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IHS WPC 2014: Worlwide olefin markets—a balancing act

10:39 AM MDT | April 7, 2014 | —Francinia Protti-Alvarez in Houston

Industry players gathered in Houston in late March for the IHS World Petrochemical Conference (WPC), which offered an outlook for the petchem sector over the next 5-10 years. The presentations covered a wide array of topics, from the impact a lighter feed slate will have on the industry, to the emergence and establishment of new production technologies. IHS analysts provided information about the state of supply and demand across a number of value chains, and leading companies such as BASF and Dow Chemical shared their key concerns. Worldwide ethylene demand is...

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