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Petrochemical Industry in the US - Abundant Feedstock Supply from the Shale Reserves to Revive the US Petrochemical Industry - Product Image

Petrochemical Industry in the US - Abundant Feedstock Supply from the Shale Reserves to Revive the US Petrochemical Industry

  • ID: 2344603
  • December 2012
  • Region: United States
  • 62 pages
  • GlobalData

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  • ExxonMobil Corporation
  • Sasol Limited
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Petrochemical Industry in the US - Abundant Feedstock Supply from the Shale Reserves to Revive the US Petrochemical Industry

Summary

GlobalData, the industry analysis specialist, has released its latest research, “Petrochemical Industry in the US - Abundant Feedstock Supply from the Shale Reserves to Revive the US Petrochemical Industry”. The study comes from the company’s petrochemical research group and provides in-depth analysis of the US petrochemicals industry, highlighting major features and explaining how the shale gas revolution is driving its revival. The report gives the historic and forecast demand and production figures and also discusses the feedstock supply scenario. Additionally, it profiles major liquid-rich shale plays in the US and explains the factors encouraging the growth of drilling activities in these shale plays. It has been built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research and in-house analysis by Our research team of industry experts.

The US petrochemicals industry is set to make a spectacular comeback after suffering from low demand and high feedstock costs for most of READ MORE >

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • ExxonMobil Corporation
  • Sasol Limited
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • The Royal Dutch Shell
  • MORE

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1.1 List of Tables
1.2 List of Figures
2 Introduction
2.1 Overview
2.2 GlobalData Report Guidance
3 Shale Gas - A Vital Source of Energy Made Available Through Continuous Technological Evolution
3.1 What is Shale Gas?
3.1.1 Shale Gas is extracted through Horizontal Drilling and Hydraulic Fracturing
3.1.2 Natural Gas Liquids Fractionated from the Shale Gas are Used in Petrochemical Production
3.1.3 The US has the Second Largest Shale Gas Reserves in the World
3.2 Increasing Shale Gas Production has Increased Natural Gas Liquid Supply
3.2.1 Barnett Shale Play is the Oldest and the Largest Natural Gas Liquid-producing Shale in the US
3.2.2 Eagle Ford is One of the Most Liquid-rich Shale Plays and has the Necessary Associated Infrastructure
3.2.3 Marcellus Shale Play will Supply Huge Quantities of Ethane after the Completion of Planned Pipelines and Planned Projects
3.2.4 Bakken Shale is Primarily an Oil Play with a High Natural Gas Liquid Content
4 The US Natural Gas Industry Witnessed a Turnaround after Shale Gas Significantly Enhanced Production
4.1 Historic US Natural Gas Production and Consumption, 1970-2000
4.2 Natural Gas Imports Continued to Increase until Advanced Drilling Technologies Made Production from Shale Plays Viable
4.2.1 Natural Gas Supply Shortage until 2005
4.2.2 Breakthrough in Drilling Technology Improved Natural Gas Production
4.2.3 Shale Plays have created a Plentiful Supply of Natural Gas Production for the Rest of the Decade
4.3 Natural Gas Prices Fell as a Result of Excess Production
4.4 Lower Natural Gas Prices have Forced Producers to Seek Liquid-rich Shale Plays
5 Turnaround in the Natural Gas Industry to Enhance Ethane Supply for the US Petrochemicals Industry
5.1 The US Petrochemicals Industry Became Less Competitive with the Emergence of the Middle East as the Most Economic Production Center
5.2 The US has been Overtaken by China as the Leader of the Global Petrochemicals Industry
5.2.1 China has emerged as the Leader of the Global Petrochemicals Industry in the Last Decade
5.2.2 Slower US Petrochemicals Demand Growth due to Mature Domestic Market
5.2.3 Chinese Production Increased at an Unprecedented Pace to Fulfill Domestic Demand
5.3 US Poised to Regain Strength as Shale Reserves will Provide Abundant Supply of Ethane Feedstock
5.4 Lower Cost of Ethane has Driven Ethylene Margins in the US
5.5 More Ethane Crackers are Being Planned in the US to Benefit from the Advantageous Feedstock Scenario
5.6 Increase in Natural Gas Liquid Production has Boosted Fractionation Capacity
5.7 Increasing Investment will Increase Ethylene Capacity Substantially by 2017
6 Government Regulation and Inadequate Pipeline Infrastructure May Hamper the Ethane Supply in the US
6.1 Tightening Fracking Regulations to Make Drilling More Difficult
6.2 Pipeline Infrastructure Must be Improved to Bring Ethane to Petrochemical Markets
7 Major Companies Utilizing Shale Resources for Expanding Petrochemicals Business
7.1 The Dow Chemical Company
7.1.1 Business Overview
7.1.2 Dow’s Ethylene Capacity by Country
7.1.3 Dow’s Active Olefins Capacity in the US
7.1.4 Dow’s Shale Gas-based Investments in the US
7.2 Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC
7.2.1 Business Overview
7.2.2 CPC’s Ethylene Capacity by Country
7.2.3 CPC’s Active Olefins Capacity in the US
7.2.4 CPC’s Shale Gas-based Investments in the US
7.3 ExxonMobil Corporation
7.3.1 Business Overview
7.3.2 ExxonMobil’s Ethylene Capacity by Country
7.3.3 ExxonMobil’s Active Olefin Capacity in the US
7.3.4 ExxonMobil’s Shale Gas-based Investments in the US
7.4 The Royal Dutch Shell
7.4.1 Business Overview
7.4.2 Shell’s Ethylene Capacity by Country
7.4.3 Shell’s Active Olefins Capacity in the US
7.4.4 Shell’s Shale Gas-based Investments in the US
7.5 Sasol Limited
7.5.1 Business Overview
7.5.2 Sasol’s Ethylene Capacity by Country
7.5.3 Sasol’s Active Olefin Capacity in the US
7.5.4 Sasol’s Shale Gas-based Investments in the US
8 Latest Trends in the US Petrochemicals Industry Triggered by Shale Gas Developments
8.1 Improved Ethane Supplies will Drive the Use of On-Purpose Technologies in the Future
8.2 Ethane from Marcellus Shale will Fulfill Demand from Overseas Markets
8.3 Utica Shale May Emerge as Another Source of Ethane
9 The US Petrochemicals Industry has a Bright Future as the Advantaged Feedstock Supply will Remain in the Long Term
10 Appendix
10.1 Abbreviations
10.2 Definitions
10.2.1 Installed Capacity
10.2.2 Process
10.2.3 Technology
10.3 Bibliography
10.4 GlobalData’s Research Methodology
10.4.1 Coverage
10.4.2 Secondary Research
10.4.3 Primary Research
10.4.4 Expert Panel Validation
10.5 Contact Us
10.6 Disclaimer

