Istanbul, Turkey - September 18, 2012
Robert Stankiewicz speaking at the conference
Dow participated in the ChemOrbis Turkey Annual Meeting on September 17, 2012, organized by ChemOrbis, the world's leading e-marketplace and market information provider for the plastics industry. More than 300 delegates gathered to discuss issues vital to the plastics industry and build new relationships through face to face meetings with potential business partners.
Robert Stankiewicz, Country Manager of Dow in Poland, addressed the audience focusing on shale gas prospects and how the economies can benefit from this recourse, including increasing national energy security; sparking stronger economic growth; facilitating exports of value-added products; and fueling lower utility bills for consumers.
“Access to shale gas is important for manufacturing – and especially the chemical industry. However we are not only customers for shale gas, we also have the potential to contribute to the safe and sustainable production of shale gas – through educational efforts and chemical solutions by leveraging the most advanced and sustainable microbial control technologies for shale gas exploration,” highlighted Robert Stankiewicz.
Discussion focused on the key elements that should be taken into account by national governments and business community: regulation, well-thought planning and evaluation, exploration and testing, as well as developed pipeline infrastructure.
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