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Petrochemical Feedstocks

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 6
Introduction 8
Summary 9
Sources of petrochemicals 14
Production process 16
Natural gas processing 16
Crude oil refining 17
Coal processing 22
Feedstock overview 23
Dry natural gas 23
Natural gas liquids 23
Ethane 24
Propane 24
Butanes 24
Natural gasoline 25
Naphtha 25
Gas oil 26
Coal 26
Biomass 27
Price 28
Consumption by region 30
World 30
Natural gas 33
Natural gas liquids 36
Ethane 36
Propane 37
Butane 39
Natural gasoline 41
Naphtha 41
Gas oil 43
Coal 45
North America 47
Natural gas 49
Natural gas liquids 50
Naphtha and gas oil 51
Coal 51
Central and South America 51
Natural gas 53
Natural gas liquids 54
Naphtha and gas oil 54
Coal 55
Western Europe 55
Natural gas 56
Natural gas liquids 57
Naphtha and gas oil 57
Coal 58
Central and Eastern Europe 58
Natural gas 60
Natural gas liquids 60
Naphtha and gas oil 61
Coal 61
CIS and Baltic States 61
Natural gas 63
Natural gas liquids 64
Naphtha and gas oil 64
Coal 64
Middle East 65
Natural gas 66
Natural gas liquids 67
Naphtha and gas oil 67
Coal 68
Africa 68
Natural gas 70
Natural gas liquids 71
Naphtha and gas oil 71
Coal 71
Indian Subcontinent 71
Natural gas 73
Natural gas liquids 74
Naphtha and gas oil 74
Coal 74
Northeast Asia 75
Natural gas 76
Natural gas liquids 77
Naphtha and gas oil 77
Coal 78
Southeast Asia 78
Natural gas 80
Natural gas liquids 80
Naphtha and gas oil 81
Coal 81
Additional resources 82
Revisions 83
Data Workbook 84
Notice 85
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