Energy and Petrochemicals: The Everyday Element

The 24th PPC Symposium on Petroleum, Petrochemicals, and Polymers and The 9th Research Symposium on Petrochemical and Materials Technology Energy and ...

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The 24 th PPC Symposium on Petroleum, Petrochemicals, and Polymers and The 9 th R esearch Symposium on Petrochemical and Materials Technology

Energy and Petrochemicals: The Everyday Element

Suchart Phowatthanasathian Director and Refinery Manager, Esso (Thailand) Public Co., Ltd. Around the world, affordable, reliable supplies of energy are central to economic growth and prosperity. And as the world’s population grows, so does the demand for energy. Chemicals help make the products that improve our lives; that bring us convenience and efficiency; that help connect us with others. The flexibility and adaptability of modern chemicals enable them to provide many different solutions in an increasingly complex world. Despite the importance of petrochemicals today, most people don’t realize that they are made from the same forms of energy that we use to make gasoline or to serve our homes. Chemicals and the products made from them also support sustainability – By helping us reduce energy usage and emissions, improving efficiency through reuse and recycling, and extending the shelf life of consumer goods.

Energy and Petrochemicals: The Everyday Element.