Petrochemicals

Chemicals derived from oil and natural gas, referred to as petrochemicals, are obtained from refining processes, in distillation or cracking steps. Broadly divided as olefins (e.g. ethylene, propylene, and butadiene, along with butylenes), paraffins (e.g. propane, isobutane, and others), aromatics (e.g. benzene, toluene, and xylenes) and methanol & derivatives, petrochemical feedstocks are used in most chemical processes, in the production of a multitude of consumer and industrial products.

Amid a global economy ever more globalized and integrated, the petrochemical sector is largely influenced by a number of factors, including production scale, oil price, global demand growth and new technologies popping up using different raw materials.

Intratec provides the best-in-class reports examining production processes of petrochemicals, with up-to-date analyses of capital and operating costs. We also offer a comprehensive online database of prices of petrochemicals, across several countries, covering historical series and forecasts.

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