Dow upbeat on shale gas

Published: September 19, 2012 6:00 am ET

Related to this story

Topics Materials, Suppliers

ISTANBUL (Sept. 19, 9:45 a.m. ET) — The ChemOrbis’ annual meeting in Istanbul featured a presentation from Dow Chemical Co. on the importance shale gas to the global economy.

Robert Stankiewicz, country manager for Dow in Poland, explained to 300 delegates that shale gas offers major gains. It can spark economic growth, trigger exports of value-added products while also helping cut energy bills, he explained.

“Access to shale gas is important for manufacturing – and especially the chemical industry,” said Stankiewicz. “However, we are not only customers for shale gas, we also have the potential to contribute to the safe and sustainable production of shale gas – through educational efforts and chemical solutions by leveraging the most advanced and sustainable microbial control technologies for shale gas exploration.”

Discussion focused on the key elements that should be taken into account by national governments and business community: regulation, planning, exploration and testing, as well as pipeline infrastructure.


Comments

Dow upbeat on shale gas

Published: September 19, 2012 6:00 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Cardia closing new film plant in Brazil

March 6, 2015 10:05 am ET

Australia-based bioplastics and film company Cardia Bioplastics Ltd. will close its Brazil manufacturing plant and invest instead in its Asia-Pacific ...    More

China outlines materials growth, directions

March 6, 2015 9:58 am ET

Despite continuous capacity expansion including coal-based projects, China still imports more than half of its ethylene consumption and more than a...    More

Image

Arkema adds Bostik to high performance materials business unit

March 6, 2015 9:24 am ET

Arkema SA has finalized the acquisition of Bostik SA from Total SA, bringing what it says is the world's No. 3 adhesives provider into its portfolio.    More

Image

Huntsman closing four pigment plants

March 5, 2015 3:36 pm ET

Huntsman Corp. is closing four plants — three in the U.S. and one in Germany — that make pigments for plastics and other markets.    More

Image

Mold maker Moldworx building in Arizona to bring in more molding

March 5, 2015 10:13 am ET

Moldworx LLC has begun leasing more space in Gilbert, Ariz., to allow it to grow its injection molding business.    More

Market Reports

Flexible Packaging Trends in North America

North America represents about 30 percent of the global consumption of flexible packaging. Annual growth in this region is forecast at 4 percent during the next 5 years.

For more insight on growth opportunities, drivers of growth and the outlook for 2015, download this report.

Learn more

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Plastics in Mexico - State of the Industry Report

This report analyzes the $20 billion plastics industry in Mexico including sales of machinery & equipment, resins and finished products.

Our analysts provide insight on business trends, foreign investment, top end markets and plastics processing activity. The report also provides important data on exports, production, employment and value of plastics products manufactured.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

More Events