BASF, Nalco partner to provide gas treatment solutions in US

BASF Corporation has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Nalco Water, an Ecolab company, to provide gas treatment solutions to the US gas processing and refining industries. Under the agreement terms, Nalco Water will combine BASF’s gas treating amines portfolio with its industry-leading technology and on-site expertise to offer customers solutions to drive operational efficiency and value. “As a leader in water and energy technologies and services, Nalco Water is an ideal partner to support our midstream and refining customers with amine systems. Read more


Merck KGaA has signed an agreement to sell its global consumer health business to Procter & Gamble (P&G) for approximately €3.4 billion in cash. The deal is expected to close by the end of the fourth quarter 2018. As part of the transaction, Merck and P&G have agreed on a number of manufacturing, supply and service agreements. “The divestment of the consumer health business is an important step in Merck’s strategic focus on innovation-driven businesses within healthcare, life science and performance materials. Read more


BP plc and Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) have announced the sanctioning of the ‘Satellite cluster’ project in Krishna Godavari Dhirubhai 6 (KG D6) block, India. The companies are moving forward to develop the block’s discovered deep-water gas fields in an integrated series of projects, bringing new gas production for India. The ‘Satellite cluster’ is the second of three projects in the block KG D6 integrated development. The first of the projects, development of the ‘R-Series’ deep-water gas fields, was sanctioned in June 2017. Read more


The CPhI Women in Leadership forum seeks to address issues head-on and provide constructive dialogue where experts in this industry share experiences and strategies helpful in establishing equality for everyone and unleashing untapped potential in the pharmaceuticals industry. With the theme Empowering Women to Thrive, the CPhI North America’s forum is set to feature executives in the pharmaceuticals industry who will discuss the vitality and importance of women leaders. Read more