Advanced Petrochemical and SK Gas Plan $1.8B PDH/PP Complex

Advanced Global Investment Company (AGIC), a subsidiary of PP producer Advanced Petrochemical, has agreed to form a joint venture with South Korea’s SK Gas and build a propane dehydrogenation (PDH)/PP complex at Jubail, Saudi Arabia. The JV agreement follows a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in June, 2019. The new entity, called Advanced Polyolefins, will … Read more Advanced Petrochemical and SK Gas Plan $1.8B PDH/PP Complex

Sasol Considers $2B Rights Issue, in Talks to Sell LCCP Assets

Sasol said on Tuesday that it aims to generate $6 billion by the end of financial year 2021 as it seeks to stabilise its balance sheet. The energy and chemicals major is battling high debt, the impact of the corona virus outbreak and falls in oil and chemical prices. Sasol said it could sell up … Read more Sasol Considers $2B Rights Issue, in Talks to Sell LCCP Assets

Sadara Chemical Reports Huge Losses, Sales Decline

Sadara Chemical Company, a joint venture (JV) between Saudi Aramco and Dow, reported a huge loss in full-year of 2019 due to lower product prices and the costs of asset maintenance which reached SAR9.2 billion ($2.45 billion). Net loss was SAR14.486 billion ($3.86 billion), up from 2018’s SAR3.86 billion ($1.03 billion). Operating loss was at … Read more Sadara Chemical Reports Huge Losses, Sales Decline

SABIC Increases Its Stake in Clariant to 31.5%

SABIC (Saudi Basic Industries Corporation) said on Tuesday that it had raised its stake in specialty chemicals maker Clariant. The state-owned company now owns 31.5% in Clariant, up from 24.99% previously, it said in a filing. The increase in stake holding was just short of the one-third ownership that would trigger a mandatory offer for … Read more SABIC Increases Its Stake in Clariant to 31.5%

Air Products Qudra Breaks Ground for Industrial Gases Hub in Saudi Arabia

Air Products Qudra, in collaboration with the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, held a ceremonial groundbreaking to mark the start of work in building a world-class, fully-integrated industrial gases hub in the Jubail Industrial City. The significant investment by Air Products Qudra involves building, owning and operating a world-scale steam methane reformer (SMR) to … Read more Air Products Qudra Breaks Ground for Industrial Gases Hub in Saudi Arabia

Turkey’s Rönesans, Algeria’s Sonatrach Sign Petchem JV

Turkey and Algeria will jointly establish a petrochemicals plant in Adana on the Mediterranean coast, Algerian Energy Minister Mohammed Arkab told state-run Anadolu Agency. Turkey’s Rönesans Holding and Algeria’s state-owned energy company Sonatrach will take part in the project, Arkab said on the margins of the Turkey-Algeria Business Forum. The petrochemical facility is estimated to … Read more Turkey’s Rönesans, Algeria’s Sonatrach Sign Petchem JV

SABIC, Yokogawa Sign Strategic Collaboration Agreement

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) announced that it has entered into a strategic alliance framework agreement to accelerate collaboration with Yokogawa Electric Corporation. The agreement includes selection of Yokogawa as a preferred supplier of control systems. Under this alliance agreement, Yokogawa will promote localization in Saudi Arabia, and its integrated control systems and safety instrumented … Read more SABIC, Yokogawa Sign Strategic Collaboration Agreement

SAFCO Acquires SABIC’s Agri-Nutrients Unit

The Saudi Arabian Fertiliser Company (SAFCO) agreed to acquire a unit of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) to improve growth and look for new markets, the company said on Wednesday. SAFCO will acquire 100% of SABIC Agri Nutrients Investment Company, which is valued at 4.59 billion Saudi riyals ($1.2 billion) by way of an increase … Read more SAFCO Acquires SABIC’s Agri-Nutrients Unit

RIL, ADNOC in pact to explore setting up Ethylene Dichloride JV

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) signed a framework agreement with Reliance Industries to explore development of an Ethylene Dichloride facility in Ruwais. The agreement was signed by Mr. Abdulaziz Alhajri, Executive Director of ADNOC’s Downstream Directorate, and Mr. Nikhil R. Meswani, RIL Executive Director. Under the terms of the agreement, ADNOC and RIL … Read more RIL, ADNOC in pact to explore setting up Ethylene Dichloride JV

SAGIA, Shell and AMG Sign Agreement to Build Catalyst Recycling Facility

The Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA), Shell Overseas Services Ltd. (Shell) and Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. (AMG) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to evaluate the potential for construction and operation, subject to regulatory approvals, of a spent catalyst recycling facility in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia. The signing took place in Riyadh, Saudi … Read more SAGIA, Shell and AMG Sign Agreement to Build Catalyst Recycling Facility

