Asian Chemical Connections
Saudi Aramco plans to increase its focus on petrochemicals by converting refinery products into aromatics, as ethane availability in Saudi Arabia declines
A new wave of aromatics investments is under discussion in Saudi Arabia. As part of a move further into petrochemicals, state-owned Saudi Aramco is building refineries with downstream aromatics production, as well as exploring ways to add aromatics at its existing refineries.
INSIGHT: PET Latin America - looking to Asia for direction
"PET demand in Latin America has been slower than expected throughout 2012 and 2013 even for the peak soft-drink seasons."
VIDEO - ICIS Americas Lunchtime Bulletin 21 May 2013