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A wild ride ahead for petchems?

Steve Zinger examines upcoming changes in five key areas of the market

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Upcoming changes in these five key areas could indicate a wild ride for petrochemical markets in the coming years:

  • Price of crude oil: Why crude oil is important to petrochemicals
  • Chemicals feedstocks: How competitiveness of different feedstocks will change
  • China: How markets will evolve with changes to its economy
  • Trade agreements: The impact of gas-based chemical investments
  • New technology: The technologies set to revolutionise the chemical world

Stephen Zinger explains how changes in these five areas will cause volatility in chemicals markets.