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Grupo Idesa and IFR form jv to explore Mexico oil and gas investments
Grupo Idesa (Mexico City) and International Frontier Resources (IFR; Calgary) have formed a 50-50 jv to evaluate investment opportunities in the Mexican oil and gas sector, in particular the first-round bidding process for onshore blocks being conducted by the Mexican government....

AkzoNobel opens coil coatings facility in Mexico
AkzoNobel has opened a new production line for coil coatings at its Garcia, Mexico facility. The new line doubled capacity. It will serve local coated steel manufacturers, including Ternium, Zincacero and Galvasid. Coil coating products that are manufactured...

Mexico's energy reform: three more exploration blocks awarded
Mexico's overhaul of its energy sector continues to move forward with the award of three exploration blocks during the second call of the first round of awards, the country's energy ministry (Sener; Mexico City) announced. The second call covered five areas...

US, Canada drag down North America weekly chemical rail

During the week ended 26 September, chemical railcar traffic in North America decreased 3.5% year-on-year on declines in both the United States and Canada. For all of North America, chemical railcar traffic during the week totaled 41,663 carloads, down 1.8% from the previous week, according to data released on 30 September by the Association of American Railroads.


PPG Industries completes expansion of Mexico facility
PPG Industries has completed a $27-million expansion of its San Juan del Rio, Querétaro, Mexico, coatings manufacturing facility. The expansion, which adds 115 new jobs, includes four new buildings to the site, representing about 100,000 square feet of...

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