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...Despite being a smaller country, Egypt is a major producer of chemical products in the Middle East-North Africa region. The country has plans to invest billions in its Chemical Industry over the next few years.

Industrial info is tracking 67 Chemical Processing capital projects in Egypt worth about $20 billion. Click here for a list. The agrochemical sector will receive the major portion of the investment, amounting to $6.7 billion, followed by petrochemical sector with 11 projects valued $6.3 billion. See graph below for investment by sector.
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Egypt Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Market Brief
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  Monday, August 19, 2019 Production
...Industrial Info is tracking about $287 million worth of maintenance projects in Europe's Petroleum Refining Industry that are set for completion from August through December 2019...
Europe Refining 0819 Monday, August 19, 2019 Market Brief
...Japan is expected to be hit again this month by another typhoon as the country's western region prepares for impact. Typhoon Krosa is predicted to bring strong winds and rain on Thursday to Shikoku, Kyushu, and western Honshu as it barrels through the country. About 800 power plants with a total of more than 110,000 megawatts are estimated to be affected. Almost 2 million barrels per day of crude capacity is within Typhoon Krosa's affected area due to its large size.

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Kroso 08122019 Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Market Brief
...Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) (Findlay, Ohio) and its publicly traded midstream spinoff MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX) (Findlay) are hard at work on projects across various sectors of the oil and natural gas industry....
Active Marathon Petroleum, MPLX Projects Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Refining
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  Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Production
...Typhoon season has climaxed in the Asia-Pacific region, as multiple storm developments are continuing their way in East Asia and Taiwan. Typhoon Francisco is expected to make landfall in South Korea as it departs Japan's southern island of Kyushu. Tropical Storm Lekima will likely develop into a typhoon and be the first to hit Taiwan this year. Tropical Depression Eleven-19 is predicted to intensify in the coming days as it moves closer to Southeast Asia and carries thunderstorms as it develops. Tropical Cyclone Wipha has gradually weakened into a tropical depression as it skirted the southwest region of Hong Kong and mainland China.

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Typhoon Season 08062019 Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Market Brief
...Tropical Storm Lekima, which became a tropical cyclone over the weekend, is forecast to hit Taiwan within the week and make final landfall in China....
Lekima Tuesday, August 6, 2019 Market Brief
...Italian oil and gas major Eni SpA (NYSE:E) has released the 18th edition of its World Oil Review In 2018, showing that oil reserves rose slightly by 0.4% while global demand grew by 1.4%, slightly less than in 2017....
  Tuesday, August 6, 2019 Production
...Typhoon Francisco is expected to hit southern Japan and South Korea in the coming days as the countries prepare for torrential rainfall, flooding and strong winds....
Francisco Monday, August 5, 2019 Market Brief
...LyondellBasell is maintaining its capital-spending outlook, putting it on a firmer footing than its chemical-processing peers that have pared spending plans amid slowing global economic factors...
LyondellBasell 2Q19 Monday, August 5, 2019 Chemical
...Iranian refiners are eyeing the addition of 600,000 barrels per day (BBL/d) of condensate fractionator capacity by the end of 2023.

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Iran Condensate Capacity Addition Thursday, August 1, 2019 Market Brief
...Indian refineries plan to make major uplifts to their isomerization capacities with the addition of 154,000 barrels per day (BBL/d) by the end of 2024.

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India Isomerization Addition Thursday, August 1, 2019 Market Brief
...A fire on Wednesday at ExxonMobil's Baytown, Texas, chemical complex forced the shutdown of the 2.6 billion-pound-per-year BOP ethylene unit at the site. The fire was in a tower in an area of the plant that contains polypropylene material. ExxonMobil's nearby 557,000 barrel-per-day Baytown Refinery remained operating despite the fire.

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Fire Wednesday, July 31, 2019 Chemical
...OMV AG is investing 64 million euro ($71 million) to construct a new unit at its Burghausen refinery in Germany to produce of high-purity isobutene....
  Wednesday, July 31, 2019 Refining
...Indian refineries are planned to get major uplifts in their reformate production capacities, as more than 160,000 barrels per day (BBL/d) of new capacity are in scope by 2024. Out of the total, 18,500 BBL/d and 8,030 BBL/d of new capacity are scheduled to come online next year at the BPCL Kochi and IOCL Mathura facilities, respectively, while a new 1,800-BBL/d reformer at the IOCL Guwahati Refinery is planned for 2021. An additional 60,500 BBL/d of new capacity are planned for 2022 through 2023. Three new units with a total capacity of 72,000 BBL/d are planned by 2024.

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Indian Refineries Reformer Addition Wednesday, July 31, 2019 Refining
...Industrial Info is tracking about $140.5 million worth of maintenance projects lined up in Iranian petroleum refineries in 2020. Click here for a list. Iranian refiners plan to shut down 451,000 barrels per day of crude distillation units, which is 32.8% of Iran's total crude oil processing capacity. See graph below for investment by refinery....
Iran Maintenance 2020 Wednesday, July 31, 2019 Market Brief
...Middle East refiners plan to invest $4.67 billion to increase diesel production by more than 1 million barrels per day (BBL/d) by mid-2024. Click here for a list of projects. Kuwait plans to invest $1.6 billion in construction for 332,000 BBL/d, and Egypt plans to invest $820 million for 156,000 BBL/d. See graph below for planned spending by year.
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Middle East Diesel Production Wednesday, July 31, 2019 Market Brief
...The North American Industrial Project Spending Index registered a 13.87% increase in June....
Construction Starts, Spending Index, Spending Gap Tuesday, July 30, 2019 Power
...By all accounts, Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) (Houston, Texas) had a good second-quarter 2019. The company posted net earnings of $1.4 billion, compared with $204 million in the prior quarter....
Active Phillips 66 Projects Monday, July 29, 2019 Pipelines
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