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April 23, 2014
Iran plans to bring onstream four petrochemical plants during the current Iranian calendar year, which began on 21 March. Abbas She’ri Moghaddam, Iran’s deputy oil...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Iran-to-commission-four-plants-resumes-petchem-exports-to-Europe_60483.html
April 21, 2014
Sabic on Sunday reported a drop in first quarter earnings and said that a shortage of natural gas was limiting its domestic growth. Net profit was down 1.8% to 6.44 billion Saudi...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sabics-first-quarter-profit-declines-shortage-of-gas-is-major-constraint-on-growth_60438.html
April 17, 2014
Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Co. (Petro Rabigh) posted a net profit of 413 million Saudi riyals in the first quarter compared with a SR658-million net loss in the corresponding...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Petro-Rabigh-swings-to-profit_60393.html
April 10, 2014
Borealis will expand its crosslinked polyethylene (XLPE) production facilities at Stenungsund, Sweden, and as part of the ongoing Borouge 3 project in Abu Dhabi, the company has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Borealis-expands-XLPE-capacity-to-meet-cable-and-wire-demand_60227.html
April 10, 2014
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) says that it will acquire a 51% stake in Sasa Polyester Sanayi (Adana, Turkey), a leading polyester and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) producer in Turkey...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Indorama-to-acquire-Turkish-firm-Sasa-Polyester-Sanayi_60225.html
April 4, 2014
Saudi Arabian Mining Co. (Ma’aden) has announced that the Public Investment Fund has approved a $2-billion loan covering part of its previously announced phosphate project...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Maadens-phosphate-project-gets-loan-approval_60109.html
April 2, 2014
ICL Corp. (Tel Aviv) announced that it has acquired over 30 million units of Allana Potash Corp. (Toronto) at a price of 47 cts/share—bringing ICL’s total stake to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/ICL-acquires-over-30-million-Allana-Potash-shares_59955.html
April 1, 2014
Saudi International Petrochemical Company (Sipchem; Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia) said today that it is stopping its butanediol manufacturing complex as of today for expansion and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sipchem-stops-butanediol-plant-for-expansion-and-improvements_59977.html
April 1, 2014
Saudi Aramco said today that its wholly-owned subsidiary Saudi Aramco Products Trading Company (ATC) has begun trading chemical products from Petro Rabigh (Rabigh, Saudi Arabia), a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Aramco-begins-trading-chemical-products-from-Petro-Rabigh_59976.html
April 1, 2014
The development of shale gas production in the United States has been exciting but, looking forward, the Mideast and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries retain a true...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/IHS-WPC-2014-Future-of-petrochemical-feedstock-remains-in-the-Mideast-and-CIS_59969.html
March 31, 2014
CB&I today detailed its contract award by Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic; Muscat). CB&I’s contract, valued in excess of $40 million, covers the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/CB-and-I-details-Orpics-petchems-project-award-in-Oman_59933.html
March 31, 2014
Samsung Engineering announced today that it has been awarded a contract for the ENI Zubair oil field development project, worth $840 million. The signing ceremony was attended by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Samsung-awarded-gas-and-oil-separation-plant-contract-in-Iraq_59928.html
March 28, 2014
While US producers have entered growth and investment mode thanks to the surge in unconventional energy production, producers in all regions must adapt in response to challenges in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/IHS-WPC-2014-Producers-adapt-to-rapidly-changing-petrochemical-landscape_59857.html
March 27, 2014
KBR announced today that it has been awarded the front-end engineering design contract by Emirates National Oil Processing Co. (EPCL) for the upgrade of its condensate refinery in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/KBR-awarded-FEED-contract-to-upgrade-Jebel-Ali-refinery_59875.html
March 27, 2014
Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Co. (Petro Rabigh; Rabigh, Saudi Arabia), a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical, is carrying out a planned shutdown of its vacuum...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Petro-Rabigh-shuts-refinery-unit-to-change-catalyst_59872.html
March 25, 2014
DP World (Dubai), a leading marine terminal operator and logistics provider, and Abu Dhabi Polymers Co. (Borouge), today announced the signing of a contract under which DP will support...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Borouge-and-DP-World-sign-logistics-contract_59815.html
March 24, 2014
Honeywell is to supply a new integrated control and safety system to Qatar Fuel Additives Co. (Qafac; Doha). The overhaul will help the Mesaieed, Qatar–based complex reduce...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Honeywell-to-help-improve-operations-at-Qafacs-methanol-and-MTBE-plants-in-Qatar_59779.html
March 24, 2014
Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic; Muscat) has selected CB&I to carry out front-end engineering and design (FEED) on its previously announced $3.6-billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Oman-selects-CB-and-I-for-FEED-and-cracker-technology-Engineers-India-for-project-management_59789.html
March 24, 2014
JGC (Yokohama) said today that it, together with partners GS Engineering & Construction (Seoul) and SK Engineering & Construction (Seoul), has received an award...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/JGC-consortium-awarded-large-order-for-clean-fuels-project-in-Kuwait_59785.html
March 20, 2014
DIC (Tokyo) says that its wholly owned subsidiary Sun Chemical (Parsippany, NJ) will build a new plant for liquid inks for packaging applications in the Alia─ča Organize Sanayi...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/DIC-to-build-liquid-inks-plant-for-packaging-applications-in-Turkey_59681.html
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