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: Europe in dire need of a lower cost energy policy
“If the playing field is not levelled, chemicals production will move outside Europe.”
VIDEO – ICIS Americas Lunchtime Bulletin 17 May 2013