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U.S.

Ashland completes technology acquisition from AkzoNobel
Ashland has completed its acquisition of cellular fraction isolation technology, called Zeta Fraction, from AzkoNobel, in a deal that was announced in July. Terms of the transaction, including purchase price, were not disclosed. The technology will be used in...

AMRI collaborates with Slovakia-based Saneca Pharmaceuticals for opium-derived APIs
Albany Molecular Research Inc. (AMRI; Albany) says that it will collaborate with Saneca Pharmaceuticals (Hlohovec, Slovakia), focused on developing, manufacturing, and marketing a portfolio of opium-derived active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). The...

FMC extends herbicides partnership with Monsanto
FMC and Monsanto have agreed expand their participation in the Roundup Ready Plus crop management solutions platform, FMC says. The exclusive agreement includes FMC's Authority brand sulfentrazone herbicides and adds FMC's Capture LFR insecticide as a...

US September benzene contract declines alongside global markets
The US September benzene contract settled at $2.01 per gallon on Monday, following a recent decline in US Gulf spot prices. The declining crude markets along with weaker European and Asian markets helped to push prices lower to end August. The decline, which...

US drivers to see lowest Labor Day gasoline prices since 2004
US gasoline retail prices continue to drop and most drivers should pay the lowest gas prices for Labor Day weekend since 2004, according to automobile organization AAA on Monday. The organization's comments come as the national average price for regular...

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CANADA

Canexus completes sale of terminal operations
Canexus (Calgary, AB) has completed the previously announced C$75-million sale of the North American Terminal Operations (NATO) to Cenovus Energy. Canexus says net proceeds of the transaction, which was announced in early June, will be used to pay down bank debt....

Shell Canada lifts styrene force majeure
Shell Canada said in a letter to customers on Monday that it was lifting its force majeure that was declared on 7 July, with respect to its supply of styrene. The lifting of the FM comes almost a week after the company confirmed that its Scotford, AB, styrene...

North America weekly chemical rail traffic up on gains in Canada

During the week ended 22 August, chemical railcar traffic in North America increased 1.9% year-over-year (YOY) on strong gains in Canada. For all of North America, chemical railcar traffic during the week totaled 42,574 carloads, up 3.7% from the previous week, according to data released on 26 August by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).

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Shell's Scotford styrene plant up and running
Shell Canada confirmed today that its Scotford, AB, styrene plant is up and running. The company is currently building inventory ahead of a 44-day shutdown that will start on 8 September. The plant has been on force majeure following an unplanned...

North America chemical rail traffic down as US carloads fall to eight-month low
During the week ended 15 August, chemical railcar traffic in North America declined 2.2% year-over-year (YOY) on falling volumes in the United States....

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MEXICO

Rare Earth Minerals and Bacanora Minerals agree to lithium hydroxide deal with Tesla Motors
Rare Earth Minerals and Bacanora Minerals, owners of the Sonora Lithium Project in northern Mexico, collectively referred to as the Sonora Lithium Project Partners, say they have finalized a conditional, long-term lithium hydroxide supply agreement with Tesla...

North America weekly chemical rail traffic up on gains in Canada

During the week ended 22 August, chemical railcar traffic in North America increased 1.9% year-over-year (YOY) on strong gains in Canada. For all of North America, chemical railcar traffic during the week totaled 42,574 carloads, up 3.7% from the previous week, according to data released on 26 August by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).

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North America chemical rail traffic down as US carloads fall to eight-month low
During the week ended 15 August, chemical railcar traffic in North America declined 2.2% year-over-year (YOY) on falling volumes in the United States....

Weekly North America chemical rail traffic increases
During the week ended 8 August, chemical railcar traffic in North America increased 1.3% year-over-year (YOY) on gains in Canada and the United States....

Canada drives gain in North America weekly chemical rail traffic
During the week ended 1 August, chemical railcar traffic in North America increased 1.5% year-on-year on strong gains in Canada...

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