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Petchem Firms Grapple with Supply-Demand Shift

11:25 PM MDT | March 22, 2009 | LINDSEY BEWLEY with GREGORY DL MORRIS

The global economic downturn is putting pressure on the petrochemical industry as demand and operating rates continue to decline and capacity starts up in Asia and the Mideast. Producers will struggle to find a balance between surging supply and diminishing demand, analysts say.


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