|2020-07-20 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
GlobalData的石油和天然气分析师John Paul Somavarapu表示：“由于石油价格低廉和疫情造成的影响，该地区的油气巨头正在减少支出。由于当地劳动力的中断以及在选择承包商和合作伙伴方面的延误，预计大多数计划中的项目将面临延期。
曹海斌 摘译自 烃加工新闻
Middle East to remain key supplier of petrochemicals
The Middle East is a key producer and supplier of polyolefins to demand-rich markets, specifically Asia. The region’s polyolefin exports account for around one-third of global polyolefin trade. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in lower petrochemical demand from key end-use sectors such as automotive and construction from both domestic and overseas markets, which has impacted the region’s production/exports in 2020, says GlobalData.
John Paul Somavarapu, Oil & Gas Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “The regional oil and gas majors are reducing their spend in response to low oil prices and disruptions caused by the pandemic. The majority of the planned projects are expected to face delays because of local workforce disruption and delays in the selection of contractors and partners.
“Companies have undertaken contingency plans to minimise risks related to the outbreak on their operations and ensure business continuity and operations. Despite cost-control measures, only a small number of the companies in the region intend to look for opportunities to invest in projects around the world, especially where tough market conditions have reduced investment costs. However, producers remain confident that the demand for petrochemicals will rebound in the medium-longer term as global economies are expected to recover.”