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Chexpress - June 30, 2011

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 30 June 2011 - - - - - - · 2,241 views
Hoeganaes, Eastman Chemical and 10 more...

North America


Production Resumed


Hoeganaes’ Gallatin, Tennessee plant is expected to restart over the coming weeks after reviews. The plant is the site where four workers have died in fires. The four died in three flash fires, most recently in late May.


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Chexpress - June 16, 2011

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 16 June 2011 - - - - - - · 2,038 views
Shell, CF Industries Holdings and 4 more...

North America



Plant Close


CF Industries Holdings Inc. will close its Port Neal nitrogen manufacturing plant in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, because of flooding along the adjacent Missouri River. The closure is a precautionary measure and no damage to the plant has been...


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Chexpress - June 2, 2011

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 02 June 2011 - - - - - - · 1,858 views
Royal Dutch Shell, H.B. Fuller and 6 more...

North America


Energy from Recycled Plastics


Dow Chemical Co. recently completed an energy recovery pilot study at its Michigan Operations site in Midland. The study found that 96 percent of available energy was recovered after incinerating 578 pounds of used plastic...


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Chexpress - May 19, 2011

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 19 May 2011 - - - - - - · 1,856 views
Enterprise Products Partners and 9 more...

North America



Expansion


Enterprise Products Partners L.P. plans to expand its polymer grade propylene (PGP) fractionation facility at the partnership’s Mont Belvieu, Texas complex, which will add approximately 7,500 barrels/day of incremental PGP production. The...


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Chexpress - May 5, 2011

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 05 May 2011 - - - - - - · 2,272 views
NOVA Chemicals, Dow Chemical and 6 more...

North America


Ethane Supply Deal


NOVA Chemicals Corp. has signed a memorandum of understanding with a wholly owned subsidiary of Range Resources Corp. for a long-term supply of ethane from the Marcellus Shale Basin. In addition to finalizing a definitive purchase and...


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Chexpress - April 21, 2011

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 21 April 2011 - - - - - - · 1,732 views
Westlake Chemical, Clariant Corp. and 5 more...

North America



Capacity Expansion


Westlake Chemical Corp. is planning an expansion program to include increasing the ethane-based ethylene capacity at its Lake Charles, Louisiana facility and the evaluation of expansion options and the upgrade of ethylene production...


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Chexpress - April 5, 2011

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 05 April 2011 - - - - - - · 1,751 views
Tesoro, Dawson Geophysical and 7 more...

North America



Expansion


Tesoro Corp. plans to increase capacity at its North Dakota refinery by 10,000 barrels/day, partly because of record production in the rich Bakken shale and Three Forks formations in the western part of the state. The expansion will cost...


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Chexpress - March 22, 2011

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 22 March 2011 - * * * * * · 2,131 views
Berkshire Hathaway and 9 more...

North America


Purchase


Berkshire Hathaway has agreed to purchase Lubrizol in a transaction valued at $9.7 billion. The companies expect to complete the deal in the third quarter of this year. Berkshire intends to retain Lubrizol’s management and run it as a...


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Chexpress - March 8, 2011

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 08 March 2011 - - - - - - · 1,853 views
Dow AgroSciences and 7 more...

North America



Soy Status


A new 2,4-D- and glyphosate-tolerant crop trait system that’s expected to be available in the U.S. in 2013 is expected to be launched in Canada in the next few years. Dow AgroSciences announced pending U.S. regulatory approvals for the...


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Chexpress - February 24, 2011

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 24 February 2011 - - - - - - · 2,875 views
Gilead, Calistoga, DuPont and 12 more...

North America



Acquisition


Gilead Sciences will pay up to $600 million for Calistoga Pharmaceuticals. The acquisition adds a key oncology compound to Gilead’s late-stage pipeline. CAL-101 blocks P13K-delta, an enzyme over-expressed in many blood cancers. The...


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Chexpress - February 10, 2011

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 10 February 2011 - - - - - - · 1,786 views
Chevron, TPC Group and 6 more...

North America



Lubricant Plant


Chevron Corp. will build a $1.4 billion lubricants plant in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The facility will extend Chevron’s existing refinery in Pascagoula and will produce base oil. When complete, the plant will produce at least...


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Chexpress - January 27, 2011

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 28 January 2011 - - - - - - · 1,691 views
DAK, Eastman, Lummus, Bayer and 1 more...

North America



Nearing Purchase


DAK Americas LLC has moved closer in its $600 million purchase of the Eastman Chemical Company’s polyethylene terephthalate operation in Sandy Run, South Carolina. The waiting period required under federal antitrust law has...


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Chexpress - January 13, 2011

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 13 January 2011 - - - - - - · 2,268 views
Wanbei Pharmaceutical, DuPont and 8 more...

North America



$6.3 Billion Purchase


DuPont has signed a definitive agreement to buy Danisco for $6.3 billion, including the assumption of $500 million in debt. The deal will enhance DuPont’s industrial biotechnology efforts and take it into new food...


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Chexpress - December 9, 2010

Posted by ChristaS , in ChExpress Blog 08 December 2010 - * * * - - · 2,799 views
Dow Chemical, Sasol and 12 more...

North America


Ethane Cracking


The Dow Chemical Co. plans to increase ethane cracking capabilities on the U.S. Gulf Coast during the next two to three years. The company’s goal is to improve its ethane cracking capabilities by 20 to 30 percent.






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