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US propane spot prices plummet to more than 13-year low

...US propane spot prices plummet to more than 13-year low. Bobbie Clark. HOUSTON (ICIS)--US propane spot prices have fallen to their lowest level in more... Sat, 30 May 2015

Ammonia leak hospitalises 16 at Agrium plant in Texas

...Ammonia leak hospitalises 16 at Agrium plant in Texas. Mark Milam. HOUSTON (ICIS)--An ammonia release late on 28 May at Agrium's nitrogen facility in Borger,... Fri, 29 May 2015

Commentary: BASF tackles the 'urban living' challenge

...search for new ideas and possible solutions for these topics.” Joseph Chang BASF’s North America CEO Wayne Smith speaks on a moderated panel at a... Mon, 01 Jun 2015

China monthly: China economy on shaky ground

...China monthly: China economy on shaky ground. John Richardson. Wind the clock back 12 months. If China had lowered interest rates this time last year, then... Mon, 01 Jun 2015

Market outlook: Europe can win despite age trends

...In Europe the aging population is driving changes in demand for chemicals Business models based on exports to China are backfiring badly as a result. Mining... Mon, 01 Jun 2015

Malaysia new five-year plan highlights petchem diversification

...industries such as automotive, E&E, pharmaceuticals, and construction, it said. Malaysia Prime Minister Najib had said at the recent Asia Oil and Gas... Fri, 29 May 2015

US propane spot prices plummet to more than 13-year low

...than CIF prices in northwest Europe to be competitive with North Sea and Algerian supply,” Lippe added. “Based on the spot price in northwest Europe... Sat, 30 May 2015

Market outlook: Europe can win despite age trends

...Market outlook: Europe can win despite age trends. Paul Hodges. Major change is under way in petrochemicals and plastics. For the first time in decades,... Mon, 01 Jun 2015

Many SMEs lack capacity to produce Reach documentation alone

...straitened operating conditions for commodity chemicals operations in Europe, and the cost of complying with the most ambitious regulatory framework for... Fri, 29 May 2015

INSIGHT: Smaller distributors specialise and innovate to grow

...blends for the food industry. Skou says that the company wanted to have its own products and to sell outside Europe, in emerging markets such as Turkey,... Wed, 27 May 2015

China to beat US as world’s top crude importer in 2017

...in South America. In 2014, the country has become the largest oil export destination of oil cartel OPEC. It has a 40% share of Iran’s crude shipments... Mon, 25 May 2015

Asia top stories: weekly summary

...incident Petrochemical players in the Middle East have turned cautious over shipments that pass through the Persian Gulf, days after Iran fired warning... Mon, 25 May 2015