July 2002

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: Ethylene oxide to reach high utilization rate

A world ethylene oxide (EO) and ethylene glycol (EG) analysis from CMAI examines major issues confronting both EO/EG producers and consumers over the coming years. After what should turn out to be a r..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

A world ethylene oxide (EO) and ethylene glycol (EG) analysis from CMAI examines major issues confronting both EO/EG producers and consumers over the coming years. After what should turn out to be a relatively profitable 18-month period for mono-ethylene glycol (MEG), margins are expected to fall after last-quarter 2003 with the startup of a number of new plants. With an average 5.7% demand growth for MEG from 2003 to 2006 (or 835 thousand tons/yr), some surplus capacity is inevitable, resulting in lowered operating rates on MEG. However, much of this will be offset by the growth in EO derivatives, forecast at an average 3% over the period, reducing the impact on EO operating rates. CMAI

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