Strong petrochemicals demand drives project starts in Malaysia


Did they take this wholesale from PETRONAS’ outlook?

Dateline 2021-12-28, Hydrocarbon Engineering:

Malaysia is likely to witness start of operations of 31 petrochemicals projects from 2021 to 2025 driven by robust demand for petrochemicals, according to GlobalData.

GlobalData’s ‘Global Petrochemicals New-Build and Expansion Projects Outlook, 2021-2025’ report reveals that out of 31 projects expected to commence operations in Malaysia, polyethylene projects would be at three, followed by polypropylene and benzene with two each.

Bhargavi Gandham, Oil & Gas Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “Petrochemicals consumption is on the rise in Malaysia leading to supply-demand mismatch. This is leading to growth in investments and establishments of joint ventures to boost petrochemicals capacity in the country.”

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