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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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When Does Consolidation Become A Strategic Problem?

All our yesterdays… the ICI Runcorn site in its heyday

Source of picture: Chesterchronicle.co.uk



By John Richardson

Yesterday’s blog post on Petronas illustrates once again how the state-owned giants, albeit in this case one that is about to …

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Is China Targeting Polyolefin Re-export Market?

By John Richardson

MORE evidence that China will not remain as easy a sink for surplus polyolefin volumes – especially in the case of the higher-cost importers – is emerging.

“There are plans to open a bonded warehouse in Guangdong province …

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Braskem makes its first US move; acquires Sunoco PP assets

By Malini Hariharan

Less then a week after the blog had highlighted Braskem’s plans for global growth through acquisitions the company has announced that it will buy the polypropylene (PP) assets of US-based Sunoco.

The $350m deal, still subject to …

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Some more surprises for polyolefins

By Malini Hariharan

The Wednesday post on this blog highlighted some of the unexpected turns that the Asian polyolefins market has been taking.

There have been more developments over the last two days that are likely to influence markets in …

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Qatar-Shell Sing Deal Feedstock, Investment Options

Singapore’s Jurong Island

Source of picture: www.pcs.com


Qatar Petroleum International (QPI) sees Singapore as a good base for expanding in to the Far East, said CEO Nasser Al-Jaidah yesterday after the announcement of the new partnership with Shell.

QPI and Shell …

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China and M-E Delays To Offer More Market Support


As this updated table from my colleagues at CBI in China illustrates, cracker-complex delays in China have the potential to further stagger the arrival of new volumes into the market.


This follows the widespread problems in starting up …

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