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October 18, 2013
Equate (Safat, Kuwait), a joint venture among Petrochemical Industries Co. (PIC), Dow Chemical, Boubyan Petrochemical, and Qurain Petrochemical Industries, has completed a feasibility...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/kuwait/Equate-presents-expansion-plans-to-board-Olefins-III-project-makes-progress_56026.html
October 8, 2013
Foster Wheeler announced today that it has been awarded a contract by Petrochemical Industries Co. (PIC; Kuwait City) for a prefeasibility study and a market report for a proposed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/kuwait/Foster-Wheeler-awarded-prefeasibility-study-for-aromatics-plant-in-Kuwait_55740.html
October 8, 2013
Fertilizer capacity in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states, which include Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, will rise by 47% in the next...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/kuwait/GCC-fertilizer-capacity-to-rise-by-close-to-50-percent-in-next-five-years_55738.html
August 28, 2013
Fertilizer capacity in the Middle East is expected to grow to 50.4 million m.t./year by 2016 compared with 31.4 million m.t./year in 2012, a more than 60% increase, according to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/kuwait/Mideast-fertilizer-industry-will-be-impacted-by-North-American-shale-gas-GPCA-says_54783.html
June 18, 2013
Petrochemicals capacity in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, which includes Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, increased by 5.5% in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/kuwait/Petchems-capacity-in-GCC-region-set-to-rise-by-7-percentyear_52890.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/kuwait/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/kuwait/Dow-to-use-K-Dow-award-for-debt-repayment_52292.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/kuwait/Report-Kuwaiti-cabinet-suspends-PIC-officials-pending-K-Dow-investigation_52130.html
May 7, 2013
The final resolution has been completed in the K-Dow arbitration between Dow Chemical and the Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC; Kuwait City, Kuwait), with Dow confirming today...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/kuwait/Dow-awarded-final-$2-2-billion-payment-in-K-Dow-arbitration_51816.html
May 7, 2013
Kuwait’s previously announced Olefins III project is expected to require an investment of $8–9 billion, according to a report from state news agency Kuna. Preparations for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/kuwait/Report-Kuwaits-Olefins-III-project-estimated-to-cost-$8-9-billion_51809.html
April 23, 2013
Petrochemicals and chemicals capacity in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states is forecast to reach 191.2 million m.t./year by 2020, a 50% increase from the 127.8 million m.t./year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/kuwait/GCC-petchems-capacity-to-rise-by-50-percent-by-2020_51360.html
April 17, 2013
Equate has signed a agreement with Gulf Cryo (Dubai) for Kuwait’s second carbon dioxide (CO2) recovery project. Gulf Cryo will obtain CO2  from Equate’s Al...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/kuwait/Equate-selects-Gulf-Cryo-for-CO2-recovery-project_51225.html
March 4, 2013
The International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) today released the final award amount, representing interest and costs, in the arbitration case...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/kuwait/Kuwait-ordered-to-pay-Dow-close-to-$2-5-billion-in-K-Dow-arbitration-case_50222.html
February 8, 2013
Kuwait Styrene Co. (TKSC; Al Shu╩┐aybah, Kuwait), the country’s only producer of styrene monomer, reported a $59-million net profit in 2012. Sales exceeded $667 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/kuwait/Kuwait-Styrene-reports-2012-sales-and-earnings_49713.html
February 7, 2013
Equate (Kuwait City), a joint venture among Petrochemical Industries Co., Dow Chemical, Boubyan Petrochemical, and Qurain Petrochemical Industries, today reported a 3% rise in 2012 net...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/kuwait/Equate-reports-higher-sales-and-earnings-eyes-opportunities_49631.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/kuwait/GPCA-day-3-Scarce-gas-supplies-putting-pressure-on-Mideast-petchem-producers_48015.html
November 28, 2012
The 7th annual Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) forum, which began on Monday, is focusing on the state of the industry and the challenges that lie ahead. The event...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/kuwait/GPCA-Integration-across-the-value-chain-is-key-to-leveraging-gas-resources_47967.html
November 5, 2012
Equate announced today that it has restarted its 550,000-m.t./year ethylene glycol unit at Al Shu╩┐aybah, Kuwait. “The unit was successfully restarted after being...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/kuwait/Equate-restarts-ethylene-glycol-plant-following-July-fire_47445.html
August 29, 2012
Equate says the re-start of its ethylene glycol (EG) plant, which was shut down for repairs on August 2, 2012, following a fire in July, will be delayed by approximately two months...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/kuwait/Equate-Delays-Restart-of-Ethylene-Glycol-Plant_45879.html
August 2, 2012
Equate Petrochemical Co., said today that it has shutdown one of its ethylene glycol units with a total capacity of 550,000 m.t./year. “The shutdown will be for approximately six...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/kuwait/Equate-Shuts-Down-Ethylene-Glycol-Plant-for-Six-Weeks-Following-a-Fire_45349.html
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