East to dominate ethane

September 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;9/25/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 36, p31
Trade Publication
The article reports on the decision of petrochemical producers in the Middle East to retain their cost leadership in ethane-based chemicals. It was noted that high cash margins and abundant reserves will continue to give the region a vast cost advantage. Worldwide, propylene demand growth still outpaces the growth rate for ethylene and the focus of the U.S. Golf Coast is now on propylene, vinyls and styrene.


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