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A wild ride ahead for petchems?

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

Steve Zinger, Senior Vice President, Petrochemicals

Steve Zinger

Senior Vice President, Petrochemicals

Leader of our chemicals consulting practice in the Americas, Steve is a global expert in olefins.

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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.