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Can the world replicate US shale gas boom?

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The immense success of the shale gas industry in the United States has caused governments around the globe to look into possible development of natural gas fields in hopes that they could also find a way to energy independence.
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Dow Chemical to build specialty material production units on US Gulf Coast

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Midland, Mich.-based Dow Chemical Co. announced Monday its plans to build several new, specialty material production units aligned to its high value Performance Plastics franchise on the U.S. Gulf Coast.
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Ethane fuels growth in US petrochemical industry

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The U.S. petrochemical industry is expecting growth in the first half of 2013, compared to the previous six-month period, mostly due to the increase in use of ethane as the key ethylene feedstock.
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US petrochemical industry expands position as leading producer

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New investment is expanding the U.S. petrochemical industry's position as a global producer, Steve Pryor, president of ExxonMobil Chemical Company, said in a speech at the IHS CERAWeek 2013 conference.
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New polyethylene plant to be built in West Virginia

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A new polyethylene (PE) manufacturing facility, with its own "small" ethane cracker is set to open in West Virginia.
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Qatar aims to increase petrochemical output

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Qatar is planning to strengthen its position in the petrochemical market by increasing its petrochemical output to 23 million tons a year by 2020, the country's minister of energy and industry Muhammad Saleh Al-Sada said.
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Honeywell to optimize efficiency for Borouge petrochemical plant expansion

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Honeywell has been awarded four major contracts worth a combined $40 million over an 18-month duration for the Borouge petrochemicals complex in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi.
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Canadian petrochemicals industry faces major obstacles

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The Canadian petrochemicals industry has the potential to grow dramatically thanks to low natural gas prices, but a number of obstacles are standing in its way.
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Gulf companies invest in southeast Asia petrochemicals

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Wealthy investors from the Arabian Gulf are eyeing markets in southeast Asia and investing huge sums of money in petrochemical production in the region.
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Chevron Phillips Chemical studies NAO expansion at Cedar Bayou Plant

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Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. is studying the potential expansion of its normal alpha olefins (NAO) capacity at its Cedar Bayou Chemical Complex in Baytown, Texas.
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