HOUSTON (ICIS)--Here are the top stories from ICIS News from the week ended 19 May 2017:
Pembina, PIC form joint venture for proposed Canada PDH/PP plant
Canada-based Pembina Pipeline and Petrochemical Industries Co (PIC) of Kuwait have formed a joint venture for a proposed integrated propylene and 1.2bn lb/year (544,000 tonne/year) polypropylene (PP) plant in Alberta, the companies announced on Monday.
DowDuPont merger gets conditional approval in Brazil
Dow Chemical and DuPont have received conditional regulatory approval from authorities in Brazil for their $130bn DowDuPont merger, they said on Wednesday.
Dow delays proposed US May PE 3 cent/lb hike until June
Dow Chemical told US polyethylene (PE) customers on Thursday that its 3 cent/lb ($66/tonne) increase for May is being delayed until June, according to a letter sent by the company.
US May PE contracts could fall on producer cuts
US polyethylene (PE) contracts for May appeared to be heading for a price cut on Friday as two producers were heard to be lowering prices by 3 cents/lb ($66/tonne).