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Chexpress - December 17, 2014

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 17 December 2014 - * * * * * · 3,373 views
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Sales

Dow Chemical is selling two businesses for a total of $225 million. Vertellus Specialty Materials will buy Dow’s sodium borohydride business and Valfilm North America will buy a Dow polyolefin films plant in Findlay, Ohio. Dow expects both sales to close during the first quarter of 2015. The divestiture of the sodium borohydride bu...


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Chexpress - December 3, 2014

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 03 December 2014 - - - - - - · 2,269 views
kinder morgan inc., petronas and 6 more...
North America

Merger

Kinder Morgan, Inc. has completed its acquisition of the outstanding equity securities of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P., Kinder Morgan Management, LLC and El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. The approximately $76 billion transaction was initially announced earlier this year on August 10. Kinder Morgan, Inc. is the largest energy...


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Chexpress - November 12, 2014

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 12 November 2014 - - - - - - · 2,427 views
shell chemical lp, technip, sasol and 4 more...
North America

Proposed Cracker

Shell Chemical LP has exercised its option to purchase a Monaca, Pennsylvania site where it has proposed building an ethylene cracker. Shell is purchasing Horsehead Holding Co.’s former zinc smelter site. Shell is performing a multi-year review of the site, including environmental analysis, engineering design studies, ev...


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Chexpress - October 29, 2014

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 29 October 2014 - - - - - - · 1,921 views
fluor technip integrated, sasol and 6 more...
North America

Ethane Cracker

Sasol will build an $8.1 billion plant in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The plant will convert natural gas into plastics ingredient ethylene as part of the biggest overseas investment by a South African company. This effort is expected to be followed by plans to build an integrated gas-to-liquids and chemicals facility there to...


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Chexpress - October 15, 2014

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 15 October 2014 - - - - - - · 2,170 views
cb&i, linde engineering and 5 more...
North America

Ammonia Plant

Linde Engineering North America (LENA) is building an ammonia plant for J.R. Simplot Company adjacent to Simplot’s existing phosphate fertilizer complex in Rock Springs, Wyoming. The 600 tons/day plant will supply both the Rock Springs and Pocatello, Idaho phosphate fertilizer production locations while also providing the c...


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Chexpress - October 1, 2014

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 01 October 2014 - - - - - - · 1,864 views
dow chemical co., lyondellbasell and 7 more...
North America

Unit Sale

Dow Chemical Co. has started the process of selling its epoxy and chlorine businesses. The company has hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Barclays Plc to manage the process. Combined, the epoxy and chlorine businesses have annual earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization of close to $500 million.

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Chexpress - September 17, 2014

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 17 September 2014 - - - - - - · 2,695 views
occidental chemical corp. and 8 more...
North America

Settlement

Occidental Chemical Corp. has agreed to pay New Jersey $190 million as part of a settlement to clean up the polluted Passaic River. The agreement is subject to approval by New Jersey Superior Court. Occidental Chemical bought a Newark factory once owned by Shamrock Chemicals Co., which dumped cancer-causing dioxin into the riv...


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Chexpress - September 3, 2014

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 03 September 2014 - - - - - - · 2,914 views
lg nanoh20 inc., 3m japan ltd. and 5 more...
North America

PO/TBA Plant

LyondellBasell plans to build a propylene oxide (PO)/tertiary butyl alcohol (TBA) plant on the U.S. Gulf Coast with an annual capacity of 900 million pounds of PO and 2 billion pounds of TBA and its derivatives. The company expects to have the plant operational in 2019. The exact location of the plant has not been finali...


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Chexpress - August 20, 2014

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 20 August 2014 - - - - - - · 1,910 views
mitsubishi corp., gap insaat and 6 more...
North America

Ethane Cracker Project

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has been awarded a contract from ExxonMobil Chemical Company to provide engineering, procurement and construction services as part of a multi-billion dollar ethane cracker project in ExxonMobil’s Baytown, Texas complex and associated premium product facilities in Mont Belvieu, Texa...


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Chexpress - August 6, 2014

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 06 August 2014 - - - - - - · 2,611 views
dow chemical co. and 5 more...
North America

Outage

Dow Chemical Co. could lose more than 200 million pounds of ethylene production as a result of an unplanned outage at its plant in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada. The affected ethylene unit went offline on July 22 and back online at low operating rates on August 4. Necessary repairs are being made to bring the operating ra...


