Industry Trends And Developments

January 2010
USA Petrochemicals Report;Q1 2010, p48
Industry Profile
The article presents updates and developments in the petrochemicals industry in the U.S. It discusses the implications for the energy-intensive petrochemicals industry of a new policy created to tackle climate change by reducing carbon dioxide emissions in 2009. It also reports that Lyondell Chemicals and Equistar have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. It also discusses the impact of European Union's (EU) regulation, evaluation and authorization of chemicals (REACH) directive for U.S. companies exporting in EU.


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