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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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Sadara selects Accenture for IT support services at chemical complex in Saudi Arabia
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 Sadara Chemical, a joint-venture (JV) between Saudi Arabian Oil and Dow Chemical, has selected Accenture to provide business and IT support services for its integrated petrochemical complex...

Orpic secures $2.8bn financing for Sohar Refinery project
Friday, May 02, 2014 Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries (Orpic) has secured $2.8bn financing for its projects, including the Sohar Refinery Improvement Project...

Iran to commence production at four petrochemical plants
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 The National Petrochemical Company (NPC), a subsidiary of the Iranian Petroleum Ministry, is set to commence production at four petrochemical plants before March...

Clariant to increase polymerisation production in Morocco
Friday, April 11, 2014 Clariant has unveiled plans to increase production of polymerisation and blending chemicals for the mining industry in...

CB&I to support Orpic’s Liwa Plastics project in Oman
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 Oman Oil Refineries & Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) has awarded a contract, worth more than $40m, to CB&I to provide ethylene technology, as well as front-end engineering and design...

KBR secures Jebel Ali refinery upgrade contract in Dubai
Monday, March 31, 2014 Emirates National Oil Company Processing Company (EPCL) has awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract to KBR for the upgrade of its condensate refinery at Jebel Ali in Dubai,...

Foster Wheeler to design Kuwait's LNG import and regasification terminal
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 Foster Wheeler, through its Global Engineering and Construction (E&C) Group's subsidiary, has received a pre-front-end engineering design and front-end engineering design contract from...

Sipchem opens new Saudi cable insulation polymers plant
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 Gulf Advanced Cables Insulation, an affiliate of Saudi International Petrochemical (Sipchem), has commissioned a new production facility at Sipchem's complex in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia....

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