Spot activity remains lacklustre
- Katrina rouses Asian olefins. Viswanathan, Prema; Tan, Steve; Yan, Helen // Asian Chemical News;9/5/2005, Vol. 11 Issue 505, p28
Reports on the impact of Hurricane Katrina on olefins market in Asia as of September 5, 2005. Counter effect of plant shutdowns and high crude; Factors that will exert an upward pressure on Asian propylene prices; Reason behind the lack of effect of plant shutdowns in the ethylene prices.
- Capacity to play in US C2 outlook. Dietrich, John // ICIS Chemical Business;1/20/2014, Vol. 285 Issue 3, p14
The article focuses on the expected biggest drivers in the U.S. ethylene market for 2014 which include the extending battles for margin between U.S. ethylene producers and derivatives producers, as well as additional capacity to hit the market. It discusses the arguments between a more freely...
- EUROPE REELS FROM DRAMATIC SLUMP IN DEMAND. Young, Ian // Chemical Week;3/16/2009, Vol. 171 Issue 8, p29
The article focuses on the performance of the European petrochemical industry in fourth quarter 2008. By the end of the quarter, profitability rose as a result of a decline in feedstock costs against olefins contract prices. But earnings were sharply affected by lower volumes and inventory...
- Malaysia is wise to halt cracker building. Richardson, John // ICIS Chemical Business;4/16/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 62, p18
The article analyzes the petrochemical industry in southeast Asia. It is forecasted that there are one or two new ethylene plants to be established in Singapore and Indonesia. According to the author, Malaysia, another big player in petrochemicals in southeast Asia, is going about its business...
- Olefins Market Remains Cloudy at Best. Hoffman, John // Chemical Market Reporter;6/25/2001, Vol. 259 Issue 26, p1
Reports on the decline in the operating rates for domestic olefins producers in the United States as of June 2001. Prediction on the market for ethylene and propylene; Decline in consumption of natural gas.
- China makes big push in coal-to-olefins. YIN, KEN // ICIS Chemical Business;2/27/2012, Vol. 281 Issue 8, p33
The article reports on a wave of coal-to-olefins plans in China. It is said that China's deficit in ethylene supply, relative to demand, could be solved by a wave of coal-to-olefins plans. According to the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Association (CPCIA), the country's ethylene...
- Tight Supply Drives Spot Ethylene Above Contract. Sim, Peck Hwee // Chemical Week;5/17/2006, Vol. 168 Issue 17, p8
The article reports on the increase in prices of spot ethylene in the U.S. in May 2006. Spot ethylene prices surpassed contract prices as a rash of unplanned outages turned a balanced-to-long market to short. Polyethylene volumes started to pick up in late April because of seasonal demand, and...
- Ethylene prices down in confused market. Viswanathan, Prema // Asian Chemical News;11/3/2003, Vol. 10 Issue 422, p24
Reports on the decrease in prices of ethylene in Asia in October 2003. Prices of ethylene in different countries; Appropriate price range cited by a market analyst; Prediction on November prices.
- Ethylene Gloom Overdone? Sim, Peck Hwee; Westervelt, Robert // Chemical Week;11/29/2006, Vol. 168 Issue 40, p11
The article looks at the state of the ethylene market in North America. The current weakness in the North American ethylene market is not likely the start of a trough, but a reaction to the inventory build that took place earlier in the year and to sharp declines in energy prices, ethylene...