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Demand Weakness Dominates

By John Richardson

A CAREFUL reading of all the major ICIS pricing reports covering olefins, polyolefins, aromatics and their derivatives over the last few weeks reveals very few mentions of the phrase “peak demand season”.

This time last year, the …

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Saudi Petchems Blighted By Logistics

By John Richardson

ONE of the many factors behind petrochemicals supply being less than expected during 2010 has been logistics problems in Saudi Arabia.

One trader we spoke to on the sidelines of last month’s Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association …

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Could new laws threaten your supply chain?

I am at logistics conference at the moment where the major theme is a chronically tight global container shipping market because of booming exports from China. Ports are congested, waiting times are increasing, freight rates have in some cases doubled …

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