Signed, sealed, almost delivered

Milmo, Sean; O'Driscoll, Cath
May 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;5/8/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 18, p20
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the opposition of the petrochemicals and chemical sectors in the European Union (EU) to the free-trade agreement between the EU and the Gulf Cooperation Council. The European Chemical Industry Council is concerned about the dual pricing policy in Saudi Arabia that provides a discount to its domestic petrochemicals producers. The lack of sufficient ethane from associated gas can be attributed to the pricing strategy of the country. The Saudi government argued that investments in refrigeration contributes to the export price for natural gas liquids.


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