Does China's coal abundance threaten the Middle East?

Richardson, John
February 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;2/19/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 54, p19
Trade Publication
The article analyzes the coal-to-liquids (CTLs) projects in China. The projects involve indirect or direct liquefaction of coal, sometimes followed by integration to methanol-to-olefins and olefins-to-polymers production. According to the author, if China does make polymers in abundance from coal and the economics work, this could be the biggest shift in the industry's dynamics.


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