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Tesoro plans to produce petrochemical feedstock in US
23 July 2014 Tesoro plans to invest $400m in new facilities to produce petrochemical feedstock from its US West Coast refining...

Evonik to construct silica plant in Brazil
23 July 2014 German speciality chemical firm Evonik Industries has unveiled plans to set up a precipitated silicas plant in Americana, São Paulo,...

Evonik Industries and AkzoNobel in talks to build membrane electrolysis facility in Germany
22 July 2014 Evonik Industries and AkzoNobel are under negotiation to form a joint-venture (JV) for building a membrane electrolysis facility in Germany, to produce potassium hydroxide solution and...

Air Liquide to supply oxygen to Natgasoline’s Texas methanol plant
22 July 2014 Natgasoline, a wholly owned subsidiary of OCI, has selected Air Liquide to supply oxygen for its new methanol plant in Beaumont,...

CB&I and Clariant to begin production at US polypropylene catalyst plant in 2015
22 July 2014 CB&I and Clariant have announced that the Ziegler-Natta (ZN) polypropylene catalyst plant in Kentucky, US, is on track to commence operations in...

BASF opens mobile emissions catalysts plant in Poland
21 July 2014 BASF has opened a new mobile emissions catalysts production plant in Sroda Slaska, near Wroclaw,...

Yuhuang Chemical to build $1.85bn methanol plant in Louisiana, US
21 July 2014 Yuhuang Chemical, a subsidiary of Shandong Yuhuang Chemical, has unveiled plans to build a $1.85bn methanol manufacturing facility in St James Parish, Louisiana,...

Maire Tecnimont to construct $1.6bn fertiliser complex in US
21 July 2014 Maire Tecnimont (MET) has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Pakistan-based Fatima Group Principals and Midwest Fertilizer to build a nitrogen fertiliser complex in Posey...

Edeniq and Global Bio-chem partner to produce chemicals from corn stover
18 July 2014 Cellulosic sugar producer Edeniq and Global Bio-chem Technology Group have partnered to develop processes for conversion of corn stover to industrial sugars, which will be used in the production...

Evonik Industries to build polymer dispersants facility in Germany
18 July 2014 Evonik Industries has unveiled plans to build a polymer dispersants facility at Goldschmidtstrasse in Essen,...

Ineos secures loan guarantee for ethane tank project at Grangemouth refinery
18 July 2014 Ineos Olefins & Polymers UK has received €285m infrastructure loan guarantee from the UK Government to construct an ethane storage tank at its refinery in Grangemouth,...

SVP Global considers sale of PVC producer Vestolit
17 July 2014 Alternative investment firm Strategic Value Partners (SVP) Global is looking to sell Germany-based polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producer Vestolit for approximately $407m....

CF Industries resumes production at Oklahoma nitrogen complex
17 July 2014 Nitrogen fertiliser manufacturer CF Industries has resumed production at its nitrogen complex in Woodward, Oklahoma,...

Flint Hills Resources buys propylene producer PetroLogistics for $2.1bn
17 July 2014 Flint Hills Resources (FHR), a subsidiary of Koch Industries, has completed its acquisition of propylene producer PetroLogistics in a $2.1bn...

Evonik and Varshavsky JV secures approval for Biolys project in Russia
16 July 2014 DonBioTech, a joint-venture (JV) of Evonik Industries and Russia’s Varshavsky, has secured regulatory approval to build a Biolys plant in Volgodonsk, Rostov Oblast,...

Koppers to build naphthalene plant in Illinois, US
16 July 2014 Chemical and materials firm Koppers Holdings has unveiled plans to construct a naphthalene facility in Stickney, Illinois,...

Albemarle to buy Rockwood Holdings for $6.2bn
16 July 2014 Speciality chemicals firm Albemarle has signed a deal to acquire rival company Rockwood Holdings in a $6.2bn cash and stock...

French chemical body urges government to tackle impact of cheaper US shale gas
15 July 2014 French chemical industry association Union des Industries Chimique (UIC) is calling on the government to launch a gas strategy to protect domestic chemical producers from the impact of cheaper...

Elevance and Genting Plantations to set up biorefinery in Malaysia
15 July 2014 Speciality chemicals firm Elevance Renewable Sciences has partnered with Genting Plantations to set up a metathesis biorefinery in Lahad Datu, Sabah,...

Orpic signs technology licensing contracts for $3.6bn petrochemical project in Oman
15 July 2014 Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries (Orpic) has signed five technology contracts worth $80m for its $3.6bn Liwa Plastic Project...

Praxair to build nitrogen plant in New Mexico, US
14 July 2014 Industrial gases firm Praxair has unveiled plans to build a nitrogen plant in Kirtland, New Mexico, US to further expand its production capabilities....


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