In this week's issue of ICIS Chemical Business:
June 2-8, 2014

Cover story

News Focus: GGC petrochemical expansion plans may rely on Qatar gas

Member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are divided over Qatar’s role as a major gas supplier in the Middle East going forward amid a political rift that could affect the region’s drive to grow its petrochemical capacity, industry sources said.

Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE form the GCC – a regional union established in 1981 to foster greater economic cooperation among the six Middle Eastern countries.



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