In response to the story "Report: Plastics won't provide growth curve oil seeks" [Sept. 28, Page 15], I am not bright enough to grasp the premises of all your sources quoted. The executives on the 75th floor of British Petroleum and the self-styled experts can see the big picture better than me.
If plastics derived from oil comes from naptha, which is a small percent of a barrel of oil, how could plastics be a "pillar" making up 95 percent of demand? Is this from BP or The Onion— Specifically, what percent of cars and big rigs will be electric, and when? How many of your sources mentioned natural gas as a feedstock?
As far as I can tell, you did not press the wishful thinking or check out the credibility of the sources. Oh right: It's anathema to challenge anti-plastic rhetoric in any form. Think I don't know what I'm talking about? Search "Is plastic from oil?" with any search engine.
Brentwood Plastics Inc.