PODCAST: US Gulf Coast chemicals must prepare for more persistent disruption

Will Beacham


BARCELONA (ICIS)–Climate change and warming oceans mean that the US Gulf Coast chemical sector will have to adapt to more frequent weather events such as Hurricane Beryl.

  • Gulf Coast area where Hurricane Beryl made landfall houses 13m tonnes, 29% of US ethylene production capacity
  • Beryl is earliest Category five hurricane on record; busy season forecast
  • Warming oceans mean there may be double the number of severe hurricanes
  • Energy, chemical industries must adapt to cope with more weather events
  • Move towards net zero carbon gives opportunity to relocate plants, infrastructure

In this Think Tank podcast, Will Beacham interviews ICIS Business Solutions Group senior executive Nigel Davis and Paul Hodges, chairman of New Normal Consulting.

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Editor’s note: This podcast is an opinion piece. The views expressed are those of the presenter and interviewees, and do not necessarily represent those of ICIS.

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