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VENEZUELA

SQM appoints new CEO
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM; Santiago) says that its board of directors, in an extraordinary meeting on 16 March, decided to terminate the employment contract of Patricio Contesse, its former CEO. The board has appointed Patricio de...

Shell appoints Evonik as distributor of GTL hardwaxes in South America
Evonik Industries said today that it has been appointed by Shell MDS (Malaysia) as the new distributor for Shell’s Gas-to-Liquid Hardwaxes (GTL Hardwaxes) in South America. Evonik has been distributing the products, sold under the Shell GTL Sarawax...

Peru's government reaffirms commitment to developing petchems hub
Peru’s ministry of energy and mining has reaffirmed the commitment of the government to develop a petrochemical complex in the southern part of the country, the ministry announced today. A  technical study by IHS–available to interested...

Praxair to shift exchange rate for Venezuela operations
Praxair says it is changing its exchange rate to line up with the Sicad II rate of 50 bolivars to the dollar rather than government's official exchange rate of 6.3 bolivars to the dollar. Sicad II is a currency trading system set up by the Venezuelan...

Rosneft buys Lukoil's stake in Venezuela-focused NOC consortium
Energy majors Lukoil (Moscow) and Rosneft Petroleum Co. (Moscow) have signed a package of legally binding documents covering the sale by Lukoil of its interest in the National Oil Consortium (NOC). Lukoil intends to divest its 20% stake in the authorized...

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BRAZIL

PPG completes expansion in Brazil
PPG today completed a $40 million, 65,000-square-foot expansion of a coatings manufacturing plant at Sumare, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The plant makes resins for electrocoat products for automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and the industrial market in...

Raizen, Ceres agree to scale up ethanol production from sweet sorghum
Ceres (Thousand Oaks, CA) and Raízen (São Paulo) have signed a multiyear collaboration agreement to develop and produce sweet sorghum on an industrial scale. Sweet sorghum can be grown to complement existing feedstock supplies for and extend the...

SQM appoints new CEO
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM; Santiago) says that its board of directors, in an extraordinary meeting on 16 March, decided to terminate the employment contract of Patricio Contesse, its former CEO. The board has appointed Patricio de...

Borealis closes financing agreement for compounding project in Brazil
Borealis today announced the closure of a 36.7-million reais ($11.4 million) financing agreement with the Brazilian development bank BNDES to finance expanding Borealis in Brazil. The transaction was formally closed with an Itatiba, Brazil, site visit and...

Report: Whistleblowers implicate Braskem in Petrobras scandal
Two whistleblowers have implicated Braskem in the corruption scandal surrounding state-owned oil producer Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro), according to a report from newspaper Folha de S. Paolo. Braskem paid incentives to buy cheaper raw material from Petrobras...

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ARGENTINA

PotashCorp representatives resign from SQM board
The three directors that PotashCorp nominated to the board of Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM; Santiago) have resigned from SQM's board. The announcement follows the Chilean public prosecutor's recent allegations of wrongdoing by SQM and its...

SQM appoints new CEO
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM; Santiago) says that its board of directors, in an extraordinary meeting on 16 March, decided to terminate the employment contract of Patricio Contesse, its former CEO. The board has appointed Patricio de...

Shell appoints Evonik as distributor of GTL hardwaxes in South America
Evonik Industries said today that it has been appointed by Shell MDS (Malaysia) as the new distributor for Shell’s Gas-to-Liquid Hardwaxes (GTL Hardwaxes) in South America. Evonik has been distributing the products, sold under the Shell GTL Sarawax...

SQM's net income up, sales stable
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM; Santiago) posted net income of $78 million in the fourth quarter of 2014, compared with $69 million one year earlier. The comparison benefits from the sale of mining rights to Antofagasta Minerals (London)...

Bayer CropScience and Plant Impact sign soy deal covering the Americas
Plant Impact Plc today announced that it has signed an agreement with Bayer CropScience to develop yield-enhancing technologies for soy cultivation.  The agreement encompasses a multi-year partnership for Plant Impact to develop, and Bayer CropScience to...

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