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Chexpress - February 19, 2014

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 19 February 2014 - - - - - - · 2,799 views
ineos europe ag, consol energy and 8 more...
North America

Ethane

INEOS Europe AG has announced a new ethane purchase agreement with CONSOL Energy in the USA. Ethane will be transported through the Mariner East infrastructure and imported by sea for use in INEOS’ European cracker complexes. Supplies will start in 2015.
Thermal Plant

The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System sprawls...


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Chexpress - February 5, 2014

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 04 February 2014 - - - - - - · 3,479 views
tamco, monsanto co., dow chemical and 3 more...
North America

Acquisition

Gerdau Ameristeel has entered into an agreement with Ameron International, Tokyo Steel and Mitsui & Co. to acquire all the issued and oustandig shares of TAMCO. TAMCO is a mini-mill steel producer of reinforcing steel bar and is one of the largest rebar mills in the western U.S. with an annual capacity of approximately 5...


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Chexpress - January 22, 2014

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 22 January 2014 - - - - - - · 2,959 views
bayer, formosa, boeing, sasol and 2 more...
North America

Facility opening
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has opened a new manufacturing facility in Manatee County, Florida. The facility has created 250 new jobs and is injecting $56.8 million of capital investment into the community. The new facility will be used to manufacture large custom-made chemical process equipment for overseas customer...


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Chexpress - January 8, 2014

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 08 January 2014 - - - - - - · 3,294 views
ergon inc. and 6 more...
North America

Purchase
 
Ergon Inc. has purchased Bunge North America Inc’s stake in the Ergon Biofuels plant in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Ergon purchased Bunge’s share of what had been a 2007 joint venture of a 54 million gallon/year ethanol plant, the only facility that produced corn-based ethanol in the state. Financial terms were...


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Chexpress - December 10, 2013

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 11 December 2013 - - - - - - · 3,882 views
pq corp, cb&i, dow chemical co. and 6 more...
North America

Sale
 Carlyle Group LP is preparing an initial public offering or sale of PQ Corp that could value the specialty chemical company at up to $3 billion, including debt. The private equity firm, which bought PQ for $1.5 billion in 2007, plans to talk to investment banks to choose underwriters for the proposed offering. Carlyle will a...


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Chexpress - November 12, 2013

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 12 November 2013 - - - - - - · 3,705 views
exxonmobil, valspar corp. and 6 more...
North America

Proposed fine
 
ExxonMobil faces $2.7 million in proposed fines from The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration for its March 29 pipeline spill in Arkansas. The federal regulator said it found nine probable violations of safety rules in the break in the Pegasus pipeline. The 95,000 barrel/day pipeline has been shu...


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Chexpress - October 22, 2013

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 22 October 2013 - - - - - - · 4,175 views
basf, yasa international and 8 more...
North America

Ammonia plant
 
BASF SE and Yara International ASA are considering a big ammonia plant on the U.S. Gulf Coast. While company officials have said everything is still under discussion, a current BASF factory would be the most likely site. BASF has plants in Beaumont, Pasadena and Port Arthur, Texas and in Geismar, Louisiana.  ...


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Chexpress - October 8, 2013

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 08 October 2013 - - - - - - · 3,870 views
dow chemical co., emerson and 8 more...
North America

Regional sales office
 
Dow Chemical Co. has opened a new Southeast regional sales office at is Polyurethane Systems North American Headquarters in Marietta, Georgia. The Southeast Regional Sales Center is home to approximately 50 sales associates who will use the facility to host customer meetings, conduct team events and partic...


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Chexpress - September 24, 2013

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 24 September 2013 - - - - - - · 3,994 views
h.b. fuller, danlin industries and 7 more...
North America

Packaging Center of Excellence
 
H.B. Fuller Company has decided to invest in a Packaging Center of Excellence in North America to address customers’ packaging adhesives needs across a broad range of applications, substrates and environmental conditions. The center is expected to open in early 2014 and will be the company...


