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February 9, 2016
M. Holland Co. (Northbrook, IL), a distributor of thermoplastic resins, has agreed to acquire Able International Corp. and Tril Export Corp., both headquartered in San Juan, Puerto...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/M-Holland-acquires-two-Puerto-Rico-resin-distributors_77041.html
February 8, 2016
LyondellBasell says it has completed the sale of Petroken Petroquimica Ensenada (Petroken; Buenos Aires), a producer of polypropylene, to Grupo Inversor Petroquímica (GIP; Madrid) for $184 million....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/LyondellBasell-completes-sale-of-Petroken-for-$184-million_76987.html
February 5, 2016
Air Liquide on Friday announced the acquisition by its subsidiary Schülke of Vic Pharma, which is active in the hygiene and hospital disinfection in Brazil. Vic Pharma, founded in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Air-Liquide-acquires-hygiene-specialist-in-Brazil_76967.html
February 2, 2016
Renewable chemicals maker Gevo (Englewood, CO) says it has partnered with Porta Hnos, a leading producer of alcohols in Argentina, to build at least four corn-based isobutanol plants...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Gevo-Porta-Hnos-plan-biobased-butanol-plant-in-Argentina_76891.html
February 2, 2016
Albemarle has received approval from the regional Environmental Assessment Commission of Antofagasta, Chile, to increase the authorized lithium brine extraction rate at the company's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Albemarle-gets-green-light-to-increase-lithium-brine-extraction-in-Chile_76883.html
February 1, 2016
Brazil imported more than 33.6 million m.t. of  chemicals in 2015, resulting in a chemical trade deficit of about $38.2 billion, according to data released by the country's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-chemical-trade-deficit-widened-to-$38-2-billion-in-2015_76852.html
February 1, 2016
The volume of Brazil's domestic chemical sales and demand fell during 2015, according to preliminary data gathered by the economics and statistics team of the country's chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Chemical-sales-fell-in-Brazil-during-2015-due-to-weak-demand_76850.html
January 29, 2016
State-controlled oil and gas company Ecopetrol (Bogotá) says that its board has approved plans to divest all of its shares in wholly owned polyolefins subsidiary Polipropileno...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/Colombias-Ecopetrol-to-divest-polyolefins-business_76831.html
January 20, 2016
Baerlocher (Munich), a producer of plastic additives, has completed the second phase of an expansion of the company's oleochemical plant at Americana, Brazil. The project has increased...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Baerlocher-completes-second-phase-of-expansion-at-Brazil-oleochemicals-plant_76571.html
January 15, 2016
A fire broke out at a terminal in the Port of Santos, Brazil, on 14 January, restricting ship movement, say representatives of the port authority, according to local media reports. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Fire-breaks-out-at-terminal-storing-chemicals-in-Port-of-Santos-Brazil_76479.html
January 13, 2016
The falling  oil price and weakening Brazilian currency have caused Petrobras's board to approve certain adjustments to the company's 2015-19 business and management plan (BMP)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-adjusts-2015-19-business-plan-again-to-reflect-lower-crude-depreciated-currency_76375.html
January 8, 2016
Latin America’s economy is contracting quickly, particularly its largest market, Brazil. Brazil’s economy is expected to continue deteriorating into 2016, with business and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/Outlook-Latin-America-Economy-deteriorates_76293.html
January 6, 2016
Ecolab says it has deconsolidated its Venezuelan operations for accounting purposes, starting in the fourth quarter of 2015. The action will be reflected on Ecolab’s 2015 balance...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/Ecolab-deconsolidates-Venezuela-operations_76200.html
January 5, 2016
Air Liquide will build and operate a facility consisting of a carbon dioxide (CO2) production unit and a cogeneration unit in Colombia in the context of a contract with Coca-Cola Femsa...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/Air-Liquide-to-enter-Colombias-industrial-gases-market-builds-facility_76176.html
December 30, 2015
Aberdeen International (Toronto), a resource investment firm and merchant bank, has closed a share-purchase agreement with Rodinia Lithium (Toronto) to purchase all of the shares of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Aberdeen-International-acquires-potash-lithium-brine-project-in-Argentina_76114.html
December 29, 2015
Petrobras and Braskem have agreed on a new long-term naphtha supply agreement, under which Petrobras will provide 7 million m.t./year to Braskem, the two companies say. The contract...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Petrobras-sign-long-term-naphtha-supply-agreement_76088.html
December 28, 2015
Compass Minerals announced on 23 December that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of a 35% stake in Produquímica Industria e Comercio (Produquímica...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Compass-Minerals-completes-acquisition-of-stake-in-Brazilian-plant-nutrients-company_76056.html
December 23, 2015
In its latest annual World Oil Outlook (WOO) published on Wednesday, OPEC assumes the price of oil rising to $70/bbl in 2020 and $95/bbl in 2040, expressed in 2014 prices. These...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/OPEC-Oil-price-likely-to-rise-to-$70bbl-by-2020_76044.html
December 16, 2015
Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales (YPF; Buenos Aires) and Dow Chemical have agreed to develop shale gas production in El Orejano field, located in Argentina's Vaca Muerta Basin...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Dow-YPF-to-invest-$500-million-more-to-explore-shale-gas-in-Vaca-Muerta-Basin_75870.html
December 16, 2015
Statoil (Stavanger, Norway) has awarded Clariant the oil chemicals supply contract on behalf of the Peregrino field's license partners, Clariant announced Wednesday. The contract...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Statoil-awards-Clariant-oil-chemicals-supply-contract-for-Brazil-offshore-field_75869.html
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