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Saudi Petrochemicals

May 14 , 2017

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Executive Summary

What is this report about?
Saudi Arabia is blessed with the abundance of oil, holding nearly a quarter of the world's total proven oil reserves apart from 257.8 trillion cubic feet of gas reserves. Measures to diversify the economy from oil and gas have been on the agenda of Saudi Arabia for a long time, and petrochemicals sector is one of the most promising candidates for diversification. Petrochemical sector is just one such sector in which the government has invested since the 1970's. In this report we discuss the price trends of petrochemicals, growth trends, key challenges, outlook and analyses the major players in the country.

Who will benefit and why?
The report will help investors and banks who invest and lend to petrochemical companies in Saudi Arabia. Petrochemical and oil companies and infrastructure companies dealing with petrochemical projects can understand the trends and outlook for the industry in the coming years.

How exhaustive is this report?
We have covered the major trends, challenges, opportunities and outlook for the petrochemicals sector in the report. The report discusses in detail about the growth drivers, use of technology and on-going mega projects in the sector. We have also analyzed the impact of low-oil prices on Saudi petrochemicals.


Key Questions Addressed

  • Saudi Arabia's petrochemical industry capacity and nationalization
  • Price trends of key feedstock and how they have affected the regional players
  • How increased demand from Asian markets is shaping the global demand?
  • How is shift to heavier feedstock helpful in the long run?
  • Financial analysis of top petrochemical players in the region

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Sector Overview: So far so good
  • Price trends: Hits the bottom due to low oil prices
  • Growth Spurred by Demand from Asian Markets
  • Key Challenges
  • Outlook ‚Äì Sluggish in short term and positive in long term
  • Sector Analysis
  • Major Players in the GCC Region
  • Appendix 1: Petrochemical Industry Process Cycle
  • Appendix 2: Glossary
  • Appendix 3: Top 20 Saudi Arabian Petrochemical Projects by value

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