Between 2010 and 2013, the centrifugal pump market in the Middle East grew by US$150 million. Major pump manufacturers should be encouraged by the opportunity in this dynamic, emerging market. Centrifugal pump technology is a clear favorite among oil & gas producers. However, as enhanced oil recovery techniques and unconventional plays become more common, end users may start seeking alternative technologies to improve efficiency.

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