Tighter market for European ethylene, but for how long?

June 2013
ICIS Chemical Business;6/24/2013, Vol. 283 Issue 22, p12
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the trends in the prices and market for ethylene in Europe in 2013. The author believes that the improvement in the supply and demand for ethylene was attributed to the perception of declining prices. Expectations about the ethylene production plants of BASF SE and BP Refining & Petrochemicals GmbH (BPRP) are highlighted.


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