World ethylene feedstock supplies adequate to 2005

09/27/1999
Worldwide ethylene feedstock supplies are likely to be sufficient through 2005, despite demand for feedstocks growing at twice the rate of production.Ethylene feedstock demand is projected to growth by 4%/year, while production of ethylene feeds is expected to increase by only 2%/year. And petrochemical production will account for 15-20% of total naphtha demand through 2005. Extraordinary processing steps should not be required, however, to meet increasing demand.These were among the findings of a recent study by SRI International unit SRI Consulting, Menlo Park, Calif.Ethylene demand Click here to enlarge imageWorld demand for ethylene rose 5%/year during 1985-95 to 70 million metric to...
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