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Low oil to pressure some margins before boosting demand

Low oil to pressure some margins before boosting demand − US Dow

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US-based major Dow Chemical expects margin pressure for some of its products as a result of low oil prices, the company's CEO said on Thursday.

However, low oil prices should ultimately act as an economic stimulus and increase demand for Dow's products, CEO Andrew Liveris said during an earnings conference call.

The company expects to benefit from that increased demand as well as from high operating rates, he said.

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