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Methanex begins methanol production at Louisiana plant

...Methanex begins methanol production at Louisiana plant. Bobbie Clark. HOUSTON (ICIS)--Canada-based methanol producer Methanex has started production at... Mon, 26 Jan 2015

Market outlook: China Deflation Threat To Petrochemicals

...deflation, back in the late 1990s, it was six years before prices started to rise again, said the Bank of America (BoA) in a January 2015 report entitled,... Fri, 23 Jan 2015

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah dies

...Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah dies. Ignacio Sotolongo. HOUSTON (ICIS)--Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has died, according to news agency ThomsonReuters,... Thu, 22 Jan 2015

Europe benzene sentiment picks up ahead of Feb CP talks

...the region over February and March. Sources spoke of up to 50,000 tonnes of US material being shipped into Asia over January and February, which will have... Mon, 26 Jan 2015

Asia naphtha backwardation seen firming on healthy demand

...at $36-38/tonne. Downstream, propylene prices in northeast Asia rose by $60-70/tonne to $815-875/tonne CFR NE Asia during the week ended 23 January. Read... Mon, 26 Jan 2015

Market outlook: China Deflation Threat To Petrochemicals

...for the petrochemicals business in China as a result of a growing consensus that China’s economy is confronting some major headwinds.   Demand lags... Fri, 23 Jan 2015

Clarification: Giant 1.1GW Dutch coal power plant delayed until late February

...Clarification: Giant 1.1GW Dutch coal power plant delayed until late February. Abigail Beall. The below story, published at 05:30 London time on 22 January... Thu, 22 Jan 2015

Europe benzene sentiment picks up ahead of Feb CP talks

...Europe benzene sentiment picks up ahead of Feb CP talks. Truong Mellor. Focus article by Truong Mellor LONDON (ICIS)--After hovering around the $600/tonne... Mon, 26 Jan 2015

Market outlook: China Deflation Threat To Petrochemicals

...Market outlook: China Deflation Threat To Petrochemicals. John Richardson. China’s producer prices have been falling for 34 months in a row because of... Fri, 23 Jan 2015

Europe styrene spot picks up amid renewed demand

...There has also been talk of European suppliers looking to move material into markets such as Turkey, Egypt or even Brazil. “With the current euro exchange... Thu, 22 Jan 2015

Crude crash may shake out less viable US projects

...was surprising, taking place in less than a decade. More unknowns lurk outside of the US. If western powers reach a nuclear agreement with Iran, then... Fri, 16 Jan 2015

Europe Chemical Industry Outlook for 2015

...optimistic” for 2015  - the most frequently repeated phrase in petrochemicals since the fourth quarter of 2008. OUTLOOK ’15: Turkey PE, PP picture... Wed, 14 Jan 2015