At this webinar, which featured the research of postdoctoral research fellow Adrian Duhalt, our experts discussed the push for petrochemicals in emerging markets. The future of global energy markets is highly uncertain, with oil often headlining the discussion. This is the result of the dramatic economic contraction induced by the Covid-19 pandemic and the potential impact of emergent policies to reduce CO2 emissions. In response, both national oil companies and international oil companies are looking to capture value elsewhere. Petrochemicals seem like an attractive option, with interest growing in key emerging markets, principally in Asia, where an expanding middle class is projected to boost consumption of petrochemical products in the decades to come.
This event was sponsored by the Baker Institute's Center for Energy Studies and the International Association for Energy Economics as part of a special graduate and post-doctoral fellow webinar series. Follow @CES_Baker_Inst on Twitter and join the conversation online with #BakerEnergy.
3:00 p.m. — Presentation
3:30 p.m. — Q&A
Adrian Duhalt, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Energy Studies and Center for the United States and Mexico
Benigna Cortés Leiss
Nonresident Fellow in Latin American Energy, Center for Energy Studies
Fellow in Energy and Global Oil, Center for Energy Studies