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January 19, 2015
Several Saudi petrochemical firms have reported their quarterly and annual earnings. Sipchem’s net profit in the fourth quarter was down 33%, to 132.4 million Saudi riyals ($35.3...
January 19, 2015
The International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena; United Arab Emirates) has announced the reappointment of Adnan Amin as director general to a second four-year term, to run from April...
January 19, 2015
Sabic today reported lower earnings and revenues but pledged to continue with its growth strategies. Net profit in the fourth quarter of 2014 was down 29%, to 4.36 billion Saudi riyals...
January 16, 2015
DSM says that its personal-care business, a global provider of ingredients for beauty products, has signed a distribution agreement with chemical distribution company Arkem Kimya...
January 16, 2015
Following an announcement Wednesday that Qatar Petroleum (QP) and Shell are halting work on their $6.5-billion Al Karaana joint venture project, Qatar announced today that it is...
January 14, 2015
Qatar Petroleum (QP) and Shell say they have decided not to proceed with the proposed Al Karaana petrochemicals project in Qatar and to stop further work on the project. “The...
January 14, 2015
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) says that its board of directors, on 12 January, approved the appointment of Kobi Altman as executive v.p. and CFO of the company, effective 1...
January 14, 2015
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) today announced that it has pulled out of an agreement to acquire Sasa Polyester Sanayi (Adana, Turkey), a leading polyester and polyethylene terephthalate...
January 13, 2015
Yanbu National Petrochemical Co. (YanSab), a Sabic subsidiary, today announced a large increase in fourth-quarter profits but a slide in full-year earnings. Net profit in the fourth...
January 12, 2015
The Oman government is considering reviving plans to partially privatize Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries (Orpic; Muscat), reports say. Reviving the privatization is a...
January 12, 2015
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) launched its Potash for Growth program in Ethiopia today. The program is designed to promote balanced fertilization among Ethiopia's small and...
January 11, 2015
The boards of directors of Saudi Kayan and Yanbu National Petrochemical Co. (YanSab), both Sabic affiliates, today accepted the resignation of Mutlaq Al Morished from the post of...
January 8, 2015
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement with subsidiaries of Polyplex (Gautam Buddh Nagar, India) located in Singapore and Turkey, to...
January 8, 2015
Praj Industries (Pune, India) says it has been awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract by Kakira Sugars (Kakira, Uganda) to supply an ethanol production...
January 8, 2015
Sadara Basic Services Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sadara Chemical Co., has agreed to issue a loan of 40 million Saudi riyals ($10.7 million), to cover a part of its share of the...
January 5, 2015
Advanced Petrochemical Co., a Saudi producer of propylene and polypropylene, today reported its preliminary 2014 results. The company reports fourth-quarter net profit increased 24%...
January 5, 2015
Equate Petrochemical, a joint venture among Petrochemical Industries Co. (Kuwait City), Dow Chemical, Boubyan Petrochemical Co., and Qurain Petrochemical Industries, today...
January 5, 2015
National Petrochemical Industrial Co. (NatPet; Yanbu, Saudi Arabia) will shut its propylene and polypropylene (PP) complex at Yanbu on 25 January for scheduled maintenance, the...
January 1, 2015
Cristal, the titanium dioxide (TiO2) subsidiary of the National Industrialization Co. (Tasnee), has announced that it will begin commercial production of titanium slag at its new...
December 31, 2014
Plastics production capacity in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries will increase 25% by 2020, to 33.8 million m.t./year, says the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals...
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