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September 18, 2013
State-owned Petroquímica de Venezuela (Pequiven; Caracas) will invest $4 billion to build new polymer plants in western Venezuela. Pequiven estimates that it will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/Pequiven-to-invest-$4-billion-to-develop-new-plastics-capacity_55179.html
September 4, 2013
Ecuador has outlined two alternatives for building the country's first urea production facility, according to a feasibility study published by the country's preinvestment institute INP...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/Ecuador-examines-options-to-build-its-first-urea-facility_54897.html
August 1, 2013
Propilco (Bogotá), the polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) manufacturing subsidiary of Ecopetrol (Bogotá), reports a net profit of 2.2 billion Colombian pesos ($1.16...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/Mixed-results-for-Ecopetrol-subsidiaries_54156.html
June 30, 2013
A consortium comprising Hyundai Engineering & Construction, Hyundai Engineering Co., and Wison Engineering has awarded a contract to Technip to supply proprietary technology and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/Technip-to-supply-2-hydrogen-plants-to-Venezuela_53280.html
February 19, 2013
Petróleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA; Caracas) says that repair work and preparation for restart are ongoing at its refinery site in El Palito, Puerto Cabello...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/Reports-El-Palito-complex-still-offline-contradicting-PDVSA-statement_49936.html
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/venezuela/Methanex-to-temporarily-shut-operations-in-Chile_48913.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/venezuela/Sika-acquires-construction-chemicals-firm-in-Paraguay_48321.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/venezuela/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/venezuela/APLA-2012-Shale-gas-alters-Latin-Americas-prospects_47655.html
November 13, 2012
The high cost of production in Brazil, due in part to expensive raw materials, energy, and high taxes, has been a central concern for domestic producers, according to speakers and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/Brazil-takes-steps-to-alleviate-high-cost-of-production_47652.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/venezuela/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/venezuela/Brenntag-to-acquire-South-American-specialties-distributor_46983.html
November 23, 2011
DSM Nutritional Products says it opened two premix plants at Tocancipá, Colombia; and at Amaguaña, Ecuador, last week. “The quality of premix for the feed sector is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/DSM-Opens-Premix-Plants-in-Colombia-and-Ecuador_39259.html
October 6, 2011
Bayer CropScience says it has been granted exclusive rights to Fazenda Ana Paula’s (Salvador, Brazil) hybrid rice-breeding program. Financial terms were not disclosed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/Bayer-CropScience-Expands-Rice-Breeding-Program_37923.html
March 1, 2011
Braskem says it has named Luiz de Mendonca CEO of Braskem America (Philadelphia). He succeeds Carlos Fadigas who late last year was named Braskem’s CEO. Mendonca served as CEO of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/Mendonca-Named-CEO-of-Braskem-America_33151.html
November 9, 2010
Braskem and Ineos Technologies have announced a strategic partnership for polyethylene (PE) technologies covering licenses for Innovene's slurry- and  gas phase-process to produce high-density PE (HDPE) and linear-low density PE (LLDPE)  in future projects. They will jointly conduct R&D programs for slurry and gas-phase PE platforms....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/Braskem-and-Ineos-Sign-Technology-Deal-for-Projects-Including-Mexicos-Ethylene-XXI_30804.html
October 15, 2010
This Week on CW: U.K. officials have asked the European Commission to postpone the Reach registration deadline for one year. The deadline is currently November 30, though a CW survey...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-October-15_30284.html
October 12, 2010
Venezuela’s president Hugo Chávez says the government has expropriated the assets of lubricants firm Industrias Venoco (Maracaibo) as well as the privately held portions...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/Venezuelas-Chavez-Expropriates-Venoco-Fertinitro-Assets_30134.html
August 9, 2010
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical and Mitsubishi Corporation have started production at their second methanol joint venture with Pequiven in Venezuela. The jv, Metanol de Oriente (Metor)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/Mitsubishi-Gas-Chemical-Starts-Up-Large-Methanol-Complex-in-Venezuela_28667.html
June 28, 2010
Speculation is mounting on which businesses BP will sell as part of its announced asset disposal program to strengthen financial liquidity following the oil spill in the Gulf of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/Will-BP-Target-Chemicals-in-Asset-Disposal-Plan_27702.html
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