Top Petrochemical Companies

Here are 14 of the biggest petrochemical companies in America to work for.

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About the Petrochemical Industry

The petrochemical industry covers all the chemical products made of petroleum. Many of these products come from fossil fuels, including natural gas or coal. On a different note, some renewable sources include sugar cane or corn. Since petrol is often referred to as the black gold, this is currently one of the most profitable industries in the world. It has started gaining popularity during the second half of the twentieth century. Today, it dominates the world and brings in the highest financial revenues on a yearly basis.
 
A company in the petrochemical industry is often responsible for the exploration, extraction, refining and distribution of petroleum based products. Most companies are large enough to handle all these processes. Therefore, it is less likely to find small companies that only deal with one or two procedures. A career in this field is very profitable, depending on the position. Professional education is also highly recommended.
 
Dow Chemical, ExxonMobil Chemical, DuPont and Chevron Phillips are currently some of the most prolific petrochemical companies around the United States of America.