I may have been wrong about DOW missing estimates this qtr.
I just ran across a story on the Wall Street Journal that says ethane has fallen -39% in QTR 1 of 2012
Ethane is a natural-gas liquid, or NGL, that is produced alongside natural gas. It is used primarily to make ethylene, which is used in turn to make plastics and other chemical products.
So based on above findings DOW expenses for making plastic & other chemicals should have dropped compared to 4th qtr 2011.
I am retracting the statement I made yesterday about DOW not being able to meet estimates this qtr.