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Fluor starts work on ExxonMobil Antwerp refinery project
Fluor has started construction activities on a new delayed coker unit for ExxonMobil's petroleum and chemical business at its Antwerp refinery. The project will expand the refinery’s production capabilities. Fluor’s responsibilities include...

Benzene reaches five-year low in Europe on continued crude weakness, oversupply
Benzene prices fell below $800/m.t. cif Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) on 9 December, trading at $770-780/m.t., and benzene was notionally pegged at $740-765/m.t. today—the lowest levels since late 2009, IHS Chemical prices show. The spot numbers...

Cirfs appoints new president
Meierkord: Europe's man-made fiber industry faces uncertainties Cirfs (Brussels), the European Man-made fiber association, has appointed Heinz Meierkord as president for a three-year term. Meierkord, CEO of Advansa (Chaam, Netherlands), succeeds...

BioAmber to supply biosuccinic acid to Oleon for lubricants manufacture
BioAmber (Minneapolis) announced today the signing of an exclusive supply agreement to supply Oleon (Ertvelde, Belgium) with biobased succinic acid. Under the terms of the five-year contract, which runs from 2014 to the end of 2018, BioAmber Sarnia, a joint...

Cefic study—Costly energy, lower R&D spending have eroded EU chemical sector's competitiveness
High energy costs and lower R&D spending have eroded the competitiveness of the European Union's chemical industry in export markets during the last two decades, Cefic says. A study by Oxford Economics (Oxford, UK), commissioned by Cefic—published...

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