The Gulf’s state petchems giants are pursuing projects on the US Gulf Coast. Despite heavily subsidized gas at home, the key draw is cheap US shale-sourced feedstock.

The GCC’s four leading oil and gas players have all set their sights on the burgeoning US shale scene, with major petrochemicals projects at varying stages of development. Gas giant Qatar Petroleum (QP) entered the fray last month (MEES, 19 July), joining peers from Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Kuwait on the US Gulf...