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Jacobs Engineering to play 'crucial' role in ExxonMobil ethane cracker project

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Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. will provide engineering, procurement and construction services for a multi-billion dollar ethane cracker project in ExxonMobil Chemical Company's Texas-based Baytown complex.
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Formosa Plastics receives greenhouse gas permit for Texas petrochemical complex expansion

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved a greenhouse gas (GHG) permit for an olefins and low density polyethylene unit at Formosa Plastics' Point Comfort, Texas, complex.
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Researchers develop more efficient, greener method to produce ammonia

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A new electrochemical process to produce ammonia simply from air and water has been developed by U.S. researchers.
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Germany's Messer builds industrial gases plant in Poland

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German industrial gases specialist Messer announced last week that it is building a new production plant for industrial gases in Turek, Poland.
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Mexico's Mexichem to acquire European PVC manufacturer

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Mexichem, S.A.B. de C.V., a Mexican chemicals producer, said on Tuesday that it has agreed to acquire German company VESTOLIT GmbH.
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VanDeMark Chemical acquires European phosgene producer

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VanDeMark Chemical Inc., a U.S. manufacturer of phosgene and phosgene derivatives, has expanded its business with the acquisition of a European manufacturer of phosgene products.
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Stepan announces potential $60 million to $70 million chemical facility in Louisiana

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Stepan Company President and CEO F. Quinn Stepan Jr. announced July 25 the company will complete front-end engineering and design work for a potential $60 million to $70 million chemical production facility in the existing industrial corridor of Ascension Parish.
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Arkema opens methyl acrylate plant in Texas

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French specialty chemical company Arkema announced July 28 the start-up of a new methyl acrylate plant at its Clear Lake site in Texas.
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Freedom Industries reaches $2.9 million settlement over Elk River spill

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Chemical company Freedom Industries Inc., which was responsible for the huge chemical spill in the Elk River in West Virginia early this year, has reached a tentative settlement with legal representatives of affected businesses and communities.
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DuPont to pay $440,000 fine for air pollution violations

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U.S. chemical giant DuPont has reached a settlement with the EPA over alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at the company's manufacturing facility in Tonawanda, New York.
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