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August 17, 2015
Fertilizer major EuroChem (Zug, Switzerland) on Monday reported consolidated second-quarter revenues of $1.14 billion and Ebitda of $318 million, down 15% and 1% year-on-year (YOY)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/EuroChem-reports-lower-second-quarter-revenues-and-profits_73016.html
August 17, 2015
Verkhnekamsk Potash, a member of the Acron Group (Velikiy Novgorod, Russia), has received approval for the design documentation for its Talitsky potash mine from Glavgosexpertiza...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Acron-gets-first-approval-for-potash-mine-advancing-entry-into-the-business_73013.html
August 14, 2015
Flint Hills Resources says that its Port Arthur, TX facility will begin to shut down and de-inventory portions of its operations ahead of planned maintenance to make process...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Flint-Hills-begins-two-month-maintenance-turnaround-at-Port-Arthur_73004.html
August 14, 2015
US refiners have been in the market this week looking to cover toluene and xylene supply following a slew of production issues in the Midwest. The largest of BP's three crude oil...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Midwest-refinery-issues-prompt-interest-for-toluene-and-xylene_72981.html
August 13, 2015
A fire broke out today at Unipetrol's (Prague) steam cracker at Livitnov, Czech Republic, the company says in a statement. Unipetrol did not offer details explaining the cause of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Fire-breaks-out-at-Unipetrol-ethylene-unit_72921.html
August 13, 2015
K+S Group's (Kassel, Germany) quarter-two net income was up more than 44%% year-on-year (YOY), to €153.3 million ($170.4 million), the improvement in earnings due primarily to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/K+S-net-income-soars-on-exchange-rates-higher-sales-confirms-outlook_72917.html
August 13, 2015
US propylene stocks were mixed in the week that ended on 7 August, according to data released on Wednesday by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Propane/propylene stocks were...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/US-propylene-stocks-mixed-in-first-week-of-August_72894.html
August 12, 2015
International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG; Frankfurt) has announced the completion of its acquisition of certain chlorvinyls assets from Inovyn, the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) joint...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/ICIG-completes-acquisition-of-Vynova-appoints-new-management-team_72674.html
August 12, 2015
Shell Canada said this week it would not provide details or a timeline on maintenance activities at its Scotford, AB, styrene plant. The plant remains on force majeure following...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/No-timeframe-available-for-Shells-styrene-force-majeure-at-Scotford_72804.html
August 12, 2015
UOP, a Honeywell company, announced on Wednesday that Shandong Chambroad Holding, has become the first company in China to bring on stream a combined C3 and C4 dehydrogenation unit...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/China-commissions-first-combined-propylene-and-isobutylene-plant-using-UOP-technology_72896.html
August 12, 2015
CF Industries Holdings on Wednesday said it has agreed to enter into a strategic venture with CHS, the leading farmer-owned cooperative. CHS will make an equity investment in a wholly...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/CF-Industries-agrees-fertilizer-venture-with-CHS_72892.html
August 12, 2015
China XLX Fertilizer says it has completed construction and commenced production at its urea V plant, located in the coal field of Xinjiang.  The startup brought China XLX’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/China-XLX-commissions-urea-plant-explores-new-opportunities_72890.html
August 11, 2015
US imports of benzene were down in June, as exports picked up on the back of an open arbitrage window with Europe. The United States imported approximately 169,000 m.t. of benzene in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/US-imports-of-benzene-down-in-June-exports-up_72883.html
August 11, 2015
Yuhuang Chemical Inc. (YCI; Houston), a subsidiary of China’s Shandong Yuhuang Chemical (Group) Co. (Heze City, Shandong Province), says it has secured long-term natural gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/Chinese-firm-secures-gas-supplies-for-Louisiana-mega-methanol-plant_72860.html
August 11, 2015
Potash Ridge (Toronto) on Tuesday announced a transaction to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of privately owned Valleyfield Fertilizer Corp., registered in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Potash-Ridge-acquires-Valleyfield-Fertilizer_72873.html
August 11, 2015
Dow said on Monday that its light hydrocarbon 7 plant in Freeport, TX is in the process of completing scheduled maintenance that it began over the weekend. The company did not give a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Dow-completing-scheduled-maintenance-at-Freeport_72855.html
August 10, 2015
OCI Partners (Nederland, TX) reports second-quarter net income of $13 million, down 68% year-on-year (YOY), on revenues of $80 million, down 29% YOY. A turnaround and expansion of the company’s ammonia and methanol plants, which began during the first quarter, was not completed until 24 April....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/OCI-Partners-net-income-down-on-turnaround_72845.html
August 10, 2015
The customer reference price (CRP) for styrene has been settled in Europe at €1,300/m.t. cfr ($1,434), down €25/m.t. against the CRP for July and flat against last week's fob...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Europe-styrene-CRP-settles-flat-against-barge-contract-for-August_72844.html
August 10, 2015
Northwest Innovation Works (NWIW), a partnership constructing three methanol facilities in the Pacific Northwest, has signed an agreement to use Johnson Matthey’s ultralow...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/Johnson-Matthey-to-provide-technology-for-US-mega-methanol-plants_72843.html
August 10, 2015
A consortium of three Indian companies has confirmed that it is seeking to invest in an ammonia-urea manufacturing complex in Iran. The project is expected to cost $783 million and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Indian-companies-confirm-interest-in-building-urea-complex-in-Iran_72838.html
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