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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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Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris to receive 2013 International Palladium Medal

NEW YORK — The Société de Chimie Industrielle today announced Andrew Liveris, chairman and CEO of Dow Chemical Co., has been selected as the honoree of the prestigious International
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Two workers severely burned in chemical plant fire

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two workers suffered severe burns in a fire early Monday morning at the Penn Specialty Chemicals plant in Memphis, wmctv.com reported. The fire started around 2:00
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Oxea completes specialty esters production plant

OBERHAUSEN, Germany — Chemical company Oxea has completed its latest production plant for specialty esters, “Ester 2”, in Oberhausen, Germany, on schedule. The new facility will increase Oxea’s worldwide
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