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November 1, 2012
ExxonMobil Chemical reported chemical earnings of $790 million, down 21% from the year-ago quarter, due to lower margins. The company says lower margins decreased earnings by...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/ExxonMobil-Chemical-earnings-fall-21-percent-on-lower-margins_47395.html
October 29, 2012
A recent National Academy of Sciences (NAS) report says the development of algae-based biofuels poses sustainability concerns. Issues include the large amount of water used...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/National-Academy-of-Sciences-finds-algae-based-biofuels-pose-sustainability-concerns_47318.html
October 24, 2012
Dow Chemical says it plans to build a new world-scale plant for the production of metallocene-based ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) at one of its US Gulf Coast sites. The plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Dow-to-build-US-Gulf-Coast-EPDM-plant_47212.html
October 24, 2012
Caffaro Brescia (Brescia, Italy) says it has extended a supply agreement with DuPont for sodium chlorite. Caffaro Brescia was created when it purchased the sodium chlorite plant of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Italian-firm-extends-supply-agreement-with-DuPont_47179.html
October 16, 2012
The European Union (EU) has tightened restrictions on Iranian exports of petrochemicals, as part of a broadening of sanctions against Iran that aims to draw the Iranian government into...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/New-EU-sanctions-target-Irans-petrochemical-exports_47002.html
October 8, 2012
BP says it plans to sell its Texas City, TX refinery and part of its retail and logistics network to Marathon Petroleum for $2.5 billion. BP in 2011 announced plans to divest the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/BP-sells-Texas-City-refinery-to-Marathon-for-$2-5-billion_46811.html
October 8, 2012
The geographic balance of demand in the global petrochemical market will continue to shift from Western Europe and North America to fast-growing economies in Asia/Pacific and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/EPCA-2012-Petchem-demand-shifts-east-as-capacity-heads-west_46787.html
October 7, 2012
Europe's olefins and derivatives industry must focus on adding value to its products, if it is to survive in a rapidly changing global petrochemicals market, says Matthew Thoelke...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/EPCA-2012-Differentiation-is-key-to-survival-of-Europes-olefins-industry_46788.html
October 5, 2012
The Brazil-Mexico joint venture Braskem Idesa (Mexico City) has awarded a $2.7-billion E&C contract to a consortium of Odebrecht, Technip, and ICA Fluor for engineering...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Ethylene-XXI-EPC-contract-goes-to-consortium-led-by-Odebrecht-Technip_46724.html
September 27, 2012
Ineos said on Wednesday that it has entered into a new agreement to source ethane from U.S. for import into Europe via Sunoco Logistics-operated Mariner East project. The company says...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Ineos-to-Import-Ethane-from-U-S-to-Feed-European-Crackers_46546.html
September 20, 2012
The European chlor-alkali industry needs some letup in the pace of legislation if it is not to lose its share of the global market, delegates to Euro Chlor’s (Brussels) AGM in...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Europes-Chlor-Alkali-Industry-Under-Pressure_46297.html
September 17, 2012
Air Products has raised prices for merchant customers in North America in response to supply shortages in the helium market, the company says. Prices will increase by as much as 10%...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Air-Products-Raises-Prices-in-North-America_46301.html
September 12, 2012
TMO Renewables says it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the province of Heilongjiang, China to provide long-term, large volume biomass feedstock supply for future...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/TMO-Renewables-Signs-MoU-for-Biomass-Feedstock-Supply_46028.html
August 30, 2012
Several petrochemical and refinery facilities in the coastal regions of Louisiana have shut down or reduced operating rates in advance of Hurricane Isaac. The storm was officially a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Louisiana-Petrochemical-Plants-Shut-as-Hurricane-Isaac-Hits-Land-Updated_45871.html
August 13, 2012
BP says its American production company intends to sell two gas processing plants at Sunray, TX, and Hemphill, TX, as well as their associated gas gathering system, to Eagle Rock...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/BP-Sells-Two-Midstream-Assets-in-TX_45571.html
August 1, 2012
Aither Chemicals says it is developing plans for product production volumes based on the response to its open season, which solicited market interest in chemicals and plastics that...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Aither-Planning-Derivatives-Production-at-WV-Cracker_45328.html
July 20, 2012

Chemicals and plastics have emerged as a key driver of economic growth across a large number of U.S. cities, according to a study by IHS Global Insight prepared for The United States Conference of Mayors (Washington).

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http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Whats-Driving-Economic-Growth-in-U-S-Cities-Chemicals_45101.html
July 19, 2012
Kinder Morgan and BP North America have announced long-term commercial agreements to provide BP condensate processing services and storage at Kinder Morgan’s terminals on the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Kinder-Morgan-and-BP-Enter-Into-Condensate-Processing-and-Storage-Agreements_45023.html
July 17, 2012
Spain's National Renewable Energy Centre (Cener) has selected AdvanceBio LLC's (Spartanburg, SC) SuPR2G bench scale pretreatment reactor to conduct basic research and development...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Renewable-Energy-Center-of-Spain-Selects-AdvanceBio-for-Biomass-R-and-D-Equipment_44764.html
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