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Chemical sector key to water sustainability- GPCA Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun is secretary general of the Gulf Petrochemical and Chemical Association.

Chemical sector key to water sustainability- GPCA

Dr. Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, secretary general of the GPCA, says producers should be encouraged to take preventive and corrective actions to maximise water use

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Comment: Smart approach in investment planning

Comment: Smart approach in investment planning

Smart approach to investment planning and project implementation are very important in the refining and petrochemical manufacturing business, opine RPME's monthly columnists Colin Chapman and Ekaterina Kalinenko.
 
Plastics sector: Reshaping the material's economy

Plastics sector: Reshaping the material's economy

The plastic industry in the GCC is one of the most dynamic and vibrant growth sectors in the region's manufacturing landscape, opines Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, secretary general, Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA).
 
Comment: Eliminating bottlenecks in oil and gas

Comment: Eliminating bottlenecks in oil and gas

Ali Hasan Raza talks about removing impediments in the MENA oil and gas industry through implementation of innovative American supply chain analytics
 
Comment: Bullwhip effect in the oil & gas industry

Comment: Bullwhip effect in the oil & gas industry

Small variations in demand at the retail end tend to dramatically amplify, as they travel upstream across supply chains to the effect of making order amounts imbalanced – exaggerated in one week and almost zero in the following week
 

 

Comment: NOCs need to up their game

Comment: NOCs need to up their game

If National Oil Companies want to compete with the international majors in the present low oil price environment, they must improve their enterprise risk management competency
 
Comment: $300bn chemical M&A deals in pipeline

Comment: $300bn chemical M&A deals in pipeline

A surge of mega deals is approaching and will accelerate the 'merger endgame' in multiple chemical markets.
 
Editor's Comment: The emerging trends

Editor's Comment: The emerging trends

The most important finding in the GPCA report is that the petrochemical industry in the Arabian Gulf region grew at 3.7 percent in 2016, outpacing the global average growth of 2.2 percent.
 
Closer refining, petrochemical integration

Closer refining, petrochemical integration

The GCC producers will have many benefits to reap from closer refining and petrochemical integration, comments Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, secretary general, GPCA.
 
Special Report: Increasing convergence

Special Report: Increasing convergence

The latest process automation and control solutions provide the downstream industry with a competitive advantage, the focal point being enterprise performance.
 
Comment: Maintaining competitive advantage

Comment: Maintaining competitive advantage

Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, secretary general, GPCA, describes how research and innovation will be key to maintaining competitive advantage for the chemical and petrochemical producers in the Arabian Gulf.
 
Comment: The sulphur complexities ahead

Comment: The sulphur complexities ahead

Without doubt, sulphur management is a real headache for oil refiners - just like anything that has to do with making petroleum products more environmentally friendly, comments Valentin Kotlomin.
 
Editor's Comment: The new sulphur value

Editor's Comment: The new sulphur value

In addition to the value of the sulphur produced, the sulphur recovery plant is a net energy exporter, providing the energy balance of the processing complex.
 
Special Report: New environmental rule

Special Report: New environmental rule

People definitely have the right to know about the toxic pollutants emitted around their homes, schools and workplaces by not just natural gas processing sector but by every segment of the industry.
 
Comment: Disputes in a low oil price environment

Comment: Disputes in a low oil price environment

Revenue streams will enable the oil and gas industry to weather the immediate low oil price storm and its effects on profitability and to adjust the business to the new reality
 
Comment: The promise of gas in the Mediterranean

Comment: The promise of gas in the Mediterranean

Following the discovery of immense gas reserves in the East Mediterranean region, preliminary geological surveys have found that the Levant basin, along the shores of Syria, Lebanon and Cyprus, contains 3.45 trillion cubic metres of gas
 




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