Why naphtha will become a major headache

June 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;6/11/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 70, p9
Trade Publication
The article discusses the challenges facing the naphtha industry due to inadequate refineries. A source from the petrochemical industry advises producers to focus on enhancing refinery integration and on understanding the pressures on refiners. The author cites that the need to find enough feedstock will pose a problem to naptha cracker operators. Paul Hodges of International eChem predicts that the naphtha industry would be tight in 2009 with a possible market rebalancing by 2010.


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