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28 November 2019Chem Chat
British Petroleum (BP) is considering investment into the new oil and petrochemicals projects of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), according to the former company’s UAE manager. BP already has a 10% stake in ADNOC LNG, which is the only producer of that type of gas in the country.
The news comes as ADNOC is reshuffling its corporate strategy in an effort to become completely self-suffi...
11 November 2019Chem Chat
This month, the UAE announced plans to build the biggest single-site solar power facility in the world, cementing its reputation as one of the leaders in renewable energy across the globe. However, that news was tempered somewhat by the revelation that it will continue to increase oil production in the meantime.
As one of the world’s largest oil producers, the UAE (and the surrounding Middle...
22 September 2019Chem Chat
At present, India has a population of approximately 1.3 billion people. By 2025, that figure is expected to swell to 1.4 billion, surpassing China as the most populous country on the planet. This, coupled with an improving economy and an increasingly large middle class with disposable income, will inevitably lead to demand for energy outstripping its supply by some distance.
In a bid to meet...
01 September 2019Chem Chat
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been preparing a strategy to better manage chemicals since 2017. Known as the ‘National Strategy for Integrated Chemicals Management’, it will cover the circulation of chemicals in the country, along with imports, trafficking, capacities and disposal.
Two years on from the initial launch of the plans, the strategy was offic...
25 July 2019Chem Chat
For centuries, henna has been used as a natural dye to tint skin, fingernails and hair, as well as different kinds of fabrics and materials. In its natural form, henna is made from the henna plant, known as Lawsonia inermis in Latin, and has no unwanted side effects.
However, over recent years there has surfaced a growing market for “black henna”, which is not created solely with the henna p...
14 July 2019Chem Chat
The chemicals used in sunscreen and sun-tan lotion could be infiltrating our bloodstream, according to a new study from the Centre for Drug Evaluation and Research, which operates under the umbrella of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The researchers discovered that four different chemicals found in four commercially available sunscreens were present in levels above the government thr...
07 July 2019Chem Chat
Texan petrochemical company Chevron Phillips has placed a $15 billion bid for Canada-based plastics and chemical company Nova Chemicals. Although Nova is based in Calgary, Alberta, it is owned by the Abu Dhabi investors Mubadala Investment Co, who have been looking to offload this particular asset since the beginning of the year.
Given that Mubadala originally acquired Nova for a fraction of...