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Middle East Social Pressures & Gas Supply

By John Richardson

THE blog held a fascinating discussion with a very well-placed industry observer last week, further underlining some of the key challenges facing the Middle East..

These include the well-documented feedstock shortages that will result in a dearth …

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Polyolefins – A Ripple In A Teacup

By John Richardson

THIS might amount to a little more than a ripple in a teacup if the Middle East crisis brings the global economy down (as we said on Monday, crude could go to $220 a barrel if the …

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Petchems Confront Another Lehman Bros

 

By John Richardson

THE main issue facing Asian cracker operators a couple of weeks ago was how long co-product credits would continue to compensate for a moribund China polyethylene (PE) market.

Feedstock cost is now the biggest immediate worry. A …

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