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U.S.

Air Products' realignment sharpens focus on gases
Air Products will reorganize into seven segments and sharpen focus on its core industrial gas operations under a plan announced today by new chairman and CEO Seifi Ghasemi....

Dow's Enlist trait gains USDA approval
Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved Dow Chemical’s agricultural chemicals segment's Enlist corn and soybean traits in the United States after "one of the most thorough reviews of a biotech trait in history," Dow says. The Enlist...

Eastman completes plasticizers capacity expansion
Eastman Chemical today said it has completed its expansion of non-phthalate plasticizers capacity at its Texas City, TX, manufacturing plant. The expansion will increase production capacity of Eastman’s non-phthalate plasticizer line by 15%, to over...

ZeoGas hires Foster Wheeler to plan Gulf Coast gas-to-gasoline project

ZeoGas (Houston) has hired Foster Wheeler to help plan a gas-to-gasoline plant that will be built on the US Gulf Coast. The new plant will employ Air Liquide’s 5,000-m.t./day MegaMethanol technology to convert natural gas to synthesis gas and then to methanol, which will be converted to gasoline using ExxonMobil’s methanol-to-gasoline technology.

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Dow names new sustainability and information officers
Dow Chemical announced today that it has named Neil Hawkins corporate v.p. and chief sustainability officer, effective 1 October, and Paula Tolliver corporate v.p./business services and CIO. Hawkins will have global responsibility for the company’s...

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CANADA

Momentive to expand triazine plant in Canada
Momentive Specialty Chemicals (MSC) says it expanding its triazine facility at Edmonton, AB, Canada, increasing capacity, adding storage for raw and finished materials, and initiating production of flammable traizine. Exact capacity figures were not...

Linde awarded Canada LNG project contract
Linde announced that its engineering sector has been awarded a contract to provide engineering and procurement services for a 2.1-million m.t./year natural gas liquefaction plant for Woodfibre LNG Ltd. (Vancouver), a subsidiary of Pacific Oil & Gas. The...

Pembina buys Vantage pipeline, plans $500-million propane export terminal at Portland
Pembina (Calgary, AB) has chosen Portland, OR, as the site for a $500-million, 30,000-bbl/day propane export facility. The company has also agreed to acquire the Vantage pipeline system and Mistral Midstream’s share of the Saskatchewan Ethane Extraction Plant (SEEP) for a total of $650 million....

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...

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MEXICO

Samsung Engineering awarded refinery project in Mexico
Samsung Engineering announced today that it has been awarded a contract by Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex; Mexico City) for its Salamanca refinery project, which will be executed in two phases. Phase one will include detail engineering and procurement of...

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...

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