BASF, Dow Chemical and Braskem Join North American Petrochemicals Debate Taking Place in Houston

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Top executives from leading North American petrochemical manufactures’ including: Heidi Alderman, SVP of Petrochemicals at BASF, Brian Ames, President of Olefins and Aromatics at Dow Chemical Company and David Peebles, VP at Braskem/ Odebrecht - will be joining experts from across the petrochemicals value chain in Houston this December at the North American Petrochemicals Conference and Exhibition (3-4 Dec).

BASF, Dow Chemical and Braskem will address the huge opportunities presented by the shale revolution, and subsequent challenges which are facing North American Petrochemical market right now. They will be joined by 40+ expert speakers including leading EPC groups; Turner Industries, Jacobs Engineering, Burns and McDonnel, Midstream Operators; Phillips 66 and Enable Midstream, Natural Gas Feedstock Producers; Chesapeake Energy and Southwestern Energy, core workforce development alliances and expert major consultancies such as Accenture and McKinsey & Company in addressing the core challenges facing new facility investment.

There is a huge opportunity for N.A petrochemical manufacturers’ to add a competitive advantage to their business with the new cheap and abundant natural gas feedstock of ethane and propane. U.S. shale gas formations are positioned to create a renaissance in the U. S. petrochemical industry, according to Williams’ CEO Alan Armstrong, and there is no denying that the industry is set for unprecedented growth.

North American petrochemical manufactures’ are defining their game plans, and upgrading their play books as they look to make substantial investment in new facilities.

According to Peter Fassulo, expert consultant at En*Vantage, the biggest challenge facing the industry will be ‘execution’: “with five projects coming online at the same time both engineering and resources will be stretched significantly, so the issue will be finding the capacity to actually get these projects off the ground within realistic time and cost schedules”.

The North American Petrochemical Conference (3-4 Dec, Houston) will address the core challenges of; ‘workforce restrictions’, ‘project cost escalation’, ‘pinpointing domestic and global markets for petrochemicals products and derivatives’, ‘midstream infrastructure development’, ‘reliable feedstock supply’, ‘regulations’ and ‘understanding and capitalizing on new feedstock dynamics’ .

Joshua Bull, Director at FC Gas Intelligence promises the North American Petrochemicals Conference (3-4 Dec) to be a ‘one stop shop’ and ‘must attend event’ for all those interested in securing their stake in the growth set for the North American petchem market.

The conference is organised by the reputable FC Gas Intelligence, who are well known in the North American natural gas market event space. To see how you could get involved visit the event webpage:

Or get in touch with event director, Emily McMahon e.mcmahon(at)fc-gi(dot)com.

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