AFPM '13: Shale gas poses new growth sector for TEG in US

25 March 2013 22:05  [Source: ICIS news]

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (ICIS)--Shale gas availability in the US poses a potential new growth sector for triethylene glycol (TEG), a market source said on Monday on the sidelines of the International Petrochemical Conference (IPC).

TEG is used in winter for gas dehydration, where it is added to gas pipelines to keep the gas from freezing.

The delivery of new quantities of shale gas via this pipe system could boost demand for TEG in this application, the source said.

Hosted by the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), the IPC continues through Tuesday.

By: Feliza Mirasol
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