Sunday 2 August 2015

Sipchem affiliate restarts methanol production

An affiliate of Saudi International Petrochemical Company (Sipchem) has restarted a methanol plant after scheduled maintenance, Sipchem said in a bourse filing. The plant, which produces 967,000 tonnes of methanol per annum, was s


Bahrain firm hails EU’s duy suspension on methanol

A Bahrain-based Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) has welcomed a European Union (EU) decision to suspend the customs duty levied on the import of methanol from Arabian Gulf states. The 5.5 per cent levy on such imp


Sabic, Sinopec in talks over $5bn methanol plant

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) and China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (Sinopec) have started negotiations with Trinidad and Tobago to build a $5.3 billion methanol complex there, Sabic said on Saturday. Sabic and its Chinese


Qurain puts Algeria plant costs at $700m

Kuwait's Qurain Petrochemicals Co. expects costs for an Algerian methanol plant contract it has won as part of a consortium to amount to $700 million. Algeria officials had put the costs of the plant, which Qurain will build with a consort

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