This report highlights the impact of shale-based natural gas on the North American plastics market and features an in-depth analysis of production trends in the United States during 2013 and a forecast for 2014 and beyond.
Our analysts provide insight into shale gas-related market impact, including resin prices, resin production and exports. The report also examines proposed shale-related projects in North America, key acquisitions and the ongoing debate over fracking in North America.
Charts detail North American polyethylene capacity, historic natural gas production, shale reserves and a map of key shale formations in North America.
The report also offers perspectives from industry thought leaders and includes profiles of 7 leading suppliers, assessing their growth strategies and business activity. Profiled companies include:
- Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.
- Dow Chemical Co.
- ExxonMobil Corp.
- Formosa Plastics Corp USA
- Nova Chemicals Inc.
- Shell Chemicals LP
- Westlake Chemical Corp.