Khalid al-Falih, gas ventures development and co-ordination vice president at Saudi Aramco, will explain why Saudi Arabia remains the premier base for energy industries. Al-Falih is a key figure in the kingdom’s unfolding gas initiative. In mid-November, Shell, Total and Saudi Aramco signed a breakthrough agreement for gas exploration and development work.

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) is the world’s fourth largest polyolefin manufacturer and plans in due course to be a leader of the industry. Future plans will be described by Abdullah Nojaidi, Sabic vice president. In November, Sabic chief executive Mohamed al-Mady told MEED it plans to build two new crackers each with capacity of more than 1 million tonnes a year.

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