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US chemical production flat in September, American Chemistry Council says

WASHINGTON — U.S. chemical production was flat in September, following no growth in August, according to the American Chemistry Council''s U.S. Chemical Production Regional Index (U.S. CPRI). Compared to
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Oxea studies plant expansion projects in Bay City, Texas

OBERHAUSEN, Germany — Following the successful capacity increase of its syngas production facility in Bay City, Texas, chemical company Oxea is in the process of completing a feasibility study
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Massive fire engulfs Pakistani factory

KARACHI, Pakistan — Firefighters spent more than 30 hours controlling a fire that erupted in the chemical warehouse of a plastic bag-manufacturing factory in Karachi, Pakistan, late Saturday night,
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Chinese city halts petrochemical plant expansion following protests

NINGBO, China — Officials in the eastern Chinese city of Ningbo halted plans to expand a China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. plant after hundreds of residents gathered in protest
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Technip awarded FEED contract for Dow’s new ethylene plant

FREEPORT, Texas — Dow chemical has awarded engineering firm Technip a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for its new ethylene production plant to be located in Freeport, Texas.
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European petrochemicals industry benefits from shortages in the US, report claims

NEW YORK — Healthy export demands from overseas will keep the huge European butadiene market afloat, as local demand wanes, claims a new report by industry experts GBI Research.
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Eastman Chemical joins World Business Council for Sustainable Development

GENEVA, Switzerland — Eastman Chemical Co. has joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and will be closely involved with the council’s new Chemical Sector “Reaching Full
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BASF buys parts of Ciech’s global TDI business

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany — German chemical company BASF has acquired parts of Ciech’s global TDI (toluene diisocyanate) business. “This acquisition underlines our strong commitment to the TDI markets in Europe,
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South Korea designates chemical spill site as ‘special disaster zone’

GUMI, South Korea — The South Korean government on Monday officially designated the area surrounding a chemical spill in the city of Gumi as a “special disaster zone,” Yonhap
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Firefighter killed in Nippon Shokubai chemical plant fire

TOKYO — A firefighter was killed and more than 30 people were injured in a fire Saturday at Nippon Shokubai Co''s Himeji chemical plant in western Japan, Reuters reported.
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