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CERA Week 2012: Shale-Derived Feedstocks Present Long-Term Opportunity for North American Chemical Industry, Westlake Says

7:51 AM MST | March 7, 2012 | Lindsey Bewley in Houston

Westlake Chemical says planned investments to take advantage of shale gas will continue for chemical companies because of the affordability and abundance of shale-derived ethane. “We believe that the historic new supplies of natural gas liquids will provide abundant, affordable feedstocks and form a lasting platform not only for chemicals but also for economic recovery in North America,” Don Condon, senior v.p./olefins and corporate business development at Westlake Chemical, told attendees at CERA Week, currently being held in Houston. “We...

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