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April 23, 2012
Sunoco has signed an exclusive agreement with The Carlyle Group (New York), a private equity firm, aimed at considering a joint venture at Sunoco’s 330,000 barrels/day refinery...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Sunoco-and-Carlyle-Group-to-Consider-Refinery-JV_42903.html
April 17, 2012
The Argentine government has seized control of YPF, which is majority owned by Repsol (Madrid), in a move to nationalize the country’s largest oil and gas company. The takeover comes after several months of government pressure on the company to boost investments and output. The takeover would give the Argentine government access to YPF’s shale oil reserves and natural gas production in the country....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Argentina-Seizes-Control-of-YPF_42725.html
April 13, 2012
This Week on CW:   Cytec has agreed to acquire Umeco, a maker of advanced composite materials, for $439 million. Cytec also expects first-quarter adjusted earnings to be 45%-50%...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Apr-13_42687.html
April 12, 2012
Pemex, Mexico’s state-run oil company, has filed a new lawsuit against a dozen oil companies—including units of Royal Dutch Shell and ConocoPhillips—alleging they...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Pemex-Files-Another-NGL-Smuggling-Suit-Names-Shell-and-ConocoPhillips-as-Illegal-Recipients_42653.html
April 12, 2012
Enterprise Products Partners says it will partner with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (Denver, CO) and DCP Midstream (Denver) to build a 435-mile pipeline to transport natural gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Enterprise-Partners-with-Anadarko-and-DCP-Midstream-to-Build-New-NGL-Pipeline_42652.html
April 3, 2012
Sibur says it has sold its first batch of emission reduction units (ERUs), as part of the largest joint implementation project in Russia. The company sold 1.2 million m.t. of CO2 to JP...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Sibur-Sells-its-First-Carbon-Units-Expands-Feedstock-Slate_42281.html
March 30, 2012
This Week on CW:   At the IHS World Petrochemical Conference, held this week in Houston, Gary Adams, chief advisor for IHS Chemical, told attendees that global basic chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Mar-30_42417.html
March 30, 2012
Revolutionary changes for the North American petrochemical industry are occurring due to new shale gas resources, Skip Teel, v.p./olefins at Westlake Chemical, told attendees at IHS...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/IHS-WPC-2012-Ethane-Supply-Provides-Boost-to-U-S-Petrochemical-Producers-Westlake-Says_42378.html
March 30, 2012
Braskem (São Paulo) says it has a signed a deal with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to supply three compressor trains for the planned 1.05 million m.t./year Ethylene XXI complex at...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Mitsubishi-to-Supply-Compressor-Trains-for-Braskem-Idesa-Ethylene-XXI-Project_42403.html
March 29, 2012
The outlook for the U.S. domestic natural gas supply continues to strengthen as more natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) are produced from shale plays around the country...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/IHS-WPC-2012-Outlook-Bright-for-U-S-Natural-Gas_42387.html
March 29, 2012
A significant premium in crude oil prices relative to natural gas has made ethane-to-ethylene economics in North America very profitable once again. Midstream energy and petrochemical companies are making significant investments in the North American market to leverage low-cost natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGL) feedstocks, Mark Eramo, v.p./research and analysis at IHS Chemical told attendees at the IHS World Petrochemical Conference currently being held in Houston....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/IHS-WPC-2012-North-American-Shale-Developments-Reshaping-Global-Ethylene-Markets_42366.html
March 29, 2012
A surge in shale gas production and gas-based feedstock will trigger a wave of petrochemical investments in North America, industry executives told attendees at IHS World Petrochemical Conference, currently being held in Houston. However, not all of the announced ethylene capacity, which now exceeds 20 billion lbs/year, will come to market in a timely manner as producers face  challenges, including permitting and project delays, producers say....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/IHS-WPC-2012-Shale-Gale-Generates-Building-Boom-but-Risks-Must-be-Managed-Say-Producers_42365.html
March 28, 2012
A technique developed by researchers from the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI; San Francisco Bay Area, CA), is able to optimise the performance of microbes to generate a target...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/U-S-Synthetic-Biology-Technique-Triples-Biodiesel-Yield_42324.html
March 26, 2012
Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) says it will expand natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionation capacity at its Sweeny, TX facility by about 19%, or about 22,000 bpd. The NGL...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/CPChem-to-Boost-Fractionation-Capacity-at-Sweeny-TX_42291.html
March 23, 2012
The rapid transformation of the North American petrochemicals outlook will dominate discussions at key industry conferences over the next few weeks, including the American Fuel and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Petchem-Revival_42254.html
March 23, 2012
This Week on CW:   Growth in the chemical industry in China is slowing, but still strong, and higher than in developed economies. Most analysts say the country can avoid a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Mar-23_42276.html
March 20, 2012
Researchers from Japan and the U.S. have developed a proton-responsive ligand and a homogeneous iridium catalyst which together enable the controlled storage and release of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Mimicking-Photosynthesis-Enables-Storage-and-Release-of-Hydrogen_42127.html
March 20, 2012
Williams Partners says it will acquire Caiman Energy's (Dallas, TX) natural gas-gathering subsidiary Caiman Eastern Midstream for about $2.5 billion. The acquisition will provide...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Williams-to-Buy-Natural-Gas-Gathering-Subsidiary-of-Caiman-Energy_42126.html
March 20, 2012
Enterprise Products Partners says it will build two more natural gas liquid (NGL) fractionators at its Mont Belvieu, TX complex that will provide 150,000 bpd of incremental...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Enterprise-to-Build-Two-More-NGL-Fractionators-at-Mont-Belvieu_42122.html
March 16, 2012
This Week on CW:   Shell Chemical says it is evaluating a site in Pennsylvania for a new, world-scale ethane cracker that will mostly serve the U.S. northeast. The company has...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Mar-16_42093.html
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