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February 1, 2013
06:04 EDTMT, NUE, X, AKS, DOWCheap gas energizing parts of U.S. economy, WSJ reports
With natural gas suddenly plentiful and relatively cheap in the U.S. due to hydraulic fracturing technology, or fracking, U.S. manufacturing is beginning to pick up again, reports the Wall Street Journal. For example, back in 2004, steelmaker Nucor Corp. (NUE) bought a plant next to Louisiana wetlands, took it apart and shipped it to Trinidad on ocean barges because gas is cheap there.This summer, after almost two years of construction, it will open the same type of plant at the same site at a cost of $750M because natural gas, which is critical to these Nucor plants, is cheap here. Lower-priced natural gas has energized many parts of the country and the economy, including chemical and fertilizer companies, which say lower prices have reduced costs and made the U.S. a more competitive manufacturing location. Reference Link
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July 6, 2015
08:04 EDTDOWOlin Corp. announces receipt of required foreign regulatory approvals
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July 2, 2015
06:13 EDTMTArcelorMittal to cut 2,800 jobs in Mexico, Reuters reports
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June 30, 2015
14:34 EDTNUE, X, AKSIron ore producers slide after Australia cuts price target on the commodity
Shares of iron ore producers are falling after Reuters reported that Australia reduced its 2015 price forecast for iron ore to $54.40 a tonne from $60.40 a tonne. According to Reuters, Australia's current projection on iron ore prices is based on its view that China, the commodity's main market, will produce less steel in 2015 and 2016 as as the seaborne supply of iron ore increases. PRICE ACTION: Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) is down over 10%, BHP Billiton (BHP) is lower by 2.3%, and Vale (VALE) is down 4% in afternoon trading. Steel stocks, including United States Steel (X), AK Steel Holding (AKS), and Nuco (NUE) are also sliding in afternoon trading.
June 26, 2015
10:04 EDTMT:High option volume stocks
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09:36 EDTMTActive equity options trading on open
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June 25, 2015
10:42 EDTXU.S. Steel June weekly calls active
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June 23, 2015
08:31 EDTDOWSadara JV says on track for first production units to start up in 2015
Sadara Chemical Company is progressing on-budget and on-schedule in alignment with Dow’s strategy to enable cost-advantaged growth in fast-growing regions such as Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, and Eastern and Central Europe. Sadara is a joint venture developed by The Dow Chemical Company and Saudi Arabian Oil Company. vSignificant progress has been made in starting up key infrastructure and utility systems. Overall construction of the manufacturing facility is now approximately 94% complete with 47,000 personnel on site in Jubail Industrial City II, Saudi Arabia. The commissioning and startup of key utilities infrastructure is underway and the process for first production units will begin in the second half of the year with initial polyethylene production beginning near the end of 2015. Full site operations remains on track for the end of 2016. Sadara’s 26 manufacturing assets are scheduled for a sequenced start-up process, beginning with the polyolefins envelope to maximize timing in the ethylene cycle, followed by ethylene oxide/propylene oxide and their derivatives, with the polyurethanes portfolio in the final phase. Customer excitement is increasing as Dow businesses actively prepare to market and sell the majority of products produced by Sadara Chemical Company via agreements with the joint venture, to support growth in key markets such as packaging, construction, electronics, furniture and bedding, automotive and transportation. Progress also continues as Dow works with its customers to attract downstream investments to the advanced manufacturing value park adjacent to Sadara, PlasChem Park, in support of a diversified Saudi economy and job growth in the region.
June 22, 2015
12:33 EDTNUE, X, AKSSteel stocks lag market after AK Steel sees Q2 results hindered by imports
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