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Kristen is based in Houston and focuses on export logistics and polyvinyl chloride markets. Full Bio
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Oct 2019
  • Petrochemicals

Shale-fueled US plastics boom puts spotlight on sustainability

Virgin plastic production is thriving in the US, fueled by the North American shale boom. But the reversal of fortune for the US chemical industry has highlighted a bigger challenge amid widespread concern about plastic waste and sustainability

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Mar 2019
  • Oil
  • Refined Products
  • Petrochemicals
  • Shipping

Houston’s shipping bottleneck could curb expansion of major US oil and petchems hub

An impasse has emerged between key operators on the Houston Ship Channel, a critical lifeline for growing US energy exports, as thriving activity in both tanker and container shipping has exacerbated competition for space

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  • Blog
Mar 2019
  • Petrochemicals
  • Polymers

Tariffs frustrate US-China trade in plastic resins and finished products

Trade in polyethylene resin and finished products slowed in the fourth quarter of 2018, becoming a casualty of the US-China trade war. Last year, the Trump Administration launched a full-scale trade war with China, imposing three rounds of tariffs worth a...

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