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January 15, 2014
The Croatian government has received four nonbinding offers to acquire a stake in state-owned fertilizer producer Petrokemija (Kutina, Croatia), Petrokemija says. A government...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Four-bids-submitted-for-privatization-of-Croatia-fertilizer-firm_57995.html
January 15, 2014
Intrepid Potash (Denver) says it is implementing a number of cost-saving initiatives. The initiatives include a 7% reduction in Intrepid's workforce as well as support associated with...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Intrepid-Potash-announces-cost-saving-measures-including-7-percent-cut-in-workforce_57974.html
January 15, 2014
The board of Yara International (Oslo) has informed the Norwegian National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime (Økokrim) that the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Norway-fines-Yara-for-corrupt-payments-related-to-Libya-India-expansions_57970.html
January 14, 2014
Saudi Aramco will spend $2 billion to acquire Hanjin Energy’s stake in S-Oil (Seoul), Korea’s third largest oil refiner and a major producer of para-xylene (p-xylene)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/Saudi-Aramco-to-become-majority-shareholder-in-S-Oil_57949.html
January 14, 2014
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), a leading global producer of potash, has announced its production results for fourth-quarter and full-year 2013. Uralkali produced 2.8 million m.t. of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Uralkali-reports-higher-potash-production-in-fourth-quarter-full-year-2013_57947.html
January 14, 2014
Petronas Chemicals says its second methanol plant based at Labuan, Malaysia, has been hit by production disruption due to feedstock shortages. The company says it is working closely...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/Petronas-methanol-plant-hit-by-disruption-in-production-due-to-feedstock-shortage_57945.html
January 14, 2014
Rentech Nitrogen announced on 13 January that Engaged Capital and Lone Star Value Management, investment firm shareholders of Rentech, have nominated four candidates to be considered...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Investment-firms-push-board-nominees-at-Rentech-company-considers-wood-fiber-IPO_57941.html
January 13, 2014
Cahya Mata Sarawak (CMS; Kuching, Malaysia) through its Samalaju Industries subsidiary, has concluded a joint venture agreement with Malaysian Phosphate Venture and Arif Enigma to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/phosphorous/Malaysian-firms-to-build-Southeast-Asias-first-integrated-phosphate-complex_57922.html
January 9, 2014
DuPont announced on 9 January that executive v.p. Mark Vergnano will serve as CEO of its performance chemicals upon completion of the planned spin off of the unit from DuPont. The spin...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/DuPont-names-CEO-for-planned-performance-chemicals-spinoff_57860.html
January 9, 2014
Americas Styrenics (The Woodlands, TX) plans to construct a deep water dock at its styrene production facility at St. James, LA, on the Mississippi River. The company expects to obtain local permits by mid-2014 and to bring the facility online in late 2015....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Americas-Styrenics-plans-deep-water-dock-for-St-James-facility_57856.html
January 9, 2014
An explosion occured today at about 14.00 GMT at Shell's Godorf, Germany aromatics complex, German media sources have reported. There were no casualties and the resulting fire is under...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Reports-Explosion-at-Shell-aromatics-site-in-Germany_57844.html
January 9, 2014
Agrium announced today that it is restructuring its business and integrating the sectors of its Agrium advanced technologies (AAT) unit into the company's wholesale unit. Agrium, as a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Agrium-reorganizes-business-to-operate-in-two-segments-considers-divestments_57831.html
January 9, 2014
Foster Wheeler has been awarded a contract by Socar Turkey Aegean Refinery (Alia─ča, Turkey), a subsidiary of Socar Turkey (Istanbul), for project management consultancy (PMC) services...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Foster-Wheeler-awarded-PMC-contract-for-refinery-petchems-project-in-Turkey_57830.html
January 8, 2014
Mosaic announced today that it has completed the previously announced purchase of shares from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation and the Anne Ray Charitable Trust (MAC Trusts...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Mosaic-repurchases-over-21-million-Cargill-shares_57816.html
January 8, 2014
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) says it is considering a legal challenge to plans by the Israeli government to seek higher royalties and taxes from the company's phosphate and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/ICL-considers-legal-challenge-to-possible-hike-in-mining-royalties-and-taxes_57820.html
January 8, 2014
South Louisiana Methanol (SLM) says it has received an air permit from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and the State of Louisiana for its $1.3-billion, 5,000-m.t./day gas-to-methanol project at St. James Parish, LA....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/South-Louisiana-Methanol-receives-air-permit_57805.html
January 8, 2014
LSB Industries (Oklahoma City) has taken down the anhydrous ammonia plant at its Pryor, OK, facility to address excessive vibration in the second stage of the compressor....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/LSB-shuts-down-Pryor-ammonia-plant-again_57796.html
January 7, 2014
Zuari Fertilizers & Chemicals (Zuarinagar, India), a wholly owned subsidiary of Zuari Agro Chemicals (Zuarinagar), plans to divest its entire 16.43% stake in Mangalore Chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Reports-Deepak-Fertilisers-to-increase-stake-in-Mangalore-Chemicals-and-Fertilizers_57773.html
January 6, 2014
Rentech Nitrogen says that it has completed all repairs related to the fire that occurred at the company's East Dubuque, IL, nitrogen fertilizer facility on 29 November 2013. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Rentech-Nitrogen-completes-fire-damage-repairs-at-East-Dubuque_57752.html
January 3, 2014
LyondellBasell Industries says it has completed the previously announced restart of the company's methanol plant at Channelview, TX. The plant was placed back into service in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/LyondellBasell-restarts-methanol-plant-in-Texas_57716.html
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