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U.S.

Agrium signs plant nutrition deal
Agrium says its Loveland Products subsidiary has entered into a soil and plant health nutritional products development and commercialization deal with Actagro. Under the terms of the agreement, Loveland Products gains "expanded distribution...

IHS: Global methanol demand to rise 80% by 2023, China to drive demand
Global methanol demand is expected to increase from 60.7 million m.t. in 2013 to more than 109 million m.t. in 2023, with an average annual growth rate of 6%, according to research from IHS. China is expected to be the major driver of this increase, while the...

Albemarle and ICL to form polymeric flame retardants JV
Albemarle and Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) today announced that they have entered into an agreement to establish a manufacturing joint venture to produce ICL's FR-122P polymeric flame retardant and Albemarle's GreenCrest polymeric flame retardant...

Odebrecht's Ascent cracker project negotiates remediation agreement with WVDEP
Odebrecht’s (Salvador, Brazil) Appalachian Shale Cracker Enterprise (Ascent) steam cracker project continues to move forward with the acceptance of its voluntary remediation application by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Policy (WVDEP). The agency says its office of environmental remediation and Ascent are currently negotiating an agreement for the identification of health and ecological risks associated with current and potential future uses of the site and the establishment remediation standards....

Albemarle, Rockwood courtship played out over 2 years
Four other specialty chemical makers had also expressed interest in all or part of Rockwood in recent months, according to a regulatory filing....

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CANADA

Helm to distribute titanium dioxide from Argex's planned facility in Quebec
The US subsidiary of Helm (Hamburg) will market and distribute in the United States and Canada half of the titanium dioxide produced at Argex Titanium’s planned 50,000-m.t./year production facility to be located at Salaberry-de-Valleyfied, PQ, the companies said on 26 August....

Agrium acquires agricultural biotech firm Agricen
Loveland Products, a subsidiary of Agrium, has acquired a controlling interest in Agricen (Frisco,TX), an agricultural biotechnology firm, the company said on Tuesday. Agricen produces two of Loveland Products’ fastest-growing plant nutrition brands...

DSM invests $30 million to expand nutritional products facility in Canada
DSM's nutritional products business says that it will invest at least $30 million to upgrade and expand its omega-3 production facility at Mulgrave, NS. This figure will build on its earlier investments in the nutritional lipids category through the...

Nova to expand applications center
Nova Chemicals has begun the expansion of its Centre for Performance Applications at Calgary, AB, the company announced on 25 August. Nova says that the facility, formerly known as the Nova Chemicals Technical Centre, will “serve as a hub for collaborating with customers on the development of higher-value products and applications.”...

Agrium names new CFO
Agrium today announced that it has named Steve Douglas senior v.p. and CFO, effective 3 November. Douglas joins the company from Brookfield Asset Management (Toronto), where he was senior managing partner and CFO of Brookfield's commercial property group. He...

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MEXICO

Pemex awarded all of the proven and possible reserves it requested in Mexico's energy reform
Sener, Mexico's ministry of energy; and the National Hydrocarbons Commission (Mexico City) have assigned to Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) the rights to 83% of the country's probable and proven (2P) oil and gas reserves, Sener announced. These represent...

Mexico passes energy reform
The president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, has signed the country's energy reform bill into law, the president's office says. The law preserves and guarantees state ownership of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex; Mexico City) and the Comisión...

Toyobo to establish sales and marketing presence in Mexico for engineering polymers
Toyobo will establish a company in Mexico in October, to carry out sales and marketing activities, the company announced. The new company will work to expand sales in the functional polymers–engineering plastics–business, but it is scheduled to...

Pemex establishes JV to import natural gas from the US
Mex Gas Supply, a subsidiary and the commercial arm of Pemex Gaz y Petroquímica Básica (PGPB; Mexico City), will establish a joint venture with Mercuria (Geneva) and JP Morgan to import natural gas from the United States to Mexico, the company...

Pemex's petchem production falls 7% in second quarter
Petróleos Mexicanos' (Pemex; Mexico City) petrochemical production fell by 7.1%, to 1.36 million m.t. during the second quarter compared with the same period last year, according to the latest company results. Pemex sold 1.03 million m.t. of...

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