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July 28, 2014
Total announced today that it has signed an agreement with Exxaro Resources (Pretoria) to sell its 100% stake in Total Coal South Africa (TCSA), its coal-producing affiliate in South...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Total-sells-South-African-coal-mining-assets_62742.html
July 9, 2014
Gulf of Guinea Methanol (Lagos) has selected IHS to carry out a bankable feasibility study for its proposed $1.1-billion methanol project planned to be built in the Ogidigben...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Nigeria-progresses-with-large-methanol-project_62367.html
July 4, 2014
Sasol (Johannesburg), Mozambique’s national oil company, Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (Maputo) and Italy’s energy group ENI (Rome) have announce plans for a joint...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Sasol-ENI-to-study-large-gas-to-liquids-project-in-Mozambique_62251.html
July 3, 2014
Methanex says that the methanol production plant of its joint venture Egyptian Methanex Methanol (EMethanex) has been idled temporarily because of constrained gas availability...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Methanex-temporarily-idles-plant-in-Egypt-because-of-gas-shortage_62011.html
July 2, 2014
Sirius Minerals (London), a company developing the world’s largest and highest-grade polyhalite potash deposit in the United Kingdom, announced today that it has entered into a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Sirius-Minerals-signs-potash-research-MOU-with-Tanzanian-Ministry-of-Agriculture_62207.html
July 1, 2014
Clariant says it completed the previously announced sale of its water treatment business in Africa to AECI (Johannesburg) on 30 June. AECI acquired the business for 34 million Swiss...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/AECI-aquires-Clariants-water-treatment-business-in-Africa_62171.html
June 18, 2014
Brenntag says that it has established a new chemicals subsidiary at Lagos. With a local presence, Brenntag increases its market position and will be able to better understand...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Brenntag-establishes-subsidiary-in-Nigeria_61900.html
June 5, 2014
The Competition Tribunal of South Africa today imposed a combined 534-million South African rand ($49.9 million) penalty for excessive pricing of propylene and polypropylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/South-Africa-penalizes-Sasol-$50-million-for-overcharging-for-propylene-PP_61578.html
June 4, 2014
Bowleven (Edinburgh, UK), an Africa-focused oil and gas exploration group, has announced that an important milestone has been reached in the exploitation of the Etinde gasfield...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Cameroon-reaches-important-milestone-in-fertilizer-and-LNG-projects_61550.html
June 2, 2014
Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers (RCF; Mumbai) has shelved plans to build a $1-billion fertilizer complex in Ghana because it could not secure gas supplies for the project, Indian...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Rashtriya-Chemicals-and-Fertilizers-drops-plans-to-build-fertilizer-complex-in-Ghana_61466.html
May 31, 2014
Brass Fertilizer Co. (Victoria Island, Nigeria) and a Danish consortium led by Haldor Topsøe, have announced the signing of an agreement to design and construct a $3.5-billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Brass-Fertilizer-signs-contract-to-build-large-urea-and-methanol-complex-in-Nigeria_61461.html
May 22, 2014
Sumitomo Chemical says that it has established a new eastern Africa subsidiary at Arusha, Tanzania, to conduct market surveys and R&D on agricultural chemicals. The value of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Sumitomo-Chemical-establishes-subsidiary-in-Tanzania_61217.html
May 13, 2014
Drake & Scull International (D&S; Dubai) has signed an agreement with Carbon Holdings (Cairo) for the Tahrir Petrochemical Corp. (TPC) project under development at Ain Sokhna...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Drake-and-Scull-joins-EPCC-consortium-for-Egypts-Tahrir-Petrochemical-project_61035.html
May 1, 2014
Sonatrach (Algiers) and the Villar Mir (Madrid) conglomerate signed two agreements related to their fertilizer activities in Algeria, local media sources report. The first agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/algeria/Reports-Sonatrach-and-Spanish-conglomerate-sign-agreements-related-to-fertilizer-JVs_60731.html
April 21, 2014
India’s largest paints company Asian Paints (Mumbai) has informed the Bombay Stock Exchange (Mumbai) that it has signed an agreement with the shareholders of Kadisco Chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Asian-Paints-to-acquire-majority-stake-in-Ethiopias-Kadisco-Chemical_60352.html
April 10, 2014
Clariant says it will make a “significant investment” to expand its plant at Casablanca, Morocco, to increase production of polymers and chemical blends for the African and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Clariant-Mining-Solutions-expands-plant-in-Morocco_60220.html
March 31, 2014
Tata Chemicals (Mumbai) and agribusiness company Olam International (Singapore) say that Tata Chemicals will not proceed with its proposed 25.1% equity participation in the greenfield...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Tata-Chemicals-exits-Gabon-fertilizer-project_59922.html
March 27, 2014
DuPont says that CEO Ellen Kullman has opened a newly expanded research facility at Delmas, South Africa, that will serve as the core of the company's regional technology center. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/DuPont-opens-regional-technology-center-in-South-Africa_59866.html
March 26, 2014
Maire Tecnimont (Rome) today announced that, through some of its subsidiaries and in association with Archirodon Group,a leading construction contractor, it has signed an agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Tecnimont-signs-agreement-for-offsites-and-utilities-for-Tahrir-project-in-Egypt_59835.html
March 23, 2014
U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA; Washington) says it has awarded a grant to the Nigerian conglomerate Honeywell Group (Lagos) for a project that will assess different product...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/US-funds-study-for-Nigerian-gas-based-petchems-and-fertilizer-projects_59780.html
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