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Fifth Annual GPCA Forum
 

Headlines from GPCA Forum

GPCA 2010: Shell in Talks with QP on Ras Laffan Cracker

Shell Chemicals has confirmed CW’s exclusive report that it is in discussions to form a petrochemicals joint venture in Qatar. “We are actively in discussions with Qatar Petroleum (QP) for a world-scale petrochemical complex at Ras Laffan...

GPCA 2010: Aramco to Proceed at Jubail with Dow and Petro Rabigh Expansion with Sumitomo

Saudi Aramco and its joint venture partner Dow Chemical will soon announce plans to proceed with their mega petrochemical complex at Jubail, says Khalid A. Al-Falih, president and CEO of Saudi Aramco....

GPCA 2010: Total Highlights Innovative Ways to Meet Growing Demand for Petrochemicals

A new state-of-the-art petrochemical industry is being born in the Mideast, making the region is the pride of the industry, François Cornelis, vice chairman and president/chemical at Total Petrochemicals told attendees at the fifth annual GPCA Forum...

ACC and GPCA Expand Responsible Care Partnership

ACC and the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) have renewed their memorandum of understanding (MOU), signed last year, to establish the Responsible Care program in the Gulf Region. GPCA and ACC have expanded the scope of the MOU to identify...

GPCA 2010: Innovation, Recovery Top Forum Agenda

Strong demand recovery in 2010 and the need to foster innovation in the Mideast are key themes at the Fifth Annual GPCA Forum being held December 8-9 in Dubai. Attendance is expected to exceed 1,300, up more than 20% from last year....

GPCA 2010: Demand Rebounds but Supply Additions Still Loom

Demand for global petrochemicals has rebounded stronger than expected in 2010, Gary Adams, president of CMAI (Houston) told attendees at the fifth annual GPCA Forum currently being held in Dubai. Demand is being driven by emerging economies, with Asia and India leading the way, Adams says. “The rebound has been quite strong, and demand growth is now tracking at just over 5%/year,” Adams says. Between 2000-2005 the demand for basic petrochemicals and plastics was growing by about 20 million m.t./year; CMAI now expects growth to be about 35 million-40 million m.t./year between 2010-2015....

Mideast Capacity to Grow Amid Waning Feedstock Availability

Ethane availability and feedstock pricing will remain key to the future growth of the Mideast petrochemical industry. With new sources of associated gas waning as oil production plateaus, the region will increasingly look at alternative feedstocks for future...

Mideast: Diversification is the Name of the Game

Chemical companies in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, encouraged by their governments to create employment and add value to their increasingly limited raw material resources, are in the full swing of diversifying their portfolios away from basic...











 
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