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Qatar may replace Shell with other partners in petchems project
Following an announcement Wednesday that Qatar Petroleum (QP) and Shell are halting work on their $6.5-billion Al Karaana joint venture project, Qatar announced today that it is carrying out studies for a petrochemical project with other partners. Industries...

Qatar Petroleum, Shell scrap $6.5-billion petchems project in Qatar
Qatar Petroleum (QP) and Shell say they have decided not to proceed with the proposed Al Karaana petrochemicals project in Qatar and to stop further work on the project. “The decision came after a careful and thorough evaluation of commercial quotations...

GPCA—Plastics capacity in GCC countries to increase 25% by 2020
Plastics production capacity in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries will increase 25% by 2020, to 33.8 million m.t./year, says the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA; Dubai). The region's plastics industry currently makes 13...

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...

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