SABIC, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical in negotiations to extend Saudi methanol joint venture agreement
Japan Saudi Arabia Methanol Co (JSMC) and SABIC have been negotiating details of the Saudi Methanol Company (AR-RAZI) joint venture scheme, intending to extend the current agreement.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani unveils three mega petrochemical projects in Asaluyeh
Iran has brought online 3.4 million metric tonnes per annum of new methanol, urea and ammonia capacity at a cost of $1.85bn.
Haldor Topsoe buys complete ownership of Ferrostaal Topsoe Projects
Haldor Topsoe announced that it has acquired full ownership of Ferrostaal Topsoe Projects, which will be rebranded as ‘Topsoe Project Development’ and the location will be in Essen, Germany.
SABIC opens first polyacetal plant in the Middle East, supports Saudi Vision 2030
Polyacetal is a semi-crystalline thermoplastic material that has the potential to replace metal in many applications due to its high strength, exceptional dimensional stability and ease of machining.
Sipchem holds methanol seminar in Jubail, Khobar
The seminar was presented by Dom LaVigne, director of government and public affairs, Asia Pacific/Middle East, Methanol Institute, who has 25 years of experience in the field.
Opinion: Improving performance in downstream industry: The challenges and opportunities
We are already witnessing interesting trends in the refining and petrochemical sectors of the energy industry in 2018, observe RPME's regular columnists Colin Chapman and Ekaterina Kalinenko.