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December 15, 2014
BASF’s coatings division has become the sole supplier of automotive coatings for Chery's (Wuhu, China) automotive production plant at Jacarei, Brazil, which started operations in August....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/BASF-to-supply-Chery-automotive-plant-in-Brazil_66179.html
December 12, 2014
IHS has cut its crude oil forecast sharply with the latest dated Brent projections lowered by about $22/bbl in 2015 and $11/bbl in 2016, according to IHS December Global Crude Oil...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/IHS-cuts-2015-crude-oil-price-forecast-sharply_66035.html
December 12, 2014
Brazil's antitrust authority, Cade, has unanimously approved, albeit with restrictions, Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL) acquiring Vale’s stake in Fosbrasil, a joint venture producing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-antitrust-authority-approves-ICLs-acquisition-of-Vales-share-in-Fosbrasil_66153.html
December 11, 2014
Brenntag says that it has agreed to acquire SurtiQuímicos (Bogotá, Colombia), a distributor of specialty chemicals. The company operates with facilities at Bogotá...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Brenntag-to-acquire-Colombian-specialty-chemicals-distributor_66069.html
December 9, 2014
Sumitomo Chemical and Monsanto say that they have entered into long-term agreements to collaborate on weed management in Brazil and Argentina, expanding their ongoing strategic...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Sumitomo-Chemical-Monsanto-expand-weed-management-collaboration-to-South-America_65979.html
December 9, 2014
Solvay announces today that it is acquiring Dhaymers (Taboão da Serra, Brazil), a producer of specialty esters, entering the skin care market and expanding its presence in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Solvay-acquires-specialty-esters-producer-in-Brazil_65987.html
December 5, 2014
Plant Health Care (Raleigh, NC), a leading provider of novel biological products to agriculture, announced today that it has signed a development and distribution agreement with Arysta...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Plant-Health-Care-signs-Brazil-sugarcane-development-accord-with-Arysta-LifeScience_65913.html
December 3, 2014
IFF announced today it is expanding its flavors business in Indonesia and Chile, with new facilities in both countries. In Indonesia, the company is doubling the size of an existing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/IFF-expands-flavors-presence-in-Indonesia-and-Chile_65627.html
December 3, 2014
Braskem has decided to settle fully 1 billion reais ($390 million) owed in taxes to the Brazilian treasury, the company announced. Braskem will pay 30% of the amount due in cash and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-pays-R$1-billion-tax-debt_65799.html
December 1, 2014
Yara International (Oslo) announced today that it has obtained regulatory approvals to acquire a 60% stake in Galvani Indústria, Comércio e Serviços (São...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Yara-completes-acquisition-of-majority-stake-in-Brazilian-fertilizer-company-Galvani_65747.html
November 28, 2014
Brazil has lowered import duties on para-xylene (p-xylene) from 4% to 0%, the Foreign Trade Chamber (Camex; Brasilia) announced. The duty reduction is applicable for 80,000 m.t. of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazil-lowers-import-duties-on-p-xylene-for-six-months-effective-1-December_65718.html
November 28, 2014
Crude oil production will be maintained at a level of 30 million barrels/day, as was agreed in December 2011, in the interest of restoring market equilibrium, the Organization of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/OPEC-Crude-oil-production-to-remain-steady-at-30-million-bblsday_65719.html
November 28, 2014
Methanex says that its Trinidad operations have been temporarily idled due to an interruption in power supply. The facilities have not been receiving electrical power off the national...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Methanex-temporarily-idles-Trinidad-facilities_65721.html
November 20, 2014
Fertilizer production has begun at the expanded Petroquimica de Venezuela (Pequiven; Valencia, Venezuela) Hugo Chavez Petrochemical Complex—formerly known as Morón...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/Pequiven-starts-production-at-expanded-fertilizer-plant-in-Venezuela_65567.html
November 19, 2014
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM; Santigo) reported a net income of $66.4 million during the third quarter compared with $138.9 million year-on-year (YOY). However, this...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/SQMs-reports-39-6-percent-Ebitda-margin-in-third-quarter-highest-for-six-quarters_65530.html
November 17, 2014
Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA; Caracas) has restarted its fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit at the El Palito, Venezuela refinery, after scheduled maintenance, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/PDVSA-restarts-FCC-unit-at-El-Palito-refinery_65481.html
November 14, 2014
Dow Chemical plans to expand capacity and enhance production technologies and equipment at its four polyethylene (PE) production units at Bahia Blanca, Argentina, starting in 2015. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Dow-to-expand-PE-capacity-in-Argentina_65437.html
November 13, 2014
Brazil's competition authority CADE (Brasilia) has rejected Braskem's proposed acquisition of Solvay's 70.59% stake in chlorvinyls company Solvay Indupa (Buenos Aires). The decision...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazil-blocks-Braskems-acquisition-of-Solvay-Indupa-update-adds-Braskem-comment_65343.html
November 12, 2014
TCU (Brasilia), Brazil's tribunal that oversees state spending, says that Petrobras allowed suppliers and contractors to overcharge on contracts for refineries and other projects...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Tribunal-Petrobras-overpaid-contractors-for-refinery-projects_65326.html
November 12, 2014
Praxair says it has signed a long-term contract to provide hydrogen to Repsol (Madrid), a petrochemical producer. Repsol is constructing a steam methane reformer (SMR) at its La...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Praxair-to-build-hydrogen-plant-for-refinery-in-Peru_65323.html
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