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Shale gas, the US project boom, and the impact on global petrochemicals

On 27th May, ICIS hosted a free webinar on US shale gas, discussing how it has revitalized the US petrochemical sector, and triggered an unprecedented project boom.

A recording of the webinar, and the presentation slides are now available for you to download. Key topics include:

  • Macroeconomic outlook
  • US cost advantage vs Europe and Asia
  • US projects update – ethane crackers, PE, PDH, methanol
  • Engineering & construction (E&C) challenge
  • Capital spending (CAPEX) cycles
  • Global reaction and impact

About the speaker

Joseph Chang is Global Editor of ICIS Chemical Business, a weekly publication focusing on the analysis of chemical markets worldwide. This includes price trends, and the factors impacting these trends in both the short term, and long term. He has been with ICIS and one of its predecessor publications for over 17 years, specialising in coverage of financial topics such as macroeconomics, capital spending patterns, equity and debt markets, and mergers and acquisitions. Joseph has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and International Business from New York University's Stern School of Business.

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About ICIS

ICIS is the world's largest petrochemical market information provider and has fast-growing energy and fertilizer divisions. Our aim is to give companies in global commodities markets a competitive advantage by delivering trusted pricing data, high-value news, analysis and independent consulting, enabling our customers to make better-informed trading and planning decisions. We have more than 30 years' experience in providing pricing information, news, analysis and consulting to buyers, sellers and analysts.

With a global staff of more than 800, ICIS has employees based in HoustonWashingtonNew YorkLondon, Montpellier,Dusseldorf, Karlsruhe, MilanMumbaiSingaporeGuangzhouBeijingShanghai, Yantai, Tokyo and Perth. ICIS is a division of Reed Business Information, part of Reed Elsevier Plc.

About Reed Business Information

At Reed Business Information we provide information and online data services to business professionals worldwide.  Customers have access to our high-value industry data, analytics, information and tools. Our strong global brands hold market-leading positions across a wide range of industry sectors including banking, petrochemicals and aviation where we help customers make key strategic decisions every day.  RBI is part of Reed Elsevier, a leading global provider of data, information and solutions for professional customers.


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