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July 15, 2014
Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic; Muscat) has awarded several technology provision contracts for its previously announced, $3.6-billion Liwa plastics...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Oman-awards-technology-contracts-for-$3-6-billion-petchem-project_62456.html
July 9, 2014
UOP, a Honeywell company, announced on Wednesday that Petrixo Oil & Gas has selected its green fuels process technology to produce renewable jet fuel and renewable diesel at a new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Petrixo-selects-UOP-green-fuels-technology-for-refinery-in-United-Arab-Emirates_62384.html
July 9, 2014
Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co., (Orpic; Muscat) on Tuesday held a workshop for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors to brief them on the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Oman-to-invite-bids-for-$3-6-billion-petrochemical-project_62361.html
July 8, 2014
Gulf Petrochemical Industries Co. (GPIC; Manama, Bahrain) has reported its six months’ production and export results, saying that production of its three major...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/GPIC-reports-higher-production-in-the-first-half-of-the-year_62340.html
July 7, 2014
Advanced Petrochemical Co. (Advanced; Al Jubail), a producer of polypropylene (PP), reports an increase of 35% in its second-quarter net profit, to 185 million Saudi riyals ($49.3...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Advanced-Petrochemical-reports-higher-second-quarter-profits_62265.html
July 7, 2014
The fertilizer industry in the Arabian Gulf, led by the increased investments from petrochemical producers, is growing twice as fast as the global industry average, the Gulf...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/GCC-fertilizer-industry-grows-more-than-double-global-average_62263.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/middle_east/Methanex-temporarily-idles-plant-in-Egypt-because-of-gas-shortage_62011.html
July 1, 2014
Saif Al Khaili Group (Abu Dhabi), a privately owned conglomerate with wide ranging interests, on Saturday signed an agreement with Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) to build...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Abu-Dhabi-to-build-first-chlor-alkali-manufacturing-complex_61829.html
July 1, 2014
Saudi Arabian Mining Co. (Ma’aden) has announced that its Ma’aden Waad Al Shamal Phosphate Co. subsidiary on Monday signed financing agreements with the Public Investment...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Maaden-raises-funds-for-$7-5-billion-phosphate-JV-in-Saudi-Arabia_62179.html
July 1, 2014
Commercial production at the Jubail, Saudi Arabia integrated acrylic acid, esters, and superabsorbents complex began today, investors in the plants have announced. The acrylic acid...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Saudi-Arabia-begins-commercially-producing-acrylic-acid-esters-and-superabsorbents_62176.html
June 27, 2014
Saudi Kayan, a Sabic affiliate, has begun trial runs at its natural detergent alcohols plant at Al Jubail. Full commercial production is expected to be achieved in the next six months...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Saudi-Kayan-starts-up-detergent-alcohols-plant_62126.html
June 26, 2014
Sabic and Mitsubishi Rayon, partners in an equally-owned methyl methacrylate (MMA) and polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) manufacturing joint venture in Saudi Arabia, earlier this...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sabic-Mitsubishi-Rayon-jv-awards-contract-for-delayed-MMA-PMMA-project-in-Saudi-Arabia_62043.html
June 26, 2014
Bayer MaterialScience’s (BMS) polyurethane systems house Bayer Pearl has broken ground for its new headquarters in the Dubai Investments Park, which will be the site of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Bayer-MaterialScience-and-Pearl-Insulation-break-ground-for-Dubai-project_62044.html
June 25, 2014
Altana (Wesel, Germany) has agreed with Landa (Rehovot, Israel) to invest €100 million ($136 million) for a minority stake in Landa's digital printing subsidiary. The size of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Altana-invests-in-Israel-based-digital-printing-business_62015.html
June 18, 2014
The petrochemical plant at Isfahan, Iran, has stopped producing aromatics because of the lack of feedstock, local news agencies report, citing the plant’s managing director...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Feedstock-shortage-halts-aromatics-production-at-Isfahan-petrochemical-plant_61888.html
June 16, 2014
Iran plans to turn the Sea of Oman’s costal region into the country’s petrochemical hub, says deputy managing director of the National Petrochemical Co. (Tehran) Mohammad...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Iran-to-develop-petchem-hub-by-Sea-of-Oman-China-pledges-project-finance_61820.html
June 11, 2014
Sabic will introduce technical-grade urea (TGU) this year, an offering that will enable diesel engines to run more efficiently and reduce hazardous emissions, the company says. The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sabic-to-produce-technical-grade-urea-at-Al-Jubail-fertilizer-facility_61671.html
June 11, 2014
Sabic has become the largest owner of intellectual property in the Middle East as it passed the milestone of more than 10,000 patents either issued or pending approval, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sabic-passes-patent-milestone-to-become-Mideasts-largest-owner-of-intellectual-property_61669.html
June 9, 2014
The 11th International Petrochemical Forum (IPC), a two-day event that began at Tehran on Saturday, attracted 50 foreign and 330 Iranian companies, local news agencies report. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/iran/Iran-to-double-petrochemical-capacity-say-officials-at-industry-conference_61615.html
June 9, 2014
Sahara Petrochemicals (Riyadh) and Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem; Al Khubar, Saudi Arabia) said today that they have decided not to pursue merger talks. This...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sahara-Petrochemicals-and-Sipchem-abandon-merger-talks_61613.html
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