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PotashCorp and Agrium in merger talks (update)

10:45 AM MDT | August 30, 2016 | Vincent Valk

Potash producers Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. and Agrium Inc. are discussing a merger of equals, both companies say. A deal could be announced as early as next week....

Potash downturn takes its toll on Uralkali

8:41 AM MDT | August 30, 2016 | Natasha Alperowicz

Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), one of the world's largest producers of potash, has announced big declines in revenue and EBITDA in the first six months of this year....

PCS to idle Jurong Island cracker for repairs

12:23 AM MDT | August 30, 2016 | Sok Peng Chua

PCS will shut its No. 2 naphtha cracker at Jurong Island, Singapore, in the first half of September for minor repairs....

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FEATURES

ChemChina: The meteoric rise of a major Chinese chemicals player

China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina; Beijing), China’s fastest-growing chemicals firm, has embarked on a massive expansion and restructuring plan, dubbed 3+1, which will shift the company’s focus to material science, life science, and advanced manufacturing
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LATEST NEWS

Americas

Axiall preparing Natrium chlor-alkali plant for restart following chlorine leak

9:44 AM MDT | August 30, 2016 | Clay Boswell

Axiall Corp. (Atlanta, Georgia) says it has not restarted its Natrium Plant at New Martinsville, West Virginia, which was shut down on 27 August after a railcar of liquid chlorine at the facility developed a leak. In a statement provided on 30 August, Axiall says an investigation into the incident is ongoing. “Axiall is also in the process of evaluating and inspecting its facilities in preparation for a restart,” the company adds....

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Europe

VCI welcomes agreement on renewable energy levy

7:49 AM MDT | August 30, 2016 | Michael Ravenscroft

Germany’s chemical industry trade association Verband der Chemischen Industrie eV (VCI; Frankfurt) has welcomed the understanding reached between the European Commission and the German government that companies generating their own power should receive...

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Same-Day Analysis

PotashCorp and Agrium in merger talks

1:06 PM MDT | August 30, 2016

Potash producers Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (PotashCorp) and Agrium Inc. are in discussions about a merger-of-equals transaction, both companies say. The announcements confirm earlier reports, with Bloomberg reporting that a deal could be...

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Asia

Kazakhstan Potash signs JV agreement with Chinese firm to develop fertilizer logistics, distribution hub

3:26 AM MDT | August 30, 2016 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Kazakhstan Potash Corp. (KPC; Melbourne, Australia) has entered into a joint venture (JV) agreement with Chongqing Material of Agricultural Production (CMAG; Chongqing, China) to develop a fertilizer logistics and distribution hub to supply China. KPC...

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Mid East

Iran plans first oil field development tender in October

4:17 AM MDT | August 30, 2016 | Sok Peng Chua

Iran will hold its first oil field development tender around 21 October, Ali Kardor, managing director of the National Iranian Oil Co. (Tehran, Iran) announced Tuesday in Tehran. The South Azadegan field is on the list for the first tender under the Iran...

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