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- Naphtha Flows Shift as Supply Gets Tighter. Moore, Stephen // Chemical Week;2/20/2002, Vol. 164 Issue 5, p32
Reports on the demand for naphtha as of February 20, 2002. Additional naphtha supply which will be needed by the petrochemical industry by 2010; Largest exporter of naphtha; Development in naphtha markets; Factor which prompted North American petrochemical producers to increase the use of...
- Petrochemical companies in Northwest Europe switch to butane from expensive naphtha. // Popular Plastics & Packaging;Feb2008, Vol. 53 Issue 2, p68
The article reports on the decision of petrochemical companies in northwest Europe (NWE) to use butane as feedstock for their ethylene crackers to avoid the high price of naphtha. According to it, delivered prices for cargoes of North Sea butane were around $40 per metric ton (mt) lower than the...
- Toast the good times. Todd, Martin // ICIS Chemical Business Americas;3/19/2007, Vol. 271 Issue 11, p34
The article deals with the performance of the European petrochemical and plastics industries. Although commodity polymer prices continue to increase and integrated margins remain healthy, some analysts believe that the industries' success will be coming to an end. Relationships with the...
- Feedstock switch brings employment. Gavin, James // MEED: Middle East Economic Digest;5/7/2010, Vol. 54 Issue 19, p32
The article reports on the impact of the petrochemicals producers' plan to use alternative feedstocks to ethane on the job creation in Saudi Arabia. It states that the scarcity of ethane has triggered the producers to use naphtha and natural gas liquids as its subsitute. It notes that the scheme...
- Naphtha consumption rose in FY12, petrochemical industry consumed more. // Popular Plastics & Packaging;Jun2012, Vol. 57 Issue 6, p60
The article reports on the 4.8-percent rise in the consumption of naphtha in India, wherein the petrochemical industry has consumed more, during the fiscal year (FY) 2012.
- Lower Feedstock and Energy Costs Bode Well for 2002. Hoffman, John // Chemical Market Reporter;12/03/2001, Vol. 260 Issue 21, p8
Explores the prospects of feedstock and energy costs in the petrochemicals industry for 2002. Impact of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States on the global oil market; Price changes in ethane and olefins in 2001; Effect of production reduction announcements on crude oil...
- Global interest grows in the Middle East's booming petrochemical industry. // Chemical Business;Mar2012, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p66
The article reports on the emergence of the Middle East as the most economical region for petrochemicals production due to its cheaper feedstock, according to data from business intelligence expert GlobalData.
- Feedstock demand for petrochems shows five percent growth annually. // Chemical Market Reporter;06/02/97, Vol. 251 Issue 22, p45
Focuses on the growth of demand for petrochemical feedstock. Details of the study conducted by Houston, Texas-based consulting group CMAI; Factors affecting the market.
- FEEDSTOCKS IN BRIEF. // ICIS Chemical Business;8/9/2010, Vol. 278 Issue 4, p24
The article offers news briefs related to feedstocks in the petrochemical industry including one about negotiations among Royal Dutch Shell PLC and Delek US Holdings, another about the demonstration tests of carbon dioxide capture and recovery technology for natural gas, and yet another about...