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U.S. to Become Net MEG Importer

12:16 PM MDT | July 26, 2007 | Peck Hwee Sim in Houston

The startup of new monoethylene glycol (MEG) capacity in Asia and the Mideast over the coming years, and lack of new MEG capacity in the Americas will tip the U.S. from net importers to net exporters of MEG, Henry Roth, president and CEO of MEGlobal (Dubai) told delegates at DeWitt & Co.’s World Petrochemical Conference, held in Houston last week. The trend will eventually spread to all the Americas, which is already an importing region for diethylene glycol. Roth: No ‘glycol tsunami’ yet. The Mideast will export ethylene glycol (EG) to all...

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