The Persian Gulf's petrochemical industry is proliferating Abdullah M. Aitani, Syed Halim Hamid King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals Dhahran, Saudi Arabia The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) ranks ninth among the world's basic petrochemicals producers. Producers in the region are increasing their capacities for propylene, aromatics, and butadiene-based petrochemicals. In 1995, GCC methanol production accounted for 9.2% of global production, ethylene for 4.1%, and aromatics for less than 1%. In 2000, methanol will account for 17%, ethylene 6%, and aromatics 4.3% of global production. Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (Sabic) has been ...

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