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February 18, 2008
Yara (Oslo) says it signed a joint venture framework agreement today with the National Oil Corporation (NOC; Tripoli) and the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA; Tripoli)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/libya/Yara-Signs-Joint-Venture-Agreement-in-Libya_10412.html
February 4, 2008
UOP say that Viva Methanol will license the methanol-to-olefin (MTO) technology jointly developed by UOP and Norsk Hydro (Oslo), as well as the olefin cracking process developed by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/UOP-Provides-Methanol-to-Olefins-Technology-for-Nigerian-Complex_10143.html
January 31, 2008
UOP and Total Petrochemicals say that Viva Methanol Ltd, a subsidiary of Eurochem Technologies (Singapore), will license the companies jointly developed technology for a previously...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/UOP-and-Total-Provide-Technology-for-Nigerian-Methanol-to-Olefins-Complex_10106.html
December 14, 2007
Methanex says it has signed a memorandum of understanding to build a 200,000-m.t./year dimethyl ether (DME) plant with joint venture partner XinAo Group (Langfang, China) at Damietta...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Methanex-to-Build-DME-JV-Plant-in-Egypt_9414.html
October 22, 2007
Oxea says it will increase off-list prices for i/n butyl acetate, i/n butanol, n-propyl acetate, and n-propanol by 3 cts/gal in North America and by $66/m.t. in Africa, Asia, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Oxea-Increases-Solvents-Price_8413.html
October 19, 2007
Dow Chemical says it will raise its polyol prices in Europe by €100 million ($142.8 million)/m.t. for flexible, rigid, and CASE polyols; and by €150 million/m.t. for copolymer...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Dow-to-Increase-Polyol-Prices_8384.html
September 21, 2007
Mitsubishi Chemical and Sasol Chemical Industries have agreed to dissolve their acrylic acid and acrylates Sasol Dia Acrylates (SDA) joint venture in South Africa. The jv manufactures...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Mitsubishi-Chemical-and-Sasol-End-Acrylic-Acid-and-Acrylates-JV_7776.html
September 10, 2007

Sasol reported chemical operating profit of R4.3 billion ($601 million) for its fiscal year ended June 30, compared to a R1.5-billion loss for the year-ago period.

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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasol-Chemical-Profits-Return-to-Black_7580.html
August 27, 2007
Sasol says it has become the first company to register a nitrous oxide (N2O) abatement project, using secondary catalyst technology to convert the greenhouse gas N2O into nitrogen and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/-Sasol-Launches-N2O-Emission-Abatement-Project_7147.html
August 7, 2007
Danisco has signed an agreement to acquire the shares of Innovative Ingredients (Cape Town, South Africa), a maker of industrial bakery enzymes for the South African market. Financial...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Danisco-to-Buy-South-African-Bakery-Enzymes-Business_6875.html
August 6, 2007
Jordan Phosphate Mines Co. (JPMC; Amman) and Indian Farmers Fertilizers Co. (IFFCO; Mumbai) have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture to build a plant with capacity to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Jordan-and-India-Link-in-Phosphoric-Acid-Project_5722.html
August 1, 2007
Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories (Hyderabad), one of India’s largest pharmaceutical companies, has opened an office in Lagos, Nigeria as part of plans to expand its presence in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Dr-Reddys-Expands-Presence-in-Africa_6710.html
July 31, 2007
Linde says it has acquired a majority stake in Entreprise Nationale de Gaz Industriels (ENGI; Algiers) from the Algerian government for an undisclosed amount. ENGI is Algeria’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Linde-Buys-in-Algeria_6684.html
July 30, 2007
Shell Chemicals has picked Solvochem (Beirut) as the exclusive distributor of its solvents, polyols, and brake fluids in Eastern Africa, effective February 1. Solvochem has acquired...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Shell-Picks-Solvochem_5654.html
July 27, 2007
A consortium of investors backed by private equity firm Absa Capital (Johannesburg) has acquired polyolefins manufacturer Safripol (Sasolburg, South Africa) from Sentrachem...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/-Dow-Divests-South-African-Polyolefins-Business_5761.html
July 26, 2007
Agrium says it is going ahead with construction of a previously announced, export-oriented fertilizer complex at Damietta, Egypt (CW, June 21, 2006, p. 18). The complex, including...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Agrium-Goes-Ahead-with-Egypt-Fertilizer-Complex_6308.html
July 26, 2007
Several suppliers say that higher tin metal costs are forcing increases in certain chemical products. Chemtura says it has raised prices for its organotin stabilizers by 12% in North...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Rising-Tin-Costs-Force-Supplier-Price-Hikes_6018.html
July 26, 2007
Sasol has called off plans to sell its $3-billion/year olefins and surfactants (O&S) business (CW, August 10, 2005, p. 8). “The offers received were unfortunately below fair...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasol-to-Keep-Olefins-Unit_6041.html
July 25, 2007
Sasol has decided to go ahead with previously announced plans to double capacity for methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) at Sasolburg, South Africa, to 60,000 m.t./year (CW, Dec. 21/28...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasol-Proceeds-with-Hike-in-MIBK-Capacity_6171.html
July 25, 2007
Air Liquide says it is investing more than €20 million ($27 million) to expand industrial gases capacity in southern Africa. The company says it is building a liquefier near...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Air-Liquide-Expands-In-Southern-Africa_6474.html
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