Shale natural gas development in North America will have "significant long-term effects on the global petrochemical industry," said Andrew Walberer, partner and co-leader of the chemical practice at A.T. Kearney. These effects "and the associated strategic decisions needed to manage them, vary based on a company's position, ambition and what will happen to the shale gas ecosystem in the long term," Walberer added.

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