Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) plans to almost triple its petrochemical production to an annual 11.4mn tonnes by 2025 from 4.5mn tonnes at present, group chief executive Sultan Al Jaber has announced
“To achieve this, we will seamlessly integrate our petrochemical and refining business, and as supplies of gas become tighter, we will expand our feedstock beyond ethane to include naphtha,’ Al Jaber said, according to a Reuters report.
However, Al Jaber did not give any details of ADNOC’s expansion plan but said the company aimed to take advantage of a shift in demand from lower-growth markets in the West to high-growth markets in Asia.
He also suggested that petrochemical producers in the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) should explore new ways of working together, including joint investments in projects.
“By working together, leveraging our combined strengths, aligning our interests and investing together, we can extend our reach, increase our competitive advantages and grow our market share.”
ADNOC’s petrochemicals are produced by Abu Dhabi Polymers Company (Borouge), which makes polyolefin, and Ruwais Fertilizer Industries (Fertil), which produces urea and ammonia fertilisers.