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US April methanol rolls over on improved supplies, quiet spot

...US April methanol rolls over on improved supplies, quiet spot. Bobbie Clark. HOUSTON (ICIS)--US methanol contract prices for April remained steady from... Thu, 26 Mar 2015

US ExxonMobil bullish on global chem demand – Aguiar

...are applied to tight oil, he added. "Because of the rising tide of tight oil, natural gas and NGLs, ExxonMobil sees North America's feedstock and energy... Wed, 25 Mar 2015

Uruguay project delayed until late 2016 as supply talks re-open

...infrastructure for Uruguay’s first LNG import facility are likely to delay start-up of the project until late 2016, sources in the Americas told ICIS.... Wed, 25 Mar 2015

US April methanol rolls over on improved supplies, quiet spot

...especially with the resurgence of methanol in China. The methanol spot price in China has risen 22.7% since the end of February. Sources said methanol... Thu, 26 Mar 2015

China’s local amines prices seen higher on tight supply

...tonne CFR NE Asia, while spot ethylene prices in southeast Asia surged by $70-110/tonne to $1,230-1,250/tonne CFR SE Asia over the same period, according... Thu, 26 Mar 2015

Asia SM extends price gains on crude recovery

...participants also attributed the rapid upswing in SM prices to tight availability in Asia. “Deep-sea cargoes coming from the US to Asia in April has... Thu, 26 Mar 2015

Start-up of SAFCO's new Saudi urea plant delayed until May

...Start-up of SAFCO's new Saudi urea plant delayed until May. Richard Ewing. LONDON (ICIS)--Saudi Arabian Fertilizer Company (SAFCO) on Thursday announced... Thu, 26 Mar 2015

UK election: LEBA chief defends UK market in face of Labour ‘reset’ pledge

...of low-carbon investment, and end-user interests. It seeks to address a conventional model that it claims “reduces price transparency”. But London... Thu, 26 Mar 2015

Germany's Evonik pledges €400m/year for R&D until 2025

...Germany's Evonik pledges €400m/year for R&D until 2025. Jonathan Lopez. LONDON (ICIS)--Evonik plans to spend €400m on research and development every... Thu, 26 Mar 2015

AFPM ’15: The US as a swing crude producer? Go figure inject stimulus into their economy. Market participants have been keeping an eye on negotiations between Western powers and Iran for signs of progress... Sun, 22 Mar 2015

Mideast PMDI prices decline on ample supply from Europe

...said. In the Iranian market, offers for Chinese cargoes were quoted at $1,750-1,800/tonne CFR Iran. However, no deals were concluded amid low demand.... Fri, 20 Mar 2015

Thailand's Indorama Ventures acquires Bangkok Polyester

...capacity by a quarter. Among IVL’s acquisitions that will be completed this year is Polyplex Turkey – the Thai firm’s second plant acquisition... Wed, 18 Mar 2015