1.1 List of Tables
Table 1: Natural Gas Industry, Global, Technically Recoverable Shale Gas Resources (tcf), 2011
Table 2: Natural Gas Industry, US, Geological and Economic Characteristics of Barnett Shale Play
Table 3: Natural Gas Industry, US, Geological and Economic Characteristics of Eagle Ford Shale Play
Table 4: Natural Gas Industry, US, Geological and Economic Characteristics of Marcellus Shale Play
Table 5: Natural Gas Industry, US, Geological and Economic Characteristics of Bakken Shale Play
Table 6: Natural Gas Industry, US, Production and Consumption (tcf), 1970-2000
Table 7: Natural Gas Industry, US, Share of Shale Gas in Total Natural Gas Production (%), 2000-2035
Table 8: Natural Gas Industry, US, Production and Consumption (tcf), 2001-2011
Table 9: Natural Gas Industry, US, Average Quarterly Natural Gas Price ($/MMbtu), 2000-2012
Table 10: Petrochemical Industry, US and China, Basic Petrochemicals Demand (MMtpa), 2000-2016
Table 11: Petrochemical Industry, US and China, Basic Petrochemicals Production (MMtpa), 2000-2016
Table 12: Petrochemical Industry, US, Ethane Production (MMbbl), 2000-2012
Table 13: Royal Dutch Shell and ConocoPhillips, US, Ethylene Margins ($/Ton), January 2010-April 2012
Table 14: Ethylene Industry, Global, Cost of Production ($/Ton), 2005 and 2011
Table 15: Petrochemicals Industry, US, Shale Gas-based Ethylene Capacity Expansion Details, 2012-2017
Table 16: Natural Gas Industry, US, NGL Production (MMbbl), 2000-2011
Table 17: Ethylene Industry, US, Inactive Plants, 2009
Table 18: Ethylene Industry, US, Capacity (MMtpa), 2000-2017
Table 19: Natural Gas Industry, US, Number of Pending Bills Related to Hydraulic Fracturing, by State, As of May 30, 2012
Table 20: The Dow Chemical Company, Key Facts
Table 21: The Dow Chemical Company, Ethylene Capacity by Country (%), 2011
Table 22: The Dow Chemical Company, US, Active Olefins Plants, 2011
Table 23: The Dow Chemical Company, US, Shale Gas-based Planned Projects, 2012-2018
Table 24: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, Key Facts
Table 25: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, Ethylene Capacity by Country (%), 2011
Table 26: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, US, Active Olefins Plants, 2011
Table 27: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, US, Shale Gas-based Planned Projects, 2013-2018
Table 28: ExxonMobil Chemical Company, Key Facts
Table 29: ExxonMobil Chemical Company, Ethylene Capacity by Country (%), 2011
Table 30: ExxonMobil Chemical Company, US, Active Olefins Plants, 2011
Table 31: ExxonMobil Chemical Company, Shale Gas-based Planned Projects Details in the US, 2013-2016
Table 32: Royal Dutch Shell plc, Key Facts
Table 33: Shell Chemical LP, Ethylene Capacity by Country (%), 2011
Table 34: Shell Chemical LP, US, Active Olefins Plants, 2011
Table 35: Sasol Limited, Key Facts
Table 36: Sasol Limited, Ethylene Capacity by Country (%), 2011
Table 37: Sasol Limited, US, Active Olefins Plants, 2011
Table 38: Cracker Yield by Feedstock (%)
Table 39: Propylene Industry, US, Planned Plant Details, 2012

