Middle East Economic Survey


No 10


Poten Predicts Rising Middle East Naphtha Exports To West

Global naphtha demand is expected to rise by about 67mn tons/year during 2003-2012, with Middle Eastern producers increasingly exporting not just to Asia but also to western markets, according to Poten and Partners Inc. In the article Naphtha Prognosis 2001-2012 (for full text, see page 25) the consultant notes that Arabian Peninsula producers exported 2mn tons of naphtha to the US,...