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September 29, 2014
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Akron, OH) announced today that it has found silica derived from rice husk ash to have equal performance to traditional sources in reducing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Goodyear-looking-to-source-silica-from-rice-husk-ash_64123.html
September 29, 2014
Nova Chemicals has agreed to be the anchor shipper for Kinder Morgan Energy Partners’ Utica to Ontario Pipeline Access (Utopia) project, which will carry ethane and ethane-propane mixtures from the Utica shale basin to Nova’s Corunna, Ontario, facility. The pipeline, slated to begin operation in early 2018, will extend the range of shale-advantaged feedstocks available to Nova’s Corunna steam cracker, which has been receiving ethane from the Marcellus shale since early 2014....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Novas-Corunna-cracker-to-receive-Utica-shale-ethane-via-Utopia-pipeline_64119.html
September 29, 2014
Americas Styrenics (AmSty; The Woodlands, TX) will open a new styrene truck terminal at its Channahon, IL, facility, on 1 October. The terminal, wholly owned by AmSty, will schedule shipments seven days per week, says the company, which has reached an agreement with Hoffman Transportation to dedicate a number of trucks exclusively for the terminal....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/AmSty-to-open-new-styrene-truck-terminal-in-Illinois_64122.html
September 29, 2014
MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab of positive indicators was 15 out of 20 this week. Thus, we continue to post a green banner. Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) up 0.1%; up 3.9% Y/Y...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/ACCs-economic-outlook-for-the-week-ended-26-September-2014_64107.html
September 29, 2014
Enterprise Products Partners plans to build a ninth natural gas liquids fractionator at Mont Belvieu, TX. The company has also completed the first segment of its Aegis ethane pipeline....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Enterprise-plans-ninth-fractionator-for-Mont-Belvieu-TX-connects-Aegis-to-Beaumont_64105.html
September 26, 2014
Dow Chemical has initiated a process to sell its epoxy, chlorinated organics, and chlorine businesses preferably to a single buyer. Dow said in December 2013 that it is carving...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Report-Dow-seeks-single-buyer-for-epoxy-and-chlorine-units_64074.html
September 26, 2014
Socma (Washington) has called on EPA to strike a balance between transparency and protecting trade secrets as it formulates proposed rules on the disclosure of hydraulic...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Socma-urges-caution-as-EPA-considers-fracking-disclosure-rule_64076.html
September 25, 2014
The new regional headquarters will serve Canada, Puerto Rico, and the United States. PPG Industries says it has opened its previously announced new regional headquarters —...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/PPG-opens-regional-headquarters-for-architectural-coatings-business_64063.html
September 25, 2014
Maverick Synfuels (Research Triangle Park, NC) has introduced the first small-scale, modular methane-to-methanol production plant that can be colocated at the methane source, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Maverick-Synfuels-launches-small-scale-methane-to-methanol-plants_64009.html
September 25, 2014
Omnova Solutions today reported fiscal third-quarter net income of down 80% year-on-year (YOY), to $1.8 million, or 4 cts/share, on sales down 3.5%, to $252.1 million. Adjusted income...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Omnova-earnings-tumble-on-weakness-in-paper-business_64001.html
September 25, 2014
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) has announced the pricing of its previously announced initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Nearly 60.15 million ordinary...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/ICL-prices-IPO-shares-at-$7_63991.html
September 25, 2014
Badger Licensing, a joint venture between Technip and ExxonMobil Chemical, will provide its BenzOut technology to Wyoming Refining Co. for a 4,000 bbl/day grassroots plant to be built...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Wyoming-Refining-selects-Badger-technology-for-an-upgrade-project_63993.html
September 24, 2014
H.B. Fuller today reported fiscal third-quarter net income down 85.3% year-on-year (YOY), to $4 million, or 8 cts/share, on revenues up 2.4%, to $526.8 million. Adjusted earnings...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/H-B-Fuller-earnings-plummet-on-problems-with-Forbo-integration-systems-update_63990.html
September 24, 2014
US specialty chemicals volumes were flat sequentially in August, with volumes expanding in twelve segments and declining in fourteen. Two segments had flat volumes. Volumes grew 0.8%...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/ACC-Specialties-volumes-flat-in-August_63985.html
September 24, 2014
LyondellBasell Industries is evaluating a further expansion project at Channelview, TX, to add up to 550 million lbs/year of ethylene. Preliminary engineering work is under way and, if...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/LyondellBasell-planning-further-ethylene-expansion-at-Channelview_63961.html
September 24, 2014
Formosa Plastics has selected the Steam Active Reforming technology, licensed by ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions, for its propane dehydrogenation project at Point Comfort, TX. Formosa Plastics has received all required permits for the project, and construction is already under way, the company says....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Formosa-Plastics-to-use-STAR-PDH-technology-at-Point-Comfort-TX-Updated_63957.html
September 24, 2014
The venture capital arm of French energy group Total announced today that it is investing in NexSteppe (Malibu, CA), a start-up that specializes in tailoring sorghum seeds for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Total-invests-in-energy-crop-start-up-NexSteppe_63956.html
September 24, 2014
Linde's North American unit announced that it would expand hydrogen supply to Lima Refining Co. (LRC; Lima, OH). Linde will build, own, and operate an additional steam methane...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Linde-to-expand-hydrogen-supply-at-Ohio-refinery_63945.html
September 24, 2014
ACC today released its monthly chemical activity barometer (CAB), which measures indicators related to the growth of the US chemical industry. The CAB gained just 0.1% over the month...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/ACC-reports-slow-growth-in-monthly-activity-barometer_63946.html
September 24, 2014
A Total US exploration and production affiliate has agreed to sell its 25% interest in Cardinal Gas Services for $400 million plus a price adjustment estimated at $50 million. E1 and a consortium led by Samchully, both of South Korea, will acquire Cardinal, a midstream company in Ohio’s Utica shale play. The deal is expected to close in October....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Total-sells-stake-in-US-midstream-firm-for-$450-million_63944.html
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