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Low Natural Gas Prices Bode Well for U.S. Petchem Makers

9:08 AM MST | November 12, 2010 | —LINDSEY BEWLEY

With the surge in supply from unconventional resources such as shale gas, North American chemical makers have an incentive to use natural gas as a raw material to feed petrochemical crackers. The emergence of a competitive long-term source of supply for feedstocks has factored into several North American producers’ recent decisions to make major investments, including restarting units that have been offline. PIPE DREAMS: North American petrochemical producers stand to benefit from low natural gas prices...

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