East to dominate ethane
- Competitive Landscape. // USA Petrochemicals Report;Q1 2010, p23
The article presents information on competitive demands for petrochemicals products produced in the U.S. It is estimated that the gas production will hold steadily from 2010 to 2013 with consumption reaching at least 704 billion (bn) cubic meters (bcm) and the gas imports at 164 bcm. It also...
- Europe is still a winner. BEACHAM, WILL // ICIS Chemical Business;2/13/2012, Vol. 281 Issue 6, p5
The article focuses on the competition between the chemical industry of Europe, the U.S. and China. It states that Europe has become a key polymer supplier to Asian countries such as China because of low cost ethane and China is rising as a petrochemical superpower. It mentions that because of...
- Peak performance. Dunkley, Clare // MEED: Middle East Economic Digest;11/5/2004, Vol. 48 Issue 45, p29
Focuses on the impact of the increasing production of ethane feedstock on the petrochemical industry. Estimated increase in the global ethylene, polyethylene, and propylene/polypropylene capacities in the Gulf Cooperation Council and Iran by 2010 according to Jacobs Consultancy; Factors that...
- Asia explores options. Chang, Joseph // ICIS Chemical Business;5/11/2015, Issue 3537, p9
The article discusses the efforts of petrochemical producers in Asia to explore their feedstock and technology options in order to compete in the global market. Topics covered include the move of Middle East producer Borouge of United Arab Emirates to upgrade its ethane cracker and polyolefins...
- Refinery and Blender Net Production of Finished Petroleum Products by PAD and Refining Districts, November 2012. // Petroleum Supply Monthly;Jan2013, p36
A table is presented which shows the refinery and blender net porduction of finished petroleum products by Petroleum Administration for Defense (PAD) and Refining Districts in the U.S. as of November 2012 including ethane, butylenes, and propylene.
- Out of control? Gibson, Jane; Brice, Andy // European Chemical News;9/20/2004, Vol. 81 Issue 2116, Special Section p26
Focuses on issues related to prices in the petroleum chemicals industry in Europe as of September 2004. Reasons behind oil price increases; Effect of prices on the production of benzene; Increase in the price of propylene.
- Polypropylene market squeezed by feedstocks. LERNER, IVAN; Davis, Nigel; Naylor, Linda // ICIS Chemical Business;4/4/2011, Vol. 279 Issue 12, p30
The article presents an update on the global polypropylene (PP) market. It is said that scarce propylene (C3) feedstock and slack demand have been affecting the PP market. Robert Bauman, president of U.S.-based Polymer Consulting International (PCI), said that refiners will opt to use more...
- No PE, PP price slump expected. Viswanathan, Prema // Asian Chemical News;11/17/2003, Vol. 10 Issue 424, p32
Looks at the trends in the polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) market as of November 17, 2003. Rally in PE and PP pricing; Status of ethylene and propylene in the market; Views of an industry analyst on the state of PE and PP pricing in 2003.
- US olefins to stabilize in 2006. Brown, Robert // Chemical Market Reporter;1/9/2006, Vol. 269 Issue 1, p24
This article reports that the U.S. olefins market is expected to come down from the recent highs in the first quarter of 2006 because of a slowdown in demand and a jump in supply availability. Donald Carson, analyst with Merrill Lynch, said that, with U.S. ethylene availability improving due to...