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February 21, 2015
The United Steelworkers (USW; Pittsburgh) expanded its strike on Saturday to include Motiva’s refinery in Port Arthur, TX. In addition, 24 hour strike notices were delivered at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/USW-strike-expands-to-include-Motiva-refinery_67990.html
February 20, 2015
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) has confirmed that workers at the company's Dead Sea Works (DSW) subsidiary launched a full strike yesterday at DSW's bromine plant at Sodom...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Workers-launch-strike-at-ICL-plant-in-Israel_67973.html
February 19, 2015
CB&I today announced that it has been awarded a contract by Carbon Holdings (Cairo) for the license and engineering design of a polypropylene (PP) unit to be built at Ain Sokhna...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/CB-and-I-awarded-contract-for-polypropylene-project-in-Egypt_67891.html
February 17, 2015
Cipla (Mumbai), a global pharma company, today announced that its wholly owned, UK-based subsidiary, Cipla (EU) Ltd, has entered into a joint venture agreement with Cipla’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Cipla-UK-forms-JV-in-Morocco-will-invest-in-new-plant_67648.html
February 17, 2015
Methanol Chemicals Co. (Chemanol; Ad Dammām, Saudi Arabia), a producer of methanol-based chemicals, said today that it is re-thinking plans to invest in a sulfonated naphthalene...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Chemanol-rethinks-plans-for-sulfonated-naphthalene-formaldehyde-plant_67796.html
February 16, 2015
Sabic said on 15 February that Yousef Abdullah Al Benyan had been appointed acting CEO of the company. This follows the appointment by the new Saudi King Salman of Mohamed Al...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Mohamed-Al-Mady-steps-down-as-CEO-of-Sabic-Al-Benyan-appointed-acting-CEO_67795.html
February 16, 2015
Egypt has agreed on deals with Kuwaiti companies for the establishment  of fertilizer and petrochemical projects worth $6.8 billion, according to a statement on 15 February by the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Egypt-signs-agreements-with-Kuwaiti-firms-for-petrochemical-fertilizer-projects_67798.html
February 16, 2015
OCI N.V. (Amsterdam) announced today that it has formally commenced proceedings to demerge the company’s engineering and construction business from its fertilizer and chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/OCI-NV-details-plans-to-demerge-fertilizers-from-construction-operations_67807.html
February 13, 2015
Yara International (Oslo) said today that a feasibility study carried out on the company’s behalf has confirmed “significant potential” to extract potash in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Yara-seeking-partners-for-potash-project-in-Ethiopia_67777.html
February 13, 2015
Advanced Petrochemical (Al Jubail) plans to shut its propylene and polypropylene (PP) plants at Al Jubail for three weeks of planned maintenance starting on 1 March, the company says...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Advanced-Petrochemical-to-shut-propylene-PP-plants-for-maintenance-in-March_67775.html
February 11, 2015
Industries Qatar, a shareholder in Qatar Fuels Additives (Qafac), has announced the official startup of a 145.5 million Qatari riyals ($40.0 million) carbon dioxide recovery facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Qafac-opens-CO2-recovery-unit-hikes-methanol-output_67739.html
February 11, 2015
Equate Petrochemical, (Kuwait City), a joint venture among Petrochemical Industries Co., Dow Chemical, Boubyan Petrochemical Co., and Qurain Petrochemical Industries, today...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Equate-reports-decline-in-profit-says-2015-and-beyond-will-be-challenging_67718.html
February 11, 2015
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) reported net income of $85 million during the fourth quarter of 2014, down from the $119.6 million reported one year earlier. The fall was due to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/ICLs-net-income-dips-in-fourth-quarter_67720.html
February 11, 2015
Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Co. (Yasref), in which Saudi Aramco holds 62.5% and Sinopec 37.5%, has shipped 300,000 bbl of diesel, marking the official start of commercial operations...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Yasref-refinery-in-commissioning-phase_67644.html
February 9, 2015
Against a backdrop of weak crude oil prices, Saudi Arabia's non-oil exports fell significantly in December according to figures released by the Central Department of Statistics and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Saudi-Arabias-non-oil-exports-plunge-in-December_67650.html
February 9, 2015
S-Oil (Seoul) will supply diesel and naphtha to a Saudi Aramco subsidiary, in return for para-xylene (p-xylene) and light naphtha under a billion-dollar contract, S-Oil announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/S-Oil-signs-billion-dollar-refined-products-p-xylene-supply-deal-with-Saudi-Aramco_67633.html
February 8, 2015
Saudi Kayan, a Sabic affiliate, said on Sunday that the Ministry of Petroleum has allocated more ethane gas to the company, which will be used to increase capacity of its steam cracker...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Saudi-Kayan-to-debottleneck-cracker-ethylene-oxide-plant_67632.html
February 6, 2015
The active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) business of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Petaḥ Tiqwa, Israel) reports a 1.7% rise in sales in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Tevas-API-business-reports-a-small-increase-in-sales_67603.html
February 4, 2015
Great Quest Fertilizer Ltd (Vancouver) has filed an updated preliminary economic assessment of the company's Tilemsi phosphate project in Mali. The update includes a pilot plant phase...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/algeria/Updated-economic-assessment-filed-for-fertilizer-project-in-Mali_67491.html
February 4, 2015
H.B. Fuller says that it has finalized the previously announced purchase of Continental Products Ltd. (Nairobi), a provider of industrial adhesives to the East and Central Africa...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/H-B-Fuller-completes-acquisition-of-Kenya-based-adhesives-company_67474.html
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