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October 1, 2014

Oxea (Dallas) has lifted force majeure on oxo intermediates produced at its Bay City, TX, facility. “The plant repairs have been completed successfully, and the facility is running at full rates,” the company says. “All sales controls that were in place have now been lifted.”

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/oxoalcohols/Oxea-lifts-force-majeure-on-Bay-City-oxo-intermediates_64202.html
October 1, 2014
An accident occurred at PKN Orlen's (Płock, Poland) olefins production plant at Płock this morning, the company has confirmed. A small ignition of gaseous hydrocarbon components took...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Accident-at-PKN-Orlens-olefins-unit-injures-six_64201.html
October 1, 2014
Huntsman today closed its $1.28-billion acquisition of Rockwood's titanium dioxide business, as well as four other businesses. The other businesses include color pigments, timber...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/Huntsman-closes-Rockwood-titanium-dioxide-acquisition_64180.html
October 1, 2014
PhosAgro (Moscow), a leading, integrated phosphate fertilizer producer, announced today that it is considering increasing exports to Brazil following a decision by Camex, the Brazilian...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/PhosAgro-to-increase-exports-to-Brazil-after-suspending-import-duties-on-DAP_64186.html
September 30, 2014
Styrolution says it will begin production of NAS and Zylar transparent styrene copolymers at a new plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany, in early October. The company has already begun production of NAS in Decatur, AL....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Styrolution-completes-transparent-styrene-copolymer-projects_64153.html
September 30, 2014
Borealis and Neste Jacobs (Porvoo, Finland) have signed an agreement, under which Neste Jacobs will provide engineering, procurement, and construction management services for an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Borealis-selects-Neste-Jacobs-to-upgrade-Stenungsund-cracker-to-use-more-ethane_64140.html
September 30, 2014
Energochemica (Prague) says it plans to build a membrane-cell chlor-alkali plant at the Strázske, Slovakia manufacturing site of the company's Chemko subsidiary. The project...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Czech-based-firm-plans-membrane-cell-chlor-alkali-plant-in-Slovakia_64152.html
September 30, 2014
Ineos and ADPO (Beveren, Belgium), a logistics provider specializing in liquid bulk, have signed an agreement that will give ADPO's new terminal water access to the river Scheldt, via...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/phenol/Ineos-and-ADPO-sign-logistics-cooperation-agreement-for-port-of-Antwerp_64145.html
September 30, 2014
Mosaic today announced that it is reducing phosphate fertilizer production, primarily because of high sulfur and ammonia prices. This curtailment will result in lower operating rates...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Mosaic-reduces-phosphate-fertilizer-production_64143.html
September 30, 2014
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), one of the world’s largest potash producers, has announced that Viktor Belyakov has resigned from his position as CFO. Anton Vishanenko will act as...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Uralkali-to-appoint-new-CFO_64130.html
September 30, 2014
Sirius Minerals (London) is today submitting to the local authorities its planning applications for the mine and mineral transport system (MTS) and for the materials handling facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Sirius-Minerals-submits-planning-application-for-UK-potash-project_64139.html
September 30, 2014
Advanced Petrochemical Co. says it will begin receiving propylene from Saudi Aramco Total Refining and Petrochemicals Co. (Satorp; Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia) from 1 October, 2014...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Satorp-to-start-supplying-propylene-to-Advanced-in-October_64131.html
September 29, 2014
National Industrialization Co. (Tasnee) says that it has submitted an offer on 28 September to the Gulf Investment Corp. to acquire an additional 13% stake in Cristal, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/Tasnee-to-raise-stake-in-TiO2-maker-Cristal_64090.html
September 29, 2014
Nova Chemicals has agreed to be the anchor shipper for Kinder Morgan Energy Partners’ Utica to Ontario Pipeline Access (Utopia) project, which will carry ethane and ethane-propane mixtures from the Utica shale basin to Nova’s Corunna, Ontario, facility. The pipeline, slated to begin operation in early 2018, will extend the range of shale-advantaged feedstocks available to Nova’s Corunna steam cracker, which has been receiving ethane from the Marcellus shale since early 2014....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Novas-Corunna-cracker-to-receive-Utica-shale-ethane-via-Utopia-pipeline_64119.html
September 29, 2014
Americas Styrenics (AmSty; The Woodlands, TX) will open a new styrene truck terminal at its Channahon, IL, facility, on 1 October. The terminal, wholly owned by AmSty, will schedule shipments seven days per week, says the company, which has reached an agreement with Hoffman Transportation to dedicate a number of trucks exclusively for the terminal....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/AmSty-to-open-new-styrene-truck-terminal-in-Illinois_64122.html
September 29, 2014
The federal state of Hessen, Germany, has agreed with potash producer K+S on a four-step plan to permanently dispose of saline wastewater in the Werra potash district in Germany. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/K+S-to-invest-&euro400-million-to-remedy-environmental-pollution-at-potash-operations-in-Germany_64102.html
September 28, 2014
The battle to acquire Mangalore Chemicals & Fertilisers (MCF) has intensified. Deepak Fertilisers and Petrochemical Corp. (DFPC; Pune, India), which already holds 25% in MCF, told...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Deepak-Fertilisers-and-Adventz-Group-battle-for-control-of-Mangalore-Chemicals-and-Fertilisers_64089.html
September 26, 2014
Dow Chemical has initiated a process to sell its epoxy, chlorinated organics, and chlorine businesses preferably to a single buyer. Dow said in December 2013 that it is carving...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Report-Dow-seeks-single-buyer-for-epoxy-and-chlorine-units_64074.html
September 26, 2014
Yara International (Oslo) said today that Svein Richard Brandtzæg has notified its board that he will not assume the position of president and CEO of the company. Brandtzæg...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Yaras-CEO-designate-decides-to-stay-at-Norsk-Hydro_64069.html
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