TITLE

Feedstocks

AUTHOR(S)
Rangarajan, S.
PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
Popular Plastics & Packaging;May2009, Vol. 54 Issue 5, p55
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the forecasts for petrochemicals and their main derivatives given the changing gasoline and feedstock markets. In the author's view, the shortage of naphtha feedstock will not last. He cites the factors that influence the prediction that the petrochemical markets will become more complex. He mentions the possible emergence of integration as the key critical success factor for producers and consumers.
ACCESSION #
41671880

 

Related Articles

  • Europe naphtha set to stay robust. PITCHES, J. O. // ICIS Chemical Business;2/18/2013, Vol. 283 Issue 6, p21 

    The article focuses on the strength and tight conditions of naphtha market in Europe. It says that the availability of naphtha has been reduced due to the opening of outbound arbitrages and strong demand from the gasoline sector. Meanwhile, petrochemical buyers will likely choose feedstock...

  • Asia market threatens to undermine global naphtha. KOH, QUINTELLA; PITCHES, JO; Matherne, Anna // ICIS Chemical Business;4/16/2012, Vol. 281 Issue 14, p24 

    The article looks at forecasts for a decline in the prices of naphtha chemicals in Asia in light of low catalytic cracker production and plant start-up delays. Other topics include the effect of gasoline industry demand on naphtha supply, the markets in Northwest Europe (NWE), Russia, and the...

  • Chemicals firms look for alternatives. Gavin, James // MEED: Middle East Economic Digest;5/8/2009, Vol. 53 Issue 19, p36 

    The article reports that petrochemicals companies in the Middle East are opting for alternative feedstock while struggling for ethane supplies. Several petrochemicals plants are stated to have widened their feedstock base with alternatives such as naphtha and liquid petroleum gas (LPG). The...

  • Demand will drive the European chemical industry this year. Davis, Nigel; Chang, Joseph // ICIS Chemical Business Americas;1/8/2007, Vol. 271 Issue 1, p17 

    The article offers an outlook on the chemical industry in Europe. Supply and demand balances will remain tight in 2007, while energy prices will experience downward pressures due to lower oil and naphtha feedstock costs. There will be a chemical demand and an output slowdown as producers had to...

  • China's naphtha demand seen to rise, role in ethylene feedstock mix to slip.  // Chemical Business;Nov2012, Vol. 26 Issue 11, p63 

    The article reports on the forecast of Shu Zhaoxia, chief analyst for chemicals of Sinopec, that the demand for naphtha from China's ethylene sector will continue to increase over the next 3 years but its dominance in the overall feedstock mix will decline. The production of naphtha is expected...

  • Asia naphtha falls but post-holiday outlook is strong. PITCHES, JO; MARTIN, SHEENA; Dennis, James; Dillon, Tony // ICIS Chemical Business;2/7/2011, Vol. 279 Issue 5, p24 

    The article offers information on the Asian naphtha prices. It is mentioned that naphtha prices in Europe has decreased owing to the low demands from the petrochemical industries. It is expected that post Lunar new Year's holidays, demand from China will increasing, thus strengthening the...

  • Business Environment Ratings.  // USA Petrochemicals Report;Q4 2011, Issue 4, p55 

    The article reports on the business environment rating of the U .S. petrochemical industry. As of the third quarter of 2011, the U.S. petrochemical industry scores 86.1 points, down 0.1 since the previous quarter due to lower country risk scores but retains the lead in regional America ratings....

  • Naphtha to diesel via novel routes. Gibbons, David // Chemical Business;Sep2011, Vol. 25 Issue 9, p10 

    The article discusses the alternative ways that refiners should adopt to dispose of naphtha. Some challenges affecting the petrochemical naphtha market are competition from gas-based steam crackers in the Middle East and increase gasoline production capacity. A discussion on radical options for...

  • 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...

Share

Other Topics