Alperowicz, Natasha
February 2007
Chemical Week;2/14/2007, Vol. 169 Issue 6, p19
Trade Publication
This article talks about the chemical industry of the Middle East. The Middle East is considered to be the biggest producer and exporter of basic petrochemicals. Analysts say steam crackers coming onstream from 2008 in Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia will cause an imbalance in worldwide supply and demand, lowering petrochemical plant operating rates and leading to a softening in prices. According to the author, changes in feedstock availability and consumption are expected to alter the chemical landscape of the Middle East.


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