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August 21, 2012
Surging unconventional natural gas resources is presenting new opportunities for petrochemical producers in both eastern and western Canada, but a shortage of natural gas flowing across the border presents players with near-term ethane supply challenges....
August 3, 2012
When Jim O’Brien took the helm as Ashland CEO in 2002, he operated a company with cyclical earnings, low margins, and some ill-fitting parts. James O’Brien Ashland’s...
August 3, 2012
Chemical industry executives saw considerable gains in overall compensation in 2011. The median increase for the 42 CEOs who held the same title in 2011 and 2010 was 7.7%. That is down...
July 20, 2012
Petronas Chemicals Group (PCG; Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia’s energy major Petronas’s chemical business, was listed on the Malaysian stock exchange at the end of 2010. The...
July 9, 2012
ACC is working on Responsible Care revisions that attempt to quell concerns about the safety of chemicals while maintaining the program’s focus on process safety and community...
July 6, 2012
The tragedy that beset Bhopal, capital of Madhya Pradesh, India on December 3, 1984 stands as one of the world’s worst industrial accidents. A pesticide plant operated by Union...
June 22, 2012
Growing trade with the U.S. and Canada, competitive raw materials, and proximity to the world’s largest market are reviving investor interest in Mexico. Its cross-border...
June 22, 2012
Nieto: PRI will push for changes to the energy sector. Mota: Fiscal policy reforms are crucial. Obrador: Eliminate corruption. Mexico’s presidential elections are scheduled for...
June 22, 2012
Pemex, Mexico’s state-owned oil company, has struggled to combat stolen natural gas liquids (NGL) condensate at its production sites across the country. Criminal gangs have been...
June 15, 2012
Hull: Butamax’s demonstration unit at Hull, U.K. Industrial biotechnology is poised to infiltrate chemical and fuel markets, thanks to improved processes, cheaper economics, and...
June 10, 2012
Japan’s recovery will be slow as the country confronts what producers and analysts call a “sextuple whammy” of competitive challenges in the domestic market and weak...
June 1, 2012
A hive of activity: Borouge 3 will more than double capacity and become one of the largest petchem complexes. Engineering and construction (E&C) firms are upbeat about business...
June 1, 2012
Specialty chemical makers are focusing on innovation and closer customer relationships in the ongoing effort to fight commoditization. Most products eventually become commoditized, but...
May 18, 2012
Custom Cats: Catalysts are often tailored to a customer’s specific needs. Transportation fuel demand in high-growth regions such as China is changing the face of the global...
May 11, 2012
Industry and governments around the world are investing billions of dollars in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technologies. There are challenges relating to the large scale adoption...
May 11, 2012
Europe’s chemical distribution sector performed well in 2011, although most of the growth was achieved in the first six months as the economy slowed toward the end of the year...
April 20, 2012
Rising titanium ore feedstock costs and a lack of new production capacity for titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigments in the foreseeable future are driving TiO2 prices sky-high. Depleting...
April 20, 2012
Paints and coatings makers are more optimistic about growth prospects than in recent years as the construction business in North America starts to show signs of recovery and industrial...
April 11, 2012
After surviving the Great Recession and its aftermath, industry executives have turned to growth strategies over the past year, including large-scale M&A. Billion-dollar plus deals have made a big comeback since early 2011....
March 26, 2012
A surge in shale gas production is rapidly transforming the North American petrochemical industry, improving the cost position of producers and prompting major plans for new...
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