Rick R. Haun Purvin & Gertz Inc. Dallas Ken W. Otto, S. Craig Whitley Purvin & Gertz Inc. Houston Worldwide demand for NGLs is booming. In the international LPG market, demand growth is particularly strong in the developing markets in Asia. Demand has risen sharply in China, requiring significant imports to balance the market. Overall net LPG imports to Asia will continue to expand through 2000 as demand growth continues to outpace regional supply build-up. In North America, increased NGL demand is resulting from strong growth in petrochemical-feedstock markets. The surge in olefin demand experienced in 1994 has le...

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