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June 19, 2012
The Kuwaiti government on Monday approved the line-up of a committee, proposed by the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, to investigate the repercussions of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Kuwait-Forms-Panel-to-Investigate-Dispute-with-Dow-Chemical_44287.html
June 14, 2012
Mitsui Chemicals today confirmed a major restructuring program for its polyurethanes (PU) business, which will involve sourcing isocyanates and other PU products from Sabic and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Mitsui-Chemicals-Restructures-PU-Business-Closes-Chiba-PPG-Plant_43936.html
June 14, 2012
National Petrochemical Industrial Co. (NatPet; Yanbu, Saudi Arabia), a subsidiary of Alujain  Group (Jeddah), has concluded a joint venture agreement with A. Schulman (Akron, OH)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/NatPet-and-A-Schulman-Sign-Deals-for-PP-Compounding-JV-and-PP-Distribution_44072.html
June 12, 2012
Dow Chemical has named Heinz Haller, executive v.p. and chief commercial officer of Dow, as executive v.p., president of Dow Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and chief commercial...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Dow-Names-Heinz-Haller-as-President-EMEA-Shuffles-Management_44101.html
June 12, 2012
Jacobs Engineering has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract for three polyethylene (PE) trains for Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara), a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sadara-Awards-Polyethylene-Plant-Contract-to-Jacobs-Engineering_44100.html
June 9, 2012
Advanced Petrochemical Co. (Advanced; Jubail, Saudi Arabia) on Saturday June 9, 2012 signed a sales agreement with Saudi Aramco Total Refining and Petrochemical Co.  (Satorp...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Saudi-Aramco-Total-and-Advanced-Petrochemical-Sign-Propylene-Supply-Deal_44069.html
June 9, 2012
The Arabian Petrochemical Co. (Petrokemya; Jubail; Saudi Arabia) ,an affiliate of Sabic, has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Tecnicas Reunidas (TR; Madrid) for the engineering...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Petrokemya-Signs-LOI-with-Tecnicas-Reunidas-for-an-ABS-Plant_44070.html
June 8, 2012
 Iran plans to increase petrochemicals production by more than 5 million m.t./year to 49 million m.t./year in the current Iranian calendar year, which ends on March 20, 2013...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Iran-Plans-to-Boost-Petchems-Output-This-Year_44055.html
June 6, 2012
Taghleef Industries (Ti; Dubai), a leading producer of biaxially oriented polypropylene film (BOPP), has completed a transaction to buy Applied Extrusion Technologies (AET Films...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Dubai-Firm-Taghleef-Buys-U-S-BOPP-Producer-AET-Films_43993.html
June 3, 2012
Sabic announced on Saturday that its affiliate Saudi Kayan (Jubail, Saudi Arabia) has shipped its first consignment of ethanolamines and ethoxylates from its manufacturing plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sabic-Commissions-Ethanolamines-and-Ethoxylates-Complex-the-First-in-the-Mideast_43931.html
June 3, 2012
Sahara Petrochemicals (Riyadh) has announced that its Al Waha Petrochemicals joint venture with LyondellBasell was taken offline on June 1 for a scheduled maintenance turnaround and to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Al-Waha-Propane-Dehydro-and-PP-Complex-are-Offline-for-Modifications_43935.html
June 3, 2012
Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) has signed a letter of intent to develop an integrated petrochemical complex in the Basra province of Iraq, Bloomberg reports citing Hanaa Al...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Chevron-Phillips-Chemical-Studying-Construction-of-Petchems-Complex-in-Iraq_43934.html
May 31, 2012
Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec; Doha) has secured financing from the local bank Masraf Al Rayan for the construction of a $1-billion solar-grade polysilicon manufacturing plant at Ras...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Qatar-Solar-Secures-Financing-for-$1-Billion-Polysilicon-Plant-at-Ras-Laffan_43845.html
May 30, 2012
Merck KGaA says it has acquired a stake in start-up QLight Nanotech (Jerusalem), a spin-off subsidiary of Yissum. QLight Nanotech develops products for use in displays...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Merck-KGaA-Acquires-Interest-in-Nanotech-Start-up-Company-in-Israel_43659.html
May 30, 2012
Saudi Aramco has approached local and international banks seeking to raise $12.5 billion in debt to help finance the $20 billion Sadara joint venture with Dow Chemical at Jubail, Saudi...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Saudi-Aramco-Seeks-Multibillion-Dollar-Project-Finance-for-Sadara_43809.html
May 30, 2012
Frutarom Industries (Herzelia, Israel), a leader in flavors and ingredients, says sales and net profits increased 24.9% and 3% year over year, to $151.2 million and $13.1 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Frutarom-Reports-Record-Quarterly-Profits_43803.html
May 29, 2012
The Kuwaiti government launched a probe yesterday into the recent ruling by an international arbitration court that ordered Kuwait to pay $2.16 billion in compensation to Dow Chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Kuwait-Launches-Probe-into-Big-K-Dow-Fine-Politicians-in-Dispute_43768.html
May 29, 2012
The Kuwaiti government held an extraordinary meeting with members of the country's supreme petroleum council yesterday to discuss the recent court ruling that awarded $2.16 billion in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Kuwait-Seeks-to-Reduce-Fine-Imposed-for-Pulling-Out-of-K-Dow-Venture_43759.html
May 25, 2012
Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical say that their Petro Rabigh petrochemicals joint venture will go ahead with the previously announced Rabigh II Project at Rabigh, Saudi Arabia...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sumitomo-Chemical-and-Aramco-Move-Ahead-with-$7-Billion-Rabigh-II-Project_43737.html
May 24, 2012
The International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce has awarded Dow $2.16 billion in damages in an arbitration case between Dow and Petrochemical Industries Co. of Kuwait (PIC) relating to the collapse of the K-Dow joint venture in late 2008....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/kuwait/Dow-Chemical-Wins-$2-16-Billion-Award-in-K-Dow-Arbitration_43719.html
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