Petrochemicals: traction control

Lerner, Ivan
September 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;9/18/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 35, p31
Trade Publication
The article reports on the challenges facing the future of petrochemical industry in North America. Although the industry will probably never leave North America, by the beginning of the next decade it will be tightening its belt. Many challenges are expected for this industry, especially from the wave of Middle East and Asia capacity that is scheduled to start up around 2009 to 2010.


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