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Benzene: What Lies Beneath

A Ring of Truth?

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By John Richardson

TUMBLING Asian benzene prices are being blamed on weaker crude, itself a reflection of macro-economic worries over higher-than-expected US jobless figures, government debt problems in the Euro zone and …

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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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Refinery Profit Squeeze Threat To Petchems

“Any Old Iron?”

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By John Richardson

A LONG-TERM shift in refinery economics is posing a major threat to petrochemical margins – along with the delayed supply crisis that’s likely to hit the industry at some …

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