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EU lifts ban on petchem trade with Iran following nuclear deal
The European Union this week lifted a ban on trade in petrochemicals with Iran, as part of a preliminary agreement on Iran's nuclear program that was reached in November 2013. Iran agreed to curtail its nuclear activities starting on 20 January 2014, under...

GPCA 2013: Mideast in a period of transition
The Gulf Petrochemical and Chemical Association’s (GPCA; Dubai) annual forum, attended by more than 1,800 delegates, kicked off in Dubai today with networking and an industry seminar presented by IHS Chemical. Sanjay Sharma, managing director/Middle...

Iran stepping up methanol exports
Iran is looking to export more methanol capacity from its complexes, Petrochemical Commercial Co. (PCC; Tehran) says. PCC’s director, Ali Tahouri, tells CW that Iran’s main focus is on exporting to China and India. He was speaking to CW on the...

Iran's Ilam complex to start up; Moghaddam takes over from Bayat
Ilam Petrochemical Co. (Ilam, Iran), majority owned by Petrochemical Commercial Co. (PCC; Tehran), is expected to be commissioned in December raising significantly the polyethylene (PE) quantities that PCC will export in the future, Yusef Mosafer, planning...

Iran's ethylene pipeline to be completed by end of this year
Iran expects to commission the second and final leg of a 1,500-kilometer (km) ethylene pipeline, West Ethylene pipeline, in November this year. The pipeline connects Kavyan, an ethylene production complex at Assaluyeh, in the south of Iran, with several...

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