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December 19, 2014Canada’s producers of industrial chemicals are projecting a slight decline in sales volumes and profits in 2015 but a 30% increase in capital investment, according to a survey of...
December 19, 2014Enterprise Products Partners (Houston) has started a binding open season for a proposed expansion of the portion of its Panola Pipeline natural gas liquids (NGLs) system between...
December 19, 2014US ethylene prices continued to weaken the week ended 19 December despite production issues at Chevron Phillips Chemical’s (CPChem) Sweeny complex in Old Ocean, TX; and Dow...
December 19, 2014Olin plans to close permanently the portion of the company’s Becancour, PQ, chlor-alkali facility that has been idle since late June, when an explosion occurred at the site. The...
December 19, 2014Oilfield chemicals supplier WadeCo Specialties (Midland, TX) says it has acquired Select Chemicals Ltd. (Yorktown, TX), a maker of production chemicals for oil and gas operations in...
December 19, 2014MEGlobal (Dubai) has launched a front-end engineering design (FEED) study for construction of a world-scale ethylene glycol (EG) plant on the US Gulf coast. The plant is expected to...
December 15, 2014The United Nations climate summit in Lima closed with the basis for a new, global climate change agreement to be finally agreed in Paris in Dec 2015, and to enter into force in 2020...
December 12, 2014US chemical output is set to accelerate sharply through the end of the decade, exceeding the growth of the overall US and global economies, aided by a strong cost advantage and...
December 12, 2014The US Bankruptcy Court in Delaware has approved the restructuring plan for RPM’s Bondex subsidiary, a maker of pigments, metal coatings, cleaning products, and a variety of...
December 12, 2014Both Eastman and Ecolab have announced increases to quarterly dividend payments. Eastman says its board has approved a quarterly cash dividend increase of 14%, to 40 cts/share, on the...