Dec 2015

Coal to Chemicals - Viable in a Low Oil-Price Environment?

This study profiles and assesses the state of technology for coal to chemicals production including cost of production economics for selected coal to chemical plants located in China.  The study compares the economics of petrochemical versus coal to chemicals production especially in the current situation of low crude oil prices.  The impact of policy shifts on the Chinese coal to chemicals industry and their effect on financial return is also analyzed.