Pricier US Ethane Squeezes Asia Petchems Makers

Pricier US Ethane Squeezes Asia Petchems Makers
Petrochemicals manufacturers such as Reliance Industries and SP Chemicals face squeezed margins from pricier raw materials as shale supplies plummet.

“In the long term, we forecast oil prices will gradually go up, this will lead to naphtha price going up too,” Cui said. “Ethane crackers will become more competitive than naphtha crackers when the oil price is high.”

--With assistance from Dan Murtaugh.

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