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US shale gas, China polyethylene may challenge Gulf petchems

Low oil prices, US shale gas and China's polyethylene could pose a challenge to the Gulf region's petrochemical industry, Qatar's Energy and Industry Minister Mohammed Saleh Al Sada said.   "One

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China biggest market for Gulf petchem producers

Gulf countries exported 39.5 million tonnes of chemicals to Asia last year, with China accounting for the largest share, according to Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) figures. The development of the manufacturi

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China biggest market for Gulf petchem producers

Gulf countries exported 39.5 million tonnes of chemicals to Asia last year, with China accounting for the largest share, according to Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) figures. The development of the manufacturi

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UAE ‘produces 2.4m tonnes of polymers’

The UAE produces 2.4 million tonnes of polymers, commanding a share of 10 per cent of the total GCC production of 23.9 million tonnes, according to petrochemical industry experts. This was revealed at the launch of ArabPlast 2015,

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Equate wins sustainability award

Equate Petrochemical Company, Kuwait’s first international petrochemical joint venture, has received the BGreen’s Lifetime Achievement Award 2014 for sustainability related achievements. The award was received by Equat

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Oil price decline temporary says Sabic CEO

The recent decline in global oil prices will prove temporary even if it lasts a year or so, since population growth will ultimately bring higher consumption and prices, the chief executive of Saudi Basic Industries Corp (Sabic) said on Sunday.

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Iran eyes $70bn investment in petchem sector

Iran has drafted a 10-year plan to attract $70 billion in investments into its petrochemical sector and an investment fund will be set up in this regard, a senior official has said. Deputy Minister of Oil Abbas She'ri Moqaddam

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Middle East ‘perfect hub for petchem industry’

The Middle East, specifically the GCC region, has many unique attributes that combine to make it the perfect hub of the global petrochemical industry, said Ziad Al Labban, CEO of Sadara Chemical Company. He was speaking at the the

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Middle East ‘perfect hub for petchem industry’

The Middle East, specifically the GCC region, has many unique attributes that combine to make it the perfect hub of the global petrochemical industry, said Ziad Al Labban, CEO of Sadara Chemical Company. He was speaking at the the

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GCC major player in $3.8 trillion petchem market

More than 10 per cent of the global petrochemical and chemical production worth over $3.8 trillion came from Gulf nations, said a top industry expert. "During 2012, the Gulf’s production capacity of petrochemicals and c

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