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AVI making a mark in fire proofing materials

Dammam-based Arabian Vermiculite Industries (AVI), one of the leading manufacturers of passive fireproofing materials in the Middle East region, has been servicing the industry including petrochemicals since 1985.Fire in the oil and gas industry is a critical phenomenon from a safety stand point, says a company spokesman. Fire could be a standard pool fire or an impinging jet fire. A more critical and devastating scenario would be at a LPG storage where a severe explosion could occur known as...

Bristol unveils low pressure ‘water mist’

The distinguishing feature of Bristol’s dual fluid technology is its ability to atomise liquids into...

Trelleborg launches next-gen Firestop material

Firestop™ is a passive fire protection material used to protect personnel and equipment by...

Johnson launches Autocall fire detection systems

With a full range of solutions and the industry’s latest addressable technology, Autocall systems...



Total extends Algeria deal

The new contract will give Total a 26.4 per cent interest alongside Sonatrach (51 per cent) and Repsol (22.6 per cent)French oil major Total and Algeria’s Sonatrach, Repsol and Alnaft have signed a new concession contract for a period of 25 years to extend the exploitation of the Tin Fouyé Tabankort (TFT) gas and condensate field.This new contract, which will become effective upon the approval by the relevant Algerian authorities, will give Total a 26.4 per cent interest alongside Sonatrach (51...

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Acwa Power is preferred bidderDUBAI: A consortium led by Saudi-based Acwa Power and Tecton...

Libya oil output down

Libya’s oil output has been slashed to between 600,000 and 700,000 barrels per day (bpd) from more...



Oil demand seen steady in 2019

Oil demand will grow steadily in 2019 thanks to a solid global economy, but the world may face a large supply gap by late next year if Opec cannot cover any supply shortfalls, the International Energy Agency said.The report serves as a stark warning to the world’s largest oil exporters, who meet next week in Vienna to discuss supply policy.The IEA said it expects global oil demand to grow by 1.4 million barrels per day (mbpd) in 2019, to top 100 mbpd by the second quarter of the year. The agency...



China tariffs to hit US shale

China’s proposed tariffs on US petroleum imports, part of a mounting trade war between the two countries, would crimp sales to the shale industry’s largest customer, adding new pressure on US crude prices, energy executives and analysts said in interviews this week.China has said it would slap a 25 per cent tariff on imports of US crude, natural gas and coal on July 6 if Washington went ahead, as planned, with its own tariffs on Chinese goods that day. Energy would be added for the first time to...

EPA will not force refiners

The US Environmental Protection Agency said it cannot make large oil refineries blend additional...

SandRidge gets 17 suitors

SandRidge Energy said it had been approached by 17 potential bidders for a buyout, including...



Inma maintains position as market leader

The company has successfully completed several projects involving tank construction, tank bottom replacement including installation of CP (cathodic protection) system for Sabic affiliates and Saudi Aramco plantsINMA Steel, a subsidiary of Alturki Holding Co, is a market leader in custom-built process equipment fabrication and specialised industrial preventive and corrective maintenance services such as equipment installation, mechanical repairs, plant turnaround and shutdown services.Inma has...

Crowley adds 40 ISO tanks to meet demand

The latest addition of LNG ISO containers to the Crowley fleet will ensure greater supply chain...

Hydrocarbon storage tank cleaning market looking up

As storage tanks form an essential part of the hydrocarbon industry, their cleaning and maintenance...

Saldanha Bay Oil Hub grows after making millions

Saldanha could have turned into a white elephant, but it held an unforeseen commercial potential...



Scorching progress

As they develop at a blistering pace, Saudi Arabia’s powerhouses Jubail and Yanbu’s combined output of petrochemical and refining products, among other items, feed the needs of local industries, leaving large volumes for exportJubail and Yanbu, Saudi Arabia’s industrial powerhouses are seeing scorching development attracting an investment of more than $267 billion, with 630 industrial projects manufacturing close to 100 basic products. According to the Gulf Petrochemcials and Chemcials...

Sadara, Veolia to build central utilities plant

The MoU creates an opportunity for Veolia to build a utility plant including waste management and...

Sadara inks supply agreement with Harcros-ARA

The venture plans to establish a chemical facility in PlasChem Park, a collaborative industrial park...

Aramco, Total to build $9bn petchem complex

This world-class refinery, whose capacity increased from 400,000-barrel-per-day at its start-up in...

Aramco, Sabic sign up KBR for $20-billion OTC project

The planned chemicals complex, which will be integrated with the existing refinery in the industrial...

AYTB is developing fast and crossing boundaries

Boasting over 39 years’ experience in the fields of construction, fabrication, industrial services...

Sadara executes first EO-PO pipeline

The system will include a manifold for distributing EO and PO to a number of PlasChem Park...

EagleBurgmann has projects lined up for coming years

The company, which is a joint venture between EagleBurgmann (Germany) and Gas Arabian Services, is...

Saudi to bet big on petrochemicals

Growth for the current year is forecast at 1.9 per cent, but project activity is expected to pick...

Anabeeb expects industrial market to pick up soon

The company has implemented new technologies including scaffolding, dry ice blasting, on-site metal...

Plant construction market grows

Most of the chemical plants recently built and under construction worldwide are based on...

Saudi Aramco to supply natural gasoline feedstock for Sadara

With all its units on stream, Sadara can produce more than 3 million metric tonnes per year of...

Saudi Aramco signs two deals

Under the deals, RCJY will allocate two industrial locations for Saudi Aramco. The first one will be...




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