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May 8, 2014
The first phase of Iran's Ilam petrochemical complex was inaugurated yesterday by Iranian President Hassan Rohani, according to a report from state news agency Irna. The complex, built...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Report-Iran-inaugurates-first-phase-of-Ilam-petchem-complex_60897.html
May 1, 2014
Sonatrach (Algiers) and the Villar Mir (Madrid) conglomerate signed two agreements related to their fertilizer activities in Algeria, local media sources report. The first agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/algeria/Reports-Sonatrach-and-Spanish-conglomerate-sign-agreements-related-to-fertilizer-JVs_60731.html
April 30, 2014
Shell today reported a 3% rise in first quarter chemical volume sales, to 4.29 million m.t., compared with the year-earlier period. Sales volumes declined 3% compared with the fourth...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Shell-reports-higher-first-quarter-chemical-sales-Qatar-project-awaits-final-investment-decision_60685.html
April 28, 2014
Industries Qatar (IQ; Doha), which combines several petrochemical, fertilizer, and steel operations, reports a 1.6-billion Qatari riyal ($439.6 million) first-quarter net profit, QR1...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Industries-Qatar-reports-lower-profit-Al-Sejeel-project-on-track-for-end-2018-completion_60623.html
April 24, 2014
Mesaieed Petrochemical Holding Co. (MPHC; Doha), a listed subsidiary of Qatar Petroleum and one of the leading diversified petrochemical conglomerates, says its first quarter net...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Mesaieed-Petrochemical-reports-first-quarter-results_60515.html
April 23, 2014
Iran plans to bring onstream four petrochemical plants during the current Iranian calendar year, which began 21 March. Abbas She’ri Moghaddam, Iran’s deputy oil...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Iran-to-commission-four-plants-resumes-petchem-exports-to-Europe_60483.html
April 21, 2014
Sabic on Sunday reported a drop in first quarter earnings and said that a shortage of natural gas was limiting its domestic growth. Net profit was down 1.8% to 6.44 billion Saudi...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sabics-first-quarter-profit-declines-shortage-of-gas-is-major-constraint-on-growth_60438.html
April 21, 2014
India’s largest paints company Asian Paints (Mumbai) has informed the Bombay Stock Exchange (Mumbai) that it has signed an agreement with the shareholders of Kadisco Chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Asian-Paints-to-acquire-majority-stake-in-Ethiopias-Kadisco-Chemical_60352.html
April 17, 2014
Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Co. (Petro Rabigh) posted a net profit of 413 million Saudi riyals in the first quarter compared with a SR658-million net loss in the corresponding...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Petro-Rabigh-swings-to-profit_60393.html
April 10, 2014
Borealis will expand its crosslinked polyethylene (XLPE) production facilities at Stenungsund, Sweden, and as part of the ongoing Borouge 3 project in Abu Dhabi, the company has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Borealis-expands-XLPE-capacity-to-meet-cable-and-wire-demand_60227.html
April 10, 2014
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) says that it will acquire a 51% stake in Sasa Polyester Sanayi (Adana, Turkey), a leading polyester and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) producer in Turkey...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Indorama-to-acquire-Turkish-firm-Sasa-Polyester-Sanayi_60225.html
April 10, 2014
Clariant says it will make a “significant investment” to expand its plant at Casablanca, Morocco, to increase production of polymers and chemical blends for the African and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Clariant-Mining-Solutions-expands-plant-in-Morocco_60220.html
April 4, 2014
Saudi Arabian Mining Co. (Ma’aden) has announced that the Public Investment Fund has approved a $2-billion loan covering part of its previously announced phosphate project...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Maadens-phosphate-project-gets-loan-approval_60109.html
April 2, 2014
ICL Corp. (Tel Aviv) announced that it has acquired over 30 million units of Allana Potash Corp. (Toronto) at a price of 47 cts/share—bringing ICL’s total stake to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/ICL-acquires-over-30-million-Allana-Potash-shares_59955.html
April 1, 2014
Saudi International Petrochemical Company (Sipchem; Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia) said today that it is stopping its butanediol manufacturing complex as of today for expansion and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sipchem-stops-butanediol-plant-for-expansion-and-improvements_59977.html
April 1, 2014
Saudi Aramco said today that its wholly-owned subsidiary Saudi Aramco Products Trading Company (ATC) has begun trading chemical products from Petro Rabigh (Rabigh, Saudi Arabia), a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Aramco-begins-trading-chemical-products-from-Petro-Rabigh_59976.html
April 1, 2014
The development of shale gas production in the United States has been exciting but, looking forward, the Mideast and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries retain a true...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/IHS-WPC-2014-Future-of-petrochemical-feedstock-remains-in-the-Mideast-and-CIS_59969.html
March 31, 2014
CB&I today detailed its contract award by Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic; Muscat). CB&I’s contract, valued in excess of $40 million, covers the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/CB-and-I-details-Orpics-petchems-project-award-in-Oman_59933.html
March 31, 2014
Samsung Engineering announced today that it has been awarded a contract for the ENI Zubair oil field development project, worth $840 million. The signing ceremony was attended by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Samsung-awarded-gas-and-oil-separation-plant-contract-in-Iraq_59928.html
March 31, 2014
Tata Chemicals (Mumbai) and agribusiness company Olam International (Singapore) say that Tata Chemicals will not proceed with its proposed 25.1% equity participation in the greenfield...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Tata-Chemicals-exits-Gabon-fertilizer-project_59922.html
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