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March 16, 2015
Royal Dutch Shell and the United Steelworkers (USW; Pittsburgh) union reached a tentative agreement last week on a new four-year labor agreement, but not all petrochemical plant or...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Some-refinery-petchem-sites-still-in-discussions-with-USW-following-labor-agreement_68604.html
March 13, 2015
Shell has provided detail on the four-year labor agreement that was tentatively agreed to yesterday with the United Steelworkers (USW; Pittsburgh). The deal ends an eight-week strike...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Shell-details-labor-contract-agreement-with-USW_68554.html
March 13, 2015

Dow Chemical has signed a long-term agreement under which its Freeport, TX, manufacturing facility will receive 200 MW/year of electricity from a wind farm located in south Texas. The 35,000-acre wind farm is being developed by a subsidiary of Bordas Wind Energy, which plans to bring it online in the first quarter of 2016.

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http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Dow-to-buy-200-MWyear-of-wind-power-for-Freeport-facility_68556.html
March 13, 2015
Wood Group (Aberdeen, UK) announced today that it has been awarded a contract by Statoil (Stavanger, Norway) for engineering modifications and upgrades to its Kollsnes process plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Wood-Group-awarded-contract-to-expand-gas-processing-plant-in-Norway_68552.html
March 12, 2015
The United Steelworkers (USW; Pittsburgh) said today that it has reached a tentative agreement on a four-year contract with Royal Dutch Shell that is expected to serve as a pattern...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/USW-and-Shell-reach-tentative-labor-agreement_68501.html
March 11, 2015
Two whistleblowers have implicated Braskem in the corruption scandal surrounding state-owned oil producer Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro), according to a report from newspaper Folha de S...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Report-Whistleblowers-implicate-Braskem-in-Petrobras-scandal_68438.html
March 11, 2015
Royal Dutch Shell said late on 9 March that discussions with the United Steelworkers (USW; Pittsburgh) union regarding a new labor contract would resume on 10 March. Shell is the lead...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/USW-strike-Day-38-USW-and-Shell-resume-labor-discussions_68413.html
March 10, 2015
The share of energy from renewable sources in the European Union's gross final consumption of energy was 15.0% in 2013, up from 14.3% in 2012,  according to figures released today...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Share-of-renewables-in-energy-consumption-increases-in-Europe_68410.html
March 10, 2015
The United Steelworkers (USW; Pittsburgh) union and Royal Dutch Shell resumed discussions on 9 March regarding a new labor agreement. However, by late afternoon, neither company had...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/USW-strike-Day-37-USW-and-Shell-resume-labor-discussions_68399.html
March 9, 2015
Chandra Asri (Jakarta) has confirmed that it is carrying out a preliminary study to develop a minirefinery in 2018, which is expected to ease the company’s reliance on naphtha...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Chandra-Asri-plans-back-integration-project-confirms-maintenance-schedule_68381.html
March 9, 2015
The United Steelworkers (USW; Pittsburgh) union held rallies at various locations in the Houston area ahead of discussions with Royal Dutch Shell in the week starting 9 March. Rallies...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/USW-strike-Day-34-USW-holds-rallies-in-Houston-area-locations-before-further-talks-with-Shell_68375.html
March 6, 2015
The United Steelworkers (USW; Pittsburgh) union and Royal Dutch Shell have confirmed that they will meet again in Houston on 9 March. Scheduling of the meeting for next week came one...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/USW-strike-Day-33-USW-and-Shell-to-meet-on-Monday_68355.html
March 5, 2015
Yeochun NCC (YNCC; Seoul) has not been feeding 10% liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) into the company's No. 1 naphtha cracker at Yeosu, South Korea, since early February, a source close to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Yeochun-NCC-stops-feeding-LPG-into-cracker_68328.html
March 4, 2015
ExxonMobil expects to reduce capital spending over the next three years while starting up 16 major oil and natural gas projects and increasing production, says Rex Tillerson, chairman and CEO....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/ExxonMobil-to-reduce-group-capital-spending-through-2017-chemical-business-showing-resilience_68309.html
March 4, 2015
Germany’s chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt), employers association BAVC (Wiesbaden), trade union IG BCE, and the federal ministry for economic affairs have concluded...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Initiative-launched-to-promote-Germany-as-a-location-for-the-chemical-industry_68302.html
March 3, 2015
Global Bioenergies (Evry, France) has produced second-generation isobutene, in a push to diversify accessible feedstock towards cheaper resources in this case waste biomass...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Global-Bioenergies-produces-second-generation-isobutene-at-lab-scale_68259.html
March 2, 2015
Braskem has entered into a new six-month contract to receive naphtha feedstock from Petrobras. The new contract is valid until 31 August 2015, and the price will be adjusted...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Braskem-signs-new-six-month-naphtha-supply-contract-with-Petrobras_68224.html
March 2, 2015
India plans to reduce customs duties on a range of petrochemical products and feedstocks, such as styrene monomer and naphtha, when its fiscal year 2015-16 begins on 1 April, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/India-to-cut-customs-duties-on-products-including-styrene-naphtha_68220.html
February 27, 2015
Shell's Pearl gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant, in Qatar has entered a planned maintenance turnaround in February 2015. Pearl GTL comprises two identical GTL 'trains', with a total capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Shells-Pearl-GTL-plant-in-Qatar-in-2-month-turnaround_68182.html
February 26, 2015
Market sources say that units at multiple US east coast refineries have restarted after operational issues this week and late last week due to cold regional temperatures.  ...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Some-US-east-coast-refineries-restart-after-cold-weather_68135.html
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