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January 11, 2013
Methanex says it expects to idle its Chile operation located at Cabo Negro, in March 2013 because of anticipated insufficient natural gas supply. Methanex is currently operating one...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Methanex-to-temporarily-shut-operations-in-Chile_48913.html
December 17, 2012
The US Trade Representative (USTR), Ron Kirk, has asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) to create a dispute settlement panel to review Argentina’s import restrictions on...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/USTR-seeks-WTO-dispute-resolution-for-Argentinas-import-restrictions_48450.html
December 13, 2012
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says it has agreed to acquire Inatec (Asunción, Paraguay), the market leader in Paraguay in the area of construction chemicals. Financial details of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Sika-acquires-construction-chemicals-firm-in-Paraguay_48321.html
December 10, 2012
BP says it plans to invest $350 million to expand its ethanol processing capabilities at its Tropical sugarcane mill in Goiás, Brazil. The investment, which includes...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/BP-announces-$350-million-sugarcane-ethanol-expansion_48240.html
December 7, 2012
The US Trade Representative (USTR), Ron Kirk, has asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) to create a dispute settlement panel to review Argentina’s import restrictions on...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/US-seeks-WTO-review-of-Argentinas-import-restrictions_48214.html
November 20, 2012
Mexico's state oil company Pemex (Mexico City) says it has restarted its ammonia unit at Ciudad Camargo, Chihuahua state. The plant has been offline since 2002 and was restarted with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Pemex-restarts-Camargo-ammonia-unit_47873.html
November 14, 2012
Competitive raw materials stemming from shale gas development in the US have caused investors to reconsider the timing for planned world-scale projects in Latin America, with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/APLA-2012-Shale-gas-alters-Latin-Americas-prospects_47655.html
October 17, 2012
Braskem is considering divesting its distribution unit quantiQ, which it acquired as part of its 2008 acquisition of Ipiranga Petroquímica, executives say. The distribution...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Braskem-seeks-buyer-for-distribution-unit-quantiQ_47033.html
October 15, 2012
Brenntag says it has signed a preliminary agreement to acquire specialty chemicals distributor Delanta Group (Buenos Aires), for $14.4 million. Delanta—which distributes...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Brenntag-to-acquire-South-American-specialties-distributor_46983.html
August 31, 2012
The European biodiesel industry has lodged a formal complaint with the European Commission against alleged dumping of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia in European Union (EU)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/EU-Biodiesel-Industry-Seeks-Antidumping-Duties-on-Imports-from-Argentina-Indonesia_45982.html
August 27, 2012
Justices in Córdoba, Argentina, have convicted a soybean grower and an aerial herbicide applicator for sprayings of glyphosate and endosulfan without authorization near the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Argentine-Court-Convicts-Two-in-Landmark-Glyphosate-Decision_45779.html
August 27, 2012
U.S. EPA says that Ineos has agreed to stop importing short-chain chlorinated paraffins into the U.S. as part of a settlement agreement. EPA says Ineos had been importing chlorinated...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Ineos-to-Stop-Imports-of-Some-Chlorinated-Paraffins-as-Part-of-TSCA-Settlement_45829.html
August 20, 2012
An Argentine court plans to rule tomorrow in a landmark lawsuit brought by residents of Córdoba who have sued two soybean growers and the pilot of a spray plane for alleged...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Verdict-Expected-Tomorrow-in-Argentine-Herbicide-Lawsuit_45734.html
July 17, 2012
Lord Corporation (Cary, NC), an adhesives and sealants maker, has opened a subsidiary focused on the Argentine market. The subsidiary will be housed in Buenos Aires. The company has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Lord-Launches-Argentine-Subsidiary_44829.html
July 5, 2012
Syngenta announced today that it will invest $50 million in a corn-and-sunflower-seeds processing plant in Argentina. The announcement followed a meeting between Cristina...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Syngenta-Invests-$50-Million-in-Argentina_44649.html
April 18, 2012
Private equity firm Vision Capital (London) has acquired Vitopel (Buenos Aires), a leading producer of biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film with plants in Argentina and Brazil...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Vision-Capital-Buys-BOPP-Maker-Vitopel-ExxonMobil-May-Exit-the-Business_42715.html
April 17, 2012
The Argentine government has seized control of YPF, which is majority owned by Repsol (Madrid), in a move to nationalize the country’s largest oil and gas company. The takeover comes after several months of government pressure on the company to boost investments and output. The takeover would give the Argentine government access to YPF’s shale oil reserves and natural gas production in the country....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Argentina-Seizes-Control-of-YPF_42725.html
March 26, 2012
Syngenta says it has received regulatory approval to sell its quadruple-stacked corn seed in Argentina. The Agrisure Viptera 4 seed adds Syngenta’s MIR604 corn rootworm trait to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Argentina-Approves-Syngenta-Corn-Trait_42286.html
March 22, 2012
Corn acreages are growing in Argentina, Syngenta says. Syngenta says it has received regulatory approval to sell its quadruple stacked corn seed in Argentina. The Agrisure Viptera 4...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Argentina-Okays-Syngenta-Quadruple-Stack-Corn_42209.html
December 7, 2011
The board of directors at mining giant Vale (Rio de Janeiro) has approved 2012 investments of $21.4 billion, including $1.08 billion in 2012 for the 4.3 million m.t./year Rio Colorado...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Vale-Plans-$6-Billion-Potash-Project-for-Argentina_39564.html
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