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New timeframe set out for Al-Zour integration study

Revised timeframe set out for Al-Zour integration study Subscription Required

2 September 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Petrochemical study results expected before the end of the year

Petrochemicals

BP to provide technology for Oman polyester plant Subscription Required

1 September 2015 | By Mark Watts

Sohar project expected to be tendered later in 2015

Tehran in Iran

India to invest $900m in Iran fertiliser project Subscription Required

31 August 2015 | By Mark Watts

Consortium of Indian companies eye urea complex in Chabahar

Waste-to-energy plant

Kuwait prequalifies groups for waste project Subscription Required

31 August 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Kabd scheme will be developed under a public-private partnership model

Flowers are laid at the beachside of the Imperial Marhaba resort, which was attacked by a gunman in Sousse, Tunisia, on 28 June

Tunisia enters recession Subscription Required

30 August 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Tourism and industry struggles drag on economy

Antimony plant secures financing

Tri-Star Resources finalises Oman project finance Subscription Required

25 August 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Antimony plant secures financing

Suez Environnement wins Muscat waste facility deal

Consortium awarded Oman waste deal Subscription Required

25 August 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Joint venture will build integrated waste storage facility at economic zone

Jubail Industrial City

Aramco considers new industrial city in Eastern Province Subscription Required

24 August 2015 | By Mark Watts

Report claims companies bidding to establish development zone in Al-Ahsa district

Petrochemicals

Finnish firm wins Abu Dhabi petrochemicals contract Subscription Required

23 August 2015 | By Mark Watts

Group will provide front-end engineering & design study for Borouge scheme

UAE drives Middle East steel output in July

UAE drives Middle East steel output in July Subscription Required

23 August 2015 | By Mark Watts

Regional crude steel production rises 4.6 per cent

Pipe yard

$300m pipeline factory to be built in Abu Dhabi Subscription Required

16 August 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Abu Dhabi Ports signs an agreement with Al Gharbia Pipe Company

Design for Oman Liwa Plastics project complete

Oman receives bids for $3.6bn plastics complex Subscription Required

12 August 2015 | By Wil Crisp

State-owned operator says the response from contractors has been positive

German auto manufacturer Daimler

Mercedes-Benz to reopen Tehran office and sign production deal Subscription Required

2 August 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

German automaker to produce cars and commercial vehicles

Saudi petrochemicals project shelved

Saudi petrochemicals project shelved Subscription Required

30 July 2015 | By Mark Watts

Sabic reevaluates plans to build Jubail acrylonitrile plant after receiving bids

Sabic forms joint venture for chemicals production

Sabic profits continue falls Subscription Required

27 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Petrochemicals giant investing in US shale gas

Iran smelter

Quick investment likely in Iran's aluminium sector Subscription Required

23 July 2015 | By Mark Watts

Sanctions relief could open up metals potential for major gas-producing country

Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi

Infrastructure contract award for Abu Dhabi industrial zone Subscription Required

23 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Abu Dhabi Ports Company awards infrastructure contract for industrial zone

Cement

Egypt’s cement producers wait for government approval Subscription Required

21 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Ailing energy situation has left firms looking at using fossil fuels

Egypt money

Egypt mulls microfinance scheme to help small businesses Subscription Required

20 July 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Cairo looks to encourage job growth in the Golden Triangle area

Riyadh

Saudi Arabia arrests 431 Isis suspects Subscription Required

20 July 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Six suspects were killed in security operations

Comment

Mark Watts

New discovery could alleviate Egypt gas crunch

1 September 2015 | By Mark Watts

Eni find improves outlook as country slides towards gas-importer status

Mark Watts

Steel sector hit by China slowdown Subscription Required

16 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

Middle East steel producers call for protection from dumping

Kevin Baxter

Creating a giant ministry Subscription Required

12 May 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

A new ‘super ministry’ in Saudi Arabia would give the king’s sons a huge power base

South Korean firms now have experience on some of the largest hydrocarbons projects that have ever been built

South Koreans will be back Subscription Required

12 May 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

The Asian contractors will return when the region’s oil and gas projects market picks up

Analysis

Egypt’s Tahrir Petrochemicals Complex remains on track

Egypt’s Tahrir Petrochemicals Complex remains on track Subscription Required

2 September 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Carbon Holdings says the overall project schedule is not currently being impacted by problems at US Exim Bank

While other Arab nations adopt firm stances on regional politics, Muscat is content to straddle the fence

Oman prepares to borrow to keep project programme on track Subscription Required

29 June 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

Sultanate has more than $100bn-worth of schemes in the pipeline, but it needs banks and investors to finance at least part of this sum

Middle East steel usage

Imports depress GCC steel prices Subscription Required

16 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

Reduced demand in China has steered its cheaper steel exports into the Middle East

Vehicles in use 2013

Open road for car manufacturers Subscription Required

26 May 2015 | By Dominic Dudley

Vehicle sales are growing fast across the region, not least luxury brands

Top 100 projects by sector Q1 2015

Biggest projects by sector, Q1 2015 Subscription Required

14 May 2015 | By Robert Jones

The biggest contract awards listed by value

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