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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” »

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” »