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Ineos director says Brexit will not impact London HQ move 12 July 2016

Brexit will not affect plans for chemicals giant Ineos to return group headquarters to the UK, according to one of the company’s senior directors. Speaking to Platts, Tom Crotty said the group was relocating a number of offices to the UK from Switzerland and would likely have a 50-50 mix between the two countries when the operation was complete....

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News Extra: INEOS imports first US shale gas shipment into Europe 06 April 2016

In late March, the INEOS petrochemical plant at Rafnes in Norway received a shipment of 27,500m3 of US shale gas, offloaded from the world’s largest LNG multi-gas carrier, the INEOS Intrepid, which had earlier sailed from the Markus Hook terminal near Philadelphia. This is the first time that US shale gas has ever been shipped to Europe and represents the culmination of a five-year investment programme...

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UK government awards 27 new onshore oil and gas licences 18 August 2015

The Oil & Gas Authority, part of the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change, confirmed on August 18 that 27 licences from the 14th Onshore Oil and Gas Licensing Round had been formally offered to companies, giving the green light to large-scale shale oil and gas development in the UK....

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IGas and INEOS agree UK shale gas deal 10 March 2015

On March 10 the UK’s largest shale gas developer IGas signed a £30 million ($45 million) shale gas agreement with the INEOS group, which runs a number of chemical and refining plants in the UK, including the Grangemouth refinery in Scotland....

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Grangemouth plant future depends on UK shale gas industry - INEOS 10 February 2015

The Grangemouth petrochemical plant in Scotland is unlikely to have a long-term future unless a UK shale gas industry can develop, its owner has warned. Chemicals giant INEOS wants to use shale gas as a raw material for the plant and has bought licences for gas exploration in central Scotland. However, the Scottish government imposed a moratorium on the fracking technique used to extract the gas earlier this month....

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UK parliamentary committee calls for fracking ban 26 January 2015

A committee of MPs in the UK’s parliament has called for a moratorium on fracking on the grounds that it could derail efforts to tackle climate change.The government's drive for shale gas should be put on hold because it would lead to more reliance on fossil fuels, the Environmental Audit Committee said....

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INEOS moves to become biggest player in UK shale gas industry 20 November 2014

On November 20, Swiss-based chemical giant INEOS announced it was planning to invest $1 billion (£640 million) in UK shale gas exploration and appraisal over a period of four to five years. INEOS chairman Jim Ratcliffe said substantial further investment would follow if the company subsequently moved into development and production. ...

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Ineos buys second Scotland shale gas licence 13 October 2014

Petrochemical firm Ineos has bought a second 400 sq km licence for shale gas exploration and development in central Scotland adjacent to the 329 sq km area around its Grangemouth plant it acquired in August. Ineos said it had bought an 80% stake in the licence, titled PEDL 162, from Reach Coal Seam Gas Ltd....

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Grangemouth employees sign up to new terms and conditions 20 December 2013

On December 20, INEOS Grangemouth (UK) announced that almost the entire workforce of 1350 employees had signed up to the company’s new pension plan as well as accepted its new terms and conditions. As part of the arrangements, the company is confirming that current salaries for the existing workforce will remain unchanged....

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Grangemouth petrochemicals plant reprieved after union climb-down 25 October 2013

On October 25 Ineos petrochemicals chairman Calum MacLean said that the company would keep the Grangemouth petrochemicals plant open after the Unite union confirmed it would now support the company’s survival plan for the site. Maclean said Ineos had invested £1bn in the business and would invest another £300m to secure its future for at least the next 15 years....

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