In this week's issue of ICIS Chemical Business:
August 26-September 1, 2013

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News focus: Mexico's energy reforms could boost petrochemical sector

The proposed energy reforms by Mexico's president could reduce the country's petrochemical trade deficit, one that has continued to grow despite the nation's rich hydrocarbon reserves.

However, there is the possibility that reforms could become weakened by the time they are adopted, limiting any benefit to the country's petrochemical sector.

Mexico's petrochemical trade group, the Asociacion Nacional de la Industria Quimica (ANIQ), noted that the nation would report a petrochemical trade deficit of $17.1bn (€12.8bn) in 2010, up 43% year on year in the latest year statistics were available.



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