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GPCA: Challenges in the Mideast

1:38 PM MDT | January 10, 2007 | Natasha Alperowicz in Dubai

The enormous buildup of capacity under way in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)—Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)—will lead to a “challenging” short-term environment for petrochemical producers worldwide, says Mohamed H. Al-Mady, CEO of Sabic and the first chairman of the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA; Dubai). Al-Mady made the remarks in an opening address at GPCA’s first annual meeting, held last month in Dubai, and attended by about 400 delegates...

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