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NPRA: Long-Term Growth Prospects Remain Intact

7:44 AM MDT | April 6, 2009 | Lindsey Bewley and Robert Westervelt in San Antonio

The economic downturn’s duration and severity are not clear, but the petrochemical industry’s long-term growth prospects remain intact, leading industry executives told attendees at a Chemical Heritage Foundation and National Petrochemical and Refiners Association (NPRA; Washington) symposium, held last week at NPRA’s International Petrochemical Conference in San Antonio, TX. “It is my belief that the chemical industry will snap back faster and more sharply than most believe,” Nova Chemicals CEO Jeffrey Lipton, told attendees. Nova...

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