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IHS WPC 2014: China's investments in unconventional feedstocks will transform country's petchem industry

March 26, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez in Houston

China's petrochemical industry, after a decade of rapid expansion, has reached two major bottlenecks: market monopolization and crude oil supply constraints. These constraints have compelled China's petrochemical companies to think outside of the conventional growth model by using novel production technologies, said Paul Pang, v.p. and managing director/chemicals, China at IHS, in a presentation on unconventional feedstock investments in China, at the IHS World Petrochemical Conference, currently being held at Houston. Many coal-to-olefins (CTO)...

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