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Chexpress - May 1, 2012

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 01 May 2012 - - - - - - · 3,543 views
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Ethylene Plant


Dow Chemical Co. will build an ethylene plant in Texas that will employ as many as 2,000 workers. The plant is scheduled to open in 2017. It will be built at a Dow site in Freeport, Texas. The facility will use ethane and other...


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Chexpress - April 17, 2012

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 17 April 2012 - - - - - - · 2,741 views
general motors co., amgen inc. and 8 more...

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Battery Explosion


Two employees were injured in a lithium battery explosion that forced the evacuation of about 80 others at a General Motors Co. facility in Warren, Michigan. The explosion at the Alternative Energy Center laboratory at...


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Chexpress - April 3, 2012

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 03 April 2012 - - - - - - · 2,957 views

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Plant Closure

Bremner Food Group will close its Poteau, Oklahoma plant, causing 230 people to lose their jobs. The plant will shut down on June 29. The plant produces snack foods, including crackers.



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Chexpress - March 20, 2012

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 20 March 2012 - * * * - - · 3,071 views
superior steel, shell chemical and 6 more...

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Expansion


Superior Steel Inc. will invest more than $1 million in new equipment for a fabricated steel plant in Denham Springs, Louisiana. The plant will grow to about 90,000 square feet. The expansion should be operational by...


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Chexpress - March 6, 2012

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 06 March 2012 - - - - - - · 3,036 views
formosa plastics, caterpillar and 4 more...

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Olefins Cracker


Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A. will invest more than $1.7 billion in capital equipment and construction at its Point Comfort, Texas site. The investment will increase the security and flexibility of the company’s...


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Chexpress - February 21, 2012

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 21 February 2012 - * * * * * · 3,947 views
monsanto, dow chemical and 5 more...

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Disclosure fight


Monsanto Co. is fighting with Idaho’s utilities, arguing they should be forced to disclose more information about costs of future power plants or transmission lines so customers will be better armed to oppose unnecessary...


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Chexpress - February 7, 2012

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 07 February 2012 - - - - - - · 2,882 views

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Ethanol venture


POET LLC and Royal DSM hope to start production on their $250 million cellulosic ethanol project in the second half of 2013. Initial production is estimated to be 20 million gallons. The investment will be focused on...


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Chexpress - January 24, 2012

Posted by ChristaS , in Uncategorized, ChExpress Blog 24 January 2012 - - - - - - · 3,423 views
prosim, canpotex and 7 more...

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10-year deal


Canada’s two largest railways have announced the signing of long-term deals with Canpotex Ltd., a company set up to export Canadian potash. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. signed a 10-year agreement with Canpotex to carry a large...


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Chexpress - January 10, 2012

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 10 January 2012 - - - - - - · 3,973 views
potash corporation, dow chemical and 7 more...

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Production suspension


Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. plans a four-week production shutdown starting next month at its Allan mine in the Saskatoon area. No layoffs are expected among the 290 hourly wage workers during the Feb. 5 to March...


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Chexpress - December 6, 2011

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 06 December 2011 - * * * * * · 2,668 views
Marubeni, Sibur, Sabic, UOP and 9 more...

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Indefinite Closure


NuStar Energy LP has closed its refinery in San Antonio, Texas after a fire at the plant sent a plume of dense black smoke into the air. No one was injured in the blaze, but the plant’s 60 employees and contractors were...


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Chexpress - November 15, 2011

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 15 November 2011 - * * * * - · 2,256 views
Polymer Group, Ashland, Celanese and 4 more...

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New Platform Technology


Polymer Group, Inc. has unveiled a new platform technology to produce nonwovens containing submicron fibers that can deliver improved performance properties for healthcare, industrial, filtration and new emerging market...


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Chexpress - November 1, 2011

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 01 November 2011 - - - - - - · 2,197 views
Quest Specialty Coatings, Shell and 10 more...

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Acquisition


Quest Specialty Coatings has acquired protective coatings maker Patriot Paint. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Patriot Paint produces coatings systems for a wide variety of metal substrates, from zero-VOC, anti-corrosive...


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Chexpress - October 18, 2011

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 18 October 2011 - - - - - - · 2,054 views
Statoil, Brigham Exploration and 10 more...

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Purchase


Statoil ASA has agreed to buy Brigham Exploration Co. for $4.4 billion in cash, giving it control of fields in North Dakota. The deal will give Statoil more than 375,000 acres in the Williston Basin, which holds the potential for...


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Chexpress - October 4, 2011

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 04 October 2011 - - - - - - · 2,573 views
Exxon Mobil, Halliburton and 8 more...

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Supply Crimp


Exxon Mobil Corp.’s Shute Creek Gas Plant in western Wyoming separates helium from natural gas pumped out of nearby wells and is the world’s largest helium factory, producing more than 20 percent of U.S. helium. Recent...


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Chexpress - September 20, 2011

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 20 September 2011 - - - - - - · 2,441 views
Dow Corning, LG Chem and 8 more...

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Award


Dow Corning Corp. was awarded the Neighborhood Environmental Partners Program Award by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The award was given for the company’s commitment to environmental community outreach.


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Chexpress - September 6, 2011

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 05 September 2011 - - - - - - · 1,910 views
Solutia, Aimcore, Halliburton, BP and 8 more...

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Lawsuit


Halliburton has filed suit against BP for “negligent misrepresentation, business disparagement and defamation” over its actions leading up to and after the United States’ worst oil spill. Halliburton is also amending its...


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Chexpress - August 23, 2011

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 23 August 2011 - - - - - - · 2,020 views
Fluor, Ashland, BASF, Braskem and 7 more...

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Approval Granted


Ashland has gained EU approval for its $3.2 billion purchase of International Specialty Products Inc. to reinforce its range of products. The European Commission said the purchase did not raise significant competition concerns, and...


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Chexpress - August 8, 2011

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 09 August 2011 - - - - - - · 2,668 views
BASF, Duferco Farrell, Olin and 10 more...

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Dropping out of Joint Venture


BASF Corp. and Total Petrochemicals USA Inc. have said that Shell Chemical LP is dropping out of Sabina Petrochemicals LLC, a joint venture that owns a chemical plant in Port Arthur, Texas. Shell’s exit leaves BASF...


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Chexpress - July 26, 2011

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 26 July 2011 - - - - - - · 2,288 views
BHP Billiton, Petrohawk Energy and 8 more...

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Acquisition


BHP Billiton Ltd. will buy Petrohawk Energy for $12.1 billion in cash, giving it greater access to U.S. shale gas assets. The acquisition will give BHP assets covering about one million acres in Texas and Louisiana, with an estimated...


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Chexpress - July 14, 2011

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 14 July 2011 - - - - - - · 2,256 views
GE, Chevron, Honeywell and 9 more...

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Oil Rig Contract


General Electric Co. won a $45 million contract to supply and service a Chevron deep water oil drilling rig in the Gulf Coast. GE will build an oil rig in Chevron’s “Big Foot” oil field that will drill at a depth of 5,200 feet. GE...






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