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Energy Forum: Petrochemicals

The shale gas revolution has impacted the world’s energy markets in major ways, with the United States now a net gas exporter since 2018. One of the byproducts of natural gas, ethane, is a key ingredient in many plastics, resins and other petrochemicals. As market participants seek to capitalize on this boom in production, major petrochemical projects are being constructed and planned all along the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Challenges that companies face in this unprecedented growth include trade tariffs, securing sufficient labor, managing to extreme weather risks, maintaining and building adequate infrastructure and obtaining financing for new projects. 

Join King & Spalding and industry experts, including top executives from DowMotivaSABIC and Southern Company, for our Energy Forum, Petrochemicals – Capitalizing on the Second Wave of Projects, as we discuss some of the major challenges and opportunities pertinent today to petrochemical projects in the United States. We will also hear views on market fundamentals from experts at SimmonsFTI and IHS Markit. The half-day forum will feature a keynote address from Jack Broodo, Dow’s President of Feedstocks & Energy, views from Ed Merrow, the President and CEO of Independent Project Analysis, Inc. (IPA), the global industry leader in analysis and benchmarking of project management systems, and insight from Stephen Vaughn, recently serving as the General Counsel for the Office of the United States Trade Representative, responsible for managing a team of government attorneys representing U.S. interests in trade negotiations and trade litigation and serving as the acting U.S. Trade Representative.

Thursday, September 26, 2019
8:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

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Event Details

Date: September 26, 2019

Time: 8:00 am (CT)

Location: Hotel Alessandra
1070 Dallas Street
Houston Texas 77002

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