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Chemical Industry Weekly News Round-Up, March 11

2:37 PM MST | March 11, 2011 | By VINCENT VALK

This Week on CW:

BP is buying a major Brazilian ethanol and sugar producer in a $680 million deal.

ExxonMobil Chemical expects growth to be driven by the availability of unconventional natural gas liquids, says the petrochemical company's president.

Private equity firm Bain Capital may be planning an IPO of Styron.

The European Chemicals Agency is launching a Reach compliance inspection program.

Around the Web:

The Wall Street Journal has a wide-ranging interview with DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman.

The biofuels industry has lukewarm feelings about House Republicans' effort to block EPA climate regulations, in The New York Times.

A blogger at Think Progress wonders why corporate executives frequently espouse similar political views, even when those views are not beneficial to their businesses.














 
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