Get ready for the slowdown

Brice, Andy; Gibson, Jane
September 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;9/18/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 35, p22
Trade Publication
The article discusses that with energy prices rising to record levels, it is only a matter of time before the slowdown. It has been a cost-push year for Europe's petrochemical industry. Sellers' efforts to offset energy volatility and soaring feedstock costs have been buoyed by consistently high demand. If nothing else, 2006 has highlighted the fact that downstream markets have to find a way of dealing with the unpredictability.


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