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Striking workers threaten to close Israel Chemicals' Dead Sea potash operations
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Striking workers at Israel Chemicals (ICL) have reportedly threatened to close he company's potash operations near the Dead Sea, protesting at plans to cut 140 jobs at its bromine division....

Algerian and Qatari companies reportedly partner on chemical projects
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Algerian and Qatari companies are reportedly planning to collaborate on two chemical projects in Algeria....

Egypt and Kuwait partner on $6.8bn petrochemical and fertiliser projects
Monday, February 16, 2015 Egyptian and Kuwaiti companies have signed preliminary deals to set up petrochemical and phosphate fertiliser projects worth around...

Saudi Kayan to boost ethylene production capacity
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Saudi Kayan has signed a deal with the Saudi Arabian Government for extra allocation of ethane gas to boost its ethylene production at the Jubail petrochemical...

Taqa and Halliburton Multi-Chem form JV to build specialty chemical plant in Saudi Arabia
Monday, February 02, 2015 Saudi Arabia-based Industrialisation & Energy Services (Taqa) and Halliburton Multi-Chem have agreed to form a joint venture to build a specialty chemical plant in Saudi Arabia....

Shell signs $11bn deal with Iraq Government to build petrochemical complex in Basra
Thursday, January 29, 2015 Anglo-Dutch oil and gas giant Shell has signed a deal worth $11bn with the Iraq Government to build a petrochemicals complex near Basra,...

Sika to buy tile adhesives producer Duro-Moza in Mozambique
Thursday, January 29, 2015 Sika has entered into an agreement to acquire Mozambique-based specialised mortar and tile adhesives producer...

Nigeria to stop imports of petrochemical products by 2018
Friday, January 16, 2015 The Nigerian Government is set to stop importing petrochemical products by...

Shell and Qatar Petroleum shelve $6.4bn petrochemical joint venture in Qatar
Thursday, January 15, 2015 Oil and gas giant Shell and Qatar Petroleum have shelved plans to proceed with their Al-Karaana Petrochemicals complex joint venture (JV) in Ras Laffan Industrial City,...

EQUATE completes turnaround at petrochemical plant in Kuwait
Monday, January 05, 2015 EQUATE Petrochemical has completed the turnaround and first phase of the debottlenecking project at its polyethylene plant in...

Dangote to invest $2bn in Nigerian petrochemical and fertiliser complex
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 African conglomerate Dangote is reportedly planning to spend $2bn at its petrochemical and fertiliser complex in Lagos,...

Tasnee to increase stake in TiO2 producer Cristal
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 Saudi Arabia-based National Industrialization (Tasnee) has entered into an agreement to increase its stake in titanium dioxide (TiO2) producer...

ICL IP starts chemical processing for polymeric flame retardants at Israel plant
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 ICL Industrial Products (ICL IP) has commenced chemical processing at its manufacturing plant in Israel for the production of FR-122P polymeric flame...

Dow Chemical to reduce stakes in Middle East joint ventures
Thursday, November 13, 2014 Dow Chemical has announced it will reduce its stakes in the MEGlobal and Greater EQUATE joint ventures (JV) in...

China starts providing funds for Iranian petrochemical projects
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 Chinese investors have reportedly started providing funds for two petrochemical projects currently underway in...

Arabian Petrochemical selects KBR for services on butadiene plant, Saudi Arabia
Friday, November 07, 2014 Arabian Petrochemical (Petrokemya), has selected KBR to provide front-end engineering design services for a proposed expansion project at its butadiene extraction facility in Al Jubail, Saudi...

AkzoNobel commences operations at Dubai powder coatings facility
Thursday, November 06, 2014 Speciality chemicals producer AkzoNobel has commenced operations at its new powder coatings facility in...

TCI Sanmar Chemicals to expand Egyptian operations
Monday, November 03, 2014 TCI Sanmar Chemicals is planning to expand its operations in Egypt with an investment of...

Carbon Holdings and UAE in talks over Tahrir Petrochemical Complex
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Carbon Holdings is reportedly in talks with the UAE Government over a possible $400m investment in the Tahrir Petrochemical Complex in Ain Sokhna,...

A. Schulman and INITZ partner to commercialise PPS compounds
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Plastic compounds and resins supplier A. Schulman has partnered with South Korean polymer producer INITZ for the compounding and marketing of INITZ's ECOTRAN polyphenylene sulphide (PPS)...

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