Middle East hinders bid

Darni, Nurul; Brice, Andy
October 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;10/23/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 40, p34
Trade Publication
The article reports that plans by South Korea's petrochemical producers to tap into Chinese demand by expanding ethylene capacities face a challenge from the Middle East. South Korea, the world's third-largest ethylene-producing nation, plans to boost capacity by 8% to 6.375m tonnes/year by 2007. Middle East producers are looking to increase ethylene capacities from next year onwards, with 7.8m tonnes/year of added ethylene seen by 2008 and 9.1m tonnes/year by 2010.


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