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US ethylene margins jump 7.1% to reach record highs

...US ethylene margins jump 7.1% to reach record highs. John Dietrich. HOUSTON (ICIS)--US ethylene margins jumped 7.1% week on week for the week ended 19 September,... Mon, 22 Sep 2014

US Dow develops first PU used to make proppants for fracking

...was to use an entirely new material, replacing a phenolic resin with a polyurethane, said Chris Chrisafides, senior commercial director, North America,... Mon, 22 Sep 2014

US spot ethylene moves to record highs on tight supply

...US spot ethylene moves to record highs on tight supply. John Dietrich. HOUSTON (ICIS)--US front-month spot ethylene moved to record highs on Friday, tracking... Fri, 19 Sep 2014

Europe styrene still bearish ahead of October

...in China remain high, and downstream styrenics resins demand continues to struggle. The upturn in Asia proved to be short-lived, with Chinese and Korean... Tue, 23 Sep 2014

China releases national plan to cope with climate changes (2014-2020)

...China releases national plan to cope with climate changes (2014-2020). Kun Yang. On 19 September, the State Council approved the 2014-2020 National Plan... Tue, 23 Sep 2014

India PVC prices likely to see further falls on soft demand

...cargoes until we see that prices have hit the bottom.” Market participants felt that despite the weakening PVC market in China, it was unlikely that... Wed, 17 Sep 2014

Czech to Slovakia natural gas flows increase after Lanzhot capacity expansion

...Before the launch of Nord Stream and the Czech Gazela pipeline Lanzhot used to flow about one half of Russian gas entering Europe from Ukraine via Slovakia... Tue, 23 Sep 2014

Europe styrene still bearish ahead of October

...Europe styrene still bearish ahead of October. Truong Mellor. Focus article by Truong Mellor LONDON (ICIS)--Sentiment in the European styrene market remains... Tue, 23 Sep 2014

Mideast petchems shift to Asia/Africa on weak East Med markets

...Will we get our payments? Everything is so uncertain. There is more stability in Asia, Africa and Europe,” said a Middle East-based supplier. Jordan... Tue, 23 Sep 2014

Ukrainian exporters buy back sold coal cargoes

...calorific coal in the country, physical coal traders told ICIS. Ukraine is traditionally a major coal supplier to Turkey, Greece and Hungary but has recently... Mon, 22 Sep 2014

Oil glut silences calls for US crude exports

...Oil glut silences calls for US crude exports. Ignacio Sotolongo. Focus story by Ignacio Sotolongo HOUSTON (ICIS)--The chorus of calls to end the longtime... Thu, 18 Sep 2014

Turkey expecting to seal long-term Qatari LNG deal

...Turkey expecting to seal long-term Qatari LNG deal. Aura Sabadus. Turkey is expecting to secure a long-term LNG supply contract with Qatar having already... Thu, 18 Sep 2014