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New Market Study: "Petrochemical Industry in the US - Abundant Feedstock Supply from the Shale Reserves to Revive the US Petrochemical Industry"

Recently published research from GlobalData, "Petrochemical Industry in the US - Abundant Feedstock Supply from the Shale Reserves to Revive the US Petrochemical Industry", is now available at Fast Market Research

 

Boston, MA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 12/26/2012 -- GlobalData, the industry analysis specialist, has released its latest research, "Petrochemical Industry in the US - Abundant Feedstock Supply from the Shale Reserves to Revive the US Petrochemical Industry". The study comes from the company's petrochemical research group and provides in-depth analysis of the US petrochemicals industry, highlighting major features and explaining how the shale gas revolution is driving its revival. The report gives the historic and forecast demand and production figures and also discusses the feedstock supply scenario. Additionally, it profiles major liquid-rich shale plays in the US and explains the factors encouraging the growth of drilling activities in these shale plays. It has been built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research and in-house analysis by GlobalData's research team of industry experts.

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The US petrochemicals industry is set to make a spectacular comeback after suffering from low demand and high feedstock costs for most of the previous decade. Emergence of the Middle East as a hub of basic petrochemicals production further eroded its competitiveness. In the middle of the last decade, the discovery of shale gas changed the dynamics of the US petrochemicals industry by leading to the revival of the natural gas industry which improved the ethane supply and created high profit margins at the end of 2011 and 2012. The shale plays are steadily taking center stage in the natural gas industry and so the petrochemicals industry is also hoping for an abundant supply of ethane feedstock in the future.

Drillers in the US are currently focusing on liquid-rich shale plays such as Eagle Ford, Barnett, Bakken and Marcellus, which, in addition to natural gas, provide valuable Natural Gas Liquids (NGL, a mixture of hydrocarbon gases such as ethane, propane, butane and isobutane), as by-product. As a result, NGL production in the US increased from 620 Million Barrels (MMbbl) in 2005 to 809 MMbbl in 2011. Ethane production has also received a boost from high NGL production and has increased from 236 MMbbl in 2005 to 338 MMbbl in 2011. It is expected to increase further as drilling in the liquid-rich shale areas continues into the future.

Scope

The report provides in-depth analysis of the opportunities and challenges facing manufacturers of petrochemicals in the US and abroad. Its scope includes -

- Geological and economic characteristics of major NGL-rich shale plays in the US
- Historic and forecast basic petrochemicals production and consumption
- Historic and forecast ethylene capacity in the US
- NGL and ethane production in the US
- Natural gas production and consumption in the US and the share of shale gas in the total natural gas production
- Natural gas price changes in the last decade
- Planned ethylene plants based on shale gas

Companies Mentioned in this Report: The Dow Chemical Company, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, ExxonMobil Corporation, The Royal Dutch Shell, Sasol Limited

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