North America PE expansions in 2019 and beyond

Along the Gulf Coast, a massive wave of new cracker and polyethylene (PE) plant start-ups has been brought on by the abundant supply of low-cost natural gas liquid (NGL) feedstocks from the shale oil boom.

As the US PE market is considered mature, majority of the output from the new plants is intended for export. This new supply is driven by middle class expansion in the developing world, which is expected to keep global PE demand growth healthy in the future.

See how this increase in US PE capacity might affect your business in 2019 and beyond by downloading the infographic by Zachary Moore.

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