1.2 List of Figures
Figure 1: Natural Gas Industry, US, Shale Gas Production Process
Figure 2: Natural Gas Industry, Global, Technically Recoverable Shale Gas Resources (tcf), 2011
Figure 3: Natural Gas Industry, US, Barnett Shale Area
Figure 4: Natural Gas Industry, US, Eagle Ford Shale Area
Figure 5: Natural Gas Industry, US, Marcellus Shale Area
Figure 6: Natural Gas Industry, US, Bakken Shale Area
Figure 7: Natural Gas Industry, US, Production and Consumption (tcf), 1970-2000
Figure 8: Natural Gas Industry, US, Share of Shale Gas in Total Natural Gas Production (%), 2000-2035
Figure 9: Natural Gas Industry, US, Production and Consumption (tcf), 2001-2011
Figure 10: Natural Gas Industry, US, Average Quarterly Natural Gas Price ($/MMbtu), 2000-2012
Figure 11: Petrochemical Industry, US and China, Basic Petrochemicals Demand (MMtpa), 2000-2016
Figure 12: Petrochemical Industry, US and China, Basic Petrochemicals Production (MMtpa), 2000-2016
Figure 13: Petrochemical Industry, US, Ethane Production (MMbbl), 2000-2012
Figure 14: Royal Dutch Shell and ConocoPhillips, US, Ethylene Margins ($/Ton), January 2010-April 2012
Figure 15: Ethylene Industry, Global, Cost of Production ($/Ton), 2005 and 2011
Figure 16: Natural Gas Industry, US, NGL Production (MMbbl), 2000-2011
Figure 17: Ethylene Industry, US, Capacity (MMtpa), 2000-2017
Figure 18: Natural Gas Industry, US, States with Hydraulic Fracturing Disclosure Requirements, As of May 30, 2012
Figure 19: The Dow Chemical Company, Ethylene Capacity by Country (%), 2011
Figure 20: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, Ethylene Capacity by Country (%), 2011
Figure 21: ExxonMobil Chemical Company, Ethylene Capacity by Country (%), 2011
Figure 22: Shell Chemical LP, Ethylene Capacity by Country (%), 2011
Figure 23: Sasol Limited, Ethylene Capacity by Country (%), 2011
Figure 24: Utica Shale Area, 2012

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