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Petchems capacity in GCC region set to rise by 7%/year

7:24 AM MDT | June 18, 2013 | Natasha Alperowicz

Petrochemicals capacity in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, which includes Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, increased by 5.5% in 2012, according to the latest report from the Gulf Petrochemical and Chemical Association (GPCA; Dubai). Capacity grew to 127.8 million m.t./year in 2012, up from 121.1 million m.t./year in the year-earlier period.   Saudi Arabia, at 86.4 million m.t./year, accounted for 68% of the region’s total petrochemicals capacity in 2012. Capacity there rose from 80.5 million m.t. in...

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