Dorothee Arns, Executive Director, Petrochemicals Europe, European Council of the Chemical Industry (Cefic), Brussels, Belgium

“The regulatory and legislative outlook for the downstream industry includes lots to be excited about and some apprehension. The 2016 election greatly increased the possibility of sensible relief from the absurd 2015 ozone standard as well as preemptive relief from what would have been a debilitating greenhouse gas standard. Conversely, the prospect of border adjustments could yield profound impacts on the downstream AND upstream sectors. RFS reform chances are higher than ever, but still about as easy as alchemy.”

Source: Downstream Today
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