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May 7, 2013
The final resolution has been completed in the K-Dow arbitration between Dow Chemical and the Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC; Kuwait City, Kuwait), with Dow confirming today...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Dow-awarded-final-$2-2-billion-payment-in-K-Dow-arbitration_51816.html
May 7, 2013
Kuwait’s previously announced Olefins III project is expected to require an investment of $8–9 billion, according to a report from state news agency Kuna. Preparations for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Report-Kuwaits-Olefins-III-project-estimated-to-cost-$8-9-billion_51809.html
May 7, 2013
Petro Rabigh, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical, says it has completed maintenance work on its ethane cracker at Rabigh, Saudi Arabia. The olefins unit had...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Petro-Rabigh-restarts-ethane-cracker-estimates-hit-on-second-quarter-results-of-SR180-million_51805.html
May 3, 2013
ASK Chemicals, a 50-50 joint venture between Ashland and Clariant, sold granulate, coatings, and hot top metal casting products to Iranian government entities, Ashland said in a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/iran/Ashland-Clariant-JV-sold-casting-products-to-Iran_51753.html
May 3, 2013
Sahara Petrochemicals (Riyadh) says the Saudi Acrylic Acid Co., its equally owned joint venture with National Industrialization Co. (Tasnee), has begun trial runs at some of its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Saudi-acrylic-acid-EDC-and-caustic-soda-projects-begin-trial-runs_51746.html
May 2, 2013
Frutarom Industries (Haifa, Israel) says it has signed an agreement to acquire South African flavor company JannDeRee (Johannesburg) for $5.2 million. The transaction was completed at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Frutarom-acquires-South-African-flavor-company_51660.html
May 1, 2013
Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic; Muscat) plans to build an olefins complex and a polyethylene plant at the Port of Ṣuḥār, Oman at a cost of about $3...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Oman-plans-steam-cracker-and-polyethylene-plant-at-ur_51328.html
May 1, 2013
Saudi Kayan, a Sabic affiliate, says that its polycarbonate manufacturing facility at Al Jubail has been brought back onstream following maintenance. Kayan announced end of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Saudi-Kayan-brings-polycarbonate-plant-back-online-amines-units-to-follow_51629.html
May 1, 2013
India has proposed to build a urea manufacturing plant at the petrochemicals hub at Chahbahar, Iran, using natural gas as feedstock, Iranian news agencies report. India has also agreed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/India-eyes-urea-project-at-Irans-Chahbahar-petchems-hub_51628.html
April 29, 2013
Saudi Arabian Mining Co.’s (Ma’aden; Riyadh) subsidiary Ma’aden Phosphate (MPC) has taken its Ras Az Zawr, Saudi Arabia–based ammonia plant off-line after...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Maaden-shuts-down-ammonia-and-DAP-complex-because-of-technical-problems_51548.html
April 26, 2013
Sabic’s first-quarter net income declined 10%, to 6.56 billion Saudi riyals ($1.75 billion), compared with the first quarter of 2012, but increased 13% compared with the SR5.83...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/-reports-lower-first-quarter-profits_51425.html
April 26, 2013
Qatar Chemical and Petrochemical Marketing and Distribution Co. (Muntajat; Doha) has taken over the sales and marketing activities of Qatar Vinyl Co. (QVC), adding 1.2 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Muntajat-takes-over-marketing-activities-of-Qatar-Vinyl-Co-_51422.html
April 26, 2013
Stamicarbon, the licensing subsidiary of Maire Tecnimont (Milan), has signed a contract with the engineering firm First Global (Baghdad) to revamp a urea plant for the State...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Stamicarbon-signs-contract-to-revamp-and-expand-urea-plant-in-Iraq_51525.html
April 25, 2013
Linde Electronics and the fluorochemicals producer Pelchem (Pretoria) have formed a strategic partnership to distribute xenon difluoride (XeF2), which is used in microelectromechanical...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Linde-Electronics-and-Pelchem-form-xenon-difluoride-distribution-alliance_51437.html
April 23, 2013
Petrochemicals and chemicals capacity in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states is forecast to reach 191.2 million m.t./year by 2020, a 50% increase from the 127.8 million m.t./year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/GCC-petchems-capacity-to-rise-by-50-percent-by-2020_51360.html
April 23, 2013
Ethiopian Potash Corp. (EPC; Toronto) and AIM-listed Premier African Minerals (London) have signed a definitive contract for the sale of Premier's G&B African Resources Mali...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Ethiopian-Potash-acquires-exploration-authorization-rights-in-Mali_51356.html
April 23, 2013
More Saudi chemical producers have reported first-quarter results, which were mostly lower than in the corresponding period of last year. Saudi International Petrochemical Co...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sipchem-Tasnee-report-lower-first-quarter-profits-Alujain-records-loss-on-extended-shutdown_51358.html
April 23, 2013
Iran has launched production of methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) in the Mahsharhr Petrochemical Special Economic Zone in the country's southwestern province of Khuzistan, according to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Report-Iran-launches-Mideasts-first-MEK-production-unit_51354.html
April 22, 2013
Qatar Chemical and Petrochemical Marketing and Distribution Co. (Muntajat; Doha) has taken over the sales and marketing activities of Qatar Vinyl Co. (QVC), adding 1.2 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Muntajat-takes-over-marketing-activities-of-Qatar-Vinyl-Co-_51319.html
April 22, 2013
The Indian conglomerate Adventz Group (Gurgaon) says it plans to invest 40 billion Indian rupees ($738.2 million) in a urea plant in Ra's Al Khayma, United Arab Emirates. A...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Indian-firm-plans-to-build-urea-plant-in-Ras-Al-Khayma_51329.html
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