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EPCA 2011: Petrochemical Markets Soften

1:15 AM MDT | October 4, 2011 | Ian Young in Berlin

Industry executives attending the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) annual meeting, currently taking place in Berlin, confirm a weakening in demand in petrochemical markets in Europe and North America since mid-August but say that overall 2011 is shaping up to be a good year for the sector. "We had a cracking first 7-8 months of this year but there has been a softening in demand during the last month and a half," Sven Royall, v.p./global intermediates at Shell Chemicals tells CW. The softness "appears to be the result of lower demand for...

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