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January 27, 2011
Methanex, the global leading producer of methanol, has announced the start-up of a 1.3-million m.t./year methanol plant in Egypt. Bruce Aitken, president and CEO of Methanex confirmed...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/Methanex-Commissions-Huge-Methanol-Plant-in-Egypt_32434.html
January 17, 2011
Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem) says its net profits more than doubled in the fourth quarter of 2010 compared with the corresponding period of 2009, to SR125 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/Sipchem-Posts-a-Doubling-in-Profits_32168.html
January 14, 2011
This Week on CW: DuPont has agreed to acquire Danish enzymes and food ingredients maker Danisco for $6.3 billion, enhancing the company’s footprint in those areas. Did a Solvay...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Jan-14_32160.html
December 24, 2010
Researchers from the University of Arizona (UA; Tucson, AZ) have for the first time observed the insertion of metal atoms, including zinc, into methane gas molecules. Understanding of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/Metals-Inserted-into-Methane-Promise-Greater-Hydrocarbon-Processing-Efficiency_31791.html
October 26, 2010
The Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) says that China will impose provisional antidumping duties of 9.3%-37.5% on imports of methanol from Indonesia, Malaysia and New Zealand, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/China-Slaps-Antidumping-Duties-on-Methanol-from-Indonesia-Malaysia-and-New-Zealand-but-not-Saudi-Arabia_30449.html
October 3, 2010
Marubeni (Tokyo) says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Ghana to jointly conduct a feasibility study for a methanol plant project in Ghana. Aiming to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/Marubeni-and-Ghana-Government-to-Study-Methanol-Project-in-Ghana_29924.html
September 10, 2010
This Week on CW: Air Products raised its offer for Airgas. Airgas rejected it. Methanex is restarting methanol production in Medicine Hat, Alberta. In other news, Medicine Hat, Alberta...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-September-10_29429.html
September 8, 2010
Methanex will restart a 470,000-m.t../year methanol plant in Medicine Hat, AB in April 2011. The unit was idled in 2001 following a spike in natural gas feedstock prices that eventually resulted in the shut down of most North American methanol production....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/Methanex-to-Restart-Methanol-Production-in-Canada_29331.html
September 7, 2010
State-owned energy firm Petronas (Kuala Lumpur) has filed a draft prospectus with the Malaysian Securities Commission (Kuala Lumpur) for an initial public offering (IPO) of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/Petronas-to-IPO-Petrochemicals-Business_29282.html
August 9, 2010
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical and Mitsubishi Corporation have started production at their second methanol joint venture with Pequiven in Venezuela. The jv, Metanol de Oriente (Metor)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/Mitsubishi-Gas-Chemical-Starts-Up-Large-Methanol-Complex-in-Venezuela_28667.html
July 1, 2010
Total Petrochemicals says it has successfully started up a methanol-to-olefins (MTO) demonstration plant at its research center at Feluy, Belgium. The company has been producing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/Total-Confirms-Methanol-to-Olefins-Process-Begins-Discussions-with-Potential-Partners_27781.html
June 23, 2010
International Finance Corporation (IFC; Washington), a member of the World Bank group, says it will partner with Azerbaijan Methanol Company (AzMeCo; Baku, Azerbaijan) to improve the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/IFC-to-Help-Improve-Azerbaijan-Methanol-Companys-Corporate-Governance-Practices_27574.html
June 15, 2010
EPA has suspended work on four of its cancer risk assessments after a National Toxicology Program (NTP; Research Triangle Park, NC) report identified concerns about research conducted...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/Methanol-Cancer-Research-Suspended-After-U-S-Officials-Identify-Problems_27447.html
February 28, 2010
National Petrochemical Co. (NPC; Tehran) commissioned six petrochemical complexes earlier this month at Bandar Assaluyeh, Iran. The units include a complex with capacity for 645,000...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/Iran-Commissions-Six-Petchem-Complexes-Plans-Seven-Oil-Refineries_24913.html
January 28, 2010
 Methanex reported fourth-quarter net income of $25.7 million (28 cts/share), compared to a $3.9-million loss. Adjusted Ebitda was $73 million, compared to a $13.3-million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/Methanex-Swings-to-a-Profit_24403.html
January 22, 2010
Acron (Velikii Novgorod, Russia), a leading fertilizer producer with two sites in Russia and one in China, reported a major increase in output in 2009 and says it expects strong...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/Acron-Reports-Increase-in-2009-Output-Forecasts-Strong-Demand-in-2010_24261.html
December 2, 2009
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has signed a cooperation agreemen with the Azerbaijan Methanol Co. (AzMeCo; Baku) for AzMeCo's previously announced methanol...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/EBRD-Extends-Loan-for-Methanol-Project-in-Azerbaijan_23216.html
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