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July 6, 2010
The U.K. media is continuing to speculate on the future of BP, following the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Times newspaper reports today that the UK government is drawing up...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/kuwait/BPs-Woes-Mount_27839.html
June 16, 2010
The burgeoning plastics industry in the Mideast's Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region faces its own set of challenges, speakers and delegates at the first annual Gulf Petrochemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/kuwait/GPCA-Plastics-Summit-Industry-Expansion-Creates-a-New-Set-of-Challenges_27470.html
March 15, 2010
Ineos is in preliminary discussions about the possibility of bringing in joint venture partners for, or selling, some of the company's assets, U.K. press reports say. The reports...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/kuwait/Ineos-in-Preliminary-Partnership-Discussions-with-Mideast-Investors_25396.html
January 17, 2010
Dow Chemical and its Kuwaiti partner have set a date for a London arbitration hearing, according to a report in the Middle East Economic Digest. Dow is seeking more than $2.5 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/kuwait/Dow-Chemical-and-PIC-Set-for-Arbitration-Hearing_24116.html
December 15, 2009
Kuwait’s Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC) says that negotiations with Dow Chemical to settle the K-Dow dispute are still ongoing, and that the failure of the K-Dow venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/kuwait/Maha-Mulla-Hussain-Dow-PIC-Relations-Unaffected-by-K-Dow-Dispute_23512.html
November 16, 2009
Investcorp (Manama), an asset management firm specializing in alternative invstments, says that its Gulf Opportunity Fund will acquire a 20% stake in Gulf Cryo (Safat, Kuwait), the al...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/kuwait/Investcorp-to-Acquire-Stake-in-Leading-Mideast-Industrial-Gases-Company_22818.html
October 14, 2009
DUBAI, UAE, October 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Key petrochemical and chemical industry leaders and experts will discuss a wide range of global and regional issues and challenges at the Fourth...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/kuwait/GPCA-Forum-to-Focus-on-Achieving-Sustainable-Growth-Beyond-Global-Crisis_21916.html
October 14, 2009
The planned doubling of petrochemicals production in the Mideast by 53.4 million m.t./year, to 97.9 million m.t./year by 2015 makes a strong supply chain critical for the region's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/kuwait/GPCA-Supply-Chain-Forum-Safety-Standards-Come-Under-Scrutiny_22025.html
September 28, 2009
Markus Wildi, former president of Dow Europe, has been named to the newly created role of v.p./corporate development in Kuwait....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/kuwait/Dow-Appoints-Head-of-Kuwait-Operations_21515.html
September 17, 2009
Equate Petrochemical Co. has announced the beginning of commerial operation at The Kuwait Styrene Co.'s (TKSC) new ethyl benzene-styrene production plant at Shuaiba, Kuwait. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/kuwait/Equate-Commissions-Styrene-Complex-in-Kuwait_20824.html
September 17, 2009
Fluor Corp. says it has completed work on Olefins II, an expansion of Equate's existing complex at Shuaiba, Kuwait. Equate is a joint venture between Petrochemical Industries Co. (PIC...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/kuwait/Fluor-Completes-Work-on-Equates-Expansion_21056.html
July 7, 2009
The Kuwait Styrene Co. (TKSC), which forms part of Greater Equate, has delayed the startup of its ethylbenzene-styrene monomer complex at Shuaiba, Kuwait by an estimated 4-8 weeks. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/kuwait/Kuwait-Delays-Startup-of-Styrene-Plant_20009.html
May 29, 2009
Speculation is mounting over which potential partners could replace Petrochemical Industries Co. (PIC; Safat, Kuwait) in K-Dow, a proposed 50-50 joint venture with Dow Chemical that...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/kuwait/Dow-Holds-JV-Talks-with-IPIC-Aramco-Plans-to-Quit-Optimal_19211.html
April 10, 2009
Equate Petrochemical Co. (Safat, Kuwait) says it has cut back operating rates at its Shuaiba, Kuwait plant due to a feedstock shortage caused by an unspecified accident at its Kuwait...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/kuwait/Equate-Cuts-Output_18164.html
March 9, 2009
Equate reported an 11% drop in net 2008 profit to $683 million on sales 5% higher at $1.21 billion. "The profits are extremely positive and only 2% less than the 2008 budget...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/kuwait/Equate-Reports-Lower-Net-Profit-Performance-Remains-Solid_17515.html
February 4, 2009
Equate Petrochemical Co. (Safat, Kuwait), a joint venture in which Petrochemical Industries Co. of Kuwait and Dow Chemical each hold 42.5% and local companies Boubyan Petrochemical and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/kuwait/EQUATE-Readies-Huge-Petchems-Complex_16784.html
January 28, 2009
Dow Chemical’s CEO Andrew Liveris has defended his company’s decision not to close the previously announced $18.7 billion deal, including $3.7 billion of R&H debt, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/kuwait/Dow-Decision-to-Delay-R-and-H-Deal-Could-Trigger-Expensive-Legal-Battle-Update-2_16704.html
January 13, 2009
Dow Chemical says it will pursue legal action against Kuwait’s Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC), after Kuwait’s decision last month to pull out of their planned...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/kuwait/Dow-Readies-Legal-Action-Against-Kuwaits-PIC_16267.html
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