Archive | September, 2010

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Map Ta Phut concerns refuse to fade away

By Malini Hariharan

Companies with projects at Thailand’s Map Ta Phut must have heaved a sigh of relief last week after the Administrative court ruled that 74 out of 76 suspended projects could move ahead after completing health impact assessment …

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Moving down the value chain

By Malini Hariharan

More details have emerged on Petro Rabigh’s second phase which conforms to Saudi Arabia’s product diversification strategy.

The Kingdom is steadily expanding its presence in the aromatics chain and Petro Rabigh’s plans include 800,000-850,000 tonnes/year of paraxylene …

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Singapore’s aromatics binge

By Malini Hariharan

Jurong Aromatics Corp (JAC), part of a rare breed of standalone aromatics projects, is finally seeing some progress.

At a time when most new aromatic projects are integrated with refinery operations, JAC plans to build a condensate …

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A Downturn With Areas Of Persistent Strength

Tougher sanctions set to reduce Iranian exports

Source of picture: amix.dk/blog/post/19116

 

By John Richardson

I met a hedge-fund manager yesterday who wanted a straight answer as to why he felt that ethylene, propylene and polyolefin margins are holding-up relatively well, …

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Long-term Shift In LPG Cracking Economics

 

Source of picture: the truth about cars

 

By John Richardson

WHEN my fellow blogger Malini Hariharan once asked a particularly unhelpful individual who used to track polyethylene (PE) markets what was going on, his only response was “conditions are volatile”.…

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