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Comment: We, the many, hold the key to sustainability Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, secretary general, the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA).

Comment: We, the many, hold the key to sustainability

Sustainability is no longer just nice to have, it is an imperative, comments Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, secretary general, the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA).

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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
 
Comment: Optimising midstream

Comment: Optimising midstream

With new business slowing, the midstream industry is currently experiencing a shift from greenfield projects to revamps, aimed at minimising CAPEX in a bid to make existing plants more profitable when operational improvements are limited
 
Ed's comment: UAE reinforces ties with two giants

Ed's comment: UAE reinforces ties with two giants

Abu Dhabi's oil diplomacy with China and India is a masterstroke that goes a long way in securing its energy industry
 
Editor's Comment: Boosting digital ambitions

Editor's Comment: Boosting digital ambitions

Worldwide, digital technologies for the downstream industry are maturing as of now. These technologies will enhance value chains across the industry assets through integrated business processes.
 
Asset management: The route to OpEx

Asset management: The route to OpEx

As with any asset-intensive industry, to achieve OpEx in the energy sector, it is essential to optimise risk & expenditures over the lifecycle of the organisation's asset
 
Comment: Managing future success

Comment: Managing future success

Access to reliable, actual data in a timely manner for all stakeholders in the organisation is key to success, write RPME's monthly columnists Colin Chapman and Ekaterina Kalinenko.
 
2016 have paved the way for a bullish 2017

2016 have paved the way for a bullish 2017

Collaborative efforts among OPEC and non-OPEC producers would help the market in restoring a global oil demand-supply balance, in particular the drawdown in the stocks overhang, which is currently at a very high level
 




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