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IHS WPC 2014: Producers adapt to rapidly changing petrochemical landscape

1:42 PM MDT | March 26, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez in Houston

While US producers have entered growth and investment mode thanks to the surge in unconventional energy production, producers in all regions must adapt in response to challenges in development of human resources; innovation and R&D; and cost and feedstock competitiveness, according to speakers on an executive panel at the IHS Chemical World Petrochemical Conference in Houston Wednesday. "At Dow, we have been closely tracking the surge in [US] investments, and it is much bigger than what we, or anyone, had previously anticipated," says Jim Fittering...

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