Oil and gas are expected to play an essential role as feedstock for future development of Asian economies. For example, strong, lightweight materials, such as carbon fiber, are expected be used in the manufacture of turbine blades. And in India, plastic waste is being reused to make new roads.
Today, Beijing-based Aramco Asia oversees subsidiaries that run refining, petrochemicals and marketing operations in China, Japan, South Korea, India, as well as Singapore. In each of these countries, Aramco provides jobs and training, as well as materials and business activities that contribute to economic development.
Aramco's petrochemical expertise is expected to continue to support Asian manufacturers, particularly in China, as they develop more sustainable technologies and the products of tomorrow.