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Opinion: Improving performance in downstream industry: The challenges and opportunities Colin Chapman is president of Euro Petroleum Consultants (EPC).

Opinion: Improving performance in downstream industry: The challenges and opportunities

We are already witnessing interesting trends in the refining and petrochemical sectors of the energy industry in 2018, observe RPME's regular columnists Colin Chapman and Ekaterina Kalinenko.

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