Statement from AFPM President and CEO Chet Thompson in response to the Beyond Petrochemicals: People Over Pollution campaign:
The U.S. petrochemical industry has a crucial and enduring role to play in meeting the needs of a growing world population while simultaneously fulfilling the imperative to produce petrochemicals in a sustainable and clean manner.
“Refiners and petrochemical manufacturers are relieved that the two sides were able to come to agreement and avert what would have been a disastrous event for our economy and energy security."
Issues and Policies
U.S. refining increased to more than 18.6 million barrels per day, almost 20% of global capacity.
We create the jobs that employ more than 4 million Americans in 33 states.
Petrochemical manufacturers have invested $185 billion to expand operations to meet growing demand.