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May 21, 2010
The European Commission says it is making progress with national regulators around the world to share best practices on chemicals regulation and promote conformity with the EU’s...
May 20, 2010
EPA has issued a directive requiring BP to “identify and use a less toxic and more effective dispersant” to help break apart oil gushing from a broken BP well in the Gulf...
May 14, 2010
Reliance Industries is expected to announce the go-ahead for a planned ethylene plant at Jamnagar, India, Kishor Jhalaria, president/olefins at Reliance tells CW. He was speaking on...
April 30, 2010
Economic recovery led to higher volumes at basic and diversified chemical companies in the first quarter. Coupled with improved pricing and favorable currency exchange rates, profits...
April 23, 2010
Senator Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ) and Representative Bobby Rush (D., MI) have introduced bills aimed at reforming the U.S. Toxics Substances Control Act (TSCA). Both place the burden...
April 9, 2010
A previously announced multibillion-dollar petrochemical joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical is to be relocated from Ras Tanura to Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia to save...
April 9, 2010
Monsanto’s net income fell 19% in its fiscal second quarter ended February 28, missing analysts estimates, and the company warned investors that its ambitious goal of doubling 2007...
March 26, 2010
Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical, partners in the previously announced multibillion-dollar Ras Tanura Integrated Project (RTIP) in Saudi Arabia, have changed the configuration of some of...
March 12, 2010
Terra Industries says it has accepted CF Industries’ March 2, $47.40/share takeover offer, which values Terra at about $4.7 billion. Terra has informed Yara International (Oslo)...
February 26, 2010
Airgas’ board has recommended that shareholders reject Air Products’ hostile offer to acquire Airgas. Air Products launched its hostile bid after Airgas rebuffed its unsolicited...
February 26, 2010
Yara International (Oslo), the biggest producer of nitrogen fertilizers, has agreed to buy Terra Industries for $4.1 billion in cash, just weeks after CF Industries abandoned a hostile...
February 12, 2010
Air Products commenced a $5.1-billion hostile bid to acquire Airgas last week after several private and public approaches were rejected....
January 29, 2010
Volume growth and lower cost bases drove earnings at basic and diversified chemical firms upward in the final quarter of 2009. Continuing sluggishness in North America and Europe hurt...
January 22, 2010
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has stepped up its inquiry into Monsanto’s licensing practices amid a larger investigation into consolidation of the seeds industry and accusations of anti-competitive practices by the biotech giant. Separately, Monsanto scored a victory over its most vocal critic when a federal court ruled against DuPont in a patent infringement lawsuit challenging DuPont’s rights to stack Monsanto’s Roundup Ready (RR) trait with DuPont’s Optimum GAT trait....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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