In this week's issue of ICIS Chemical Business:
October 14-20, 2013

Cover story

News focus: Europe must respond to US shale gas threat

Europe’s petrochemical sector must change to deal with the new global reality of greater competition stemming from US shale gas along with other challenges, said Mohamed Al-Mady, vice chairman and CEO of Saudi Arabia-based SABIC which has major operations in Europe.

“Europe faces a new reality. The European chemical industry and various governments need to focus on more resource and cost efficient manufacturing, targeting incentives for innovation at the development stage and instituting a robust regulatory framework based on good science with clear goals,” said Al-Mady at the 47th annual European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) meeting.



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