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NPRA: ExxonMobil, Shell Highlight Global Growth, Energy Challenges

8:46 AM MDT | April 7, 2008 | Rebecca Coons in San Antonio

Keynote speakers at the National Petrochemical and Refiners’ (NPRA) 33rd International Petrochemical Conference in San Antonio, TX last week outlined the challenges petrochemical makers face in meeting global demand growth while facing energy and raw material constraints as well as demands to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Sweeney: Industry needs to collaborate. Sherman J. Glass, senior v.p. of ExxonMobil Chemical, told attendees that the chemical business is growing at about 2%/year above world GDP, reflecting “continued penetration into both...

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