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December 21, 2011
DSM Venturing, DSM’s venture capital arm, has acquired a stake in NanoHoldings (Rowayton, CT), a company specializing in breakthrough nanotechnology discoveries in the field of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/DSM-Invests-in-NanoHoldings-a-Nanotechnology-Incubator-Firm_39938.html
December 20, 2011
Neste Oil (Helsinki) announced the construction of a pilot plant to produce microbial oil based on waste, at Porvoo, Finland. The pilot plant will be the first designed to produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Neste-Oil-to-Build-a-Pilot-Plant-for-the-Production-of-Waste-Based-Microbial-Oil_39803.html
December 19, 2011
Who would have thought twenty years ago that a humdrum chemical like ethanol would become the focus of major new commercial activity in ways not even imagined at that time....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Versatile-Ethanol_39930.html
December 19, 2011
DuPont and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) have agreed DuPont will pay a $725,000 fine and update hazardous materials handling procedures at a facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/DuPont-Settles-With-NJDEP-in-Chamber-Works-Dispute_39917.html
December 13, 2011

Reduced rates of capacity expansion and continued demand growth in “high-velocity” economies, led by China, should drive petrochemical makers to peak profits over the next few years, according to analysts with IHS Chemical.

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http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/GPCA-Petrochemical-Margin-Recovery-Seen-by-2013_39734.html
December 12, 2011
Equate Petrochemical (Safat, Kuwait) is actively seeking acquisitions outside the Middle East and may be close to a deal before the end of the year, company officials say. "Our strategy is to look for M&A opportunities in the line of our existing products," says Hamad Al-Terkait, Equate CEO....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Equate-Petrochemical-Seeks-Acquisitions_39713.html
December 9, 2011
EPA says its draft analysis of groundwater in Pavillion, WY indicates there has been migration of certain chemicals from hydraulic fracturing operations that resulted in concentrations...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/EPA-Links-Groundwater-Contamination-in-Wyoming-to-Hydraulic-Fracturing_39678.html
December 7, 2011
The successful increase of shale gas production has dramatically transformed the outlook for both U.S. energy supplies and the petrochemical industry, according to a new study by IHS Global Insight. Chemicals production in particular stands to benefit from an extended period of low natural gas prices, as it uses natural gas as a fuel source and feedstock, the report says....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Shale-Gas-to-Boost-Chemical-Industry-Competitiveness_39527.html
November 29, 2011
The U.K. government says it will provide a reported £250 million ($390 million) in tax relief and compensation to energy intensive companies faced with higher costs from its...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/U-K-Government-Offers-Industry-Relief-on-Energy-Costs-and-R-and-D-update-2_39380.html
November 15, 2011
A panel discussion held yesterday by the House Energy & Commerce committee focused on economic opportunities related to the development of shale gas in the U.S., and executives and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Congressional-Panel-Examines-Shale-and-Impact-on-U-S-Economy-Chemicals_39058.html
November 14, 2011
Mexico’s Energy Ministry recently announced it has identified up to 650 trillion cubic feet in potential shale gas reserves, which means Mexico could supply raw materials for...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Officials-Say-Recent-Estimates-Show-Mexico-is-Latin-Americas-Number-Two-in-Shale_39025.html
November 11, 2011
This Week on CW: Celanese CEO David Weidman has announced plans to retire in April of next year. Weidman will be replaced by Mark Rohr, executive chairman and former CEO of Albemarle...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Nov-11_39015.html
November 11, 2011
Final financing packages for Mexico's Ethylene XXI have been submitted and approvals are expected to be complete by early next year, says José Luis Uriegas, president and CEO of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Ethylene-XXI-Financing-Approvals-Expected-by-Early-2012_39004.html
November 7, 2011
United Airlines has signed a letter of intent to buy 20 million gals/year of jet biofuel derived from algae from Solazyme (South San Francisco) ....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/United-Airlines-to-Purchase-Algae-Biofuel-from-Solazyme_38901.html
November 4, 2011
Huntsman increasingly is focusing its R&D activities on the development of products designed in response to challenges such as higher energy prices and scarcer water resources...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Huntsman-Intensifies-R-and-D-Focus-on-Sustainability_38823.html
November 3, 2011
The U.S. Department of the Interior says it expects to propose in the next several months rules governing hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The proposal, expected in the next several...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Proposed-Fracking-Rules-Due-Out-by-Early-Next-Year_38737.html
November 2, 2011
Enterprise Products Partners and Chesapeake Energy say they have entered into a long-term contract for Chesapeake to anchor Enterprise's proposed ethane pipeline from the Marcellus and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Enterprise-and-Chesapeake-Partner-to-Pipe-NGLs-from-the-Northeast-to-the-Gulf-Coast_38763.html
November 1, 2011
Enterprise Products Partners says its $1.5 billion, 270-mile Acadian Haynesville Extension pipeline in Louisiana has begun production. The pipeline gives producers in Louisiana's...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Enterprise-Announces-Pipeline-Projects-to-Grow-NGL-Infrastructure_38734.html
October 28, 2011
LyondellBasell reported third-quarter net income of $895 million, up 92% from the year-ago quarter, on sales up 29%, to $13 billion. Results were driven by strong performance in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/LyondellBasells-Earnings-Soar-on-Advantaged-U-S-Olefins-Business_38683.html
October 21, 2011
This Week on CW:   As earnings season gathered steam reports were, once again, mixed. AkzoNobel reported net income down 32% year-on-year, to 217 million ($301 million), as the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Oct-21_38475.html
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