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- 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...
- 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...
- 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.
- Spot activity remains lacklustre. Gibson, Jane // ICIS Chemical Business;10/9/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 38, p36
The article provides an overview of the commodity petrochemical markets. Outages take their toll on olefins as prices edge higher. Aromatics spot business remains subdued following contract settlements, while national holidays limit Asian activity. Ethylene is set to remain stretched for October...
- 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...
- Demand Drought Stagnates European Spot Olefins Markets. Morris, Gregory DL // Chemical Week;4/13/2009, Vol. 171 Issue 10, p38
The article reports on the state of the European olefins market following the return of petrochemical executives from the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association's International Petrochemical Conference. It is noted that the market was calm as buyers are taking their contract volumes in...
- Record High Prices Temper Propylene Demand. Brown, Robert // Chemical Market Reporter;3/22/2004, Vol. 265 Issue 12, p1
Propylene prices in the U.S. continue to surge due to firm demand and supply constraints around the U.S. Gulf Coast. Meanwhile, ethylene sellers are still seeking price increases, but buyers are beginning to question their own ability to pass on any further increases to their customers....
- Recoveries forecast for 2000, 2004. Morris, Gregory DL // Chemical Week;6/24/1998, Vol. 160 Issue 24, p40
Reports that global olefins markets are not expected to recover until 2004-2005. Analysis of the impact of the Asian currency crisis on global ethylene demand; Reasons for the projection of strong demand and modest supply.