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February 14, 2013
Sasol has taken a 1.98-billion rand ($221.81 million) impairment charge on its interest in the Iranian joint venture Arya Sasol Polymer Co. (ASPC; Assaluyeh, Iran), and there will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/iran/Sasols-earnings-decline-on-big-Iranian-asset-writedown_49736.html
January 28, 2013
National Petrochemical Co. (NPC; Tehran) will offer shares of Persian Gulf Holding, comprising 15 petrochemical firms, on the Tehran stock exchange, Fars News Agency reported today...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/iran/Irans-NPC-to-offer-Persian-Gulf-Holding-shares-on-stock-exchange-reports-say_49366.html
January 25, 2013
Samsung Total Petrochemicals (STP; Seoul), a joint venture between Samsung and Total, has reinstated a contract to purchase Iranian crude oil after a one-year hiatus, Reuters...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/iran/Samsung-Total-Petrochemicals-strikes-feedstock-deal-with-Iran-report-says_49338.html
January 22, 2013
Additional production of petrochemical feedstock for National Petrochemical Co.'s (NPC; Tehran) Bandar Imam, Iran, petrochemical complex began two weeks ago, Fars News Agency reports...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/iran/Irans-NPC-expands-feedstock-capacity-at-Bandar-Imam-complex-report-says_49188.html
January 9, 2013
Iran’s National Development Fund (NDF; Tehran) has allocated $3.6 billion to a total of 11 petrochemical projects, various Iranian news agencies report. Abdolhossein Bayat...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/iran/Iran-allocates-$3-6-billion-to-petrochemical-sector_48825.html
December 3, 2012
Sasol announced today that it will proceed with the front-end engineering and design (FEED) of an integrated gas-to-liquids (GTL) and chemicals facility at Lake Charles, LA. Total...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/iran/Sasol-advances-US-cracker-to-FEED-phase-Iran-divestment-talks-continue_48090.html
November 29, 2012
Day three of this year’s Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) forum in Dubai included presentations on sustainability, refocusing business models to meet new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/iran/GPCA-day-3-Scarce-gas-supplies-putting-pressure-on-Mideast-petchem-producers_48015.html
November 28, 2012
Iran has commissioned the first part of a 1,500-kilometer (km) ethylene pipeline stretching from Assaluyeh in the south of the country to Kermānshāh, 1,000 km away, CW has learned...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/iran/Iran-commissions-first-ethylene-pipeline-other-two-likely-to-be-scrapped_47977.html
November 8, 2012
Iran’s recent decision to ban exports of petrochemicals and polymers was a misunderstanding, according to the country’s top official responsible for the sector...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/iran/Iran-says-export-ban-was-made-without-consultation-ready-to-commission-ethylene-pipeline_47527.html
November 7, 2012
The Iranian government has lifted a ban on exports of certain chemicals and plastics, after including the products in a list, announced last week, of 50 items that are banned for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/iran/Iran-lifts-export-ban-on-certain-chemicals-and-plastics_47501.html
October 16, 2012
The European Union (EU) has tightened restrictions on Iranian exports of petrochemicals, as part of a broadening of sanctions against Iran that aims to draw the Iranian government into...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/iran/New-EU-sanctions-target-Irans-petrochemical-exports_47002.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/Iran-Plans-to-Boost-Petchems-Output-This-Year_44055.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/iran/Chevron-Phillips-Chemical-Studying-Construction-of-Petchems-Complex-in-Iraq_43934.html
May 21, 2012
Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmedinejad today attended the official inauguration of the Arvand polyvinyl chloride (PVC) manufacturing complex at Bandar Imam, Iran. The complex...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/iran/Iran-Inaugurates-Arvand-PVC-Plant-at-Bandar-Imam_43625.html
March 16, 2012
One crew member is still missing after an explosion on board a chemical tanker in the Arab Gulf on March 15. The ship, Stolt Valor, is owned and operated by Stolt Tankers, a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/iran/Stolt-Tanker-Suffers-Explosion_42082.html
February 21, 2012
Jam Petrochemical is in the process of starting up its butene-1 manufacturing facility at Assaluyeh, Iran, local reports say. The facility, which required an investment of $85 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/iran/Iran-Readies-Butene-1-Unit-Feedstock-Shortages-to-Ease_41496.html
December 8, 2011
Iranian news agencies announced on Saturday that Oman has pulled out of a fertilizer joint venture project, citing disagreement over the price of gas. The announcement, quoting...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/iran/Oman-Pulls-Out-of-Fertilizer-Joint-Venture-Project-in-Iran_39358.html
December 1, 2011
Sasol says it has advanced a feasibility study on a possible 1.4-million m.t./year ethylene plant and downstream derivative units at its Lake Charles site. Sasol also reported today that is in discussions on possible divestment of its stake in Arya Sasol, a polyethylene joint venture in Iran...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/iran/Sasol-Plans-Ethane-Cracker-in-Louisiana_39404.html
December 1, 2011
Sasol says it has entered talks to divest from its operations in Iran, confirming earlier statements by the company. Sasol said in a filing to the U.S SEC in October that it is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/iran/Sasol-in-Talks-to-Divest-its-Iranian-Operations_39431.html
August 22, 2011
Iran and Venezuela have started work on a previously announced methanol project at Assaluyeh, Iran, says Abdolhossein Bayat, Iran’s deputy oil minister and managing director of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/iran/Iran-and-Venezuela-Start-Building-Methanol-Plant-Chabahar-to-Become-Big-Petchems-Hub_37050.html
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