World Analysis – Propylene

Proposed Table of Contents


Executive Overview

Strategic Issues

  • Energy Transition
    – Implications for chemical feedstock supply
    – Implications for refining operations
    – Crude Oil to Chemicals (COTC)
    – Propane availability and continued investment in propane dehydrogenation
  • Methanol-to-olefins and Coal-to-olefins in mainland China
  • The impact of the dual control policy in mainland China
  • The European Green Deal and Fit for 55
  • Plastic Circularity

North America

South America

West Europe

Central Europe

CIS & Baltic States


Middle East

Indian Subcontinent

Mainland China

Other Northeast Asia

Southeast Asia

Production Process Overview

  • Introduction
  • Propylene production in refineries
  • Fuel applications for propylene
  • Chemical applications of propylene
  • On-purpose propylene production

Production Economics

  • Explanatory Notes
  • United States
    – Propane Dehydrogenation
    – Propylene Purification
    – Alkylation
  • Northeast Asia
    – Coal-to-Olefins
    – Methanol-to-Olefins

Price Forecast

  • Methodology
  • United States
  • West Europe
  • Southeast Asia
  • Propylene Price Forecast Tables

Supply/Demand Forecast Methodology


  • Middle East and Africa olefin projects revisited
  • CIS and Baltic States olefin project update


Carlo Barrasa

William Chen

Matthew Thoelke

Mike Park

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