Asian Chemical Connections
At the APLA annual meeting in Rio, the buzz was on how to compete in a new world with cheap US shale gas
US shale gas is causing a major shift in Latin America's petrochemical sector as it re-evaluates its competitiveness. Large-scale projects in the region will be gas-based, while others will be scaled back or cancelled.
Petrochemical chiefs at the APLA forum called for greater efficiency
INSIGHT: Chemical break-ups in vogue; the end of conglomerates
"The shift to accelerate growth through shrinking is already taking place."
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