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Air Products details $1.4-billion bid for Yingde

9:56 AM MST | January 20, 2017 | Jing Chen

YINGDE BID: A successful offer would make Air Products largest gases company in China. Air Products on Friday released some terms of its proposal to acquire Yingde Gases Group, after initially confirming its interest in an acquisition on 9 January. I...

Sahara swings to profit on record PP production, Sipchem more than doubles earnings, Satorp profits decline

3:34 AM MST | January 20, 2017 | Natasha Alperowicz

Several Saudi companies this week reported their fourth-quarter and full-year results....

IRS final regulations confirm tax benefits for Westlake ethylene MLP

9:59 AM MST | January 20, 2017 | Clay Boswell

Final regulations issued on 19 January by the US Internal Revenue Service and Department of the Treasury uphold a 2012 private letter ruling that producing ethylene from NGLs belongs to a category of natural resource processing that qualifies part...

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LATEST NEWS

Americas

LyondellBasell completes ethylene expansion at Corpus Christi

5:16 AM MST | January 19, 2017 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

LyondellBasell Industries has completed an 800-million lbs/year ethylene expansion at the company's Corpus Christi, Texas, site. The project has increased ethylene capacity at the facility by 50%, from 1.7 billion lbs/year, to 2.5 billion lbs/year, and...

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Europe

Germany moves to recover phosphorus from sewage sludge

4:08 AM MST | January 20, 2017 | Michael Ravenscroft

Germany’s federal government is to take steps to improve recycling of valuable components from communal wastewater and sewage sludge, in particular for recovering phosphorus to use as fertilizer. The cabinet will change the sewage sludge regulation...

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Same-Day Analysis

Air Products details $1.4-billion bid for Yingde

1:03 PM MST | January 20, 2017

Air Products on Friday released some terms of its proposal to acquire Yingde Gases Group, after initially confirming its interest in an acquisition on 9 January. In the proposal letter—which does not constitute a definitive offer—Air Products stated a...

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Asia

Sinopec settles January contract prices for p-xylene, PTA, EG

2:12 AM MST | January 18, 2017 | Sok Peng Chua

Sinopec has settled its January contract price for para-xylene (p-xylene) at 7,110 renminbi/metric ton, up 240 renminbi/metric ton ($35) from December. This is equivalent to $863/metric ton on an import-parity basis. The p-xylene January average spot price to...

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Mid East

Petro Rabigh swings to profit as fourth-quarter sales soar

1:20 AM MST | January 20, 2017 | Natasha Alperowicz

Petro Rabigh (Rabigh, Saudi Arabia), a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical, returned to profit in the fourth quarter of 2016 and the last 12 months....

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