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US ethylene and PE margins headed for a record in Q1

It’s going to be a bonanza in the first quarter for US ethylene and polyethylene producers using ethane/propane feedstock. Buoyed by abundant natural gas liquids (NGL) production from shale gas, margins are headed for record highs, even as spot ethylene prices come off a bit, noted Susquehanna International Group analyst Don Carson. “With increases in […]

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Finally – a US cracker!

In the first of what we believe will be a wave of new investment in North American petrochemical capacity, Chevron Phillips Chemical has unveiled the first plans for a worldscale grassroots ethylene cracker in the US to take advantage of abundant supplies of shale gas. Recognize this as a watershed event. This is the first […]

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Mexican petrochemical industry needs political will

    BY SPECIAL GUEST COLUMNIST ARTURO GARCIA Is there a real future for Mexico’s petrochemical industry? We still have no answer, or at least we keep trying to justify that “with no answer” we still have an opportunity. But when will this opportunity materialize? Because of its great economic impact downstream, we need to battle […]

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