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Gas and Biomass Open New Feedstock Vistas for American Petrochemicals

2:12 PM MST | November 10, 2010 | Lyn Tattum in Rio de Janeiro

The 30th Annual Latin American  petrochemical meeting got underway in Rio de Janeiro on 7 November attracting 800 attendees from 250 companies. Top of the agenda in the thriving region was the shifting hydrocarbon raw material  landscape and new opportunity presented by neighboring U.S. shale gas discoveries plus so-called “below the salt” Brazilian gas arising from deep drilling. Opening speaker Luiz Carlos Costamilan, an expert in natural gas, lauded the “silent revolution” prompted by explosive growth in US shale gas...

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