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Petrochemical Feedstocks

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 5
Introduction 7
Summary 8
Sources of petrochemicals 12
Production process 14
Natural gas processing 14
Crude oil refining 15
Coal processing 20
Feedstock overview 21
Dry natural gas 21
Natural gas liquids 21
Ethane 22
Propane 22
Butanes 22
Natural gasoline 23
Naphtha 23
Gas oil 24
Coal 24
Biomass 25
Prices 26
Demand by region 29
World 29
Natural gas 32
Natural gas liquids 35
Ethane 35
Propane 36
Butane 38
Natural gasoline 40
Naphtha 40
Gas oil 41
Coal 43
North America 44
Natural gas 46
Natural gas liquids 47
Naphtha and gas oil 48
Coal 48
Central and South America 48
Natural gas 50
Natural gas liquids 51
Naphtha and gas oil 51
Coal 51
Western Europe 52
Natural gas 53
Natural gas liquids 54
Naphtha and gas oil 54
Coal 55
Central and Eastern Europe 55
Natural gas 57
Natural gas liquids 57
Naphtha and gas oil 58
Coal 58
CIS and Baltic States 58
Natural gas 60
Natural gas liquids 61
Naphtha and gas oil 61
Coal 61
Middle East 61
Natural gas 63
Natural gas liquids 64
Naphtha and gas oil 64
Coal 65
Africa 65
Natural gas 66
Natural gas liquids 67
Naphtha and gas oil 67
Coal 67
Indian Subcontinent 67
Natural gas 69
Natural gas liquids 70
Naphtha and gas oil 70
Coal 70
Northeast Asia 71
Natural gas 72
Natural gas liquids 73
Naphtha and gas oil 73
Coal 73
Southeast Asia 74
Natural gas 75
Natural gas liquids 75
Naphtha and gas oil 76
Coal 76
Additional resources 77
Revisions 78
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