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Liwa is a chemicals and petroleum company from the United Arab Emirates. The company's headquarters are in Abu Dhabi. A chemical substance is any material substance used in or obtained by a process in chemistry: A chemical compound is a substance consisting of two or more chemical elements that are chemically combined in fixed proportions. ... Nodding donkey pumping an oil well near Sarnia, Ontario, 2001 Petroleum (from Greek petra – rock and oleum – oil), crude oil, sometimes colloquially called black gold, is a thick, dark brown or greenish flammable liquid, which exists in the upper strata of some areas of the Earths crust. ... Abu Dhabi or Abu Zaby (Arabic language: أبوظبي) is the largest of the seven emirates that comprise the United Arab Emirates and was also the largest of the former Trucial States. ...


"Liwa" first began operating as a petroleum company in 1939. Due in part to the area's large petroleum sources, the company was able to grow locally. By the 1950s, "Liwa" had become one of the leading companies in the United Arab Emirates. 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Millennia: 1st millennium - 2nd millennium - 3rd millennium Events and trends Technology United States tests the first fusion bomb. ...

"Liwa" concentrated on the regional, Middle East petroleum market, however, which limited the company's international exposure. A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ...

Mr. Salah Salem Al-Shamsi, a well known businessman in the Middle East, opened "Liwa Chem" in the late 1990s, allowing "Liwa" to enter the chemicals industry. Events and trends Technology Explosive growth of the Internet; decrease in the cost of computers and other technology Reduction in size and cost of mobile phones leads to a massive surge in their popularity Year 2000 problem (commonly known as Y2K) Microsoft Windows operating system becomes virtually ubiquitous on IBM...

"Liwa Chem" helped the main "Liwa" company enter other, non petroleum related, business areas.

In 2005, "Liwa", along with American partner "Occidental Petroleum", was able to win eight out of fifteen exploration areas in the long awaited EPSA-4 auction, making both "Liwa" and "Occidental Petroleum" two of the first international petroleum companies to be allowed to operate in Libya after the Libyan Embargo was lifted. 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Occidental Petroleum Corporation (Oxy) (NYSE: OXY) is an international petroleum exploration and development company headquartered in the Westwood district of Los Angeles. ... An auctioneer and her assistants scan the crowd for bidders An auction is the process of buying and selling things by offering them up for bid, taking bids, and then selling the item to the highest bidder. ...

Nevertheless, "Liwa" still remains a largely unknown company on an international scale.

External Links

  • Al-Liwa, in Arabic (http://www.al-liwa.com/default/default.asp)
  • Liwa Chem, in English (http://www.liwachem.com/)

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There are no statistical data for inhabitants in Liwa available, but judging from satellite images, the extent of the region, and the distribution between some 50 villages, there may be between 50,000 and 150,000 inhabitants.
Liwa Oasis is shaped as a perfect arc, 120 km long, with the road to the rest of the country right at its middle.
Liwa Oasis is the ancestral home of the rulers of Abu Dhabi, the an-Nahyan family.
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It is the socio-economic center for the whole of Al Dhafrah, the desert that is bounded by the mountain foreland of the Hajar range in the east, the Subkhat Matti in the west, the Rub al Khali in the south, and the coastal flats of the Gulf in the north.
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