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June 1, 2013
The US government on Friday imposed sanctions for the first time on Iran’s petrochemical industry as part of its ongoing efforts to intensify pressure on the Iranian economy. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/US-government-imposes-sanctions-on-Irans-petrochemical-sector_52493.html
May 29, 2013
Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Co. (Orpic; Muscat), plans to invest $3.6 billion to develop a petrochemicals complex near the Ṣuḥār, Oman, refinery, which will provide raw...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Oman-details-$3-6-billion-investment-in-petchems-at-ur_52355.html
May 28, 2013
Technip says it has been awarded a contract comprising technology, engineering services, and the supply of core equipment for the Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Co.’s (Takreer) new coke...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/uae/Technip-awarded-contract-for-calcination-unit-for-coker-project-in-Abu-Dhabi_52312.html
May 28, 2013
Asaad Al Saad new managing director of PIC. Kuwaiti oil minister Hani Hussein resigned on Sunday over the $2.2 billion penalty payment to Dow Chemical earlier this month. He stepped...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Kuwaiti-oil-minister-resigns-following-K-Dow-payment-Maha-Mulla-Hussain-replaced-at-PIC_52310.html
May 24, 2013
Dow Chemical today announced plans to use up to $2 billion of its $2.2 billion payout from Petrochemical Industries of Kuwait (PIC) over the K-Dow joint venture termination to pay down...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Dow-to-use-K-Dow-award-for-debt-repayment_52292.html
May 23, 2013
Sabic has opened its first engineering plastics compounding facility as well as a new polypropylene (PP) compounding plant, at its manufacturing affiliate, Saudi Specialty Chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Report-Sabic-opens-compounding-facilities-at-Al-Jubail_52258.html
May 23, 2013
Polystyrene (PS) demand is expected to be lower worldwide this year compared with last year, according to the latest IHS Chemical Market Advisory Service: Global Plastics &...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Global-PS-demand-expected-to-be-lower-in-2013-because-of-high-feedstock-costs-product-substitution_52256.html
May 23, 2013
Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic; Muscat) plans to build an olefins complex and a polyethylene plant at the port of Suhār, Oman, at a cost of about $3 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Oman-plans-cracker-and-polyethylene-plant-at-Suhr_51674.html
May 23, 2013
Qatar Chemical and Petrochemical Marketing and Distribution Co. (Muntajat; Doha) will, by mid-2013, take over the marketing and distribution of all chemicals and petrochemicals produced in Qatar....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Muntajat-a-new-gateway-to-Qatars-chemicals-Output-will-more-than-double-by-2020_51686.html
May 23, 2013
Odfjell Tankers and National Chemical Carriers (NCC; Riyadh) have agreed to dissolve their pool of 40,000–45,000 deadweight (dwt) m.t. coated chemical tankers, effective 1 June....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Odfjell-and-Saudi-Arabias-NCC-to-discontinue-tanker-pool_51683.html
May 23, 2013
India has proposed to build a urea manufacturing plant at the petrochemicals hub at Chahbahar, Iran, using natural gas as feedstock, Iranian news agencies report. India has also agreed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/India-eyes-urea-plant-at-Irans-Chahbahar-petchems-hub_51679.html
May 20, 2013
Saudi Arabian Mining Co.’s (Ma’aden; Riyadh) subsidiary Ma’aden Phosphate Co. (MPC) has restarted its ammonia manufacturing complex at Ras Az Zawr, Saudi Arabia...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Maaden-restarts-ammonia-and-diammonium-phosphate-plants_52158.html
May 20, 2013
Iran, Egypt, and Turkey have agreed to form the core of a new industry association, the International Petrochemical Association, an OPEC-like body that will enable cooperation among...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Iran-Egypt-Turkey-agree-to-form-petrochemical-industry-association-for-developing-countries_52164.html
May 17, 2013
Senior officials of Petrochemical Industries Co. (PIC; Kuwait City, Kuwait), a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corp. (Kuwait City), are to be suspended pending an inquiry into the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Report-Kuwaiti-cabinet-suspends-PIC-officials-pending-K-Dow-investigation_52130.html
May 15, 2013
RSA Logistics (Dubai, UAE), a provider of transport and logistics services, and Talke (Hürth, Germany) said on Tuesday that they have signed an agreement to form a joint venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Talke-and-RSA-Logistics-form-joint-venture-in-Dubai_52017.html
May 15, 2013
Chiyoda and CTCI (Taipei) have been awarded an engineering, procurement, supply, construction, and commissioning contract for a previously announced Laffan 2 refinery at Ras...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Chiyoda-and-CTCI-awarded-$600-million-contract-for-refinery-in-Qatar_52010.html
May 14, 2013
Iran on Monday, the first day of the 10th Iran Petrochemical Forum, outlined its petrochemical ambitions. Managing-director of the National Petrochemical Company (NPC; Tehran)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Iran-outlines-2020-targets-at-10th-IPF-conference_51979.html
May 14, 2013
Makhteshim Agan (Tel Aviv) and ChileAgro Solutions (Calera de Tango, Chile) have entered into a definitive agreement under which Makhteshim is to acquire a majority stake in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Makhteshim-to-acquire-majority-stake-in-agchems-company-in-Chile_51975.html
May 13, 2013
The 10th Iran Petrochemical Forum opened in Tehran today. Investment program currently under way will lead to the country’s share of petrochemicals output rising from 24% to 38%...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Iran-holds-10th-Petrochemical-Forum-will-raise-share-of-Mideast-petchems-to-38-percent_51940.html
May 13, 2013
Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem; Al Khubar, Saudi Arabia) has started up its ethyl acetate and butyl acetate manufacturing plant at Al Jubail. The facility is owned by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sipchem-starts-up-ethyl-and-butyl-acetate-complex-at-Al-Jubail_51936.html
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