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Issue Date: July 11, 2006

Dow, BASF Pursue Joint Ventures

Firms' projects aim to increase presence in regions where chemical production is growing fast
Department: Business

The world's two largest chemical companies are separately embarking on projects that will increase their presence in two fast-growing regions for chemical production.

Dow Chemical has been picked by Saudi Arabian Oil Co. (Saudi Aramco) as its partner in a potential joint venture to build and operate a chemicals and plastics complex at Ras Tanura, in Saudi Arabia's eastern province.

Meanwhile, Germany's BASF and China Petroleum & Chemical Corp., or

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