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Chemical Week Magazine :: Business & Finance :: United States/Americas
APLA: Gas and Biomass Open Opportunities for Petrochemicals
9:08 AM MST | November 12, 2010 | â€”Lyn Tattum in Rio De Janeiro
Top of the agenda at last weekâ€™s 30th Annual Latin American Petrochemical Association (APLA) meeting in Rio de Janeiro was the shifting hydrocarbon feedstock landscape and new opportunity presented by neighboring U.S. shale gas discoveries plus so-called â€śbelow-the-saltâ€ť Brazilian gas arising from deep drilling. Opening speaker Luiz Carlos Costamilan, an expert in natural gas, lauded the â€śsilent revolutionâ€ť prompted by explosive growth in U.S. shale gas supply since 2008. Horizontal drilling and well fracturing techniques to extract gas from shale have...
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