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IHS Chemical: Ethane constraints drive Mideast producers to heavier feedstocks, higher value-added derivatives

10:26 AM MDT | August 29, 2013 | Clay Boswell

Faced with the unfamiliar challenge of ethane supply limitations, producers in the Mideast are shifting attention to heavier feedstocks and higher value-added products, according to The IHS Chemical World Analysis—Ethylene 2014. The situation contrasts with that in North America, where the petrochemical industry, revived by abundant shale energy resources, has surged back after a decade of decline....

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