DMEA - Downstream Middle East & Africa

14 September 2023

Gas leak leads to death of personnel at the South Pars complex in Iran

10 September 2023

One person has died and more have been gassed on September 10 as a result of a gas leak at a processing plant in the South Pars field in Iran.

Greek Empire Navigation admitted to violating the US oil embargo against Iran

8 September 2023

Greek shipping company Empire Navigation has conceded to breaching US sanctions against Iran by illicitly transporting oil from that country in 2022, according to court documents cited by the Associated Press.

Iran set to slow oil exports

7 September 2023

Iranian oil exports – steadily rising following a looser approach to sanction enforcement by the US – are set to slow for the rest of 2023 as demand in Asia declines towards the end of 2023.

SABIC, Sinopec announce commission of new polycarbonate plant

7 September 2023

Saudi Arabia's Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) and China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) announced the start of commercial operations at a new polycarbonate plant under a 50:50 joint venture on September 6.

SAF progress stalls in Africa

7 September 2023

Energy analyst and project officer at WWF South Africa Farai Chireshe stated September 5 that sustainable air fuel (SAF) projects in Africa had stalled due to lack of demand.