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April 23, 2015
During the week ended 18 April, chemical railcar traffic in North America increased 3.9% year-over-year (YOY) on continued gains in the United States and Canada. Chemical rail traffic in Mexico remains down YOY....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/North-America-weekly-chemical-rail-traffic-up-3-9-percent-YOY_69716.html
April 20, 2015
Koda today announced it has acquired Unipex Solutions Canada (Boucherville, Quebec, Canada), a division of Unipex Group (Paris), for an undisclosed sum. Unipex Canada is a distributor...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Koda-acquires-in-Canada_69620.html
April 20, 2015
Aecon Group (Toronto) has been awarded a contract by K+S (Kassel, Germany) for additional work on K+S's Legacy potash mining project in Saskatchewan. Work will begin in the second...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/K+S-awards-additional-contract-for-potash-project-in-Canada_69605.html
April 16, 2015
Nova Chemicals today announced that Todd Karran has been appointed president and CEO. Karran has been the acting CEO while maintaining his previous roles of senior v.p. and CFO since May 2014. He will remain CFO while the board searches for a replacement....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Nova-confirms-Karran-as-CEO_69475.html
April 15, 2015
During the week ended 11 April, chemical railcar traffic in North America increased 1.4% year-over-year (YOY) on gains in the United States and Canada....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Weekly-gains-for-US-Canada-chemical-railcar-traffic_69456.html
April 13, 2015
Cascades (Quebec City) plans to build a biorefinery at its Norampac-Cabano facility at Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, PQ, to extract hemicellulose from wood chips, it says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Canadian-firm-to-build-biorefinery-to-extract-hemicellulose-from-wood-chips_69361.html
April 8, 2015
During the week ended 4 April, chemical railcar traffic in North America dropped 2.6% year-on-year mainly on a decline in the United States....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Weekly-chemical-railcar-traffic-in-North-America-down-2-6-percent-YOY_69284.html
April 2, 2015
During the week ended 28 March, chemical railcar traffic in North America declined 3.2% year-over-year (YOY), led by a 4.2% YOY decline in Canada....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Weekly-North-American-railcar-traffic-down-on-declines-in-Canada_69149.html
March 31, 2015
Ineos says that it has completed a previously announced 10% expansion of capacity at the company's linear alpha-olefins plant at Joffre, AB. "Additional debottleneck opportunities...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Ineos-completes-Canada-alpha-olefins-expansion-advances-US-Gulf-project-eyes-world-scale-PAO-plant_69068.html
March 27, 2015
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Allana Potash (Toronto), a potash mining company whose shares are traded on the Toronto...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/ICL-to-acquire-remaining-shares-in-Allana-Potash_68968.html
March 23, 2015
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) says that it has signed an agreement to acquire the purified terephthalic acid (PTA) facility at Montreal that belongs to energy company Cepsa's (Madrid)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Indorama-to-acquire-Cepsas-PTA-facility-in-Canada_68810.html
March 20, 2015

During the week ended 14 March, chemical railcar traffic in North America changed little year-over-year (YOY) as gains in Canada offset declines in the United States and Mexico. For all of North America, chemical railcar traffic during the week totaled 43,582 carloads, down 0.06% from the previous week, and up 0.2% YOY, according to data released on 11 March by the Association of American Railroads (AAR). For the year to date, chemical railcar traffic in North America is up 3.4%, versus a 2.6% increase in all railcar traffic, according to the AAR.

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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/North-American-weekly-chemical-railcar-traffic-flat-YOY_68783.html
March 20, 2015
Argex Titanium (Montreal), a company entering the titanium dioxide (TiO2) market, says it has signed a letter of intent with PVS Chemicals, a producer, distributor, and marketer...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Argex-signs-LOI-for-distribution-of-by-products-from-new-titanium-dioxide-plant_68776.html
March 19, 2015
The provincial government of Saskatchewan is implementing interim changes to potash taxation. The province is changing the way in which potash companies can claim capital expenditures...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Saskatchewan-introduces-changes-to-potash-taxation-PotashCorp-disappointed_68701.html
March 13, 2015
Canexus (Calgary) says that it has engaged a financial advisor to explore the potential sale of Canexus's chlor-alkali operation at North Vancouver, BC. The company says that it is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Canexus-explores-sale-of-Canada-chlor-alkali-business_68559.html
March 13, 2015

Chemical railcar traffic in North America increased 3.3% year-over-year (YOY) in the week ended 7 March on gains in the United States and Canada. Chemical railcar traffic in Mexico continued a trend of YOY declines.

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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Weekly-chemical-rail-traffic-in-North-America-up-3-3-percent_68508.html
March 10, 2015
Mosaic said on Monday that it will invest an additional C$1.7 billion ($1.34 billion) to further develop its K3 potash mine project at Esterhazy, SK. A recently approved change in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Mosaic-invests-in-potash-mine-in-Saskatchewan_68404.html
March 6, 2015
Precious metals recycling company Asahi Holdings (Tokyo) says that on 5 March, it completed the previously announced acquisition of Johnson Matthey’s gold and silver refining...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Asahi-Holdings-completes-purchase-of-Johnson-Mattheys-gold-and-silver-refining-business_68358.html
March 5, 2015
Argex Titanium (Montreal) says that its newly created 100%-owned subsidiary, Argex Canada, has awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract to Técnicas...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Argex-awards-EPC-contract-to-Tecnicas-Reunidas-for-TiO2-project-in-Canada_68338.html
March 4, 2015
Chemical railcar traffic in North America increased 9% year-over-year (YOY) during the week ended 28 February on gains in the United States and Canada....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Weekly-chemical-railcar-traffic-up-9-percent-in-North-America_68323.html
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