In this week's issue of ICIS Chemical Business:
June 3-9, 2013

Cover story

Market intelligence: Total to crack more gas for petrochemicals

The France-based oil and petrochemical player will shift its feedstock slate towards using more gas as it expands capacity in the US and shuts down plants in Europe

Europe's petrochemical producers are likely to do everything they can over the next few years to drive production costs down and, where realistic, to weed out uncompetitive capacity.

A number of players - Switzerland-headquartered INEOS, Italy-based Versalis and Austria's Borealis - are looking seriously at importing ethane from the US to feed crackers in Europe.



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