Tension holds up Iran ethylene

Lerner, Ivan
April 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;4/2/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 60, p14
Trade Publication
The article reports that the political turmoil in Iran and crackers that are two to three years behind schedule may prevent any Iranian ethylene capacity from reaching the market, according to Grant Thomson, senior vice president of olefins and feedstocks of NOVA Chemicals. The seizure of 15 British sailors and marines in March 2007 is expected to exacerbate the fragile political situation, Thomson said.


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