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Mixed court orders for Pakistan's cement industry

20 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The cement industry has received mixed court orders from Supreme Court of Pakistan and Peshawar High Court on environmental/water scarcity and the gas tariff issue, respectively last week. Lucky Cement Ltd has received a stay order from the Peshawar High Court bench, which has temporarily directed the gas utility company Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Ltd (SNGPL) not to collect a higher tariff from the cement company. The court also sought written response from the petroleum secretary, Oil an...

Gas supply deal with LafargeHolcim reported to impact Bangladeshi industry

18 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Specialists have raised the red flag over the Bangladeshi government's gas supply deal with LafargeHolcim Ltd as the 20-year agreement has been threatening the competitive advantage of local cement manufacturers, reports the Daily Sun. Jalalabad Gas Transmission and Distribution System Ltd (JGTDSL) signed the gas supply agreement with the cement major in 2003, but in view of current gas shortages in Bangladeshi households and industries, the government decided on 16 January to review the d...

Iran: gas outages halt production

03 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Operations at cement plants in Iran have been disrupted by continuous gas outages every winter, according the the head of the Cement Employers Association (CEA), Mohammed Atabak. “The gas supply of cement plants is cut to meet household demand, causing a great deal of problems for cement producers,” said Mr Atabak. Two years ago cement industry officials cut a deal with the government to suspend production in the first two months of winter (December-January) to boost gas supplies. In retu...

Oman: Raysut Cement raises capacity

22 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Raysut Cement announced that the new gas supply station has been commissioned at its Salalah plant and commercial operation has already begun. The new gas supply station will enable Raysut to increase its cement production capacity from 130,000tpa to 140,000tpa. The company said that its project with Barwaaquo Cement Company in Somaliland is also making good progress. The construction of the Duqm terminal has been completed and all necessary formalities are currently being processed. Comm...

Oman: Raysut Cement upgrades

16 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Raysut Cement is in the process of completing several expansions and improvements across its domestic and international assets. One project currently underway is the upgrade of its gas supply station at its Salalah plant in Oman. The upgrade will enable the plant to receive an additional 40,000m 3 of gas as fuel per day. According to Chairman of the Board of Directors, Ahmed Yousuf bin Alawi, upon completion of the project, the plant’s production capacity will increase to approximately 1...

Nigeria: Lafarge Africa complains of inadequate gas supply

11 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Management at Lafarge Africa’s plants at Ewekoro and Sagamu, Ogun State, have voiced their concerns over the inadequate gas supply to their operations. Production managers at the two plants, Segun Shoyoye and Hannes Diedericks, disclosed that their plants had to cease production for the past six weeks over the matter. Mr Shoyoye said, "The twin problems of non-availability of gas and foreign exchange are impeding full capacity production in the manufacturing industry. We can say we have s...

Egypt: gas supplies to cement plants replaced by fuel oil

13 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s decreased gas output is further squeezing fuel supplies to the country’s cement factories. The Egyptian Gas Holding Co (EGAS) has halted gas supplies to cement plants and redirected them to power plants, Daily News (Egypt) reports. The Al-Qatameya, Helwan and Al-Qawmeya plants have been exempted from the gas cuts as they are directly connected to the Abu Gharadiq gas field, according to the report. Their total gas consumption is 61 cubic feet/day. The cement industry’s total gas co...