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September 28, 2015
Huntsman announced Friday that it expects several trends to negatively impact its third-quarter results. According to the company, lower titanium dioxide selling prices, particularly...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Huntsman-warns-of-multiple-third-quarter-headwinds_73941.html
September 25, 2015
A Total US petrochemicals and refining subsidiary has awarded CB&I a contract to provide its proprietary ethylene technology and front-end engineering and design (FEED)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Total-to-use-CB-and-I-Lummus-ethylene-technology-FEED-services-at-Port-Arthur_73877.html
September 25, 2015
ACC’s US chemical production regional index (CPRI) rose by 0.4% in August, following a 0.3% gain in July, a 0.2% gain in June, and a 0.3% decline in May. The outputs of organic...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/ACCs-US-CPRI-increases-in-August_73889.html
September 24, 2015
Badlands NGL (Denver) says it has entered into a "precedent agreement" with Continental Resources (CLR; Oklahoma City), one of the oil and gas producers in the Williston...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Badlands-NGL-signs-ethane-supply-agreement-for-North-Dakota-PE-project_73887.html
September 24, 2015
BASF and Genomatica have expanded their license agreement for the production of 1,4-butanediol (BDO) based on renewable feedstock using Genomatica’s patented process to include...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/BASF-expands-BDO-agreement-with-Genomatica-license-covers-world-scale-plant_73888.html
September 25, 2015
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) has announced plans to invest $175 million to restart an ethane cracker near Lake Charles, LA that was idled by Equistar in 2001. Indorama Ventures expects...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Indorama-to-purchase-and-restart-dormant-cracker-at-Lake-Charles-LA_73876.html
September 23, 2015
H.B. Fuller reports net income for its fiscal third quarter ended 30 August increased more than six-fold, to $26.8 million. Special charges and non-recurring items were significantly...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/H-B-Fuller-misses-estimates-cuts-outlook_73875.html
September 23, 2015
The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) reiterated this week that no date has been set for a hearing about the future restart of ExxonMobil's Torrance, CA, refinery. EPA...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/No-timeline-in-place-for-restart-of-ExxonMobil-Torrance-refinery_73861.html
September 23, 2015
DuPont has named Timothy Glenn as president of its crop protection unit, effective 1 October. Glenn, who will work under executive v.p James Borel, is replacing Rik Miller who has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/DuPont-names-president-of-crop-protection_73860.html
September 23, 2015

During the week ended 19 September, chemical railcar traffic in North America decreased 0.7% year-over-year (YOY) on strong gains in the United States. For all of North America, chemical railcar traffic during the week totaled 42,447 carloads, up 2.6% from the previous week, according to data released on 23 September by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).

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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/North-America-weekly-chemical-rail-shipments-up-on-US-traffic_73859.html
September 23, 2015
Albert Heuser, 60, president, Greater China & Functions Asia/Pacific, BASF (China) Co., (Shanghai), will retire effective 31 December 2015. Stephan Kothrade, 48, president of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/BASF-names-new-head-of-Greater-China-other-personnel-changes_73852.html
September 23, 2015
Total has begun front-end engineering and design (FEED) for a second integrated steam cracker at its complex in Port Arthur, TX. The company says it is discussing the project with potential partners, and that it expects to make a final investment decision in 2016. If approved, the 1 million m.t./year ethylene plant, designed to consume ethane, would be slated to begin production in 2019...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Total-begins-FEED-for-new-Port-Arthur-ethane-cracker_73858.html
September 23, 2015
Bayer CropScience has reached a settlement with the US EPA and the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to resolve violations of federal chemical accident prevention laws at its Institute...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Bayer-CropScience-reaches-settlement-over-2008-accident-at-Institute-WV_73847.html
September 23, 2015
Velocys (Abingdon, UK), the AIM-listed small scale gas-to-liquids (GTLs) technology firm backed by Russian tycoon and owner of Chelsea football club Roman Abramovich, has announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Velocys-wins-IP-infringement-case-against-Johnson-Matthey_73845.html
September 23, 2015
Renewable chemicals and biofuels company Gevo (Englewood, CO) says that Ruth Dreessen, a director since 2012, has been named chairman of the board, and that Shai Weiss, director and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Gevo-appoints-new-chairman_73837.html
September 23, 2015
ACC’s specialty chemicals market volume index rose by 0.3% on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis in August, following a 0.1% gain in July. The overall specialty chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/US-specialty-chemicals-stable-but-oilfield-chemicals-decline_73824.html
September 23, 2015
Ineos says its polymer unit at its Chocolate Bayou facility in Alvin, TX should be back up this week, and its two olefins units at the site should be back up in the next 2–3...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Ineos-expects-polymer-units-at-Chocolate-Bayou-back-online-this-week_73836.html
September 22, 2015
Emery Oleochemicals (Shah Alam, Malaysia) says it has opened a $50-million polyols plant at Cincinnati that is designed to use renewable raw materials and recycled content as...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Emery-Oleochemicals-commissions-polyols-plant-based-on-renewable-raw-materials-and-scrap-foam_73823.html
September 22, 2015
Ashland on Tuesday announced plans to spin off its Valvoline motor oil and automotive maintenance segment as a separate, publicly traded company. After the spin-off, the “new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Ashland-to-spin-off-Valvoline_73822.html
September 22, 2015
Altivia Petrochemicals (Houston) has agreed to acquire all of Haverhill Chemicals' (Houston) phenol, acetone, alpha-methylstyrene (AMS), and bisphenol A (BPA) assets. The facilities...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Altivia-signs-agrees-to-acquire-Haverhills-phenol-acetone-AMS-BPA-assets_73820.html
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