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Novus awards US methionine expansion contract to Jacobs

5:04 AM MST | January 28, 2015 | Natasha Alperowicz

Novus International (St. Louis, MO) has awarded a contract to Jacobs Engineering for a previously announced expansion of its methionine capacity on the US Gulf Coast. Jacobs will provide technology integration, front-end engineering, design, procurement, and...


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Sasol postpones plans for gas-to-liquids project in Louisiana

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ACC's leading indicator shows modest January gain

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