Tight supply buoys olefins

Viswanathan, Prema
February 2004
Asian Chemical News;2/2/2004, Vol. 10 Issue 432, p36
Trade Publication
Reports on a price increase in olefin products in Asia as of February 1, 2004. Key factor that influenced price increase of olefin products; Demand for polyethylene and monoethylene glycol derivatives; Reduction in the operating rate of the chemical plant unit of Chinese Petroleum Corp. in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.


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