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New Capacity Will Spur Mideast Demand

9:24 AM MDT | May 29, 2009 | Lindsey Bewley

Polyolefins capacity coming onstream in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations, which include Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, is expected to stimulate new downstream demand for polyolefins in the region by 2010, says Frost & Sullivan (F&S; Dubai). Demand for polyethylene and polypropylene in the GCC is expected to surge as planned capacities become operational and end-user industries start maturing, F&S says. GCC governments want to take advantage of the low-cost and abundant petrochemical feedstock in the region to promote...

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