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September 19, 2013
Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Co. (Petro Rabigh) said on Wednesday that it has given notice to its utilities supplier Rabigh Arabian Water and Electricity Co. (RAWEC) seeking to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Petro-Rabigh-seeks-compensation-and-terminates-agreement-with-utility-supplier-following-blackouts_55256.html
September 18, 2013
Basic Chemical Industries Co. (BCI; Ad Dammām, Saudi Arabia) said on Sunday that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with CP Kelco (Atlanta) to jointly build and operate...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Kelco-and-Saudi-firm-sign-MOU-to-build-xanthan-gum-plant-in-Saudi-Arabia_55164.html
September 16, 2013
Petro Rabigh (Rabigh, Saudi Arabia), a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical, said today that, following the recent power outage, the utility supplier Rabigh...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Petro-Rabighs-outage-damages-cracker-furnaces-will-impact-profits_55165.html
September 12, 2013
Petro Rabigh (Rabigh, Saudi Arabia) today reported that, on 11 September, the supply of electricity and steam from Rabigh Arabian Water and Electricity Co. (Rawec) was suddenly...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Petro-Rabigh-reports-shutdown-of-operations-following-power-cut_55115.html
September 12, 2013
Dangote Industries (Lagos) says it has signed a $3.3-billion loan agreement with a consortium of local and international banks, which will be used for the construction of the biggest...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Dangote-Industries-to-build-refinery-PP-and-fertilizer-plants-in-Nigeria_55069.html
September 9, 2013
Sasol says that operating profits at the company's chemicals cluster tumbled 70% in the fiscal year ended 30 June 2013, to 1.9 billion South African rand, on sales up 11%, to R105.3...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Polymers-loss-causes-Sasols-chemical-profits-to-tumble-70-percent_55041.html
September 9, 2013
Qatar Chemical and Petrochemical Marketing and Distribution Company (Muntajat; Doha) has chosen The Hague, Netherlands as the location for its Muntajat BV international marketing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Muntajat-picks-The-Hague-as-its-international-marketing-base_55029.html
September 9, 2013
Sahara Petrochemicals (Riyadh) announced on Sunday that its subsidiary Al Waha Petrochemicals experienced a technical fault in its utilities unit, which led to an interruption of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Technical-problems-lead-to-shutdown-of-Al-Wahas-propylene-and-PP-complex-in-Saudi-Arabia_55028.html
September 6, 2013
Sabic Innovative Plastics continues to invest heavily to strengthen operations in China. “It is an important market with a very large customer base,” Keith Smith, executive v.p. of Sabic Innovative Plastics tells CW. “In absolute terms, the industry has seen the largest volume growth in the world coming from China.”...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/saudi_arabia/Sabic-Innovative-Plastics-growth-plans-target-China_55027.html
September 6, 2013
Office Cherifien Des Phosphates (OCP; Casablanca) and Bunge (White Plains, NY) say they have reached an agreement for OCP to acquire Bunge’s 50% ownership interest in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/algeria/OCP-buys-Bunge-out-of-phosphate-jv-in-Morocco_55008.html
September 2, 2013
Israel Chemicals (ICL; Tel Aviv), a leading specialty minerals company, today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Duc Giang (Hanoi), a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Israel-Chemicals-signs-deal-with-Vietnam-firm-to-develop-phosphate-business_54865.html
September 2, 2013
Saudi Hydrogen Peroxide Co., a newly created joint venture between Sadara Chemical Co. (Sadara) and Solvay, announced today that it has begun construction on one of the world's largest...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Solvay-and-Sadara-begin-construction-of-hydrogen-peroxide-plant-in-Saudi-Arabia_54860.html
September 1, 2013
Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers (RCF; Mumbai), a leading Indian fertilizer  producer,  said it will invest nearly Rs8.5 billion rupees ($129.4 million) towards equity...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Rashtriya-reports-progress-on-fertilizer-projects-in-India-and-Ghana_54859.html
August 30, 2013
SC Johnson (Racine, WI), the US Agency for International Development (Usaid; Washington), and The Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture (College Station, TX) have extended...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/SC-Johnson-and-partners-extend-pyrethrum-project-for-insecticides-in-Rwanda_54846.html
August 30, 2013
Faced with the unfamiliar challenge of ethane supply limitations, producers in the Mideast are shifting attention to heavier feedstocks and higher value-added products, according to The IHS Chemical World Analysis—Ethylene 2014. The situation contrasts with that in North America, where the petrochemical industry, revived by abundant shale energy resources, has surged back after a decade of decline....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/IHS-Chemical-Ethane-constraints-drive-Mideast-producers-to-heavier-feedstocks-higher-value-added-derivatives_54820.html
August 30, 2013
Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem; Al Khubar) has announced that commercial production at its newly completed ethyl acetate and butyl acetate complex at Al Jubail will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sipchem-starts-commercial-production-of-ethyl-and-butyl-acetates_54837.html
August 29, 2013
Synthomer Middle East (Ad Dammām, Saudi Arabia) announced today that it will expand its polymer dispersion plant at Ad Dammām. The expansion will bring capacity to more than 100,000...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Synthomer-hikes-polymer-dispersion-capacity-in-Saudi-Arabia_54813.html
August 29, 2013
Marubeni and JGC announced today that they together with the Saudi company Aljomaih Holding have signed a contract to provide electric power and steam to three oil and gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Marubeni-JGC-to-supply-power-and-steam-to-Saudi-Aramcos-oil-and-gas-complexes_54808.html
August 28, 2013
Elemental Minerals (Perth, Australia), a minerals exploration company with rights to the Sintoukola potash project in the Republic of Congo (ROC), said today that it has received a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Elemental-gives-update-on-takeover-by-Dingyi-receives-environmental-approval-for-Congo-potash_54786.html
August 28, 2013
Fertilizer capacity in the Middle East is expected to grow to 50.4 million m.t./year by 2016 compared with 31.4 million m.t./year in 2012, a more than 60% increase, according to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Mideast-fertilizer-industry-will-be-impacted-by-North-American-shale-gas-GPCA-says_54783.html
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