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Bob Rhoades Outlines Plastics Industry's Rising Export Needs in S&P Global Platts

Bob Rhoades, Supply Chain General Manager
Supply Chain General Manager Bob Rhoades spoke with S&P Global Platts about what export operators may expect as the next phase of petrochemical investments unfolds. The publication reported on Rhoades' comments as a panelist during Petrochemical Update's annual supply chain and logistics conference in Houston. With rising global demand and availability of cost advantaged feedstock from U.S. shale, Rhoades explained U.S. chemical producers have an incentive to maintain high production levels. As the industry grows, he explained the ability to move product around the world will become even more important, a trend that will require expanded services from export partners and other logistical links.