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January 17, 2013
Braskem has increased its stake in the Ethylene XXI project from 65% to 75%, and Grupo Idesa has reduced its stake from 35% to 25%, according to the Brazilian newspaper Valor...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Braskem-increases-stake-in-Ethylene-XXI_49043.html
January 17, 2013
Mexichem (Mexico City) says the board of the state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos  (Pemex) has a approved a joint venture that will double vinyl chloride monomer capacity at...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Board-approval-revives-Mexichem-VCM-joint-venture-with-Pemex_49054.html
January 3, 2013
The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the future development of unconventional fossil fuels such as shale gas in the European Union. All interested individuals...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/European-Commission-launches-public-consultation-on-shale-gas_48721.html
December 21, 2012
The Ultrapar Group, parent company of Oxiteno (São Paulo), has announced it plans invest a total of 1.44 billion reais ($676 million) in 2013. The Ultrapar group also...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Oxitenos-2013-investments-focus-on-US-Mexico_48604.html
December 20, 2012
PetroLogistics (Houston, TX) brought its propane dehydrogenation (PDH) facility in Houston down for unscheduled repairs on 17 December owing to a damaged compressor. ...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/PetroLogistics-Houston-PDH-facility-down-for-repairs_48524.html
December 20, 2012
Braskem Idesa (Mexico City), a joint venture of Brazil’s Braskem, and Mexico’s Grupo Idesa, say they have received final approval for a total of $3.2 billion in financing...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Braskem-Idesa-finalizes-$3-2-billion-in-financing-for-Ethylene-XXI_48522.html
December 19, 2012
A survey of chemical industry executives by KPMG (New York), a consultancy, has found that the US “fiscal cliff” is a key concern going into the end of the year. However...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Survey-US-fiscal-cliff-a-concern-for-industry-execs_48501.html
December 13, 2012
US chemical output excluding pharmaceuticals is expected to improve modestly in 2013 with a 1.9% advance, up from a 1.5% gain this year, according to ACC’s Year-End 2012...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/ACC-forecasts-US-chemicals-growth-of-1-9-percent-in-2013_48297.html
December 13, 2012
Reverdia (Delft, Netherlands), a joint venture between DSM and Roquette (Lestrem, France), says it has begun production of biobased succinic acid at its newly built commercial-scale...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Reverdia-opens-worlds-first-large-scale-plant-for-biobased-succinic-acid-in-Italy_48324.html
December 7, 2012
Dow Chemical and the Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) on Thursday issued separate statements criticizing a new report on the economic impact of liquefied natural...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/DOE-report-on-LNG-exports-draws-negative-reviews_48220.html
December 7, 2012
"Scenarios with unlimited exports always had higher net economic benefits than corresponding cases with limited exports," says the study....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Dow-DOE-study-of-natural-gas-exports-is-deeply-flawed_48218.html
December 4, 2012
Ineos says it has signed a letter of intent with TGE Gas Engineering (Bonn, Germany), to build an ethane tank and expanded infrastructure at Ineos's Rafnes, Norway, production site...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Ineos-to-build-ethane-tank-at-Norway-cracker-site-enabling-imports-from-US_48125.html
December 4, 2012
Dow Chemical says that cost reductions and capital spending curtailments will keep the company on track to meet a near-term $10-billion/year Ebitda target by 2014 or 2015 despite a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Dow-Chemical-adjusts-strategy-to-slow-growth-world_48111.html
November 30, 2012
A train derailment in Paulsboro, NJ has caused potentially hazardous vinyl chloride to spill into local air and water, reports say. The derailment, caused by the collapse of a rail...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/NJ-train-derailment-causes-vinyl-chloride-spill_48086.html
November 30, 2012
Slated for completion in mid-2014, the facility is expected to produce 30 million gal/yr of bioethanol from corn stover, a capital investment of about $7/gal....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/DuPont-breaks-ground-on-$200-million-cellulosic-ethanol-plant_48072.html
November 26, 2012
Mexichem says it has abandoned a planned vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) manufacturing joint venture with Mexico’s state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex; Mexico City)...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Mexichem-pulls-out-of-planned-VCM-venture-with-Pemex_47938.html
November 20, 2012
Mexico's state oil company Pemex (Mexico City) says it has restarted its ammonia unit at Ciudad Camargo, Chihuahua state. The plant has been offline since 2002 and was restarted with...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Pemex-restarts-Camargo-ammonia-unit_47873.html
November 16, 2012
In more mature markets such as Western Europe, industry will see industry consolidation, operations optimization and movement toward production of higher-value performance products...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Shale-provides-North-American-PE-players-with-growing-advantage_47812.html
November 16, 2012
The company expects the new capacity to begin operations in the second quarter of 2014....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Air-Products-to-expand-Geismar-syngas-unit_47783.html
November 14, 2012
Competitive raw materials stemming from shale gas development in the US have caused investors to reconsider the timing for planned world-scale projects in Latin America, with...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/APLA-2012-Shale-gas-alters-Latin-Americas-prospects_47655.html
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