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January 22, 2010
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York has granted LyondellBasell more time to file exclusively its plan of reorganization. Judge Robert Gerber extended until...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/LyondellBasell-Gets-Extension-to-File-Reorganization-Plan_24282.html
January 8, 2010
EPA’s late December release of four chemical action plans under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) offers key details on how EPA intends to use its existing authority “to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/EPA-Lays-Groundwork-for-New-Regulations-Under-TSCA_24029.html
January 8, 2010
Qatar Petroleum (QP; Doha) and ExxonMobil Chemical have signed an agreement to advance their plans to build a world-scale petrochemicals complex at Ras Laffan, Qatar. The complex will...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/QP-ExxonMobil-Sign-Deal-for-Qatar-Petchems-Project_24030.html
December 18, 2009
Evonik Industries has confirmed German press reports that the company plans to split off its energy and real estate businesses, and focus on chemicals. “As part of its new...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Evonik-to-Split-off-Energy-and-Real-Estate-Businesses_23653.html
December 1, 2009
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings (MCH), Japan’s largest chemical group, says it will launch a tender offer to buy Mitsubishi Rayon at the beginning of February 2010 and plans to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Mitsubishi-Chemical-to-Acquire-Mitsubishi-Rayon_23145.html
December 1, 2009
Reliance Industries has made a cash bid for a controlling stake in LyondellBasell Industries. Sources close to Reliance say the company is prepared to pay $6 billion-$12 billion to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Reliance-Industries-Bids-for-LyondellBasell_23146.html
November 13, 2009
Dow Chemical said last week that it expects to generate normalized earnings of $3.50-$5.50/share through 2015, roughly double that of the previous 2002-2005 upcycle when annual...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Dow-Says-Its-Earnings-Potential-has-Doubled_22763.html
November 13, 2009
Partners in the ethylene and derivatives complex planned for Mexico’s Gulf Coast have signed an agreement with Pemex for supply of 66,000 bbls/day ethane beginning in 2015, a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Pemex-Supply-Deal-Marks-Major-Advance-for-Mexico-Cracker_22764.html
October 30, 2009
Basic and diversified chemical firms posted stronger-than-expected earnings in the third quarter, even as sales fell sharply. Cost-cutting actions, as well as lower raw material costs...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Earnings-Rebound-at-Most-Basic-and-Diversified-Firms_22488.html
October 19, 2009
BASF reported preliminary third-quarter Ebit before special items down 20%, to €1.25 billion ($1.86 billion), on sales down 19%, to €12.8 billion. BASF says it will announce...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/BASF-Says-It-Will-Beat-Estimates_22117.html
October 16, 2009
One year after the financial meltdown that decimated profits, analysts and manufacturers see the light of recovery at the end of the tunnel. Many chemical firms are poised to beat...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Earnings-Outlook-Improving-on-Cost-Cuts-and-Quarterly-Gains_22116.html
September 21, 2009
Producers are confident that the worst is now behind for the chemical sector but warn that recovery may be slow. “Business conditions are stabilizing,” Dow Chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Demand-Stabilizing-but-Recovery-Will-Be-Rocky_21465.html
September 18, 2009
The Bayer supervisory board has appointed Dutch-born Marijn Dekkers to succeed Werner Wenning as the company’s CEO on October 1, 2010. Dekkers is the first CEO to be appointed by...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Bayer-Appoints-First-CEO-from-Outside-Company_21464.html
September 4, 2009
Huntsman has reached an agreement to acquire most of the titanium dioxide (TiO2) and electrolytics assets of Tronox for $415 million. Huntsman, if the bid is approved by the U.S...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Huntsman-Bids-to-Acquire-Tronox-TiO2-Demand-Will-Grow_21196.html
September 4, 2009
Dow Chemical has completed the sale of its 45% stake in Dow and Total’s refinery joint venture—Total Raffinaderij Nederland (TRN)—at Vlissingen, the Netherlands to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Dow-Completes-Sale-of-Dutch-Refining-Stake_21195.html
July 10, 2009
BASF has announced a deep restructuring of the former activities of Ciba Specialty Chemicals, which BASF acquired last April. The plans include heavy job cuts and possibly widespread...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/BASF-Announces-Deep-Restructuring-of-Former-Ciba-Assets_20087.html
July 10, 2009
A study by McKinsey and Co., commissioned by the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA), has concluded that the chemical industry enables net savings of greenhouse gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/McKinsey-Study-Finds-Industry-is-Net-Saver-of-GHG-Emissions_20086.html
June 26, 2009
Energy company Lukoil (Moscow) says it has agreed to buy Dow Chemical’s 45% stake in Dow and Total’s refinery joint venture at Vlissingen, the Netherlands. The value of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Dows-Dutch-Refinery-Stake-Goes-To-Lukoil_19808.html
June 26, 2009
Huntsman reached an agreement last week with Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank that provides $1.73 billion in cash and financing to settle Huntsman’s claim that the banks...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Huntsman-Reaches-$1-7-Billion-Settlement-with-Banks_19809.html
June 17, 2009
Venezuela’s National Assembly has proposed a law to assume greater control of the petrochemical sector, a move that was widely expected to pass into law by CW presstime. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Venezuela-Aims-to-Nationalize-Petrochemical-Sector_19621.html
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