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November 10, 2013
Makhteshim Agan, the world’s leading supplier of generic crop protection chemicals, on Sunday reported a large increase in third-quarter profits and sales buoyed by improved...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Makhteshim-Agan-reports-highest-third-quarter-sales-in-its-history_56603.html
November 7, 2013
Oilfield chemicals and services firm Flotek Industries (Houston) is planning to launch a joint venture in Oman with Tasneea Oil and Gas Technologies, a subsidiary of Gulf Energy...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Flotek-to-launch-Oman-JV-with-Gulf-Energy-subsidiary_56552.html
November 7, 2013
Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Co., a Sabic affiliate, today said that it has decided to cancel its previously announced high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) project at Al Jubail...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Saudi-Kayan-cancels-ultra-high-molecular-weight-PE-project-at-Al-Jubail_56539.html
November 7, 2013
Yanbu National Petrochemical Co. (Yansab; Yanbu, Saudi Arabia) said today that it expects its Yanbu petrochemical complex to restart at the end of next week. Yansab is a Sabic...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Yansab-extends-Yanbu-complexs-shutdown-to-fix-fault_56402.html
October 31, 2013
AkzoNobel says it has acquired a 50% stake and management control of Sadolin Paints Oman (Muscat). Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed. AkzoNobel has signed a joint...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/AkzoNobel-acquires-50-percent-stake-in-Oman-paints-company_56333.html
October 29, 2013
Monsanto and plant genomics company Evogene (Rehovot, Israel) say that they have extended and expanded their R&D collaboration. The venture, initially signed in 2008 and later...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Monsanto-and-Evogene-expand-collaboration-for-crop-improvement_56268.html
October 28, 2013
Sabic said today that its third-quarter net profit rose 2.5%, to 6.47 billion Saudi riyals ($1.73 billion), on sales 9% higher, at SR48.8 billion. Operating profit was 14.3% higher, at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sabic-reports-higher-third-quarter-results-says-next-year-could-be-better_56235.html
October 24, 2013
Foster Wheeler announced today that it has been selected by Farabi Petrochemicals Co. to undertake a concept study and technology selection contract for the Jazan petrochemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Foster-Wheeler-awarded-study-and-technology-selection-contract-for-Jazan-petchems-project_56143.html
October 24, 2013
Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Co. (Petro Rabigh; Rabigh, Saudi Arabia) today reported a major decline in third-quarter profits and a huge loss in the first nine months. Meanwhile...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Petro-Rabigh-third-quarter-profits-down-restarts-ethane-cracker_56140.html
October 23, 2013
Sasol today announced the resignation of André de Ruyter, senior group executive/global chemicals and North America, with effect from 30 November. De Ruyter resigned after more...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasol-executive-resigns-to-be-CEO-at-Nampak_55912.html
October 23, 2013
Methanex (Vancouver) on 22 October announced plans to sell a 10% equity share in Egyptian Methanex Methanol Company (EMethanex) to Arab Petroleum Investments Corp. (Apicorp; Dammam, Saudi Arabia) for $110 million. The deal, which is expected to close later this year, will increase Apicorp’s share of the joint venture to 17%, while Methanex will retain just over 50%....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Methanex-to-sell-10-percent-share-of-Egyptian-jv-to-Apicorp-for-$110-million_56100.html
October 23, 2013
Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem; Al Khubar), citing higher prices and margins and lower charges, today reported a rise in third-quarter profits. Net profit rose 18.9%...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sipchem-reports-higher-third-quarter-profits_56107.html
October 22, 2013
Citing higher production and sales volumes and improved prices, Yanbu National Petrochemical Co. (Yansab; Yanbuʿ, Saudi Arabia), a Sabic affiliate, today reported a large increase in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Yansabs-profits-double-Methanol-Chemical-Co-s-are-down_56085.html
October 21, 2013
Iran is looking to export more methanol capacity from its complexes, Petrochemical Commercial Co. (PCC; Tehran) says. PCC’s director, Ali Tahouri, tells CW that Iran’s main...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Iran-stepping-up-methanol-exports_56053.html
October 21, 2013
Petro Rabigh (Rabigh, Saudi Arabia) says that on 16 October there was a leak in water pipes connecting with the Rabigh-based ethane cracker, which has led to the suspension of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Petro-Rabigh-suspends-cracker-operation-following-water-leak_56050.html
October 21, 2013
Saudi Arabia Fertilizer Co. (Safco, Al Jubail), citing lower fertilizer prices, today reported a major drop in profits. Net profit in the third quarter was down 36%, to 734 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Safco-reports-decline-in-profits-on-lower-fertilizer-sales_56062.html
October 18, 2013
Ilam Petrochemical Co. (Ilam, Iran), majority owned by Petrochemical Commercial Co. (PCC; Tehran), is expected to be commissioned in December raising significantly the polyethylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Irans-Ilam-complex-to-start-up-Moghaddam-takes-over-from-Bayat_56034.html
October 18, 2013
Equate (Safat, Kuwait), a joint venture among Petrochemical Industries Co. (PIC), Dow Chemical, Boubyan Petrochemical, and Qurain Petrochemical Industries, has completed a feasibility...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Equate-presents-expansion-plans-to-board-Olefins-III-project-makes-progress_56026.html
October 17, 2013
Dow Chemical today outlined a strategy for its performance plastics business and gave an update on the company’s major projects in Saudi Arabia and on the US Gulf Coast. Speaking...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/K-2013-Dow-outlines-plastics-strategy-gives-update-on-investments_56001.html
October 15, 2013
Evonik Industries says that the Saudi Acrylic Polymer Co. (Sapco), its joint venture with the Saudi Acrylic Acid Co., has completed the construction of its superabsorbent polymer plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Evoniks-superabsorbent-polymers-plant-completed-in-Saudi-Arabia_55945.html
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