NO. 27


Saudi Arabia

Further Curbs in Prospect For Saudi MTBE Output

MEES understands that just under 45% of the Kingdom's 1.9mn tons per year ofMTBE production capacity is currently off-line for marketing reasons and/ormaintenance purposes. Moreover, although a third unit the 700,000 ton/year IbnSina plant is still operating at almost full capacity, a decision as towhether to continue operations or shut down the plant temporarily for marketingreasons is expected to be...