Evonik introduces more sustainable polyesters for the adhesives industry with DYNACOLL eCO

With its launch of DYNACOLL eCO polyesters, Evonik is contributing to the transition from fossil to renewable resources, for which its Coating & Adhesive Resins business line is pursuing the mass balance approach. The new line of polyesters enables cost-effective and rapid change of production on a large scale, helping to meet Evonik’s environmental and sustainability targets.

Crimea bridge restrictions strands liquefied petroleum gas cargoes

Several tankers loaded with liquefied petroleum gas have been unable to cross under Russia's Crimea bridge due to security restrictions, prompting suppliers to use other routes out of Russia.

Lummus-BASF awarded technology contracts for Kazakhstan petrochem plant

Lummus Technology announced Butadiene LLP has selected its iC4 CATOFIN®, CATADIENE®, CDMtbe® technologies and BASF's butadiene extraction technology for units at Butadiene LLP's new petrochemical plant in Atyrau, Kazakhstan.

Eni to supply biofuels to Italian logistics group

Eni has signed a two-year contract with Italy's Spinelli to power the company's trucks with diesel fuel produced from 100% renewable raw materials.

Russia exporting diesel to Saudi via STS loadings

Russia is ramping up its diesel supplies to Saudi Arabia using ship-to-ship (STS) loadings in addition to direct supplies.

French protests are disrupting fuel supplies

Workers striking over proposed changes to France's pension system continued to block fuel deliveries and reduce electricity production at several sites.

EU countries to meet to discuss proposed vehicle emissions law

The Czech Republic has invited transport ministers from 11 European Union counties to meet to discuss emissions-cutting policies amid a dispute over the bloc's landmark policy to shift to electric vehicles.

BTC Europe and Sudarshan Chemical Industries sign agreement on distribution of pigments in Europe

BTC Europe, BASF’S European distribution organization, and Sudarshan Chemical Industries have signed an agreement on the distribution of organic and inorganic pigments as well as effect pigments in Europe.

Workers vote to halt production at TotalEnergies' Feyzin refinery

TotalEnergies workers on Wednesday took a majority vote to halt production at the Feyzin refinery close to Lyon as part of wider strike action across France against a planned pension reform.

Russia exports record diesel volumes to Brazil in February

Russian ultra-low-sulphur diesel (ULSD) diesel shipments to Brazil hit a record high in February, while Moscow is exploring new markets following the European Union ban.