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Gulf Petchem Megaprojects Eye Shift From Ethane Feedstock

 

Gulf petrochemicals projects under construction reflect producer concerns about the tightening market for gas feedstock. This makes integration with refineries to provide alternative heavier feedstocks and supplies of intermediate products for specialty chemicals feedstock all the more important.

The transition away from ethane feedstock can be seen most clearly in differences between Abu Dhabi’s...