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Libyan power station shuts down for lack of fuel after tanker attack

A power station in a central Libyan city has shut down from lack of fuel, after war planes belonging to the country's official government bombed a tanker delivering supplies, officials of the state-owned power company said. &n

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Bapco starts annual maintenance shutdown

Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) has announced it is geared up for the annual maintenance shutdown that starts today (April 9). As part of the programme, a number of process units such as hydrogen plant, visbreaker, fluidised cat

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Japan jet makes emergency landing after engine shutdown

A Japan Airlines jetliner with 228 passengers was forced to turn around for an emergency landing in Tokyo on Wednesday after the aircraft's right engine shut down during a flight to the northern Hokkaido island, an airline spokesman said.

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Saudi Ma'aden restarts ammonia plant after brief shutdown

A subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Mining Co (Ma'aden) has restarted an ammonia plant after a brief shutdown for repairs at a cooling facility, Ma'aden said.   Ma'aden had previously said it expected the p

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Sipchem set to begin output at new plastics plant

A unit of Saudi International Petrochemical Company (Sipchem) will start commercial operations at its ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) and low-density polyethylene plant on Wednesday, Sipchem said. Last year, Sipchem started testing t

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Sipchem blames shutdowns for profit drop

Saudi International Petrochemical Company (Sipchem) blamed plant shutdowns as it reported a 13.3 per cent drop in third-quarter net profit on Tuesday that missed analysts' forecasts. Sipchem made a profit of SR160.6 million ($

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Yansab extends shutdown at petchem plant

Saudi Arabia's Yanbu National Petrochemical Co. (Yansab) complex is likely to remain shut for maintenance until the end of next week, the company said late on Sunday. The complex has been shut down since Oct. 23, due to a prob

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Little to cheer for Americans in new debt deal

Most Americans found little to cheer in the congressional deal to reopen the government and avoid a national default, and Republicans suffered the biggest political damage in the crisis, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday.

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US 'soft power' takes a hit over govt shutdown

A picture spoke volumes about the United States' loss of global prestige and influence due to the shutdown of its government in a partisan standoff over the federal budget and debt.   Chinese President Xi Jin

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Default threat ends, Obama signs debt bill

The US Congress on Wednesday approved an 11th-hour deal to end a partial government shutdown and pull the world's biggest economy back from the brink of a historic debt default that could have threatened financial calamity. &n

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