Issue Date: September 21, 2009
Stepping On The Gas
As recently as a few years ago, North American petrochemical companies worried that high natural gas prices would put them at a disadvantage internationally. The result, they feared, would be gleaming new chemical complexes overseas and boarded-up plants back home.
Today, with rock-bottom natural gas prices that are low relative to crude oil, petrochemical makers are more hopeful. The prices might not lead to a resurgence of the U.S. as a petrochemical exporter, but they . . .
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