Americas top stories - weekly summary

28 January 2013 15:00  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Here are some of the top stories from ICIS Americas for the week ended 25 January 2013.

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Plans for $2bn Peruvian fertilizer plant await green light
The future of a potential $2bn (€1.5bn) nitrogen fertilizer plant in Peru that would export ammonia and urea to countries throughout Latin and Central America should be decided by the end of June, the senior executive from the Spanish company behind the ambitious project said on Tuesday.

Trial begins in US case accusing Dow of isocyanates price-fixing
A trial began on Wednesday in a long-running class-action lawsuit that accuses US-based Dow Chemical of fixing prices for isocyanates.

US pro-fracking documentary stirs both support, criticism
Trade groups and activists had a lot to say on Wednesday, both for and against pro-fracking documentary FrackNation following its premiere on AXS TV on Tuesday night.

Methanex natgas deal makes 2nd Chile unit move likely – broker
A 10-year natural gas supply deal signed by Methanex made it likely that the methanol producer will move a second plant from southern Chile to Louisiana, a stock analyst said on Thursday.

US propylene producer nominates 10% increase for February
A US propylene producer has nominated a 7 cent/lb ($154/tonne, €116/tonne) increase for February, market sources said on Friday, on the heels of a continued uptrend in the spot market.

By: Staff Reporter
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