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February 10, 2014
A heavy winter in fourth quarter of 2013 pushed sales and earnings upwards for Compass Minerals fueled by strength in the salt segment, according to results released today. Net income...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Compass-Minerals-results-surge-on-heavy-winter-weather-salt-sales_58716.html
February 10, 2014
PhosAgro (Moscow), a leading fertilizer producer, today reported fertilizer production and sales in 2013 rising by 9% and 11.2%, respectively. Phosphate fertilizer production and sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/PhosAgro-reports-higher-fertilizer-production-and-sales-in-2013-upbeat-on-2014_58691.html
February 7, 2014
Petronas (Kuala Lumpur) announced today that it has been notified by a contractor of a fire incident aboard a vessel carrying equipment items to Petronas Chemicals’ subsidiary...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Fire-aboard-vessel-carrying-equipment-likely-to-delay-Petronass-Samur-project_58677.html
February 7, 2014
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), a leading global producer of potash, said today that it has acquired a 25% stake in Equiplan Participacoes, which is the main shareholder in Terminais...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Uralkali-buys-stake-in-port-terminal-in-Brazil-eyeing-expansion-of-Latin-American-market_58674.html
February 7, 2014
Uralchem (Moscow), a major producer of fertilizers, says that it achieved record production results last year, particularly of ammonia, following increase in output at its facilities...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Uralchem-adjusts-fertilizer-output-to-cater-to-demand_58661.html
February 6, 2014
Plants owned and operated by La Seda de Barcelona (El Prat de Llobregat, Spain) at El Prat and Tarragona, Spain are to be acquired by Cristian Lay (Jerez de los Caballeros, Spain)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene_glycol/La-Seda-to-sell-petchem-assets-in-Spain-to-market-entrant_58604.html
February 6, 2014
Agrium today announced that is naming several leadership positions. Richard Gearheard, senior v.p. and president of retail, will be retiring effective 31 March. Gearheard has been with...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Agrium-announces-senior-leadership-changes_58605.html
February 6, 2014
PetroLogistics (Houston) reports net income of $21.5 million for the fourth quarter, down 17% year-over-year (YOY) from $25.9 million. Sales totaled $191 million, up 15% YOY....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/PetroLogistics-sales-up-earnings-down-on-propane-costs-turnaround_58600.html
February 6, 2014
EuroChem (Moscow), Russia’s largest producer of fertilizers, on Wednesday reported a 67% decline in fourth-quarter net profit to 2.6 billion Russian ruble ($80 million) on 5%...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/EuroChem-reports-lower-earnings-on-higher-sales-continues-with-potash-projects_58587.html
February 4, 2014
A disagreement over the distribution of local tax revenue threatens to slow, or even stop, Vale's (Rio de Janeiro) Carnalita potash project in the state of Sergipe, in northeastern...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Reports-Local-tax-disagreement-threatens-Vale-potash-project-in-Brazil_58533.html
February 3, 2014
Migao (Beijing), a specialty potash fertilizer producer, has opened an NPK production line at its Migao facility in Luliang, Yunnan Province, China, the company says. The facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Migao-opens-NPK-production-in-China_58509.html
February 3, 2014
Sahara Petrochemical Co. and Saudi Arabian Mining Co. announced today that they have completed test runs on their chlor-alkali and ethylene dichloride (EDC) complex at Al Jubail. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene_dichloride/Sahara-and-Maaden-complete-test-runs-on-chlor-alkali-EDC-complex_58506.html
January 30, 2014

LSB Industries (Oklahoma City) must make additional repairs to the anhydrous ammonia plant at its Pryor, OK, facility, the company says. LSB will also perform maintenance while the plant is down. LSB has not indicated when the repairs will be completed.

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/LSB-to-make-additional-repairs-to-Pryor-ammonia-plant_58435.html
January 30, 2014
Methanex (Vancouver) reports net income for the fourth quarter of $128 million, up from a loss of $140 million. Earnings per share of $1.72 easily beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.57. Sales increased 32% year-on-year (YOY), to $881 million, on increased volumes and higher selling prices. Adjusted net income for the quarter totaled $167 million, up 42% over the third quarter and 174% YOY. Sales volumes increased 6.5% over the third quarter and 12% YOY, to 2.13 million m.t.
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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/Methanex-swings-to-profit-on-high-volumes-increased-prices_58424.html
January 30, 2014
OxyChem, the chemical segment of Occidental Petroleum, reports fourth-quarter earnings of $128 million, down 29% year-on-year (YOY) from $180 million. Occidental attributes the result to higher energy and ethylene costs and lower caustic soda prices....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_chloride/OxyChem-earnings-down-on-higher-ethylene-energy-costs-lower-chlor-alkali-prices_58429.html
January 30, 2014
Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem; Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia) said today that it has restarted production at its methanol and carbon monoxide plants at Al Jubail, following...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/Sipchem-restarts-production-of-methanol-after-unscheduled-shutdown_58418.html
January 29, 2014
Olefin production went down in Western Europe during the last quarter of 2013, compared with the same quarter of the previous year, according to figures released by the Association of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Western-Europes-olefin-production-declined-in-fourth-quarter-of-2013_58390.html
January 29, 2014
Dakota Gasification Co.’s (Dakota Gas; Bismarck, ND) board has approved the construction of a previously announced urea production facility at the company’s Great Plains...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Dakota-Gas-board-approves-urea-project-at-Beulah_58385.html
January 29, 2014
SK Innovation’s subsidiary SK Incheon Petrochem has suspended construction work on a para-xylene (p-xylene) project at Incheon, South Korea, reports say citing an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/paraxylene/SK-Innovation-suspends-construction-work-on-p-xylene-project-in-Korea_58382.html
January 29, 2014
The Taiwanese government earlier this week approved construction of a $15-billion refinery and petrochemical project on mainland China under certain conditions, CW has learned. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Taiwan-conditionally-approves-petchems-project-on-mainland-China_58380.html
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