Thursday 27 April 2017

Sadara’s fourth plastics plant starts operation

Sadara Chemical Company announced today the startup of its fourth and final polyethylene unit, the High Pressure Low Density Polyethylene (HP-LDPE) Train. This marks a significant milestone for the company as it continues to bring its world-scale manufacturing facilities on strea


Oil demand will continue to grow: Aramco CEO

Oil demand will continue to grow in absolute terms at fairly healthy levels for the foreseeable future driven by the growing global economy and the increase in population, said Amin Nasser, president and CEO, Saudi Aramco. "The global economy is forecast to double in size by


StocExpo Middle East Africa kicks off in Dubai

StocExpo Middle East Africa, the region’s leading exhibition and conference and only dedicated event for the bulk liquid storage industry, got underway yesterday (April 26) in Dubai, UAE.  Concluding today at the Dubai World Trade Centre, StocExpo Middle East Africa is


Petromin plans 240 gas stations in Saudi by 2020

Petromin, a leading lubricants and automotive services company in Saudi Arabia, plans to build 240 gas stations across the Kingdom by 2020, a top official said.  “It is a major objective for Petromin is to set benchmark quality across the service industry, and to cater


Egypt to sign solar power deal with Alfanar

The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) will sign a power purchase agreement with Saudi Arabian company Alfanar next week, a report said. Alfanar paid the third instalment of the cost-sharing agreement after an increase of its value by about 35 per cent, Mohamed Abde


Oman Oil, Shell sign tie-up on Block 42

Oman Oil Company Exploration & Production (OOCEP) and Shell Exploration have signed a Heads of Agreement (the HOA) to collaborate on Oman Block 42. The HOA was signed for OOCEP by Isam Bin Saud Al Zadjali, chief executive officer at Oman Oil Company, and for Shell by Chris Br


UAE opens first solar-powered gas station

Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) has opened the country's first solar-powered gas station on the main Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, said a report. This is yet another new sign reflecting the UAE's increased focus on maintaining the highest standards of sustainability an


Honeywell unveils home, building tech solutions

Honeywell, a global technology and manufacturing leader, unveiled its new home and building technology (HBT) solutions for the Middle East region at a key industry event held in Kuwait. The Honeywell Home and Building Technologies Symposium saw over 250 representatives from gover


Dana Gas makes first international condensate sale in Egypt

Dana Gas,  the Middle East’s largest regional natural gas company, has achieved an important milestone with the first international sale of condensate in Egypt under the gas production enhancement agreement (GPEA). The first cargo is approximately 150,000 barrels of Wa


Empower opens biggest branch in Business Bay

UAE-based Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) has opened its biggest customer service centre, spread over a 2,000-sq-ft area at Business Bay in Dubai. The opening of the new branch is part of the company’s efforts to make its services accessible to larges

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