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U.S.

Propylene stocks up in US for third straight week
Propylene inventories were up in the United States for the week ended 27 February, according to data released by the US Energy Information Administration. It is the third straight week that non-fuel refinery-sourced propylene inventories have increased...

USW strike, Day 32: National-level discussions end without agreement in place
With an industry strike at 14 refineries and chemical plants across the United States still in place, elevated discussions on a national level between the United Steelworkers (USW; Pittsburgh) union and Royal Dutch Shell ended on 4 March without an agreement...

AbbVie to acquire cancer drugs producer Pharmacyclics for $21 billion
AbbVie (Chicago) says that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Pharmacyclics (Sunnyvale, CA), a pharmaceutical company that focuses on small-molecule drugs for the treatment of cancer and immune mediated diseases. AbbVie will pay $261.25 per...

Patheon to acquire API manufacturer IRIX Pharmaceuticals
Patheon (Durham, NC), a provider of drug development and delivery solutions to the pharmaceutical and biopharma sectors, says that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire IRIX Pharmaceuticals (Florence, SC), a company that specializes in difficult to...

Huntsman to cut 120 jobs in color pigments business
Huntsman says that it plans to restructure its color pigments business, and that this restructuring includes an expected headcount reduction of 120 positions. The move is part of the previously announced plan to significantly restructure the company’s...

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CANADA

Argex awards EPC contract to Técnicas Reunidas for TiO2 project in Canada
Argex Titanium (Montreal) says that its newly created 100%-owned subsidiary, Argex Canada, has awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract to Técnicas Reunidas for Argex's previously announced titanium dioxide (TiO2) project in...

Weekly chemical railcar traffic up 9% in North America
Chemical railcar traffic in North America increased 9% year-over-year (YOY) during the week ended 28 February on gains in the United States and Canada....

Weekly chemical rail traffic in North America down 1.4% YOY
During the week ended 21 February, chemical railcar traffic in North America fell year-over-year (YOY) on declines in the United States, according to data released on 25 February by the Association of American Railroads (AAR)....

Weekly chemical rail traffic in North America up 9.4% YOY

During the week ended 14 February, chemical railcar traffic in North America increased both sequentially and year-over-year (YOY), boosted by strong gains in the United States, but results from Mexico remain weak.

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Weekly chemical rail traffic in North America up 3.8% YOY

During the week ended 7 February, chemical railcar traffic in North America declined from the previous week, but it increased year-over-year (YOY), with a particularly strong gain in Canada. For all of North America, chemical railcar traffic during the week totaled 43,880 carloads, a sequential decline of 1.6%, but an increase of 3.8% year-over-year (YOY), according to data released on 11 February by the American Association of Railroads (AAR).

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MEXICO

Weekly chemical railcar traffic up 9% in North America
Chemical railcar traffic in North America increased 9% year-over-year (YOY) during the week ended 28 February on gains in the United States and Canada....

Weekly chemical rail traffic in North America down 1.4% YOY
During the week ended 21 February, chemical railcar traffic in North America fell year-over-year (YOY) on declines in the United States, according to data released on 25 February by the Association of American Railroads (AAR)....

Mexichem's net loss widens despite higher sales
Mexichem (Tlalnepantla, Mexico) today reported a $27-million net loss for the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with a net loss of $8 million in the corresponding quarter of 2013, despite higher sales. The loss is mainly explained by lower operating income...

Alpek's loss widens in fourth quarter, exits Russian JV
Alpek (Monterrey, Mexico) reported a net loss of $25 million during the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with a $9-million loss in the fourth quarter of 2013. The quarterly loss was attributable to a $52-million inventory devaluation charge, a $28-million...

Weekly chemical rail traffic in North America up 9.4% YOY

During the week ended 14 February, chemical railcar traffic in North America increased both sequentially and year-over-year (YOY), boosted by strong gains in the United States, but results from Mexico remain weak.

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