Gibson, Jane
September 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;9/18/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 35, p42
Trade Publication
The article presents an interview with Graham van't Hoff, vice president for base chemicals at Shell, and Gerd Lobbert, group vice president for cracker products and industrial gasses at BASF, about the commodity chemicals market in Europe. They comment on the market performance of such chemicals as propylene oxide and ethylene. The factors which influence the trend include exploration costs and financial speculation.


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