Petrochemical High Noon

Hunter, David; Westervelt, Robert
March 2000
Chemical Week;3/29/2000, Vol. 162 Issue 13, p31
Trade Publication
Discusses the consolidation trend in petrochemical industry. When the trend on consolidation started; What prompted BP to take over Amoco; Impact of the Asian crisis on the industry; Earning targets set by the owners of petrochemical businesses.


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