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Aramco IPO Could End OPEC Status Quo
(Oil Prices - 30/09/2017)

Sources have told Reuters that the Saudi drive to get OPEC on board with production cuts last year—threatening to quit the bloc if members disagreed—was in part meant to maximize Aramco’s valuation with higher oil prices ahead of its planned IPO. An

Aramco flotation prompts dramatic U-turn in Saudi oil policy
(The Week Business - 29/09/2017)

The proposed stock market flotation of Saudi Arabia’s state oil giant Aramco has prompted a major shift in the country’s energy policy. Long seen as an advocate of restraint within Opec, seeking to convince fellow members like Venezuela, Iran and Russia

Alba Line 6 Expansion Project On Target
(Press Release - 28/09/2017)

Aluminum Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), the Bahrain-based international aluminum smelter, is taking solid steps in building its present with Line 6 Expansion Project and creating its future with the pouring of its First Hot Metal (FHM) by January 01, 2019

Polycarbonate resins for lighter LED automotive headlights
(eeNews Europe - 27/09/2017)

Plastics-maker SABIC has released new materials for customers producing LED automotive lighting parts. The LEXAN HF4010SR resin is a polycarbonate material which enables the development of complex headlight bezels with enhanced aesthetics. While current

CEO of Saudi fertz giant Ma'aden confident about prospects
(ICIS - 26/09/2017)

Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma'aden) will diversify its fertilizer portfolio and continue to work with foreign partners on new projects as feasibility studies into another phosphates plant progress, President and CEO, Khalid bin Saleh Al-Mudaifer

It's awards season for A. Schulman and Sabic
(Plastic News - 22/09/2017)

Materials makers A. Schulman Inc. and Saudi Basic Industries Corp. each recently won awards for their customer service and for the quality of their materials. Fairlawn, Ohio-based Schulman received the 2016 Global Supplier Award from Robert Bosch GmbH.

Alba a host sponsor for 32nd International Aluminium Conference
(Biz Bahrain - 19/09/2017)

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C (Alba), the Bahrain-based world’s leading aluminium smelter, is a key partner and a host sponsor of the 32nd International Aluminium Conference that will be held in the Kingdom of Bahrain from 25 to 27 September 2017 at the Gulf

SABIC commences operation of polypropylene pilot plant in Netherland
(Arabian Oil & Gas - 18/09/2017)

SABIC's latest pilot plant for development of next-generation polypropylenes (PP) is now on-stream in Sittard-Geleen, the Netherlands. The gas-phase polymerisation licensed technology plant includes a dedicated extrusion line and it will support the

Ma'aden asks banks to refinance nearly $3bn debt
(Saudi Gazette - 07/09/2017)

Saudi Arabian Mining Co (Ma’aden, the Gulf’s largest mining company, has asked banks to submit proposals for a loan which would refinance some $2.88 billion (£2.21 billion) of existing debt, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. It sent a