Americas top stories: weekly summary

Source: ICIS News


HOUSTON (ICIS)--Here are the top stories from ICIS News from the week ended 9 March:

US chem execs review lessons learned from Harvey Executives at the major chemical companies with plants along the US Gulf Coast shared the lessons learned during Hurricane Harvey, explaining how they prepared for the storm and what they will do for the next one.

US March PA contracts settle higher, tracking OX US March contracts for molten and flake phthalic anhydride (PA) settled higher on Tuesday, tracking February increases for feedstock orthoxylene (OX).

US Greenfield Nitrogen plans to build Iowa ammonia plant Greenfield Nitrogen plans to raise $120m to build the first regional anhydrous ammonia plant through grass-roots ownership in Garner, Iowa, which would produce about 120,000 short tons/year, the US producer announced on Wednesday.

US president signs proclamations on steel, aluminium tariffs US President Donald Trump signed on Thursday a proclamation calling for tariffs on steel and aluminium, a move that has been widely criticised by the petrochemical and energy industries.

Methanex considering new methanol unit in Louisiana or Canada Methanex wants to build another methanol plant in North America and has turned the site search into an "either/or" decision – either at Geismar, Louisiana, US or Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada.