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India to export more benzene

By Malini Hariharan

Indian exports of benzene are set to rise over the next few years as new plants start up.

“India will remain in a net surplus position over the next five years and exports will continue, with [benzene] …

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Economic concerns dampen EPCA meeting

By Malini Hariharan

On a day when Asian stock markets tumbled on fresh worries about Europe’s debt problems and a wider economic slowdown, it was not surprising to read about the downbeat mood at this year’s European Petrochemical Association’s (EPCA) …

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Bullish on styrene and benzene

By Malini Hariharan

Styrene’s addition by the US to a list of ‘anticipated carcinogens’ does not seem to have affected producers demand growth expectations for the product or for its key feedstock benzene.

Speaking at the 5th ICIS Asian Aromatics …

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Petro Rabigh phase 2 and Aramco’s ambition

By Malini Hariharan

Petro Rabigh, the Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical joint venture, has moved to the next round of its ambitious phase 2 expansion which includes a new aromatics facility and a number of value-added derivatives.

Construction tenders for …

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China And The Cold Weather: Heating The Great Outdoors

Stop complaining – it’s actually colder inside!

Source of picture: www.gulfnews.com

 

By John Richardson

As northern China shivers from the coldest temperatures in decades, one Western ex-pat based in the country vented his spleen on cultural impediments which cause …

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Korea’s Kumho faces heavy dose of restructuring

By Malini Hariharan

The financially troubled Kumho Asiana group, with assets stretching from petrochemicals to airlines, has finally been able to work out a plan that should satisfy its creditors.

The Korea Herald reports that the group plans to raise …

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The latest on Mab Ta Phut

By Malini Hariharan

There is some good news for chemical companies affected by the Map Ta Phut crisis. The Thai cabinet will ask the Administrative Court to remove 19 projects from the list of 65 projects that had been ordered …

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Caution is the name of the game

By Malini Hariharan (Malini is now joint blogger for Asian Chemical Connections)

Japanese chemical majors have raised their sales and profit forecasts for the second half of the fiscal year ending 31 March 2010, but the revisions are marginal and …

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