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July 23, 2012
Sahara Petrochemicals has announced that its affiliate Al Waha Petrochemicals commenced production on Sunday, following a turnaround at the Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia, facilities. Sahara...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sahara-Resumes-Operations-at-Al-Waha-PDH-PP-Complex_45107.html
July 18, 2012
Today, Sabic reported a 35% drop in second-quarter net income to SR5.3 billion ($1.4 billion) compared with the year-earlier period and a 27% decrease in the SR7.27 billion net...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sabic-Reports-Lower-Net-Income-Citing-Slowdown-Lower-Prices-and-Plant-Maintenance_44958.html
July 17, 2012
DuPont Refrigerants, a subsidiary of DuPont, says it has successfully completed a five-year effort to achieve shutdown of a suspected trader of counterfeit refrigerants in the United...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/DuPonts-Fight-Against-Counterfeit-Trader-in-UAE-Ends-Successfully_44935.html
July 17, 2012
Sahara Petrochemicals Co. reported second quarter net profits tumbling to SR54.32 million ($14.49 million) compared with SR209 million in the same period in 2011. Net profit was up...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/More-Saudi-Firms-Report-Results-Sahara-Net-Profits-Plummet-Tasnee-Flat-Maaden-Up_44930.html
July 16, 2012
Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem; Al-Khubar, Saudi Arabia) today reported a 17.7% slide in second quarter net profit to SR136.1 million ($36.3 million), compared with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Saudi-Firms-Report-Mixed-Results-Sipchem-Profits-Down-Safco-Flat_44893.html
July 16, 2012
The World Health Organization (WHO; Geneva) says that the Codex Alimentarius Commission, a food standards body jointly run by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO; Rome) of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/WHO-Sets-Standards-for-Melamine-in-Milk_44919.html
July 12, 2012
YanSab (Yanbu', Saudi Arabia), an affiliate of Sabic, reported a second quarter net profit of SR649.61 million ($173.2 million), which is a 33% drop compared to the same...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/YanSab-Reports-Drop-in-Q2-Profits-Cites-Lower-Prices_44844.html
July 11, 2012
Peak Resources (West Perth, Australia) says it has completed test work for the first two stages of its five-stage sulfuric acid leach process for high-grade weathered rare earth...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Australian-Firms-Rare-Earths-Project-in-Africa-Makes-Progress_44820.html
July 11, 2012
Vopak says it will sell a 30% noncontrolling interest in its wholly owned unit Vopak Terminal Durban (Durban, South Africa) to Reatile Chemicals (Johannesburg). Reatile Chemicals is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Vopak-to-Sell-30-percent-Stake-in-Vopak-Terminal-Durban-to-Reatile-Chemicals_44813.html
July 11, 2012
Saudi Chemical Co. (SCC; Riyadh), a producer of civil explosives, today reported a 14% rise in second quarter net profit to SR86.7 million ($23.12 million). This compares with SR87.8...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Saudi-Chemical-Reports-Higher-Q2-Profit_44819.html
July 11, 2012
Mississippi Phosphates Corporation (MPC; Madison, Miss), a wholly owned subsidiary of Phosphate Holdings, said on Tuesday that it has agreed with OCP (Casablanca) to extend by six...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/algeria/Mississippi-Phosphates-and-OCP-Extend-Phosphate-Rock-Supply-Contract_44818.html
July 10, 2012
Advanced Petrochemical (Advanced; Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia) today announced a huge drop in second quarter net profit, citing lower prices and volumes.  The company's net...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Advanced-Reports-Huge-Drop-in-Profits-Citing-Lower-Prices-and-Volumes_44788.html
July 10, 2012
Sumitomo Chemical tells CW that Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo have awarded a contract to Petrofac (London) for their previously announced Rabigh II Project at Rabigh, Saudi Arabia. ...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Petrofac-Awarded-Contract-for-Rabigh-II-Project_44791.html
July 9, 2012
Methanol Chemicals Co. (Chemanol; Al-Dammām, Saudi Arabia), formerly Saudi Formaldehyde Chemical Co., more than doubled its profits in the second quarter. Net profit in the quarter...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Chemanol-Reports-Higher-Q2-Profits_44754.html
July 8, 2012
India’s Ministry of Finance has imposed a definitive five-year antidumping duty on imports of soda ash from China, the European Union (EU), Iran, Kenya, Pakistan, Ukraine, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/India-Imposes-Antidumping-Duty-on-Imports-of-Soda-Ash_44751.html
July 6, 2012
AECI (Johannesburg), an explosives and specialty chemicals company, has entered into an agreement with GE to acquire GE’s chemical and monitoring solutions business in Africa for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/AECI-to-Acquire-GE-Water-Treatment-Business-in-Africa_44699.html
July 6, 2012
National Shipping Co. of Saudi Arabia (Bahri; Rhiyadh) and Saudi Aramco have signed a memorandum of understanding to merge the shipping fleets and operations of Bahri and Vela...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Bahri-and-Aramco-Plan-$1-3-Billion-Shipping-Merger_44703.html
July 6, 2012
Makhteshim Agan Industries (Tel Aviv) says it has established a joint venture with Firmenich (Meyrin, Switzerland), a leading privately owned perfume and flavors player, to produce the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Makhteshim-Forms-JV_44704.html
July 5, 2012
The Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Co. (Adnoc) plans to build a carbon black and delayed coker facility at its Takreer refinery at Ruwais, Abu Dhabi. Adnoc has awarded Samsung Engineering...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Samsung-Engineering-Awarded-$2-5-Billion-Contract-by-Adnoc-for-Carbon-Black-and-Delayed-Coker-Units_44445.html
July 5, 2012
BASF Plastic Additives Middle East and Astra Polymers (Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia), a producer of masterbatches, plastic additives and compounds, have signed a new contract, which extends...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/BASF-and-Astra-Polymers-Extend-Plastic-Additives-Cooperation_44652.html
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