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The Iran-West Nuclear Deal: An Update

By John Richardson

MANY thanks to a good friend of the blog, Mark Mark Mirosevic-Sorgo, managing director of the Singapore-headquartered shipbrokers Braemar Quincannon for what follows – some excellent analysis of what the Iran-West nuclear deal might mean for the …

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Asian LDPE Margins Reach New Low


               LDPE margins in 2012     

By John Richardson

NORTHEAST Asian integrated low-density polyethylene (LDPE) margins keep plunging new depths.

The margins were at their most negative since ICIS records began in 2000, according to the ICIS Asian PE Margin Report for …

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Asian C2 Muddle Reflects Wider Uncertainty

By John Richardson

ASIAN ethylene markets appear to be in a muddle over the Middle East supply picture.

Click here for a graph of the latest pricing – EhylenePrices1March2011.ppt 

A shipping industry source we spoke to recently insisted that more …

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Iran Remains Optimistic On Exports

                                    Dubai crucial for Iran


By Malini Hariharan

The blog recently had an opportunity to talk to a few Iranian companies and was impressed by their sanguine approach to the challenges posed by the new round of sanctions.

This too …

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Iran Sanctions Lead To Illegal Shipments Claim

Source of picture: http://www.westernesa.com/


By John Richardson

AN allegation has been made that traders could be changing bills of lading on cargoes of a certain liquids chemical being shipped out of Iran in an effort to get round tougher …

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China, Russia To Boost Iranian Ethylene Trade?

Iran’s South Pars gas field

Source of picture: www.petropars.com


By John Richardson

THE ability of Iran to further exploit its huge natural gas reserves – and in so doing maintain ethylene exports at constant levels throughout the year – …

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