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April 5, 2011
Speakers assess ongoing and planned investment and with updates on Petro Rabigh, Dow-Aramco and Chemaweyaat....
April 5, 2011
Adeka Corp. (Tokyo), a producer of polymer additives and oleochemicals, plans to invest Y350 million ($4.2 million) in Al Ghurair Additives (AGA; Dubai) a subsidiary of Al Ghurair...
April 4, 2011
Lanxess says it has established a dedicated company for the Mideast dubbed Lanxess Middle East, headquartered at Dubai. “The markets of the Middle East offer Lanxess interesting...
March 1, 2011
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) says that on February 28, 2011, it completed the previously announced acquisition of Scotts Miracle-Gro’s (Marysville, OH) Global...
January 27, 2011
Borouge, a joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. and Borealis, has awarded a $169-million contract o Hyundai Engineering & Construction (Seoul) to build Borouge's...
January 21, 2011
Korean special forces have stormed a Korean chemical tanker that had been hijacked by Somali pirates, freeing the ship's 21-member crew, the Korean government says. The tanker's...
December 9, 2010
Sibur (Moscow) plans to add 1 million m.t./year of polymers capacity in the next few years and will likely participate in several of the petrochemical hubs announced by the Russian...
December 9, 2010
Chemical companies will have to anticipate tomorrow's trends in order to tackle future challenges, Rainer Diercks, president/petrochemicals at BASF told attendees at the fifth annual...
December 9, 2010
Petrochemical companies may soon look eastward for sources of capital to finance investments, Victor Chu, chairman of First Eastern Investment Group (Hong Kong), told attendees at the...
December 8, 2010
Industry innovation and solutions are critical to a more sustainable future in the Mideast and beyond, leading industry executives say....
December 8, 2010
The Gulf region could be “the future center of gravity for the global petrochemicals and chemicals industry,” as the industry shifts from mature economies to emerging...
December 8, 2010
Shell Chemicals has confirmed CW’s exclusive report that it is in discussions to form a petrochemicals joint venture in Qatar. “We are actively in discussions with Qatar...
December 8, 2010
Saudi Aramco and its joint venture partner Dow Chemical will soon announce plans to proceed with their mega petrochemical complex at Jubail, says Khalid A. Al-Falih, president and CEO of Saudi Aramco....
December 8, 2010
ACC and the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) have renewed their memorandum of understanding (MOU), signed last year, to establish the Responsible Care program in...
December 7, 2010
Strong demand recovery in 2010 and the need to foster innovation in the Mideast are key themes at the Fifth Annual GPCA Forum being held December 8-9 in Dubai. Attendance is expected to exceed 1,300, up more than 20% from last year.

December 7, 2010

Demand for global petrochemicals has rebounded stronger than expected in 2010, Gary Adams, president of CMAI (Houston) told attendees at the fifth annual GPCA Forum currently being held in Dubai. Demand is being driven by emerging economies, with Asia and India leading the way, Adams says. “The rebound has been quite strong, and demand growth is now tracking at just over 5%/year,” Adams says. Between 2000-2005 the demand for basic petrochemicals and plastics was growing by about 20 million m.t./year; CMAI now expects growth to be about 35 million-40 million m.t./year between 2010-2015.


November 4, 2010
Borealis (Vienna) reported solid improvement in third quarter sales and earnings but warned that the global economy is still volatile and it expects results in the fourth quarter to be...
November 1, 2010
Borealis, Borouge, and Nova Chemicals, already among the largest producers of polyolefins, are together set to be among the top 10 largest players in the chemical industry by 2013...
October 26, 2010
Praxair says its Praxair Gulf Industrial Gases (Abu Dhabi) subsidiary has finalized an agreement with United Steel Company (SULB; Hidd, Bahrain), to supply oxygen, nitrogen and argon...
August 30, 2010
Praxair says it has agreed to acquire a 49% stake in ROC Group's industrial gases businesses in the Mideast. Those assets, which will operate as a joint venture based in Kuwait City...
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