Gulf faces feedstock shortages

Baker, John
June 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;6/18/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 71, p2
Trade Publication
The article reports on the possibility that ethylene crackers in the Gulf Cooperation Council states would face ethane feedstock shortage leading to increased pricing pressure. Producers in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait are most likely to face dwindling high-quality and low-cost gas supplies, said Ali Aissaoui, head of research at Arab Petroleum Investments Corp.


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