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New ICIS global ethylene projects map free to download

ICIS has just published an update to its global map of major ethylene projects. The map shows the continued dominance of the Middle East and China in the next wave of new cracker expansions. The two countries will add 17.7m tonnes/year out of a total global increase of 30.5m tonnes/year. Combined they represent 58% of […]

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Russia’s Sibur reveals plans for 1m tonne/year gas cracker

I’ve just interviewed Dmitry Konov, the young president of Russian petchem giant, Sibur. He celebrates his 40th birthday tomorrow (2 September) and has been in charge at Sibur since 2006. I also turned 40 this year but have not had quite so meteoric a career so far. Konov has really put Sibur into a period […]

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INEOS terminal could allow Middle East ethylene into Europe

I’ve been writing a lot recently about the feedstock disadvantage naphtha-based European chemical producers have over Middle East and US ethane consumers. In the long term this could have a severe impact on chemical production here. So the news that INEOS is going to build a 1m tonne/year ethylene terminal at Zwijndrecht, Belgium, raises some […]

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Russia chemical markets on road to recovery

Russia’s economy and chemical industry were hit hard by the downturn, as oil and gas prices plummeted, the main generator of wealth for this country. Oil prices, though faltering slightly at present, have recovered well and with it the economy. Figures I’ve obtained from Andrew Sparshott at consultancy Cirec show much basic chemical production for […]

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Cracker pipeline maps for CIS, Eastern and Western Europe

I’ve just discovered a fantastic set of resources free to download on the Association of Petrochemicals Producers in Europe website. I’ve pasted PDFs of the maps below. Click here for a link to these resources which show the locations of crackers, plus ethylene and oil pipeline networks across the region. I’ve printed the lot and pinned […]

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Global map of major ethylene cracker projects

Download this global map of major ethylene chemical cracker projects by clicking here. This is on our forum ICIS connect and you may have to register first. This is a small price to pay for such a valuable resource!

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World map of ethylene cracker projects

My colleague, journalist Anna Jagger, has just created a free-to-view map of the world’s major ethylene cracker projects. It is up-to-date and useful. Contact the blog for a copy as it is too large a file to download onto blogger.

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Closures at Wilton, Teesside, chemical site threaten UK industrial base

The blog has been researching an article on the Wilton, Teesside chemical cluster. This site – a key part of the UK chemical industry – has suffered a spate of closures in the last 12 months, accelerating in the last few weeks.With little scope for exporting large amounts of surplus ethylene, the future of Sabic’s […]

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