Facts, Fiction And Price-Rise Sustainability

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By John Richardson

This is a very dangerous time for petrochemicals producers as they attempt to separate real, sustainable demand from feedstock-cost related price rises and speculation.

A bubble – as we discussed yesterday …

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China fuels another price bubble

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By Malini Hariharan

Speculative fever has struck the Chinese purified terephthalic acid (PTA) market with domestic prices soaring by 26% in just one week.

PTA futures trading on the Zhejiang Commodity Exchange (ZCE) was suspended for the whole day Tuesday, …

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LG Chem – Tried And Trusted Versus New Businesses

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By John Richardson

THE potential returns from LG Chem’s electric battery and electronic materials are tremendous and are leading to some bullish forecasts from analysts as to future earnings.

What will be interesting, though, is what will be the …

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Disneyland Economics And Planning For 2011

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Please stop taking the Mickey..

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By John Richardson

ECONOMIC bubbles have been given their name for a good reason: They behave exactly the same as the soap bubbles that were prevalent at Hong Kong’s …

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South Korea To Raise C2 Capacity By 9.2 Percent

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By John Richardson

SOUTH Korea is set to raise its ethylene and propylene capacities by 700,000 tonne/year and 740,000 tonne/year by 2013, Seo Kyung Sun, executive director of the consulting business of Seoul-based Chemical Market Research Inc (CMRI) told the …

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The LPG Cracking Myth Debunked

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We are deeply ashamed of ourselves….

 

 

By John Richardson

AT the risk of boring you completely senseless let us once again return to the subject of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and its likely usefulness as a cracker feedstock over …

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Letting supply lead the way

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By Malini Hariharan

Conventional wisdom suggests that it is best to build a plant where the market is. But can ready availability of material develop markets.

Take the case of India. In an interesting presentation at India Chem last week, …

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Polyolefins Supply Surge Warning – Yet Again

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By John Richardson

A GREAT deal more polyolefins supply is expected to hit the Asian markets over the next few months resulting in what two chemicals analysts tell the blog will be depressed margins up until March next year.

After …

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Make hay while the sun shines

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By Malini Hariharan

The petrochemical industry is all about making the most of unexpected developments and that is what we are seeing in paraxylene (PX) and purified terephthalic acid (PTA) markets.

Led by polyester, PX and PTA prices have risen …

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Flood Of LPG Supply On The Way

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Here is another article on the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) market, a subject we have covererd several times on the blog over the last few months.

Below we discuss how the temporary supply constraints that have kept LPG tight this …

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