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U.S.

DuPont files for performance chemicals spinoff Chemours
DuPont today filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC; Washington) to launch a spinoff of its mostly-commodity performance chemicals business, over a year after the company announced the planned spin-off. The company will be called The...

Pemex appeals US court decision requiring $593 million be set aside for payout to consortium in lawsuit
Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) is appealing a decision by a New York court that requires the company to set aside $593 million for a potential payout to Conproca, a consortium formed by SK Engineering (Seoul) and Siemens. The consortium presented a...

BioNitrogen partners with Saipem for biomass-to-urea EPC services
BioNitrogen Holdings Corp. (West Palm Beach, FL), a cleantech company with technology that converts biomass into urea fertilizer, says it has signed an agreement with Saipem for the engineering, procurement, project management and construction services (EPC)...

LyondellBasell names Patel as next CEO
LyondellBasell has appointed executive v.p. Bhavesh Patel as its next CEO, effective 12 January 2015. Patel succeeds James Gallogly, who announced plans to retire in September....

Uralkali reports strong results, expects record potash deliveries this year
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), one of the largest potash producers, today announced its third-quarter results with revenues up 5% on the year-earlier quarter at $896 million. Production was up 19% at 3.2 million m.t. of potassium chloride (KCl) with sales...

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CANADA

Canadian producers project record sales for 2014, slight decline in 2015
Canada’s producers of industrial chemicals are projecting a slight decline in sales volumes and profits in 2015, but a 30% increase in capital investment, according to a survey of members by the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC)....

Canada urea project suspended
La Coop fédérée (Montreal) and Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (Iffco; New Delhi) are suspending plans to build a urea production plant at Becancour, PQ, the companies say. As a result, the preparation of preliminary plans and...

Steep October decline for US, Canada polyolefin exports
Combined polyolefin exports from the United States and Canada tumbled in October, according to data compiled by Veris Consulting for the ACC Plastics Industry Producers' Statistics Group. Overall sales results were mixed....

Praxair to increase North American prices
Praxair announced today that it is increasing medical and bulk gas prices for customers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico effective 1 January. The adjustments will vary by contract, the company says. Nitrogen, oxygen, and carbon dioxide...

Johnson Matthey sells gold and silver refining business to Asahi Holdings
Johnson Matthey says it has agreed to divest its gold and silver refining business to Asahi Holdings, a collector, refiner, and recycler of precious and rare metals from waste materials, for £118.0 million ($184.8 million) in cash subject to typical...

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MEXICO

Pemex appeals US court decision requiring $593 million be set aside for payout to consortium in lawsuit
Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) is appealing a decision by a New York court that requires the company to set aside $593 million for a potential payout to Conproca, a consortium formed by SK Engineering (Seoul) and Siemens. The consortium presented a...

OxyChem, Mexichem cracker jv has begun construction

OxyChem (Dallas, TX) and Mexichem (Tlalnepantla, Mexico) say that their 50-50 jv, Ingleside Ethylene, began construction of its 540,000 m.t./yr ethane cracker at OxyChem’s Ingleside, TX, complex in the second quarter of 2014. The $1.5 billion project remains on schedule to begin commercial production in the first quarter of 2017, they say.

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Praxair to increase North American prices
Praxair announced today that it is increasing medical and bulk gas prices for customers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico effective 1 January. The adjustments will vary by contract, the company says. Nitrogen, oxygen, and carbon dioxide...

Spanish gas firm to invest in Mexico LPG distribution infrastructure
Gas Natural Fenosa (Barcelona) is planning a 1.4-billion Mexican peso ($97 million) investment in 2015 to boost its liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) distribution network in Mexico, according to local media reports. The liberalization of Mexico’s upstream...

Pemex begins upgrade works at idle ammonia plant
Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) began upgrade works on the ammonia plant at the company's petrochemical site at Camargo in the state of Chihuahua, northwestern Mexico, this week, the company announced. The plant is due to start production in 2016. The...

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