility_54897.html
September 4, 2013
OCI Resources, comprising the majority-owned US soda ash operations of OCI (Seoul), is offering a 25.1% limited partner interest to public shareholders in the form of 5 million common units. The company expects the shares to be priced at $19–21 each, for a total value of about $100 million....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Soda-ash-maker-OCI-Resources-details-$100-million-IPO_54879.html
September 3, 2013
Belaruskali (Soligorsk, Belarus) said on Friday that it had closed two of its four potash mines. Anatoly Makhlai, deputy chief executive of Belaruskali said the mines were closed for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Belaruskali-closes-two-of-four-potash-mines_54862.html
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