Strategies for success in the US petchem industry

YouTube Mar10.pngMajor changes are underway in the US petchem and polymer market:

• Middle East/Asian production will likely eliminate the US Gulf’s historical position as ‘exporter to the world’
• The arrival of cheaper gas, and the impact of shale gas, is changing cracker feedstock slates quite dramatically
• The continuing decline in domestic gasoline demand creates potential problems, but also opportunities

I look at these issues in an article published this week in ICB, to coincide with the NPRA meeting in San Antonio, Texas. I also summaries the key points in the above video interview with Will Beacham. Please click here if you would like a copy of the article.

About Paul Hodges

Paul Hodges is Chairman of International eChem, trusted commercial advisers to the global chemical industry. The aim of this blog is to share ideas about the influences that may shape the chemical industry over the next 12 – 18 months. It will try to look behind today’s headlines, to understand what may happen next in important issues such oil prices, economic growth and the environment. We may also have some fun, investigating a few of the more offbeat events that take place from time to time. Please do join me and share your thoughts. Between us, we will hopefully develop useful insights into the key factors that will drive the industry's future performance.

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