(Reuters) -- As the cost of crude oil
and its derivatives hurts profits, Braskem is looking to switch feedstock at its
U.S. polypropylene plants from shale gas.
Chief Executive Carlos Fadigas said that the Brazilian petrochemicals company
is currently weighing a decision on whether to build its own plant processing
propane from natural gas or form a joint venture with a guarantee to buy the
The decision should be made this year.