The shale gas revolution has spurred an unprecedented wave of ethane to ethylene cracker construction and expansion announcements in North America, and, with production capacity set to increase by as much as 37%, petrochemical industry stakeholders are asking the key question: Where is all this product going to go?
With the domestic market unable to absorb the expanded volumes, granular, in-depth assessment of global market opportunities is required to fully evaluate and capitalize on the expanded feedstock supply. On top of this, comprehensive assessment of export economics, construction availability and co-product stream impacts are vital to ensure maximum profit and minimal risk in this rapidly changing petrochemical value chain.
The Ethane To Ethylene & Derivatives Global Petrochemical Markets Summit is the first ever summit to provide in depth analysis of the ethane to ethylene and derivative value chain and global market opportunities through the perspective of the petrochemicals industry itself.
Breaking down regional market demand dynamics, derivative by derivative, addressing key concerns around NGL supply, shipping economics, timelines for domestic production, and examination of the business case for on purpose production of propylene and butadiene are just some of the invaluable insights to be delivered by this unique and timely forum.
With 18+ presentations from key petrochemical industry players in both North America and abroad, the summit will provide a brand new global platform for the industry to comprehensively develop strategies to capitalize on the enormous opportunities presented by cracker capacity expansion and the shale gas boom, not to mention key insights into factors impacting investment risk and the timelines for production.
We look forward to meeting you in Houston this October.
The Ethane to Ethylene and Derivatives Summit Team