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Saudi Kayan extends olefins unit shutdown in Jubail

Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Co said it had extended the maintenance work on the olefins plant at its petrochemicals complex in Jubail after a technical fault was discovered. In a bourse filing, the company said repairing the fault w

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General Motors to shut plant, cut jobs in Indonesia

General Motors will stop making GM-branded cars in Indonesia, a battleground for global automakers, closing an assembly plant, axing some 500 jobs and shifting its focus to sport utility vehicles (SUVs). The US auto giant, which w

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Trucks to be used for waste disposal in Bahrain development

Up to 20 truckloads of human waste will have to be hauled off every day from a set of luxury housing developments in the Riffa area in Bahrain to prevent sewage flooding the streets. The Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister

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Wastewater treatment plant in Bahrain closes down

A wastewater treatment plant that serves Riffa Views, the Royal Golf Club and Awali announced last night (February 25) it was shutting down. Metito said that it was ‘forced to make the difficult decision’ and was demob

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Advanced Petrochemical to shut production for maintenance

Saudi Arabia's Advanced Petrochemical plans to shut its propylene and polypropylene plant in March for three weeks for scheduled maintenance, the company said. The plant, in Jubail on the Gulf coast of Saudi Arabia, will go off

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Iraq's biggest oil refinery shut down

Iraq's biggest oil refinery, Baiji, has been shut down and its foreign staff evacuated, refinery officials said on Tuesday, adding that local staff remain in place and the military is still in control of the facility.  

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Bahrain private school shut down for safety lapses

A Bahrain private school has been shut down for safety and security lapses. Education Minister Dr Majid Al Nuaimi ordered City International School to close for flagrant licensing violations, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (

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Libya's oil chaos deepens as armed group shuts pipeline

Libya's largest western oilfields closed when an armed group shut down the pipeline linking them to ports, its deputy oil minister said on Tuesday, reducing its oil output to a trickle. Total Libyan oil output would be just un

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Zain feels the heat in South Sudan

Mobile phone group Zain knew it was facing a challenge when it set out to build up its network in Africa's newest frontier market - the vast, strife-torn expanses of South Sudan. And a challenge is what it got, in the form of

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Aramco shuts Jubail refinery due to glitch

Saudi Aramco has shut a desulphurisation unit at its 305,000 barrels-per-day joint venture refinery with Royal Dutch Shell in Jubail due to a glitch, three trading sources said on Tuesday. The unit at The Saudi Aramco Shell Refine

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