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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
August 26, 2013
Iran expects to commission the second and final leg of a 1,500-kilometer (km) ethylene pipeline, West Ethylene pipeline, in November this year. The pipeline connects Kavyan, an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Irans-ethylene-pipeline-to-be-completed-by-end-of-this-year_54726.html
August 26, 2013
Allana Potash Corp (Toronto) announced today that it has signed formal mandate letters with prospective lenders for loans representing over 60–65% of the debt financing needed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Allana-moves-forward-with-financing-for-Ethiopian-potash-project_54741.html
August 26, 2013
Sasol announced today that Christine Ramon has resigned as CFO and executive director of the company, as well as the other office positions she holds throughout the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasol-CFO-resigns_54737.html
August 23, 2013
The civil unrest in Egypt has driven up prices for oil and certain associated petrochemicals and, based on an analysis of historic trends, a sustained increase in oil costs could...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/IHS-Egypt-crisis-could-inflate-petrochemical-prices-impact-global-supply-chains_54698.html
August 21, 2013
Evonik Industries says that Evonik Acrylics Africa, its joint venture with Ampaglas Plastics Group (Elandsfontein, South Africa), is to start producing extruded sheets of plexiglas...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Evonik-JV-starts-up-PMMA-extrusion-plant-in-South-Africa_54604.html
August 21, 2013
Sasol, owner of the world’s leading gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology, which converts natural gas into liquid fuels, has formed an alliance with engineering contractor Technip...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasol-forms-alliance-with-Technip-for-future-GTL-projects_54598.html
August 21, 2013
Jubail United Petrochemical Company (Al Jubail), a Sabic manufacturing subsidiary, has awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction contract to Linde for what will be the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sabic-builds-worlds-largest-CO2-recovery-plant-to-supply-urea-and-methanol-facilities_54597.html
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