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Global olefins: 5 key trends to watch in 2020

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10 January 2020

Global olefins: 5 key trends to watch in 2020

Report summary

While 2019 marked a transition year from the recent highs, 2020 has all the hallmarks of being a year of major developments for the global olefins industry. In this insight, we explore 5 key trends that are critical for market participants to pay attention to in 2020: 1. Energy and economy: how will these shape the global olefins markets in 2020? 2. Refining and chemicals integration: how will energy transition change the way companies look at integration, and where does crude-oil-to-chemicals fit in? 3. NGL developments: will ethane and LPG continue to remain attractive as olefins feedstocks? 4. Olefin derivatives: how will developments in the derivative markets impact olefins? 5. China: what does the start-up of the two mega refinery-petrochemical complexes mean for the olefins markets?

Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • 1. Energy and economy
  • 2. Refining and olefins integration
  • 3. NGL developments
  • 4. Olefin derivatives
  • 5. China
  • Are you ready?

Tables and charts

This report includes 6 images and tables including:

  • Year-on-year olefins capacity growth versus combined olefins demand growth
  • Contribution to world GDP growth by major location
  • The three generations of crude-to-chemicals facilities
  • Total US NGL production
  • Asia derivative affordability for ethylene
  • China propylene capacity additions by technology and % of global capacity additions

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