Americas top stories: weekly summary

Source: ICIS News


HOUSTON (ICIS)--Here are the top stories from ICIS News from the week ended 15 December:

Bayport Polymers to take ownership of Total’s US PE business
Bayport Polymers, an affiliate of Total Petrochemicals and Refining USA (TPRI), will become the new owner of TPRI’s polyethylene (PE) business effective 1 January 2018, according to a customer letter obtained by ICIS on Monday.

ExxonMobil to increase carbon impact disclosure on shareholder pressure
ExxonMobil has bowed to a shareholder request to increase disclosure of the potential impact of climate change on its business, the US-headquartered oil and gas major said late on Monday.

Synthos joins Kumho in fight against US E-SBR duties
Polish rubber producer Synthos wants to join South Korean producer Kumho Petrochemical in challenging a decision by the US to impose duties on imports of emulsion styrene butadiene rubber (E-SBR).

US WR Grace boosting PE catalysts with acquisition, eyes more deals – execs
WR Grace’s planned acquisition of Albemarle’s polyolefins catalysts business will help Grace strengthen its single-site polyethylene (PE) catalyst portfolio.

INEOS to build polyalphaolefins plant at Texas site in US
INEOS Oligomers made a final investment decision to build a new polyalphaolefins (PAO) plant at its site in Chocolate Bayou, Texas.