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Naphtha Margins Pushing Petchem Profits Higher in 2017

Posted on December 1st, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Margin data supplied by Shell to investment analysts show why petrochemical producers continue to ride high. In the third quarter, most other petrochemical sector players joined the energy major in reporting still healthy cracker margins. Continue reading “Naphtha Margins Pushing Petchem Profits Higher in 2017” »

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” »

Asia’s next shift in petrochemicals to be led by China and India

Posted on June 2nd, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

While a good amount of buzz at the Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC) in Sapporo, Japan, on 18-19 May was on the coming wave of US ethylene and derivatives capacity and its potential impact, Asia itself is undergoing major structural shifts with implications for global markets. Continue reading “Asia’s next shift in petrochemicals to be led by China and India” »