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Refinery Catalysts

April 25, 2007 | Alex Scott and Michelle Bryner

Refining catalysts firms say they are experiencing strong growth this year, due to a wave of new fuel standards coupled with refiners’ increasing use of heavier and dirtier feedstocks and major additions to refining capacity. Producers of fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalysts say that the surge in demand is shifting the market from one characterized by oversupply to a more balanced market. Hydroprocessing catalyst producers say that the supply-demand is less tight than last year, but expect a boost to occur in 2008. Overall demand for petroleum refining...

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