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Call for Papers for MERTC 2018 Now Open
Bahrain >> 8/11/2016 - Following its inaugural success, MERTC is returning to Bahrain from the 23-24 January 2018 with the Call for Papers opening now! Hailed as the ERTC of the Middle East, MERTC cemented itself as a premi...
Orpic’s $9B Projects to Make Sohar a Top Petrochemical Site
Oman >> 8/1/2016 - State-owned Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company’s (Orpic) $9 billion worth of ongoing projects will make the company’s Sohar site one of the best integrated refining and petrochemical...
KIU Points to Industrial Complex as Launchpad for Oil Projects
Kuwait >> 8/1/2016 - Equate Petrochemical Company is building an industrial complex as part of efforts to buttress grand national oil projects, President of the Kuwait Industries Union (KIU) Hussein Al-Kharafi said. ...
$5.679bn Worth Petchem Products Exported in 1st 4 Months
Iran >> 7/28/2016 - In the first four months of this Iranian calendar year of 1395 (started on March 20), 13,438,000 tons of petrochemical products, worth $5.679 billion, were exported. Based on latest statistics, releas...
SABIC and ExxonMobil Evaluating Petrochemical JV on U.S. Gulf Coast
United States >> 7/25/2016 - SABIC and an affiliate of Exxon Mobil Corporation (ExxonMobil) (NYSE:XOM) are considering the potential development of a jointly owned petrochemical complex on the U.S. Gulf Coast. If developed, th...
BHOS Rector Meets Interns at Azerikimya
Azerbaijan >> 7/18/2016 - Elmar Gasimov, Rector of Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS) visited the Ethylene - Polyethylene Plant of SOCAR’s Azerikimya Production Association in Sumgayit together with the school’s staff to be familia...
Iran Petchem Output to Double by 2021
Iran >> 7/17/2016 - A senior official with the National Petrochemical Company (NPC) says Iran will double its petrochemical output by the end of the 6th five-year development plan (2016-2021). Speaking to Shana, Farnaz A...
Blaze Fully Contained at Petchem Plant
Iran >> 7/11/2016 - Managing director of National Petrochemical Company (NPC) says a blaze that gripped a petrochemical plant in southwestern Iran is fully contained. ...
SABIC, Aramco to Sign $30B Oil-to-Chemicals Project in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia >> 6/28/2016 - Major petrochemicals producer Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) has agreed with national oil giant Saudi Aramco to conduct a joint feasibility study on a proposed oil-to-chemicals project, SABIC sai...
Congress Must Protect Consumers from High Ethanol Mandates
United States >> 6/22/2016 - API Downstream Director Frank Macchiarola said lawmakers need to fix the outdated, broken Renewable Fuel Standard program. Macchiarola said today’s House RFS hearing shows Congress is listening to con...
Petroleum Minister Inspects Final Stages of Ethydco Complex
Petroleum Minister Inspects Final Stages of Ethydco Complex Egypt >> 6/22/2016 - Petroleum Minister Tareq al-Mulla asserted that the petroleum sector is forging ahead with implementing an ambitious program for achieving a comprehensive progress in the petrochemicals industry. ...
SOCAR President Attends St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
Azerbaijan >> 6/18/2016 - SOCAR President Rovnag Abdullayev attended the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on June 16-18, 2016 and held a series of bilateral meetings within the framework of the Forum. A working meet...
African Potash to Support Ugandan Fertilizer Industry
African Potash to Support Ugandan Fertilizer Industry Uganda >> 6/13/2016 - African Potash, the AIM listed exploration company focused on the vertical integration of fertiliser operations in Africa and Sub-Saharan potash assets, confirms that, following press speculation, it ...
Borealis Invests EUR 40m in Cracker Upgrade in Finland
Finland >> 6/7/2016 - Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, announces a EUR 40 million investment to upgrade its steam cracker in Porvoo, Finland...
Saudi's SABIC Agrees Petrochemicals Project with China's Shenhua
China >> 5/31/2016 - Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC), one of the world's largest petrochemicals groups, said on Monday it had signed an agreement with Shenhua Ningxia Coal Industry Group to build a petrochemical compl...
Sadara and Saudi-Korean JV Sign Supply Agreement
Saudi Arabia >> 5/26/2016 - Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara) has entered into a supply agreement with Surfactants’ Detergent Company (SDC), a joint venture being developed by a Saudi/South Korean consortium which plans to build ...
Tanzania to Start Building $3 Bln Fertiliser Plant This Year
Tanzania >> 5/20/2016 - Tanzania plans to start work this year on a $3 billion fertiliser plant, which it said will be Africa's largest, as part of an effort to increase its agricultural production. ...
Air Products Launches Hydrogen Services Business to Support Plants' Customers
United States >> 5/17/2016 - In response to increasing customer demand, Air Products (APD) has launched a Hydrogen Services Business as part of the company’s Customer Plant Support organization. The new Hydrogen Services Business...
EGPC to Buy Up to 138,000 Tonnes of 0.1 Pct Gasoil
EGPC to Buy Up to 138,000 Tonnes of 0.1 Pct Gasoil Egypt >> 4/25/2016 - Egypt's EGPC issued a tender to buy up to 138,000 tonnes of 0.1 percent gasoil in May, according to the tender documents. ...
YPFB Develop Petrochemical with Credit of $1.8b
Bolivia >> 4/13/2016 - YPFB develop the petrochemical industry in the country, for this, the Central Bank of Bolivia (BCB) YPFB gives us a credit of $ 1,800 million to finance the construction of plants Propylene and Polypr...

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