Middle East Economic Survey


No 10


Naphtha Prognosis, 2002-2012

The following article summarizes basic conclusions from the new edition of a global petrochemical feedstock study recently published by Poten & Partners, Inc, the international tanker brokerage and energy consultant (www.poten.com). It is published inMEES with permission.

The Arabian Peninsula sent 2mn tons of its naphtha to the US, Europe, and Brazil in 2004. Asia did not need it or want it. For the first...