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October 19, 2009A federal jury in Manhattan has ruled that ExxonMobil is liable for contaminating the New York City drinking water wells with fuel additive methyl tert-butyl ether, awarding the city...
September 29, 2009Royal Dutch Shell says it has agreed to sell its downstream businesses in Greece to Motor Oil (Hellas) Corinth Refineries S.A. (Athens, Greece) for about €246 million. The deal...
August 19, 2009LyondellBasell’s sales of Bio-ethyl tertiary butyl ether (Bio-ETBE), a biofuel derived from ethanol and isobutylene, which is used as an additive in gasoline, are growing...
November 27, 2008Amid the global economic turmoil and widespread shuttering of chemical plants Evonik Industries has disclosed that it has made a committment to spend tens of millions of dollars to...
April 8, 2008KBR says it has completed a methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) to iso-octene conversion project at Valero’s refinery in Corpus Christi, TX. The project is based on a process...
April 2, 2008Braskem says it will invest R$100 million ($57.9 million) to convert its methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) production lines at Camaçari, Brazil into ethyl tert-butyl ether (ETBE)...
August 7, 2007North American petrochemical markets were quiet this week with the Canada Day holiday celebrated Monday and U.S. Independence Day celebrated Wednesday. Feedstocks were quiet, most...
July 25, 2007Solvay says it will close a 45,000-m.t./year chloromethane (methyl chloride) plant at Bussi, Italy by the end of this month. Solvay did not detail job cuts, but says it is part of a...
July 24, 2007European butadiene contracts have settled for the second quarter at a €25/m.t. increase, to €895/m.t. del, a record high. Strong demand and tight supplies boosted prices...
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