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Understanding the Global Petrochemical Industry

May 13-15, 2014
Houston, Texas

IHS presented the Understanding the Global Petrochemical Industry Course in Houston, Texas on May 13-15, 2014

Course participants will come away from the course with a deep understanding of how the industry works. Information to be covered will include:

  • Industry Fundamentals. The industry may be evolving, but the key fundamentals remain the same
  • The impact of shifting feedstock slates. Shale gas and oil, coal and bio-based feeds are significantly expanding feedstock options around the world
  • Simplified industry jargon, acronyms and abbreviations
  • Regional differences. The focus on maximizing regional advantages is reshaping the structure of the global industry
  • The benefits of refinery and petrochemical integration. Participants will learn how existing and new entrants are leveraging this advantage
  • Value chains and their seven basic building blocks
  • Petrochemical process technology and the expanding feedstock options that are driving changes in technology
  • Industry economics, including the cost of production methodologies, price-setting mechanisms and profitability drivers
  • Market dynamics, such as regional capacity and demand breakdowns, trade balances, logistics and end-use profiles and applications
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