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Chemical Price Index Falls 2.6%, Reflecting Lower Crude Prices

Posted on July 27th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Significant price volatility for some petrochemicals over the past few months has overshadowed steadier trends more closely related to crude oil and overarching market direction. Continue reading “Chemical Price Index Falls 2.6%, Reflecting Lower Crude Prices” »

Europe Petrochemical Producers to Hike Naphtha Use in Crackers

Posted on March 14th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

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BASF’s cracker in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Source: BASF

European petrochemical producers are set to increase¬†the use of feedstock naphtha in steam cracking,¬†particularly¬†in coastal areas, because of higher cracker margins, good availability and a bullish outlook¬†on co-products. Continue reading “Europe Petrochemical Producers to Hike Naphtha Use in Crackers” »