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Iraq petrochemicals industry has a bright future?

Just found a fascinating article on the potential for chemical industry growth in Iraq. It is very difficult to get accurate information out of this country, so the report by the Global Arab Network, quoting the Iraqi National Investment Commission is well worth reading.It describes the country’s existing oil and chemical infrastructure and points out […]

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Turkey in the doldrums

According to today’s Wall Street Journal, Turkey’s economy shrank by 13.8% in the first quarter of 2009 compared to last year. This is an astonishing performance and is bound to have had a negative impact on demand for chemical products.Turkey has, historically, had a large polymer deficit and relies heavily on imports. With the long-delayed […]

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Gas cuts kill Ukraine’s petrochemical sector

Fascinating new petrochemicals report out, seen on pr-inside.com which shows how badly the country’s industry was hit by the dispute with Russia over gas exports. It talks about a “collapse” in January. I remember someone at the ICIS team trying to get these figures at the time but we were told everything was just fine.Here […]

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