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Chexpress - July 23, 2014

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 23 July 2014 - - - - - - · 1,892 views
mexichem, pemex and 8 more...
North America

Cogeneration power plant

Mexichem expects to start operating a $650 million cogeneration power plant for Pemex in the first half of 2018. Mexichem won a contract for the Cogeneration Cactus plant in partnership with Enesa Energia. The plant will have preliminary capacity to generate 530 megawatts of power.

Methanol manufacturing fac...


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Chexpress - July 9, 2014

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 09 July 2014 - - - - - - · 2,494 views
renewable energy group and 9 more...
North America

Acquisition     

Renewable Energy Group has completed the acquisition of Dynamic Fuels, Inc., one of the first renewable diesel biorefineries in the U.S. The Dynamic Fuels facility in Geismar, Louisiana has a 75 million gallon annual production capacity. This was part of a two-part deal. First, Renewable Energy Group acquir...


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Chexpress - June 25, 2014

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 25 June 2014 - - - - - - · 2,741 views
chevron phillips chemical and 7 more...
North America

Polyethylene units

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP has had its second groundbreaking for its U.S. Gulf Coast Petrochemicals Project in Old Ocean, Texas. The construction includes two polyethylene units that will each produce 500,000 metric tons of plastic resin annually. The resin will be used for a variety of products, including ne...


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Chexpress - June 11, 2014

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 11 June 2014 - - - - - - · 2,591 views
dominion resources inc. and 7 more...
North America

More time requested

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has asked for more time to review a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant project planned for a site on a bay near Washington, D.C. The EPA requested the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) grant a 30-day extension to conduct a review of Dominion Resources Inc...


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Chexpress - May 28, 2014

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 28 May 2014 - - - - - - · 2,563 views
samsung total petrochemicals and 7 more...
North America

Acquisition

Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s (MPC) subsidiary Speedway LLC has signed a definitive agreement with Hess Corporation to acquire Hess Retail Holdings LLC. This transaction includes all of Hess’ retail locations, transport operations and shipper history on various pipelines, including approximately 40,000 barrels/...


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Chexpress - May 14, 2014

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 14 May 2014 - - - - - - · 2,565 views
orpic, the linde group, neste oil and 7 more...
North America

Acquisition

Koch Agronomic Services, an affiliate of Koch Fertilizer LLC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Ag & Energy Solutions LLC, plans to buy the Turf and Ornamental assets, brands and technologies of Agrium Advanced Technologies. Agrium Inc. is discontinuing operations of the Agrium Advanced Technologies business unit...


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Chexpress - April 30, 2014

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 30 April 2014 - - - - - - · 2,944 views
shintech inc. and 5 more...
North America

Ethylene plant

Shintech Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd., has applied for a permit to build a grassroots ethylene plant in Louisiana. The company intends to build the 500,000 tons/year capacity plant on industrial land that it already owns. Concurrently with this project, Shintech will continue its feasibility stu...


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Chexpress - April 16, 2014

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 16 April 2014 - - - - - - · 3,166 views
petronas chemicals group bhd and 7 more...
North America

Ethane cracker

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP has broken ground on its U.S. Gulf Coast Petrochemicals Project at its Cedar Bayou plant in Baytown, Texas. The project includes a 1.5 million metric tons/year ethane cracker in Baytown and two 500,000 metric tons/year capacity polypropylene facilities in Old Ocean, Texas. The estimated...


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Chexpress - April 2, 2014

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 31 March 2014 - - - - - - · 2,017 views
ecopetrol, petroperu and 4 more...
North America

Expansion

3M is expanding its residential water business and will soon have hundreds of dealers selling 3M-branded water softeners and kitchen-sink filters to households around the United States. So far, 3M’s residential water division has contracted with 35 full-service dealers to spread the word about its products and compete wit...


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Chexpress - March 19, 2014

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 19 March 2014 - - - - - - · 2,814 views
exxonmobile chemical, s-oil corp and 6 more...
North America

Expansion

Agrium Inc’s board of directors has approved an expansion of the company’s nitrogen facility in Borger, Texas. The $720 million project will add 610,000 tons of urea and 145,000 tons of ammonia production capacity. The expansion work will begin in March and is scheduled for completion in the second half of 2015. Whi...






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