AMERICAS' PETROCHEM OUTLOOK DIMS

Bob Williams Senior Staff Writer The U.S. petrochemical industry will enter the 1990s shakily, as analysts and industry officials expect a weak market performance in 1990. That's because weakening domestic demand and lagging export markets are combining with surplus capacity to depress prices and thus shave margins. It won't be a total collapse of the market as was seen in the early 1980s, but the specter of overbuilt capacity and with it depressed markets looms in the next few years,

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