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January 12, 2015
The Oman government is considering reviving plans to partially privatize Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries (Orpic; Muscat), reports say. Reviving the privatization is a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Reports-Oman-mulling-partial-privatization-of-Orpic_66748.html
January 12, 2015
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) launched its Potash for Growth program in Ethiopia today. The program is designed to promote balanced fertilization among Ethiopia's small and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/ICL-launches-program-to-promote-fertilizer-use-in-Ethiopia_66742.html
January 11, 2015
The boards of directors of Saudi Kayan and Yanbu National Petrochemical Co. (YanSab), both Sabic affiliates, today accepted the resignation of Mutlaq Al Morished from the post of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/saudi_arabia/Saudi-Kayan-and-YanSab-appoint-new-chairmen_66730.html
January 8, 2015
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement with subsidiaries of Polyplex (Gautam Buddh Nagar, India) located in Singapore and Turkey, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Indorama-to-acquire-another-PET-plant-in-Turkey_66662.html
January 8, 2015
Sadara Basic Services Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sadara Chemical Co., has agreed to issue a loan of 40 million Saudi riyals ($10.7 million), to cover a part of its share of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sadara-issues-loan-to-hydrogen-peroxide-JV_66635.html
January 8, 2015
Praj Industries (Pune, India) says it has been awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract by Kakira Sugars (Kakira, Uganda) to supply an ethanol production...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Praj-Industries-to-build-ethanol-plant-for-sugar-company-in-Uganda_66645.html
January 5, 2015
Equate Petrochemical, a joint venture among Petrochemical Industries Co. (Kuwait City), Dow Chemical, Boubyan Petrochemical Co., and Qurain Petrochemical Industries, today...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Equate-completes-turnaround-and-first-phase-of-polyethylene-expansion-project_66537.html
January 5, 2015
Advanced Petrochemical Co., a Saudi producer of propylene and polypropylene, today reported its preliminary 2014 results. The company reports fourth-quarter net profit increased 24%...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Advanced-reports-higher-profits_66539.html
January 5, 2015
National Petrochemical Industrial Co. (NatPet; Yanbu, Saudi Arabia) will shut its propylene and polypropylene (PP) complex at Yanbu on 25 January for scheduled maintenance, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/NatPet-to-shut-PP-complex-this-month-for-maintenance_66529.html
January 1, 2015
Cristal, the titanium dioxide (TiO2) subsidiary of the National Industrialization Co. (Tasnee), has announced that it will begin commercial production of titanium slag at its new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Cristals-titanium-dioxide-raw-material-unit-to-begin-production-in-the-second-quarter_66528.html
December 31, 2014
Plastics production capacity in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries will increase 25% by 2020, to 33.8 million m.t./year, says the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/GPCA-Plastics-capacity-in-GCC-countries-to-increase-25-percent-by-2020_66513.html
December 31, 2014
Saudi International Petrochemical (Sipchem; Al Khobar) says it plans to start up a polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) plant at Al Jubail during the first quarter of 2015. "The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sipchem-to-start-up-PBT-plant-in-the-first-quarter_66508.html
December 30, 2014
Petrochemical Indstries Co. (PIC), a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corp.; and the National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA; Manama) have signed a partnership agreement for an aromatics...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Kuwait-Bahrain-to-study-aromatics-project-in-Bahrain_66497.html
December 29, 2014
Sadara Basic Services Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sadara, itself a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical, today signed a feedstock allocation extension agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Saudi-ministry-allocates-feedstocks-to-Sadara_66476.html
December 29, 2014
Saudi Arabian Fertilizer Co. (Safco) began trial operations at the company's new urea plant at Jubail, Saudi Arabia on 25 December, the company said on the same day. The trial...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Safco-begins-three-month-trial-operations-at-urea-plant_66467.html
December 23, 2014
H.B. Fuller has agreed to acquire Continental Products Limited (Nairobi), an industrial adhesives maker active in eastern and central Africa, for an undisclosed sum. Continental...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/H-B-Fuller-acquires-adhesives-firm-in-Africa_66435.html
December 23, 2014
Indian pharma major Cipla (Mumbai) said today that its Cipla Medpro subsidiary, the third-largest pharma company in South Africa, has been awarded a 2.00-billion rand ($172.7 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Indian-pharma-firm-wins-South-African-ARV-tender_66422.html
December 23, 2014
Procter & Gamble (P&G) said on Monday that it has agreed to sell its Camay and Zest soap brands along with transferring a manufacturing facility in Mexico to Unilever for an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Procter-and-Gamble-sells-Camay-and-Zest-brands-to-Unilever_66421.html
December 23, 2014
Flavors and fine ingredients company Frutarom Industries (Haifa, Israel) says that it has signed an agreement to purchase the shares of Vitiva (Markovci, Slovenia) for about $10.0...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Frutarom-acquires-Slovenia-based-firm-Vitiva_66419.html
December 22, 2014
Saudi Aramco and Total have announced that they will inject new funds into their joint venture, Saudi Aramco Total Refining & Petrochemical (Satorp), to finance the construction of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Aramco-and-Total-to-inject-funds-into-Satorp-joint-venture_66386.html
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