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Benchmark oil, gas prices poised for divorce

07.01.2012  |  DuBose, Ben ,  Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, Texas

In the global HPI, changing market dynamics are putting a premium on petrochemical and refining units that can crack ethane.

Keywords: [crude oil] [natural gas] [petrochemicals] [shale gas] [pricing] [ethane]

The trickle-down effect of baseline oil and gas prices has an enormous impact on the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI). The economically-advantaged feedstocks of a given era are among the primary factors to decide which sectors thrive and which feel the pain.

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