Olefins and aromatics stay subdued
- Supply/demand behind olefins rise. BRICE, ANDY; WEDDLE, NEL // ICIS Chemical Business;2/14/2011, Vol. 279 Issue 6, p16
The article reports that February 2011 contract negotiations for European ethylene and propylene ended with both markets experiencing their fourth successive months of price hikes due to strong demand and tighter-than-expected availability. Adding to the stretched supply, the No. 2 Terneuzen...
- Ethylene Contract Talks Still Deadlocked. Sim, Peck Hwee // Chemical Week;11/26/2003, Vol. 165 Issue 43, p14
Presents an update on contract negotiations between ethylene producers and consumers as of November 2003. Proposed prices for the contract; Estimates on ethylene cash production costs; Plan of producers to wait for leverage in the negotiations.
- Strengths of China-Made Ethylene Have Global Impact. Zheng Baoshan // China Chemical Reporter;2/6/2011, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p11
The article reports on the growing capacity of China-made ethylene worldwide. It mentions that in 2010, the country ethylene capacity increased by about 15 million tons per annum (t/a) and occupied about 10.6% in the global market. Moreover, the total ethylene output of the country increased to...
- Markets are steady, but trade is thin. Brice, Andy // ICIS Chemical Business;10/30/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 41, p40
This article looks at the state of the commodity petrochemical market in 2006. In Asia and Europe, buying activity remains stilted for aromatics, while ethylene continues to endure the cracker turnaround season. Asian naphtha surged following crude's rally, but further increases may be capped by...
- BTX markets enter choppy waters. Koh, Quintella; Viswanathan, Prema // Asian Chemical News;8/22/2005, Vol. 11 Issue 504, p20
Forecasts pricing trends in the Chinese domestic benzene, toluene and mixed xylenes (BTX) sector for the fourth quarter of 2005. Volume of BTX imports for the first half of the year; Challenges that will be encountered during the quarter; Balance of supply and demand for benzene from 2004 to 2006.
- Polyester raw material trends. // Chemical Fibers International;Jun209, Vol. 59 Issue 2, p80
At the Global Polyester Chain Conference in December 2008 in Zurich/ Switzerland, Yu Jing, China International Chemical Consulting Corp. (CICCC), Beijing/China, presented an overview about the Chinese petro-chemical industry and the raw material trends for polyester fibers including their raw...
- SPEX Plans to Transact Four Chemicals. // China Chemical Reporter;1/26/2007, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p4
The article focuses on an announcement by Shanghai Petroleum Exchange (SPEX) regarding the listing of chemical products including styrene, monoethylene glycol, xylene and touelene in China. In August 2006, SPEX started its operation with petroleum products deals.
- Understanding the petrochemical industry. PLOTKIN, JEFFREY // Chemical Week;2/17/2014, Vol. 176 Issue 5, p28
The article examines the elements of the global petrochemical industry and their interconnections. It explains that the industry relies on seven basic materials which include synthesis gas, ethylene, propylene, C4 olefins, benzene, toluene and xylene to manufacture plastics, fibers, elastomers...
- US is likely to add 1.2m tonnes of ethylene capacity. BURRIDGE, ELAINE; GREENWOOD, AL; CHANG, JOSEPH // ICIS Chemical Business;4/4/2011, Vol. 279 Issue 12, p16
The article reports that John Stekla, director of olefin studies for global petrochemical consultancy CMAI, has said that 1.2m tonnes of ethylene (C2) capacity may be added by the U.S. by 2015 due to the growth of feedstock ethane supplies.