Canadian company Pembina Pipeline Corp. says it is going ahead with a $4.5-billion joint venture with Kuwait's Petrochemical Industries Co. to build an integrated propane dehydrogenation plant and polypropylene upgrading facility northeast of Edmonton.
The project to turn propane into plastic will help deliver world prices to land-locked western Canadian oil and gas producers, CBC reported.
The plants' plastic pellets will be sent by rail and shipping containers to manufacturers around the world to be turned into recyclable products used in automobiles, medical devices, food packaging and home electronic appliances.
"Sanctioning of the PDH/PP facility is the largest step taken to date by Pembina in executing its strategy to secure global market prices for customers' hydrocarbons produced in Western Canada, and provides another exciting platform for future growth," said Pembina CEO Mick Dilger in a news release.
Petrochemical Industries CEO Mohammed Abdullatif Al-Farhoud added in the same release that the facility is "ideally aligned with PIC's continued pursuit of sustainable and globally diversified growth."
Delrey Metals (CSE: DLRY) signed a non-binding term sheet this week with respect to the right and option to acquire an 80% interest to certain mineral licences that comprise the Four Corners project in western Newfoundland, Canada.
Canada’s Barrick Gold (TSX:ABX) (NYSE:GOLD) could close its Golden Sunlight mine in Montana as soon as May, unless the company finds a way to keep the 44-year-old and nearly depleted operation in business.
World’s largest miner BHP (ASX, NYSE:BHP) took a key step this week towards increasing its presence in Ecuador, the new darling of copper prospectors, by signing an earn-in and joint venture deal with Canada’s Luminex Resources (TSX-V:LR).
Canada’s Goldcorp (TSX:G) (NYSE: GG) said workers at its Cerro Negro mine in Argentina have returned to work, after an illegal strike at the gold producing operation, the company’s biggest in the South American country.
The Chinese steel exports that have supported the rising country’s crude steel output when the domestic demand faltered in the past, is once again likely to rebound this year.
Canada’s Barrick Gold (TSX:ABX)(NYSE:GOLD) has officially dropped its hostile takeover offer for U.S. rival Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM) in favour of a friendly deal to create a joint-venture that will combine the two companies’ assets in Nevada.