QP signs butadiene extraction plant deal with Japanese companies

petrochemical2 wcQatar Petroleum (QP) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with two Japanese companies for the development of an integrated butadiene extraction and elastomer complex in Ras Laffan

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GCC earns US$97.3 billion from petrochemicals in 2012

refinery GCC-azza-bazoo flickrThe total revenue earned by the GCC petrochemical industry in 2012 amounted to US$97.3bn, according to a Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association (GPCA) report

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GE and Carbon Holdings sign Egyptian petrochemical deal

refinery egypt-zandura577 sxc.huGE and Carbon Holdings have signed a US$500mn technical support agreement for Tahrir Petrochemicals’ greenfield naphtha cracker and olefins complex project in Ain Sokhna, Egypt

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Sadara Chemical Company awards Roxtec cables and seals supply contract

petchem3Saudi Arabia’s Sadara Chemical Company has awarded UK-based Roxtec a contract to supply blast proof cables and pipe seals for its upcoming petrochemical plant on the east coast of the Kingdom

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GPCA expects GCC fertiliser production capacity to rise by 47 per cent

fertiliserThe Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) has estimated that the GCC fertiliser industry’s production capacity will increase by 47 per cent from 2012 levels to 46.6mn tonnes by 2018

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