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May 18, 2012
Woelfel: Positioning the company for growth. Nova Chemicals has set out to capitalize on abundant and cost-advantaged ethane by expanding ethylene and polyethylene (PE) operations in...
May 18, 2012
DSM says it has entered into a definitive agreement with Clearwater Fine Foods (Bedford, Canada) and funds managed by Richardson Capital (Winnipeg, Canada) to acquire Ocean Nutrition...
May 17, 2012
North American chemicals sector rail traffic fell 2% year-on-year during the week ended May 12, to 42,083 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington)...
May 17, 2012
Praxair has announced price increases effective June 1 for bulk and packaged industrial, electronics, specialty, and medical gas customers in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico...
May 14, 2012
Shell has dropped plans with Iogen for the construction of a commercial-scale biofuel plant at Manitoba, Canada. The scrap of the planned larger-scale cellulosic ethanol...
May 11, 2012
Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America rose 1.9% year-on-year during the week ended May 5, to 43,809 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington)...
May 10, 2012
Nova Chemicals says it will sell its performance styrenics business to insulated building materials maker PFB Corp (Calgary, AB). Financial details were not disclosed. The deal also...
May 9, 2012
Agrium's first-quarter 2012 net earnings slipped 9% year-on-year, to $155 million.  Adjusted earnings were $210 million and exclude a pre-tax loss of $13 million on natural gas...
May 8, 2012
Nova Chemicals reported first-quarter net income of $191 million, up 17% from the year-ago quarter, on higher margins in the company’s olefins segments. Sales rose 3% from the...
April 26, 2012
Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America rose 6.2% year-on-year during the week ended April 21, to 44,444 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR...
April 26, 2012
Methanex reported first-quarter adjusted net income of $22 million, down 37% from the year-ago quarter, on lower sales and a one-time charge incurred to terminate a time charter vessel...
April 19, 2012
Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America rose 5.3% year-on-year during the week ended April 14, to 45,035 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR...
April 16, 2012
Clariant's LFP production site at Candiac.  Clariant says its $78-million battery materials manufacturing plant at Candiac, PQ has begun operations. The plant produces...
April 12, 2012
North American chemicals sector rail traffic fell 7% year-on-year during the week ended April 7, to 40,426 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington)...
April 5, 2012
Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America fell 8.8% year-on-year during the week ended March 31, to 43,692 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR...
April 5, 2012
Yara International and IC Potash Corp. (ICP; Toronto) say that Yara has agreed to make a strategic investment of about C$40 million ($40.1 million) in ICP and has entered into an...
April 4, 2012
PPG Industries says it has entered into a technical collaboration agreement with Argex Mining (Montreal) to utilize PPG’s existing technology and know-how relating to the...
April 3, 2012
The outlook for the polyolefins industry continues to be solid after rebounding from lows in the latter half of 2008 and the beginning of 2009, Randy Woelfel, CEO of Nova Chemicals...
March 29, 2012
Clariant’s oil services division has signed a new, 10-year supply agreement with Talisman Energy (Calgary, AB) to supply production chemicals for Talisman’s North Sea...
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....
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