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Mideast fertilizer industry will be impacted by North American shale gas, GPCA says

2:30 AM MDT | August 28, 2013 | Natasha Alperowicz

Fertilizer capacity in the Middle East is expected to grow to 50.4 million m.t./year by 2016 compared with 31.4 million m.t./year in 2012, a more than 60% increase, according to the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA; Dubai). However, global developments in the petrochemical sector are set to have serious repercussions on the future of the industry, the GPCA said today.   Capacity in the Gulf Cooperation Council's (GCC) member states in 2012 rose 10% compared with 2011, while the global fertilizer industry grew by just 2.2%. Ready access to...

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