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Posted April 23, 2014Today in Energy

Projected bulk chemicals output varies across alternative energy price scenarios ›

Projected bulk chemicals production is quite sensitive to alternative assumptions regarding long-term oil prices and domestic oil and natural gas resources, according to recently released analysis in EIA's AEO2014 Issues in Focus. This reflects price changes for natural gas and hydrocarbon gas liquids, which bulk chemical producers use for heat, power, and feedstock. Changes in oil prices also affect the bulk chemical industry. More


Source: EIA, Annual Energy Outlook 2014, Issues in Focus

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