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August 13, 2013
“We now have the requisite permits in hand to initiate construction of the cracker and polyethylene units, and remain in the first-mover position, leading the way as the US petrochemical industry announces significant expansions of capacity as a result of shale resource development,” says Ron Corn, v.p./corporate planning and development....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Chevron-Phillips-Chemical-cracker-and-PE-projects-gain-environmental-permits_54456.html
August 13, 2013
Sirius Minerals (London) has announced that an unspecified New York–based institutional investor agreed to provide £25 million ($38.7 million) of funding in the form of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Sirius-Minerals-secures-more-financing-for-York-potash-project_54447.html
August 13, 2013
Potash producer K+S (Kassel, Germany) today reported a 29.4% drop in adjusted group earnings after taxes during the second quarter, to €105.9 million, compared with €150.1...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/K+Ss-earnings-fall-almost-30-percent-potash-market-braced-for-volume-price-uncertainty_54446.html
August 13, 2013
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL) has held talks with Allana Potash (Toronto) about the possibility of participating in a potash project in Ethiopia, Haaretz reported on Monday. ICL...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/ICL-may-participate-in-Ethiopian-potash-project_54444.html
August 12, 2013
Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha announced today that it will close the titanium dioxide (TiO2 ) plant of its ISK Singapore subsidiary. The permanent closure of the unit is part of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/Ishihara-Sangyo-Kaisha-to-close-Singapore-titanium-dioxide-plant_54423.html
August 9, 2013
Fertilizantes Heringer (Paulínia, Brazil) reported a net loss of 63.9 million Reais ($27.7 million) during the second quarter of 2013, 27.6% bigger than the loss reported in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Fertilizantes-Heringers-net-loss-widens-in-the-second-quarter_54398.html
August 9, 2013
Taiyo Oil (Tokyo) selected Honeywell's UOP subsidiary to supply technology and catalysts to improve operational flexibility and production at Taiyo's Shikoku aromatics plant at Ehime...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Taiyo-Oil-selects-Honeywells-UOP-to-improve-operational-flexibility-at-aromatics-plant_54395.html
August 9, 2013
Agrium today reported net earnings of $747 million for the second quarter of 2013, down 13% year-on-year (YOY), including a pretax share-based payments recovery of $30 million, pretax...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Agrium-reports-sales-increase-on-strong-retail-segment_54331.html
August 8, 2013
EuroChem (Moscow), Russia’s largest and a top-10 fertililzers company globally, has announced plans to create a joint venture with Migao, a China-based specialty potash...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/EuroChem-forms-potash-and-complex-fertilizers-JV-in-China_54006.html
August 8, 2013
Advanced Petrochemical (Al Jubail), a producer of propylene and polypropylene (PP), has signed an agreement with Satorp—the Saudi Aramco-Total refinery and aromatics joint...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Advanced-Petrochemical-signs-new-propylene-deal-with-Satorp-ups-PP-output_54210.html
August 8, 2013
ThyssenKrupp Uhde says it has been subcontracted by engineering group Daelim (Seoul) to provide its technology for a large ammonia plant being built by the Saudi Arabian Mining Co...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Maaden-ammonia-plant-to-use-Uhde-technology_54325.html
August 7, 2013
Tronox reported a second-quarter net loss of $13 million compared to a gain of $1.1 million in the same quarter 2012. Earnings per share loss of 11 cts/share were in line with analyst estimates, as reported by Thomson Reuters (New York). Sales of $525 million, were up 22% year-over-year (YOY) on stronger volumes in its titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment segment, while selling prices are showing signs of stabilizing, the company says....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/Tronox-reports-loss-says-titanium-dioxide-prices-are-stabilizing_54314.html
August 7, 2013
CF Industries reported second-quarter net income of $498.2 million—down 17% year-over-year (YOY). The company reported earnings of  $8.38./share, down 10% YOY but above...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/CF-Industries-reports-sales-earnings-drop-on-low-phosphate-volumes_54266.html
August 7, 2013
CVR Partners, a manufacturer of ammonia and urea ammonium nitrate (UAN) solution fertilizer products, announced 7 August it has resumed full operations at its fertilizer facility in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/CVR-Partners-resumes-operations-at-Kansas-fertilizer-plant_54295.html
August 6, 2013
Potash producer K+S (Kassel, Germany) says it has abandoned its earnings forecast for full-year 2013, following the break-up of the BPC (Minsk) potash export cartel last week. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/K+S-abandons-earnings-target-following-collapse-of-potash-cartel-but-stays-committed-to-Canada-project_54259.html
August 6, 2013
Belaruskali (Soligorsk, Belarus) said on Monday that it had signed an agreement with Qatar state-owned chemicals marketing and distribution company Muntajat (Doha) covering joint...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Belaruskali-signs-potash-marketing-agreement-with-Muntajat_54250.html
August 6, 2013
Mosaic says it has entered into a Shareholders' Agreement with Saudi Arabian Mining Co. (Ma'aden) and Sabic to participate in integrated phosphate production facilities in Saudi...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Mosaic-Sabic-and-Maaden-sign-shareholders-agreement-for-Saudi-phosphate-project_54246.html
August 5, 2013
Shares in potash producers sank globally after one of two cartels that control most of the world's potash exports collapsed this week. Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), the world’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Shares-prices-under-pressure-following-collapse-of-potash-cartel_54118.html
August 5, 2013
Sahara Petrochemicals (Riyadh) and Saudi Arabian Mining Co. (Ma’aden) have announced that they have today begun trial operations at their caustic soda and ethylene dichloride...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene_dichloride/Sahara-and-Maaden-being-trial-runs-at-chlor-alkali-and-EDC-complex_54212.html
August 5, 2013
Foster Wheeler announced today that it has been awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract by Enterprise Products for a previously announced propane...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Foster-Wheeler-awarded-EPC-contract-by-Enterprise-for-PDH-plant_54223.html
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