FTC Files Complaint Against Tronox Over Cristal Transaction

Tronox Ltd of Stamford, CT has received notice that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a complaint against the company in the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia. The complaint alleges that the company’s acquisition of Cristal’s titanium dioxide business would violate antitrust laws by significantly reducing competition in the North...

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Superior Silica Inks Deal with Logistics Provider

Superior Silica Sands LLC, a subsidiary of Emerge Energy Services LP of Fort Worth, TX, has announced that it has signed an agreement with a third party logistics provider, Torq Energy Logistics Ltd of Calgary, AB, to open a new frac sand terminal in Buick, BC. Including this new terminal, Emerge Energy will have four...

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Rio Tinto Titanium Dioxide Feedstock Sales Down

Rio Tinto plc of England has reported solid first half production across most commodities and industrial minerals. However, production of titanium dioxide feedstock at 525,000 tonnes was 19% lower than the first half of 2017. Production was suspended at Rio Tinto Fer et Titane in Sorel-Tracy, QC following a fatality at the end of April....

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Carmeuse Invests in River Rouge Pollution Controls

Carmeuse North America of Pittsburgh, PA has made major improvements at its River Rouge lime plant in Michigan, in order to meet state regulations and to improve the air quality in the area. Due to an increase in sulfur in the air, Wayne County contacted Carmeuse and other area industries to implement new state-approved procedures...

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Piedmont Completes Lithium Scoping Study

Piedmont Lithium Ltd of New York, NY has reported the results of a scoping study for its vertically-integrated lithium project located within the Carolina tin-spodumene belt in North Carolina. The project includes a lithium hydroxide chemical plant supplied with spodumene concentrate from an open pit mine and concentrator. The scoping study comprises a 22,700 tonnes/year...

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