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GPCA: GCC must adapt to change, focus on innovation and diversification Shale gas will make North America very competitive

2:51 PM MST | December 17, 2012 | —Natasha Alperowicz in Dubai

Rashid ahmad: Petrochemicals are aligned with Abu Dhabi’s 2030 vision. The 7th Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) annual forum, held in Dubai last month, attracted 1,639 delegates, the event’s largest attendance, with Mideast participants accounting for 63% of the total. Speakers and delegates debated the state of the global petrochemical industry, the Mideast’s shortages of ethane feedstock and the region’s diversification into specialty chemicals manufacture, and the competitive challenge from cheap shale...

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