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.
Argonne National Laboratory invents reusable sponge that soaks up oil; could revolutionise oil spill and diesel clean-up, reveals Louise Lerner, lab science writer and editor of Argonne Now, the lab's semi-annual science magazine.
The real challenge faced by the EPC companies in the Middle East is the cost competition since there are only limited number of large-scale projects in the region and all the major global players are there from around the world.
Jim Moshi emphasises his belief that the world will continue to rely on hydrocarbons for centuries, not just as a fuel, but as a source of petrochemicals for millions of products that will enable a higher standard of living.
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).