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Ineos acquires 51% stake in shale exploration license in UK
Ineos Upstream, the company’s new oil and gas exploration and production business, has purchased the rights to explore for shale gas in the area around the group's Grangemouth, UK, refinery complex, the company announced today. Ineos has bought a 51%...

Sabic proceeds with converting UK cracker to use US ethane
Sabic has announced that it is going ahead with majorly upgrading its olefins plant at Wilton, UK, to enable it to use ethane gas feedstock imported from the United States. The company said last year that it is carrying out studies to convert the naphtha...

BASF invests in organic semiconductor inks firm SmartKem
BASF's venture capital business says it has invested €1.0 million ($1.3 million) in the technology company SmartKem (St. Asaph, UK), a leader in R&D of high-performance organic semiconductor inks. The inks are used in printed thin film transistors...

Synthomer posts lower earnings and sales on strong UK currency, weak Asian nitriles
Synthomer (Harlow, UK) posted a 7% decline in pretax profit for the first half of 2014 compared with the corresponding period of last year, to £45 million, on sales down 9%, to £510 million. Operating profit also declined—9%, to £51...

Sirius Minerals to close Sydney office to concentrate on UK project
Sirius Minerals says it has decided to close the Sydney office to fully focus on the York potash project in the United Kingdom. Most executive roles in the company, which were initially based at the Sydney office, have been migrated to the United...

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