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Ethylene outlook muted by weak demand, supply surge

3:00 PM MDT | April 1, 2013 | —Robert Westervelt in Houston

Weaker demand growth coupled with higher rates of capacity expansion has dampened the profit outlook for ethylene, particularly for high-cost producers that use heavier feedstocks, said Mark Eramo, v.p./chemical market insights for IHS Chemical. Eramo was speaking at the IHS Chemical World Petrochemical Conference (WPC), at Houston late last month....

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