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Downstream

The transfer of corporate activity from the larger parent to the smaller subsidiary.

Downstream

In energy companies, relating to operations after production up to the point of sale. For example, an oil company's operations related to refining oil and selling gasoline to certain distributors are considered downstream. Some companies provide downstream operations exclusively, but most are integrated, providing both upstream and downstream operations.

downstream

Of or relating to earnings or operations at a firm that are near or at the final stage of consumption. For example, marketing and transportation are downstream operations for a large, integrated oil company. Compare upstream.
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The Downstream Bioprocessing Market and Downstream Processing in Biopharmaceuticals is dominated by established players such as Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
The Forum will bring together public and private sector elites for engaged presentations and discussions on topics such as: Strategies for diversifying the national economy; Mechanisms to ensure sustainable industrial growth; Enabling new and innovative industry creations for the kingdom; Key challenges to logistics to the industrial cities; Trends, opportunities and strategies in expanding downstream industries in the kingdom; Integration between upstream and downstream industries; Job creation via expanded sustainable and downstream industries; New and developing areas of industrial growth in GCC countries.
4 percent) of qualified industry respondents this year said that they are considering new downstream purification technologies.
In comparison to other GCC smelters, Bahrain's downstream operates at a very large scale and is a role model in the region.
In his address at a panel discussion on potentials for aluminium downstream industry, Al Zayani said huge quantities of aluminium that could be used captively.
The superimposed signal is externally modulated by a LiNbO3-MZM to generate RZ-DPSK downstream data signal.
Notwithstanding, domestic downstream steelmakers of electro-galvanized sheets and steel pipes still see sluggish sales and hope CSC to slash output as redress.
Both the upstream (intermediate good) and downstream (final good) stages are duopolistic; at the downstream stage, a domestic firm producing [x.
I am confident that under Khaled's leadership, his team will continue to position KBR as a leader in the Downstream sector," said John Quinn, President, Downstream.
New customers will also receive twice the normal Lite downstream speed, moving from up to 256kb/s to up to 768kb/s.
Downstream equipment includes top nips, secondary-nip assemblies, surface winders and horizontal film oscillators (HFO).
As well, a fish ladder was constructed, similar in nature to an underwater flight of stairs, connecting the lake to the downstream creek.