Archive | March, 2010

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Shale gas is the North American petrochemical industry’s “Ace in the Hole”

THE NORTH American petrochemical industry has endured through the worldwide economic storm as well as the onslaught of new capacity in the Middle East and Asia. But North America will compete at the global table if it plays its cards right. Its ace in the hole? – Shale gas. In the past few years, the […]

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East Europe chemical industry emerges from the crisis

The chemical industry in central and eastern Europe (CEE) and Russia has suffered more than most through the financial crisis. Many economies in the region have suffered negative GDP growth and some, such as Ukraine and more recently, Greece, are suffering near financial meltdown. Prior to the crisis, bankers saw CEE as a fantastic place […]

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