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Find success in a shifting landscape

Across the chemicals industry, manufacturing footprints are changing to take advantage of new shale gas supplies and new customers are emerging in a wide variety of regions and markets. Chemical companies need to focus on adapting and refining their business models, identifying growth opportunities and using new technologies to achieve the competitive advantage. 

Make informed decisions about where to channel resources (such as whether to blend ethane into natural gas or consume it to produce feedstocks for olefins), and recognise trends and key drivers in demand for chemical feedstocks, including naphtha, ethane, propane and butane. 


Manage risk and maximise growth

We help companies with upstream assets, chemical plants and refineries to minimise risk and maximise growth opportunities. Our expertise spans across aromatics and olefins, and our involvement in other sectors enables us to present an integrated view of global markets.

Our chemicals research can help you:

  • Recognise trends and key drivers in demand for chemical feedstocks such as naphtha, ethane, propane, and butane
  • Understand economics of production by chemical customers to consume chemical feedstocks as well as impacts of future chemical market dynamics on chemical feedstock pricing
  • Identify the value of refinery, midstream and chemical integration

Keep your strategy on course

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Bespoke consulting advice

After years spent focusing on upstream investments, many oil companies are turning their attention towards chemicals.  As demand increases, our consultants can help you understand the dynamics at play between oil and gas, refining, chemicals, sustainability and strategy including:

  • Feedstock selection and sourcing
  • Fuels market balances
  • M&A and due diligence
  • Business development strategies
  • Quantifying the impact of new and existing products
  • Profiling industry competitors
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Alex Lidback, Vice President, Head of Research Chemicals, Polymers and Fibres

Alex Lidback, Vice President Chemicals Research

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