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Sadara signs contracts with Marafiq utility company
Sadara Basic Services Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sadara Chemical Co. (Sadara), announced today that Sadara has entered into 30-year agreements with the Power and Water Utility Company for Jubail & Yanbu (Marafiq). Sadara, a joint venture between...

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...

Israeli cabinet approves recommendations for higher taxes on companies exploiting natural resources
The Israeli cabinet has approved the country's Sheshinski Committee II's recommendations on fiscal and tax policies for Israel's natural resources, the country's ministry of finance says. The recommendations would mean a large tax increase on the profits of...

Petrokemya to expand butadiene capacity at Jubail
Petrokemya, a wholly-owned Sabic subsidiary, plans to expand its butadiene extraction plant at Jubail, Saudi Arabia. KBR has been awarded the front-end engineering design contract by Sabic for the debottlenecking and expansion of the plant. Petrokemya is one...

Sipchem takes large methanol complex off-line for maintenance
Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem) said today that it intends to stop production at IMC, its methanol production joint venture with a consortium of Japanese companies. Sipchem will carry out periodic maintenance and some refits in line with...

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