Air Products Signs MOU to Establish Industrial Gas Production Facilities in Saudi Arabia

Air Products Qudra and Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish world-class industrial gas production facilities and distribution networks in the industrial cities of Royal Commission. The MOU sets preliminary framework details for Air Products Qudra to establish a hydrogen fueling economy in the Kingdom, achieve higher values … Read more Air Products Signs MOU to Establish Industrial Gas Production Facilities in Saudi Arabia

Air Products to form $11.5bn JV

Air Products has confirmed that it is in final negotiations to form a joint venture with Saudi Aramco, ACWA Power and Air Products Qudra to acquire the gasification, power and industrial gas assets at Jazan Economic City, representing a total investment value of about $11.5 billion. Air Products’ confirmation follows an announcement made on Tuesday … Read more Air Products to form $11.5bn JV

Sabic to Invest in Methanol Plant in Russian Far East

Sabic (Saudi Basic Industries Corporation) signed a preliminary agreement with the state-controlled Russian Direct Investment Fund and Moscow-based ESN Group for a potential investment in a methanol plant in the Russian Far East, as the Middle East’s biggest petrochemicals producer looks to expand its international footprint. The agreement, part of a broad range of pacts … Read more Sabic to Invest in Methanol Plant in Russian Far East

Saudi Aramco Suspends 50% of Production following Drone Attacks

Saudi Aramco emergency crews contained fires at its plants in Abqaiq and Khurais, as a result of terrorist attacks with projectiles, according to a media release from the company. These attacks resulted in production suspension of 5.7 million barrels of crude oil per day. After visiting the incident locations, Amin H Nasser, Saudi Aramco president … Read more Saudi Aramco Suspends 50% of Production following Drone Attacks

Eni, ADNOC Close Partnership Agreements in Refining and Trading

Eni and ADNOC, said they closed their strategic partnership, announced in January, through which Eni acquired a 20 percent equity interest in ADNOC refining. The partners – which include Austria’s OMV – also set up a new trading joint venture. ADNOC Refining refines in excess of 922,000 barrels per day of crude at its Ruwais … Read more Eni, ADNOC Close Partnership Agreements in Refining and Trading

Saudi Aramco, Baker Hughes sign MOU for Non-metallic Materials Facility in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Aramco and Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE) signed a memorandum of understanding on July 2nd  to create a new joint venture facility in Saudi Arabia to manufacture non-metallic materials which will be used in a variety of areas of the energy industry. “This agreement supports Saudi Aramco’s strategy to play a leading role … Read more Saudi Aramco, Baker Hughes sign MOU for Non-metallic Materials Facility in Saudi Arabia

Advanced, SK Gas sign MOU for ethylene project in Saudi Arabia

Advanced Petrochemical Company announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Advanced Global Investment Company (AGIC), a subsidiary of Advanced, and SK Gas Co. Ltd, an affiliate of SK Group, South Korea, for the development of a Propane Dehydrogenation (to produce Propylene) and Polypropylene (to produce PP) Project in Jubail Industrial City in … Read more Advanced, SK Gas sign MOU for ethylene project in Saudi Arabia

INEOS to Invest $2 Billion in New Manufacturing Plants in Saudi Arabia

INEOS has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Saudi Aramco and Total, France, to build three new plants as part of the Jubail 2 complex in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A new state-of-the-art 425,000 tonne acrylonitrile plant, will use INEOS’ world leading technology and catalyst. It will be the first plant of its kind … Read more INEOS to Invest $2 Billion in New Manufacturing Plants in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Aramco to Acquire Shell out of Sasref Refinery for $631 Million

Saudi Aramco announced on Sunday it will buy Royal Dutch Shell’s 50% interest in the SASREF refinery in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia, for $631 million. The sale is expected to complete later this year, subject to regulatory approval. According to the statement, Aramco will take full ownership of the 305,000 barrels per day refinery … Read more Saudi Aramco to Acquire Shell out of Sasref Refinery for $631 Million

EGA Starts Alumina Production at Al-Taweelah Refinery

EGA (Emirates Global Aluminium), the largest industrial company in the United Arab Emirates outside oil and gas,  announced the start-up of Al Taweelah alumina refinery, a strategic growth project that expands the industrial giant’s business upstream in the aluminium value chain. Alumina is the feedstock for aluminium smelters and is refined from bauxite ore. Once … Read more EGA Starts Alumina Production at Al-Taweelah Refinery