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January 22, 2013
Additional production of petrochemical feedstock for National Petrochemical Co.'s (NPC; Tehran) Bandar Imam, Iran, petrochemical complex began two weeks ago, Fars News Agency reports...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Irans-NPC-expands-feedstock-capacity-at-Bandar-Imam-complex-report-says_49188.html
January 21, 2013
Sahara Petrochemicals (Riyadh) has announced its fourth quarter and full year results. The company, a producer of olefins and polyolefins, says fourth quarter net profit reached...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sahara-Petrochemicals-reports-increase-in-fourth-quarter-profits_49033.html
January 21, 2013
National Industrialization Co. (Tasnee; Riyadh) reported a 56% drop in fourth-quarter net income to 242 million Saudi riyals ($64.53 million) compared with the year-earlier period...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Tasnees-net-profit-slides-on-low-TiO2-demand-Alujain-improves-performance_49145.html
January 19, 2013
Sabic today reported an 11% rise in fourth quarter 2012 net income to SR5.83 billion ($1.55 billion) compared with the year-earlier quarter but an 8% slide on the third quarter net...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sabic-reports-11-percent-rise-in-fourth-quarter-net-income-but-full-year-result-is-down_49135.html
January 18, 2013
Qatar Petrochemical Co. (Qapco; Doha) has appointed Talke Group (Hürth, Germany) as manager of Qapco's logistics operations for products made at Qapco's new low-density...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Qapco-appoints-Talke-to-manage-logistics-at-new-polyethylene-plant_49099.html
January 17, 2013
Sabic says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST; Riyadh) to examine the possibility of establishing a cooperative...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sabic-KACST-sign-research-deal_49029.html
January 15, 2013
Advanced Petrochemical Co. (Advanced; Al Jubail) and Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem; Al Khubar) today announced their fourth-quarter and full year 2012 reults...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/More-Saudi-companies-report-results-Sipchem-shuts-down-two-plants-for-maintenance_48978.html
January 14, 2013
Saudi Arabian Fertilizer Company (Safco; Al Jubail) says its net profit in the fourth quarter reached 1.15 billion Saudi riyals ($305.6 million) compared with SR1.28 billion in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sabic-affiliates-Safco-and-YanSab-report-lower-fourth-quarter-profits-Kayans-losses-mount_48941.html
January 9, 2013
Mitsubishi Chemical has reached an agreement with Shell Chemicals for the licensing of Mitsubishi's oxo-alcohols production technology at the Al-Karaana Petrochemicals complex at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Mitsubishi-Chemical-to-license-oxo-alcohol-technology-to-Qatar-Petroleum-Shell-jv_48826.html
January 9, 2013
Iran’s National Development Fund (NDF; Tehran) has allocated $3.6 billion to a total of 11 petrochemical projects, various Iranian news agencies report. Abdolhossein Bayat...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Iran-allocates-$3-6-billion-to-petrochemical-sector_48825.html
January 4, 2013
Oxea announced several global price increases, all effective 1 January. I/n-butanol, i/n-butyl acetate, and i/n-butyraldehyde will all increase by €100 ($131)/m.t. in Europe, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Oxea-announces-several-price-increases_48701.html
January 2, 2013
Qatar has set up a company that will maintain exclusive rights to purchase, market, distribute, and sell all specified regulated chemical and petrochemical products produced in Qatar...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/qatar/Qatar-sets-up-entity-to-take-over-chemicals-marketing-and-distribution_48643.html
January 2, 2013
Unilever says it will phase out the use of microplastics as a “scrub” in all personal care products by 2015, according to the Associated Press. The move is in response to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Unilever-to-phase-out-microplastics-by-2015_48663.html
December 26, 2012
Saudi Kayan, Sadara, and Saudi Acrylic Acid Co. (SAAC) today signed an agreement to establish the Saudi Butanol Co., which will produce butanol to support growth of the paints and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Kayan-Sadara-and-SAAC-form-jv-to-build-worlds-largest-butanol-plant_48626.html
December 24, 2012
Saudi Kayan (Jubail, Saudi Arabia), a Sabic affiliate, on Sunday signed a memorandum of understanding with Petrokemya, a Sabic subsidiary, to form a joint venture to build a previously...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Kayan-and-Petrokemya-form-jv-to-build-UHMW-PE-complex_48625.html
December 24, 2012
Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Company (Petro Rabigh; Rabigh, Saudi Arabia), a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical, on Saturday announced the appointment of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Petro-Rabigh-appoints-new-board-of-directors_48624.html
December 18, 2012
Methanol Chemicals Co. (Chemanol; Ad Dammām, Saudi Arabia), a producer of methanol-based chemicals, plans to invest 75 million Saudi riyals ($20 million) in a new plant at its Al...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Chemanol-to-build-superplasticizer-plant_48463.html
December 17, 2012
Oman Oil Co. (OOC; Masqat) and LG International (Seoul) have signed an agreement to jointly develop a previously announced world-scale complex to produce purified terephthalic acid...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Oman-Oil-and-LG-International-sign-agreement-to-develop-PTA-and-PET-complex-at-Sohar_48418.html
December 14, 2012
Oxea announced several price increases effective 1 January. In North America, i/n butanol, i/n butyl acetate and n butyraldehyde will increase by 5 cts/lb—i/n butanol to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Oxea-announces-global-price-increases_48400.html
December 14, 2012
KBR has confirmed that it will license its ammonia technology to Indorama to be used in a 2,300-m.t./day plant based on KBR’s Purifier technology being built as part of the Eleme...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/KBR-licenses-ammonia-process-to-Indorama-in-Nigeria_48391.html
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