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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
December 13, 2012
BASF says it is opening a production site for customer-specific antioxidant blends (CSBs) in Bahrain. The facility is the largest of its kind worldwide, and is expected to become fully...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/BASF-opens-worlds-largest-plant-for-customer-specific-antioxidant-blends-in-Bahrain_48296.html
December 12, 2012
Qatar Fertilizer Co. (Qafco; Doha) on Tuesday inaugurated its Qafco 6 manufacturing complex at Mesaieed, Qatar, becoming the fourth-largest producer of urea and the largest...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Qafco-commissions-sixth-complex-becomes-largest-exporter-of-urea_48294.html
December 11, 2012
AkzoNobel says it has signed an expanded joint venture agreement with the Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo group (Manama, Bahrain) of companies. The new deal strengthens the existing jv between...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/AkzoNobel-expands-jv-with-Kanoo-group-in-Mideast_48069.html
December 10, 2012
This year's UN climate change summit closed in Doha on 8 December with an agreement among 38 industrialized countries to sign up to an extension of the Kyoto Protocol, still the only...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Doha-climate-change-talks-end-with-deals-to-extend-Kyoto-Protocol-until-2020-negotiate-new-global-climate-accord-by-2015_48237.html
December 10, 2012
National Petrochemical Company (Petrochem; Riyadh) says it expects its newly commissioned petrochemicals complex, operated by Saudi Polymers at Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia, to stay offline...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Saudi-Polymers-complex-will-stay-offline-longer-than-expected_48236.html
December 4, 2012
Toyo Engineering and its consortium partner Daewoo Nigeria (Lagos) have received a letter of award from Indorama Eleme Fertilizer and Chemicals (Singapore), to build the world's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Toyo-Daewoo-consortium-awarded-urea-plant-contract-in-Nigeria_48121.html
December 3, 2012
Sasol announced today that it will proceed with the front-end engineering and design (FEED) of an integrated gas-to-liquids (GTL) and chemicals facility at Lake Charles, LA. Total...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sasol-advances-US-cracker-to-FEED-phase-Iran-divestment-talks-continue_48090.html
December 3, 2012
The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA; Brussels) says it will highlight the important role that products of the global chemical industry play in achieving...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/ICCA-at-Cop-18-highlights-industrys-contribution-to-GHG-reductions_48107.html
December 3, 2012
Momentive Specialty Chemicals is increasing its prices for phenolic resins by €200–300/m.t., depending on the product, and €120/m.t. for phenolic molding compounds in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Momentive-Specialty-Chemicals-increases-prices_48093.html
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