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Fauji Fertilizer to build chemical plant in Africa
Friday, July 11, 2014 Pakistan-based Fauji Fertilizer has unveiled plans to build a chemical plant in Africa, the company’s first overseas...

IHS selected to study Gulf of Guinea’s $1.1bn methanol project in Nigeria
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 Gulf of Guinea Methanol (GGML) has selected UK-based engineering and consulting firm IHS Global to carry out a feasibility study for its proposed $1.1bn methanol project Ogidigben Industrial...

Gulf fertiliser production up 4% in 2013, GPCA says
Monday, July 07, 2014 Fertiliser production in the Gulf region increased 4% to 42.7 million tonnes in 2013, compared with the previous year, according to the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association...

Qatar Fuel Additives selects Honeywell Process Solutions’ safety system for Qatar plant
Thursday, July 03, 2014 Qatar Fuel Additives (QAFAC) has selected Honeywell Process Solutions to provide a new control and safety system for its plant in Mesaieed Industrial City, south of Doha....

Ma’aden Wa’ad Al-Shamal Phosphate signs $5bn loan deal for Saudi Arabia project
Wednesday, July 02, 2014 Ma'aden Wa'ad Al-Shamal Phosphate (MWSPC), a joint-venture (JV) of Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma'aden), Mosaic and SABIC, has signed a deal for a loan of SAR18.9bn ($5bn) to finance its...

CTCI selected to build MMA monomer and PMMA plants in Saudi Arabia
Friday, June 27, 2014 Saudi Methacrylates, a 50/50 joint-venture (JV) of Saudi Basic Industries (SABIC) and Mitsubishi Rayon (MRC), has awarded a SAR4.5bn ($1.2bn) contract to Taiwan's CTCI Corporation to build...

Methanex temporarily halts Egyptian operations due to gas shortage
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Egyptian Methanex Methanol (EMethanex), the Egyptian joint-venture (JV) operation of Methanex, has temporarily halted its operations due to insufficient gas...

Indian firms look for Iranian partners for $1.1bn urea plant
Monday, June 23, 2014 India-based Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers (RCF) and Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers and Chemicals (GNFC) are looking for an Iranian partner to build a Rs70bn ($1.16bn) urea plant...

Dangote Oil Refining awards contract to Engineers India for Nigerian petrochemical project
Friday, June 20, 2014 Dangote Oil Refining Company of Nigeria has awarded a $139m contract to Engineers India (EIL) for a petrochemical project near Lagos,...

Saif Al Khaili Group to build chemical plant in Abu Dhabi
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 UAE-based conglomerate Saif Al Khaili Group has signed a deal with Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) to build two manufacturing facilities in Abu Dhabi with an initial investment of...

China plans to finance methanol projects in Iran
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 China is planning to fund seven methanol projects currently underway in Iran, according to National Petrochemical (NPC) deputy head Mohammad Hassan...

Sipchem and Sahara Petrochemical put $5.7bn merger plan on hold
Monday, June 09, 2014 Saudi International Petrochemical (Sipchem) and Sahara Petrochemical have shelved their plans to merge operations, which would have created a chemical company with $5.7bn market...

South Africa imposes penalty on Sasol for over-pricing polymers
Friday, June 06, 2014 The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has imposed a penalty of ZAR534m ($49.8m) on Sasol Chemical Industries (SCI), a subsidiary of Sasol, for charging excessive prices on purified propylene...

Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilisers drops $1bn investment in Ghana
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 India-based Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilisers (RCF) has reportedly dropped its plans to build a $1bn fertiliser facility at Shama district in western...

Brass Fertilizer and Haldor Topsøe consortium to build $3.5bn fertiliser complex in Nigeria
Monday, June 02, 2014 A Danish consortium led by Brass Fertilizer and Haldor Topsøe has agreed to design and construct a $3.5bn urea, methanol and gas processing complex on Brass Island, Bayelsa, Nigeria....

Materia to help QAPCO develop next-generation materials from existing feedstock
Thursday, May 29, 2014 Catalyst technology firm Materia has partnered with Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO) to work on the development of the next-generation materials produced from Qatar’s existing...

Israel Chemicals drops $1bn investment plan in Israel over proposed ‘windfall tax’
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Israel Chemicals (ICL), majority-owned by industrial conglomerate Israel Corp, has dropped its plans to invest $1bn in...

Saudi Aramco plans $100bn downstream investments in ten years
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Saudi Arabian petroleum and natural gas firm Saudi Aramco has said its downstream investments are expected to be more than $100bn in the coming years, citing a surge in demand for oil...

Drake & Scull secures contract for Tahrir Petrochemical complex in Egypt
Thursday, May 15, 2014 Drake & Scull International has been awarded a AED2.2bn ($599m) contract from Carbon Holdings for Tahrir Petrochemical (TPC) project development near Suez Canal in Ain Sokhna,...

SABIC to build oil-to-chemicals complex in Saudi Arabia
Thursday, May 15, 2014 Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) is in the final stages of plans to construct an oil-to-chemicals (OTC) plant in Saudi Arabia, a move that will provide the region with around 100,000 direct...

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