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September 10, 2015
PotashCorp says that Aaron Regent has been appointed to the company's board, effective 9 September. Regent is the founding partner of Magris Resources (Toronto), which focuses on the...
September 9, 2015
During the week ended 5 September, chemical railcar traffic in North America increased 8.0% year-over-year (YOY) on gains in the United States. For all of North America, chemical railcar traffic during the week totaled 43,503 carloads, up 2.5% from the previous week, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR). For the year to date, chemical railcar traffic in North America is up 0.6%, versus a 3.6% decrease in all railcar traffic, according to AAR....
September 9, 2015
Enerkem (Montreal), a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, said on Wednesday that it has raised C$152.6 million ($115.6 million) and has initiated the production of biomethanol...
September 1, 2015
Canexus (Calgary, AB) has completed the previously announced C$75-million sale of the North American Terminal Operations (NATO) to Cenovus Energy. Canexus says net proceeds of the transaction, which was announced in early June, will be used to pay down bank debt....
September 1, 2015
Shell Canada said in a letter to customers on Monday that it was lifting its force majeure that was declared on 7 July, with respect to its supply of styrene. The lifting of the FM...
August 27, 2015

During the week ended 22 August, chemical railcar traffic in North America increased 1.9% year-over-year (YOY) on strong gains in Canada. For all of North America, chemical railcar traffic during the week totaled 42,574 carloads, up 3.7% from the previous week, according to data released on 26 August by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).


August 26, 2015
Shell Canada confirmed today that its Scotford, AB, styrene plant is up and running. The company is currently building inventory ahead of a 44-day shutdown that will start on 8...
August 20, 2015
During the week ended 15 August, chemical railcar traffic in North America declined 2.2% year-over-year (YOY) on falling volumes in the United States....
August 18, 2015
PolyOne says it has begun the closure of its Granby, PQ, facility—part of a restructuring process aimed at streamlining production and increasing efficiency following the $393-million acquisition of Spartech in 2013....
August 18, 2015
Koch Fertilizer Trading, an affiliate of Koch Fertilizer (Wichita, KS); and the North American subsidiary of K+S (Kassel, Germany) have signed an exclusive supply agreement for potash...
August 13, 2015
During the week ended 8 August, chemical railcar traffic in North America increased 1.3% year-over-year (YOY) on gains in Canada and the United States....
August 12, 2015
Nova Chemicals reports profit of $148 million for the second quarter, down 11% year-over-year (YOY), on sales of $983 million, down 24% YOY. The company says lower selling prices for all products more than offset higher sales volumes for ethylene and polyethylene—and lower feedstock costs—and operating profits increased in olefins-polyolefins as well as expandable styrenics....
August 11, 2015
Potash Ridge (Toronto) on Tuesday announced a transaction to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of privately owned Valleyfield Fertilizer Corp., registered in...
August 7, 2015
Agrium says that its previously announced urea project at the company's Borger, TX, site will be completed at the end of 2016. However, the company says it has canceled related plans...
August 12, 2015
Shell Canada said this week it would not provide details or a timeline on maintenance activities at its Scotford, AB, styrene plant. The plant remains on force majeure following...
August 5, 2015
During the week ended 1 August, chemical railcar traffic in North America increased 1.5% year-on-year on strong gains in Canada...
August 4, 2015
Renewable chemicals firm BioAmber (Montreal) reports a second-quarter net loss of $14.8 million, compared with a net loss of $14.1 million in the year-ago quarter. Revenues decreased...
August 3, 2015
Canpotex (Saskatoon, SK), the potash export cartel owned by Agrium, Mosaic, and PotashCorp, says that its board of directors has appointed Ken Seitz as president and CEO, effective 1...
July 31, 2015
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) says that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Lucas Meyer Cosmetics (Quebec City), a subsidiary of Unipex Group...
July 31, 2015
TerraVerdae BioWorks (Edmonton, AB) has completed the scale-up optimization of its process to produce biodegradable polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) bioplastics from waste-derived methanol...
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