Uncertainty fuels styrene hike
- CRUDE AWAKENING. Smith, Patricia // New York Times Upfront;9/1/2008, Vol. 141 Issue 1, p6
The article focuses on the impact caused by the increase in oil price in the U.S. It says that energy cost is an integral part of the price of everything the consumers buy. Eventually, it leaves less money for the consumers to spend for everything which accordingly damages a slow economy and...
- Spot market is 'volatile and jittery'. Gibson, Jane // European Chemical News;11/15/2004, Vol. 81 Issue 2124, p10
Reports on the impact of the declining oil prices on the benzene spot market in 2004. Decline in the prices of Brent crude oil on October 27; Price of benzene per tonnage; Decline in the prices of benzene in the U.S. and in Asia; Increase in world oil supply in October.
- Volatile energy costs a double-edged sword: High prices spur innovation, low prices spell laissez-faire attitudes. Chuvala, Bob // Fairfield County Business Journal;9/26/2005, Vol. 44 Issue 39, pR2
The article discusses how high energy and fuel prices in the United States can spur innovation and alter people's indifferent attitude. The rising and falling crude oil prices are creating disincentives for major investment in energy-saving cars, homes and offices. Volatility makes planning...
- PX increases by $25. Viswanathan, Prema // Asian Chemical News;11/17/2003, Vol. 10 Issue 424, p33
Reports on the trends in the petrochemical market as of November 17, 2003. Impact of the shutdown of Nippon Oil's reformer in Japan on benzene prices; State of styrene prices; Factors responsible for the rise in prices of toluene.
- Markets Watch. // Chemical Market Reporter;2/27/2006, Vol. 269 Issue 8, p15
The article reports on the market condition of fuels and other chemical products. The rising cost of crude oil has trigger an increase in the prices for benzene at 2.80 dollars per gallon range. Prices for ethylene glycol remains below 850 dollars per ton following the resumption of business...
- The heat will hurt more next winter. Williams, Brian // Indianapolis Business Journal;8/14/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 23, p13
The article focuses on issues regarding the effect of high energy prices on home-heating costs in Indianapolis, Indiana. With geopolitical instability and increasing international demand for fossil fuels, prices for petroleum products have increased. This condition has caused home-heating costs...
- Chip in to keep control of costs. // Commercial Motor;5/18/2006, Vol. 203 Issue 5178, p21
The article reports on fuel prices in Europe. There was a slight decline in prices of fuel in Great Britain. It is forecasted that fuel and energy prices will continue to rise. Control of every last liter of fuel will help fight back the increasing cost and consumption. The price of diesel in...
- Cool weather keeps oil prices hot. // MEED: Middle East Economic Digest;1/17/1997, Vol. 41 Issue 3, p18
Reports on the increase in oil prices in the first week of trading in January 1997. Continued cold weather in Europe as main influence on prices; Effect of the return of Iraqi oil; Market outlook from the Washington-based Petroleum Finance Co.
- Fill 'Er Up? Schisgall, Stuart // Junior Scholastic;2/11/2008, Vol. 110 Issue 12, p6
The article offers information regarding economic and environmental concerns surrounding global petroleum prices.