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Iran (93)

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Oman (85)


SAUDI ARABIA

Aramco and Total to inject funds into Satorp joint venture
Saudi Aramco and Total have announced that they will inject new funds into their joint venture, Saudi Aramco Total Refining & Petrochemical (Satorp), to finance the construction of the latter's project at Al Jubail. The two companies will contribute a...

Sabic appoints chemicals executive to CFO
Yousef Al Benyan  Sabic, the Mideast’s largest chemicals player and one of the global leading producers, has appointed Yousef Al Benyan as its new CFO, CW has learned. Sources tell CW that Al Benyan will be executive v.p./finance as of 11 January...

Nama Chemicals to restart chlor-alkali plant in January
Nama Chemicals (Al Jubail) says that it plans to restart its chlor-alkali production facility at Al Jubail on 5 January 2015. The plant has been down since a fire in the caustic soda unit on 16 November. Nama estimates the total financial impact of the...

Tasnee appoints former Sabic CFO as its new CEO
The National Industrialization Co. (Tasnee; Riyadh) informed the Saudi Stock Exchange on Sunday that its board of directors has accepted the resignation of Salih bin Fahd Al Nazha, Tasnee’s CEO, because of personal reasons. He will be stepping down on...

Sabic CFO resigns
Sabic executive v.p./corporate finance and CFO Mutlaq Al-Morished has announced that he is resigning from Sabic, according to an interview with Saudi news service Mubasher. Al-Morished told Mubasher that he had submitted his resignation from his position at...

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KUWAIT

GPCA: Diversification will create new opportunities in the Mideast
The GCC countries will see a decline in chemical industry’s growth from an impressive 11%/year in the past 10 years to 7.1%/year through 2020 to reach 226 million m.t./year, up from the current volume of 140 million m.t./year, according to the Gulf...

GPCA: Equate's manufacturing complex down for turnaround; debottlenecking project makes progress
Equate (Safat, Kuwait), a joint venture between Petrochemical Industries Co. (PIC), Dow Chemical, Boubyan Petrochemical, and Qurain Petrochemical Industries, says that a large part of its petrochemical complex at Shuaiba, Kuwait is currently down for a...

GPCA: Aramco CEO calls for switch to mixed-feed crackers as gas feedstocks run short
The 9th Gulf Petrochemical & Chemical Association (GPCA; Dubai) Forum kicked off today with record attendance, exceeding 2,000 for the first time. The event, whose theme is: “What’s next for the chemical industry,” is taking place amid...

Dow shares in Kuwaiti jv's will be offered to the local public, PIC says
 Kuwait plans to offer to the public the shares in Kuwaiti joint ventures which Dow Chemical plans to sell off, according to Asaad Al Saad, CEO of Petrochemical Industries Co. (PIC; Kuwait City). PIC is Dow’s partner along with local Boubyan...

GCC exports of chemicals to China continue to grow, GPCA says
In 2013, the Arabian Gulf countries exported 39.5 million m.t. of chemicals to Asia, with China accounting for the largest share, according to the annual Facts & Figures report of the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), the association...

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U.A.E.

India's Nuberg Engineering awarded contract to build calcium chloride plant in Abu Dhabi
Al Ghaith Industries (Abu Dhabi) has awarded Nuberg Engineering (Noida, India) a contract to build a calcium chloride plant in Abu Dhabi, Nuberg says. The plant's intended capacity is 85 m.t./day and is the first calcium chloride project in the...

GPCA: Diversification will create new opportunities in the Mideast
The GCC countries will see a decline in chemical industry’s growth from an impressive 11%/year in the past 10 years to 7.1%/year through 2020 to reach 226 million m.t./year, up from the current volume of 140 million m.t./year, according to the Gulf...

GPCA: Aramco CEO calls for switch to mixed-feed crackers as gas feedstocks run short
The 9th Gulf Petrochemical & Chemical Association (GPCA; Dubai) Forum kicked off today with record attendance, exceeding 2,000 for the first time. The event, whose theme is: “What’s next for the chemical industry,” is taking place amid...

Givaudan develops Mideast presence with expanded technical center, regional offices at Dubai
Givaudan (Vernier, Switzerland), a market leader in the global fragrance and flavor industry, says it has opened an expanded technical center and regional offices at Dubai. The state-of-the-art facilities are in response to growing demand for flavors from...

