Gulf ethylene capacity to soar

Kovac, Matt
October 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;10/16/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 39, p13
Trade Publication
The article presents forecast on the increase in the ethylene capacity in the Gulf Arab countries. At a press conference, Abdullah bin Zaid al-Hagbani, secretary general of the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association, announced that the Gulf region could eventually produce 40% of the total world production within the next decade. However, long delays are expected for large-scale projects because of the glut of building work in the Middle East and the lack of contractors available.


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