Dow Chemical said Tuesday it completed construction of its new plastics plant south of Houston as it nears finalizing its overall expansion effort. The new polyethylene plant, which can churn out 400,000 metric tons of plastic a year, is part of Dow's more than $6 billion expansion along the Gulf Coast, primarily at its massive Freeport campus. The project comes a little more than two months after Dow finished its crown jewel ethane cracker facility at the campus.
With pipeline capacity still relatively limited from the Canadian oil sands into the United States. Houston's USD Partners is expanding its terminal capacity in Oklahoma to offer more rail transportation access. Rail transportation still is considered more dangerous than pipelines, but rail car access offers oil companies more affordable transportation options from Canada when plans for new pipelines or expansions remain in the regulatory queue.
The Woodlands' Huntsman Corp. and the Swiss company Clariant said Monday they plan to combine in "merger of equals" to create one of the world's largest specialty chemicals companies. The $14 billion, all-stock deal would create HuntsmanClariant. Huntsman CEO Peter Huntsman would serve as CEO with Clariant AG CEO Harold Kottmann as the chairman. Clariant shareholders would hold about 52 percent of the combined company, and both companies would have equal seats on the board.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".