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Chexpress - September 10, 2013

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 10 September 2013 - - - - - - · 4,779 views
northern plains nitrogen and 5 more...
North America

Fertilizer plant
 
Northern Plains Nitrogen is buying land next to Grand Forks’ municipal sewage lagoons. The group is planning a $1.5 billion nitrogen fertilizer plant. The plant will receive gas through an existing pipeline near the project site or directly from the western oil patch through a proposed pipeline.
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Chexpress - August 27, 2013

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 27 August 2013 - - - - - - · 4,011 views
china coal energy and 5 more...
North America

USGC petrochemical project
 
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP has received air permits from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for its planned ethane cracker and polyethylene units. This is in addition to the greenhouse gas permit the Environmental Protection Agency granted for the cracker earlier this year....


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Chexpress - August 13, 2013

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 13 August 2013 - - - - - - · 4,992 views
foster wheeler and 8 more...
North America

Contract
 
A subsidiary of Foster Wheeler AG’s Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract by Enterprise Products Operating LLC for a propane dehydrogenation unit (PDH) and associated power, utilities and infrastructure at a plant in Mont Belvieu, Te...


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Chexpress - July 30, 2013

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 26 July 2013 - - - - - - · 4,255 views
fluor corporation, sasol and 8 more...
North America

FEED contract
Fluor Corporation has secured a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for Sasols world-scale ethane cracker and associated derivative chemicals facility at is Lake Charles Chemical Complex in Louisiana. FEED work is underway and is expected to be completed in late 2013. The new ethane cracker and associated fa...


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Chexpress - July 16, 2013

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 16 July 2013 - * * * * * · 5,281 views
ppg industries, allford propane and 5 more...
North America
Top Award
PPG Industries’ CEO Charles Bunch will be honored on Oct. 30 with this ICIS Kavaler Award by The Chemists’ Club. The award recognizes Bunch’s contributions to the chemical industry, including the spinoff of PPG’s commodity chemicals business and the acquisition of the architectural coatings unit of AkzoNo...


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Chexpress - June 25, 2013

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 25 June 2013 - - - - - - · 5,269 views
monsanto, williams cos. and 8 more...
North America
Acquisition
Monsanto has acquired Grassroots Biotechnology for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition came after a long-term partnership between the two companies. Grassroots developed a gene-expression platform and other agricultural technologies to complement Monsanto’s portfolio. Research employees were transferred to Monsanto as pa...


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Chexpress - June 11, 2013

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 11 June 2013 - - - - - - · 6,143 views
exxonmobil, wood group mustang and 4 more...
North America

Workforce Training Program Funding
ExxonMobil will fund a $500,000 workforce training program to enable Houston, Texas’ leading community colleges to prepare thousands of local residents for jobs in the growing local chemical manufacturing industry. The incentive will build on the success of the Lee College ExxonMobil Process Tech...


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Chexpress - May 28, 2013

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 27 May 2013 - - - - - - · 6,045 views

 North America

Refinery project
Worldwide Energy Consortium, Inc. is beginning the initial Engineering/Permitting phase for its new refinery located near Gardendale, Texas. The site was chosen to take advantage of the oil production from the Eagle Ford Shale play. The facility is expected to be operational by the last quarter of 2014.
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Chexpress - May 14, 2013

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 14 May 2013 - - - - - - · 7,042 views
exxonmobil, qatar petroleum and 6 more...
North America
Natural gas
ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum have agreed to ship liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Brittan from their proposed export plant in the United States. Under the deal, the companies would send up to 15.6 million tons of LNG each year to their South Hook terminal in Wales from the Golden Pass plant in Texas. The move is pending U.S. go...


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Chexpress - April 30, 2013

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 30 April 2013 - * * * * * · 5,163 views
sabic, methanex corporation and 8 more...
North America
Methanol plant move
Methanex Corporation is relocating its second one million ton/year methanol plant from its Chile site to Geismar, Louisiana. The plant is expected to be operational by early 2016 and has an estimated total cost of approximately $550 million.

Fractionation project
UOP LLC has been selected by Crosstex Processing Servic...


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Chexpress - April 16, 2013

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 16 April 2013 - - - - - - · 5,137 views
dow agrosciences and 5 more...
North America

NGL fractionation
LyondellBasell has signed agreements with TexStar MidStream Services, LP under which TexStar will install two natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionation units adjacent to LyondellBasell affiliate, Equistar Chemicals LP’s, Corpus Christi, Texas plant. The fractionation units will have the combined capability of process...






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