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Oil Refining and Petrochemicals in the Middle East conference

Posted: 15 January 2004

25-27 January 2004, JW Marriott, Dubai, UAE

The region's unparalleled production cost advantage and the willingness of its governments to diversify their oil-based economies have fostered exponential growth of an industry that may forever change the global face of refining and petrochemicals.

Following the previous years’ success, the World Refining Association will once again bring into the region international government representatives, oil majors, specialist advisers, industry analysts and consultants to debate critical issues including capacity concerns, innovations in technology, alternative fuels and future developments in refining and petrochemicals.

Once again the distinguished speaker panel includes senior representatives from:

Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company, Emirates National Oil Company, Associated Octel, Banagas, Egyptian General Petrochemicals Corporation, Kuwait National Petroleum Company, Saudi Aramco, Saudi European Petrochemical Company and many, many more.

The Middle Eastern industry has grown from being insignificant 20 years ago to being home to about 10 per cent of global ethylene capacity today.

For Europe and the U.S., the region is both a threat and opportunity, gobbling up the export market on the one hand and presenting a profitable place to invest on the other.

Oil Refining and Petrochemicals in the Middle East, will once again provide attendees with a series of cutting edge presentations, up-to-the-minute status reports and forward looking debates.

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Posted by Richard Price, Editor

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