Flat Asia-Pacific markets to deflect Middle East products westward

Petroleum products from the Middle East are moving westward more and more frequently. This trend is likely to continue and even increase, because Middle East producers will face the choice of either exporting westward or running at low rates. Product demand in the Middle East, which is easily unsettled by a variety of circumstances, is unpredictable from year to year. Over the longer term, however, growth has occurred at a fairly steady rate, averaging increases in about the same increments annually. In the 2000-05 period, however, demand is likely to take a big jump based on chemical projects using naphtha and LPG. But, because there is no certainty that these projects will come on strea...

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