CHEMICALS SECTOR WELCOMES FALL IN GAS PRICES
- Rising gas prices whack manufacturers. Knapp, Kevin // Crain's Chicago Business;07/10/2000, Vol. 23 Issue 29, p4
Examines the impact of increasing natural gas prices on manufacturers in Chicago, Illinois. Planned action to cope with the increases; Influence of the increases on the decision to hold no position in the futures market; Increase in utility cost; Account of the successful management of gas...
- Outages, shale, and overcapacity shape US olefins, aromatics outlook. BOSWELL, CLAY // Chemical Week;2/17/2014, Vol. 176 Issue 5, p22
The article reports on chemical industry data provider IHS Chemical's claim that a heavy factory turnaround schedule will help keep the U.S. prices of ethylene and propylene firm until April 2014. It notes that the IHS expects U.S. natural gas prices to remain strong even during warmer...
- Petrochemical makers plagued by higher natural gas prices. Brand, Tony // Chemical Market Reporter;11/4/96, Vol. 250 Issue 19, p13
Reports on the impact on chemical company earnings of prices for natural gases in the third quarter of 1996. Decreases in earnings of Exxon Corp. and Union Carbide Corp.; Prices for ethane and propane.
- Summer gas prices vex olefins makers. Cornitius, Tim // Chemical Week;10/2/1996, Vol. 158 Issue 37, p28
Reports on the increase in natural gas prices in the United States during the summer of 1996. Low stockpiles of feedstocks and olefins; Factors behind high gas prices.
- Trinidad and Tobago: Remodeling the Point Lisas Industrial Estate. // Chemical Week;10/21/2013, Vol. 175 Issue 27, p26
The article discusses the Point Lisas Industrial Estate in Trinidad and Tobago, which is regarded as a major contributor to the growth of the country's domestic chemicals industry. Topics include the remodeling of Point Lisas, proposed petrochemical plants, such as a methanol-to-dimethyl ether...
- Gas utilities blame government for high prices. Kamalick, Joe // Chemical Market Reporter;10/17/2005, Vol. 268 Issue 13, p10
Reports on the effect of the failure of the U.S. government to open more territory for natural gas production on the chemical industry. Closure of chemical plants; Corporate downsizing; Increase in energy costs.
- Gas curtailments derail Methanex. // Chemical Market Reporter;6/27/2005, Vol. 267 Issue 26, p7
Reports on Methanex Corp.'s decision to reduce the production at its plants in Punta Arenas, Chile, caused by a series of natural gas curtailments from Argentina. Amount of loss expected by the company; Investigation of a number of remedies to alleviate the situation.
- BASF faces NA challenges. // Chemical Market Reporter;8/22/2005, Vol. 268 Issue 6, p7
Focuses on the challenges faced by chemical companies in North America according to BASF board member Klaus Peter Lobbe in a speech to the German-American Chamber of Commerce in Frankfurt, Germany. Unused capacity of the industry; Challenge posed by soaring prices of natural gas.
- Did Amaranth Advisors LLC engage in interday price manipulation in the natural gas futures market? Marthinsen, John E.; Yunwei Gai // Journal of Derivatives & Hedge Funds;Feb2010, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p261
Price manipulation in US energy markets has become a heated political and economic issue because of events such as the Enron scandal, California's electricity crisis, and volatile movements in natural gas and petroleum prices. This article tests to determine whether Amaranth Advisors LLC...