GCC exports of chemicals to China continue to grow, GPCA says
In 2013, the Arabian Gulf countries exported 39.5 million m.t. of chemicals to Asia, with China accounting for the largest share, according to the annual Facts & Figures report of the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), the association...

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IRAN

GPCA: Aramco CEO calls for switch to mixed-feed crackers as gas feedstocks run short
The 9th Gulf Petrochemical & Chemical Association (GPCA; Dubai) Forum kicked off today with record attendance, exceeding 2,000 for the first time. The event, whose theme is: “What’s next for the chemical industry,” is taking place amid...

Chinese investors financing Iranian petchem projects
Chinese investors have begun financing two petrochemical projects under construction in Iran. "The letters of credit for two petrochemical units each with a value of €350-400 million [$435.9-498.2 million] have been opened by Chinese...

Cipla to establish manufacturing unit in Iran
Drugs major Cipla (Mumbai) has signed an agreement with its Iranian distributor to establish a manufacturing facility in Iran. The company has informed the Bombay Stock Exchange that it has signed a definitive agreement to establish the facility. Its...

Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers plans urea project in Iran
Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers (RCF; Mumbai) says it is seeking investment opportunities abroad, including a joint venture to set up a fertilizer plant in Iran. "We are looking for an Iranian partner to build an $800-million urea plant in Iran...

Feedstock shortage halts aromatics production at Isfahan petrochemical plant
The petrochemical plant at Isfahan, Iran, has stopped producing aromatics because of the lack of feedstock, local news agencies report, citing the plant’s managing director. “The feedstock supplied by Isfahan refinery has stopped from 8 June...

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QATAR

GPCA: Diversification will create new opportunities in the Mideast
The GCC countries will see a decline in chemical industry’s growth from an impressive 11%/year in the past 10 years to 7.1%/year through 2020 to reach 226 million m.t./year, up from the current volume of 140 million m.t./year, according to the Gulf...

GPCA: Aramco CEO calls for switch to mixed-feed crackers as gas feedstocks run short
The 9th Gulf Petrochemical & Chemical Association (GPCA; Dubai) Forum kicked off today with record attendance, exceeding 2,000 for the first time. The event, whose theme is: “What’s next for the chemical industry,” is taking place amid...

GCC exports of chemicals to China continue to grow, GPCA says
In 2013, the Arabian Gulf countries exported 39.5 million m.t. of chemicals to Asia, with China accounting for the largest share, according to the annual Facts & Figures report of the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), the association...

Qafco and University of Liege sign research agreement into use of urea in poultry feed
Qatar Fertilizer Co. (Qafco; Doha), a leading global producer of ammonia and urea, and the University of Liege in Belgium have signed an agreement for joint research cooperation into the use of urea as poultry feed additive to prevent the use of antibiotics...

Qafco to enter niche urea market with novel plant
Qatar Fertilizer Co. (Qafco; Doha), the world’s largest single site producer of ammonia and urea, has signed a contract with the engineering and technology company NIIK (Moscow) for the design and supply of a pilot high-speed drum granulation unit to...

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OMAN

Reports: Repairs to fire-damaged Oman refinery to cost "millions"
Repairs to Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co.'s (Orpic; Muscat) 106,000-bbl/day refinery at Mina Al Fahal will cost "millions of dollars" following a fire at one of the refinery's naphtha treatment units, according to a report from...

Orpic prequalifies engineering firms for four petrochemical project packages
Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic; Muscat) says that several engineering contractors have expressed interest in bidding for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) work on Orpic’s $3.6 billion petrochemical project at...

Ompet reaches agreement for PTA-PET project in Oman
Sohar Port and Freezone (Sohar, Oman) has struck a deal with Oman International Petrochemical Industry Co. (Ompet; Muscat) for a facility that will manufacture purified terephthalic acid (PTA) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and have a combined capacity...

Orpic to float EPC tender early next year for Liwa plastics project in Oman
Al Mahruqi: A start of a new era for petrochemicals in Oman. Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic; Muscat) will issue invitations to bid for its $3-4 billion petrochemical project, the Liwa plastics project, in the first quarter of...

GPCA: Diversification will create new opportunities in the Mideast
The GCC countries will see a decline in chemical industry’s growth from an impressive 11%/year in the past 10 years to 7.1%/year through 2020 to reach 226 million m.t./year, up from the current volume of 140 million m.t./year, according to the Gulf...

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