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Syngenta Announces Appointment of Chief Sustainability Officer

Switzerland: More Sustainable Agricultural Production

Syngenta Announces Appointment of Chief Sustainability Officer

01/15/2018 - Syngenta has appointed Alexandra Brand, previously Regional Director for Europe, Africa and Middle East, to the new position of Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO). read...

CAC Awarded Contract for the Construction of a Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate Crystallization Plant

Germany: Turnkey Project

CAC Awarded Contract for the Construction of a Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate Crystallization Plant

01/15/2018 - Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz (CAC) has signed a contract with Ciech Soda Deutschland for the construction of a turnkey crystallization plant. read...

Enterprise Products Expands Natural Gas Processing and Butane Isomerization Capacities

USA: Midstream Energy Services

Enterprise Products Expands Natural Gas Processing and Butane Isomerization Capacities

01/14/2018 - Enterprise Products Partners plans to add 300 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of incremental capacity at its cryogenic natural gas processing facility under construction near Orla, Texas in Reeves County. The partnership also announced plans to expand its butane isomerization facility at its complex in Mont Belvieu, Texas. read...

Asahi Kasei Expands Global Capacity for LIB Separators

USA/Japan: Li-Ion Battery Separators

Asahi Kasei Expands Global Capacity for LIB Separators

01/14/2018 - Asahi Kasei will increase production capacity for Celgard and Hipore Li-ion battery (LIB) separator at its plants in North Carolina, the US, and Shiga, Japan, respectively. read...

Jacobs to Provide Further EPCM Services for BP's Khazzan Project in Oman

Oman: Tight Gas Project

Jacobs to Provide Further EPCM Services for BP's Khazzan Project in Oman

01/14/2018 - Jacobs Engineering has been selected by BP to provide engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for the Phase 2 of the Khazzan Project in the Sultanate of Oman. read...

Conversion of FCC Off-Gas Olefins to High-Octane Gasoline

USA: Off-Gas Utilization

Conversion of FCC Off-Gas Olefins to High-Octane Gasoline

01/14/2018 - Koch-Glitsch and Invista Performance Technology (IPT), affiliates of Koch Industries, announced a new partnership to offer DTL process technology, allowing refineries to capture the value spread between replacement fuel costs and high-octane gasoline blend stock. read...

Digitalization and Sustainability Beat M&A: Chemicals Top-Trends Shift

Drivers of Growth

Digitalization and Sustainability Beat M&A: Chemicals Top-Trends Shift

01/12/2018 - Is the chemical M&A race overrated? A recent study shows that managers identify digitalization and sustainability as the most important drivers of growth - while doubting the benefits of M&A. read...

Yara Completes Indian Acquisition of Tata Chemicals’ Urea Business

Norway/India: Business Deal

Yara Completes Indian Acquisition of Tata Chemicals’ Urea Business

01/12/2018 - With an annual production of 0.7 million tonne ammonia and 1.2 million tonne urea, the acquired plant received revenues of 296 million dollars in the last fiscal. read...

Delaware Basin Assets Acquired by Oasis Petroleum for 946 Million Dollars

Oil Agreement

Delaware Basin Assets Acquired by Oasis Petroleum for 946 Million Dollars

01/12/2018 - The company has entered into a definitive purchase and sale agreement with Forge Energy to acquire 20,300 net acres in the Delaware Basin. The acquisition is expected to close in February 2018. read...

Pharma Market to Reach 36.61 Billion Dollars by 2021: Global Data

Russia: Market Overview

Pharma Market to Reach 36.61 Billion Dollars by 2021: Global Data

01/12/2018 - The ‘Pharma Strategy 2020’ implemented by the Russian Government aims to increase the domestic production of pharmaceutical products. An import substitution policy has also been implemented by the government for the pharma sector. read...