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November 26, 2012
Sabic today published its first annual sustainability report, Sustainability+Performance. It covers performance in 2011. “Sabic’s future growth and development depends...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sabic-publishes-first-sustainability-report_47912.html
November 22, 2012
Wacker says it has expanded the service portfolio at its technical center at Dubai. The center located at the Dubai Silicon Oasis technology park now also includes a laboratory for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Wacker-expands-technical-center-in-Dubai_47906.html
November 21, 2012
Oil Refineries Ltd. (Haifa, Israel), Israel's largest integrated refining and petrochemical company, says net losses decreased 45% in the third quarter of 2012, to $21 million, compared with $38 million in the prior-year period....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Oil-Refineries-Ltd-reports-improved-results-in-third-quarter-2012_47885.html
November 21, 2012
Qatar Petrochemical Co. (Qapco; Doha) has inaugurated its low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant at Mesaieed, Qatar, in the presence of the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Qapco-inaugurates-LDPE-plant-at-Mesaieed_47881.html
November 21, 2012
ICL (Tel Aviv) today reported a 10% drop in third-quarter net income, to $394.8 million, on 4% lower revenues of $1,817.5 million, citing unfavorable exchange rate fluctuations, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/ICL-reports-lower-net-income-and-sales-as-demand-for-fertilizers-flame-retardants-declines_47880.html
November 20, 2012
Yanbu National Petrochemical Company (YanSab; Yanbu, Saudi Arabia), a Sabic affiliate, says it plans to take its ethylene glycol (EG) plant off line to carry out maintenance and some...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/YanSab-takes-ethylene-glycol-plant-offline-for-maintenance-and-repairs_47851.html
November 20, 2012
Gulf of Guinea Oil Exploration Limited (GGOEX), an integrated energy company established to take advantage of the opportunities available in the Gulf of Guinea, has announced plans to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Gulf-of-Guinea-Oil-Exploration-to-build-methanol-plant-in-Nigeria_47850.html
November 19, 2012
Saudi Aramco Total Refining & Petrochemical (Satorp; Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia), a refinery and aromatics joint venture between Aramco and Total, has announced the appointment of two...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Aramco-Total-jv-appoints-two-new-board-members_47819.html
November 18, 2012
Makhteshim Agan (MAI), a leading maker of generic agricultural chemicals, today reported a 30% rise in third-quarter net income to $13.1 million on flat sales at $643.5...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Makhteshim-reports-higher-third-quarter-net-income-appoints-new-CEO-in-Europe_47816.html
November 16, 2012
The National Petrochemical Company (Petrochem; Riyadh) says it has decided to suspend production at the newly commissioned Saudi Polymers complex for technical reasons. Saudi...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Saudi-Polymers-suspends-production-at-new-complex-for-technical-reasons_47788.html
November 14, 2012
Vopak and Sabic have agreed jointly to build a tank storage terminal in Saudi Arabia to serve the petrochemical and downstream industries there. The terminal will be constructed at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Vopak-Sabic-to-build-tank-terminal-at-Jubail_47690.html
November 14, 2012
Saudi Aramco says it has opened its Aramco Asia office at Beijing. The new head office at Beijing has two supporting branches at Shanghai and Xiamen, China, the company says “Our...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/saudi_arabia/Aramco-opens-office-in-Beijing_47685.html
November 14, 2012
Sasol says it has opened a new research and technology (R&T) facility at the company’s site at Sasolburg, South Africa. Construction of the 150-million South African rand...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasol-opens-research-and-technology-center-in-South-Africa_47683.html
November 12, 2012
Egypt’s president Mohamed Morsi has opened a complex producing styrene and polystyrene at the Dekheila Port at Alexandria, Egypt. The plant was built by the Egyptian Styrenics...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Egyptian-president-opens-EStyrenics-complex-at-Alexandria_47629.html
November 12, 2012
Sabic and Shell Chemicals have confirmed CW’s exclusive report that they plan to invest in propylene oxide-styrene monomer (POSM) and polyols plants in Saudi Arabia...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sabic-and-Shell-plan-POSM-polyols-projects-ponder-petchem-investments-outside-Saudi-Arabia_47628.html
November 9, 2012
The Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) of the United States (Washington) has agreed to guarantee a J.P. Morgan Chase loan of $35 million to Devco International (Tulsa, OK) for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/US-Ex-Im-Bank-approves-loan-guarantee-for-sulfur-complex-in-Iraq_47584.html
November 8, 2012
Iran’s recent decision to ban exports of petrochemicals and polymers was a misunderstanding, according to the country’s top official responsible for the sector...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Iran-says-export-ban-was-made-without-consultation-ready-to-commission-ethylene-pipeline_47527.html
November 7, 2012
The Iranian government has lifted a ban on exports of certain chemicals and plastics, after including the products in a list, announced last week, of 50 items that are banned for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Iran-lifts-export-ban-on-certain-chemicals-and-plastics_47501.html
November 6, 2012
Air Products has received a supply contract to build and operate two oxygen plants at a copper-smelter site being built in Zambia by Kansanshi Mining (Lusaka, Zambia). As a part of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Air-Products-to-build-ASU-for-Zambian-copper-mine_47482.html
November 6, 2012
Qatar Petrochemical Co. (Qapco; Doha) is planning to commission its 2.3-billion Qatari rial ($631.6 million) low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant at Mesaieed, Qatar, on 20...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Qapco-to-commission-LDPE-plant-this-month_47479.html
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