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February 24, 2011
BASF is "concerned about Libya" and "hopes the situation will calm down soon," chairman Jürgen Hambrecht says. Wintershall, the energy subsidiary of BASF...
February 22, 2011
Yara says it has halted production at its Lifeco fertilizer joint venture in Libya due to violent unrest that is spreading across the country. The company says that the move is a...
February 1, 2011
Methanex says it has decided to close temporarily its office in Cairo and reduce the number of employees working at the company’s plant at Damietta, Egypt, as well as evacuate...
January 27, 2011
Methanex, the global leading producer of methanol, has announced the start-up of a 1.3-million m.t./year methanol plant in Egypt. Bruce Aitken, president and CEO of Methanex confirmed...
January 10, 2011
H.B. Fuller says it has signed a definitive agreement to enter into a joint venture with Burak Özberk, its agent in Turkey. A new company will be created, with Fuller owning...
December 14, 2010
Sasol Polymers says it has agreed to a R 111.6 million settlement ($16.4 million) with the South African Competition Commission in relation to its existing propylene supply agreement...
November 15, 2010
Olam International (Singapore) says it has agreed to form an 80-20 joint venture with the government of Gabon to build an ammonia-urea complex at a port location in Gabon. The...
October 19, 2010
Foster Wheeler says it has been awarded a project management consultancy (PMC) contract by Carbon Holdings for a petrochemical complex planned at Ain Sokhna, Egypt, with a nameplate...
October 14, 2010
Syngenta reported a 10% increase in third-quarter 2010 sales, to $2.2 billion and confirmed that it expects a flat operating profit for the full year. Third-quarter earnings were not...
October 14, 2010
Unilever is pushing ahead with plans to significantly reduce the environmental impact of its detergents business across the world and tells CW that as part of its Cleaner Planet Plan...
October 3, 2010
Marubeni (Tokyo) says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Ghana to jointly conduct a feasibility study for a methanol plant project in Ghana. Aiming to...
September 22, 2010
Sabic has opened a new office in Cape Town, South Africa in the presence of HE Saud bin Abdullah bin Thunayan Al-Saud, chairman of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu and Sabic...
September 15, 2010
DuPont's Pioneer Hi-Bred business says it has purchased a majority share of Pannar Seed Limited (Greytown, South Africa) for an undisclosed sum....
September 13, 2010
Sasol Ltd. (Johannesburg) reported a 3% drop to R23.9 billion ($3.3 billion) in operating profit in the year ended 30th June 2010 on sales down 11% to R122.3 billion. The company says...
September 7, 2010
Sasol Nitro, a division of Sasol Chemical Industries, plans to divest five fertilizer blending plants in South Africa as part of a settlement agreed with the Competition Commission of...
August 24, 2010
Global demand for naphtha will grow significantly between 2010 and 2015 in the Asia Pacific, led by a 4% increase in demand from China’s petrochemical sector, according to...
August 20, 2010
Danisco (Copenhagen), a leading food ingredients, enzymes and bio-based solution provider, has acquired Research Solutions (Cape Town), a product development company, which supplies...
August 17, 2010
South Africa's Competition Commission has ruled that Sasol has abused its dominant market position to overcharge local buyers of propylene and polypropylene (PP) and has referred...
July 28, 2010
AECI (Johannesburg), South Africa's mining and chemicals group, reported a 48% increase in operating profit in the first half of 2010 to R484 million ($66.3 million) on sales 3% higher...
July 21, 2010
BP has agreed to sell $7 billion of upstream and midstream assets to Apache Corporation (Houston) with proceeds going both toward clean-up costs and potential damages resulting from...
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