Twittering at NPRA

SAN ANTONIO (Chemicals Confidential)–Chris F yammers from London to say that following the Twitter feed from NPRA is “almost as good as being there, and without the psychedelic carpet.”

 

The one-liners with the NPRA “hashtag” are supposed to be ephemeral and disappear within a day but, for a brief period only, you can click through to all the twittering from the conference – mostly from ICIS, but also other delegates and followers.

 

For those readers lacking the strength to click through, the Blog has posted part of the stream below, as well as a new photo of the psychedelic carpet in the ICIS suite, taken early Tuesday morning before the crowds arrive to obscure the artistry of its colour scheme.

 

The Blog was delighted to hear from ICIS’s own techie Amy that she used the photos on the Blog from last year’s NPRA to help design the technical layout of the suite this year.

 

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Real-time results for #NPRA (in reverse chronological order)

 

barbaraortner: Just had one last breakfast meeting at #npra. Things are slowing down on Tuesday morning. 39 minutes ago from web

             

simoncrobinson: travel safely speedily (and comfortably) home Good Work!! #icis about 1 hour ago from HootSuite

 

nelweddle: packed, time to reflect no new news @#npra all cautious re 2H yr about 1 hour ago from mobile web

             

 barbaraortner: Peter van’t Hof at Vopak is the best host. doesn’t blink when I bring 9 other ICIS people to the Vopak party #npra. about 12 hours ago from mobile web

 

 barbaraortner: I wonder what will happen to the official photos from the #npra Sabic party. about 12 hours ago from mobile web

 

 MikeBoudreaux: Juicy! RT @barbaraortner posted 21st post from #NPRA on the blog, a 1-stop shop for petchem malicious gossip & trivia. http://bit.ly/6FJ8w about 15 hours ago from UberTwitter

 

 barbaraortner: Uploaded a few #npra photos to the blog, but must get out of the suite now to get to Sabic and Vopak parties before all the food goes. about 15 hours ago from web

 

 barbaraortner: Heather just sending me some great photos for the #npra blog. about 15 hours ago from web

 

 barbaraortner: Just posted my 21st posting from #NPRA on the blog, a one-stop shop for petchem malicious gossip and trivia. http://bit.ly/6FJ8w about 16 hours ago from web

 

 chemicalchic: Heard about two March acetone settlements for 57.5 cents/lb at #NPRA today. about 16 hours ago from web

           

 barbaraortner: Weighing up whether to go to Mitsubishi or Koch or Sabic or Vopak or Gantrade this evening #npra, or maybe all of them. about 17 hours ago from web

             

 chemicalchic: Very sad to hear at #NPRA about the death of Houston Icon Dan Duncan today. He was a legend in politics, energy and hunting. about 17 hours ago from web

             

 barbaraortner: Just heard at #npra sad news that Dan Duncan, chairman of Enterprise died today. about 20 hours ago from web

 

barbaraortner: At working lunch with a maleic producer #npra, we all eat our lunch apart from Ryan who spends an hour writing notes and hardly gets to eat. about 20 hours ago from web

 ICISchemicalbiz: US debt could cause the economy to head for a “Toyota moment” where all is fine before a sudden crash, says William Cohen #NPRA #ICIS about 23 hours ago from web

 ICISchemicalbiz: Former US Defense Secretary Cohen says to turn down the rhetoric against China to achieve economic and climate change goals #NPRA #ICIS about 23 hours ago from web

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 chemicalchic: PDVSA is raising base oil prices and US supply is tighter than in recent memory, friends say at #NPRA. 1 day ago from web

 nelweddle: not the early night that I had planned but hey! day 2 of #npra and #icis 1 day ago from mobile web

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 barbaraortner: Traders envious of my new lapel pin of Indian and US flags from the India Evening last night at #npra. 1 day ago from mobile web

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 barbaraortner: @sloxham I fear I took your advice too seriously at #npra. Morning Day Two. The gang’s here – Nel, Nigel – and they say hi too. 1 day ago from mobile web

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 ICISnews: RT @ShelleyKerr: gross prices have peaked at €250/tonne in Europe, says methanol buyer at #NPRA 1 day ago from web

 ICISnews: Follow our coverage of #NPRA at http://bit.ly/9TBFvp 1 day ago from web

 barbaraortner: Glad to be invited by Reliance with Nigel to India Evening at #npra, but it’s 10pm and I’m getting hungry for my dinner.

 chemicalchic: I think the Americans were the minority at the #NPRA opening party tonight in San Antonio, Texas. Times are a changing.

o          barbaraortner: Chatting to Charlie Drevna of #npra at opening reception. He tells me Holbrook has left and I will enjoy working with new guy Egner. Yay!

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o          nelweddle: just talking to the George Clooney of the petchem world JT at #npra

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 ShelleyKerr: Time for a change of shoes and off to the #NPRA reception 1 day ago from web

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 nelweddle: having freshened up now off to soak up some last rays at the #npra reception 1 day ago from mobile web

 barbaraortner: Platts suite is so quiet at #NPRA according to one of them, that all Platts staff are now in #ICIS suite. 1 day ago from web

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 simoncrobinson: @barbaraortner #icis #npra some K boats are quite nice… some much better than San Antonio hotels 1 day ago from web

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 barbaraortner: German visitors to #ICIS suite at #NPRA say they have to stay on a boat, MS Italia for K Fair: rooms are below waterline, smell of diesel. 1 day ago from web

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 simoncrobinson: watching #icis #npra tweets in livingroom like being there sort of 1 day ago from web

 ShelleyKerr: gross prices have peaked at €250/tonne in europe, says methanol buyer at #NPRA 1 day ago from web

 chemicalchic: An Asia source just spent 20 minutes looking for me in the lobby at #NPRA because his secretary thought Heather was a Mr. 1 day ago from web

 barbaraortner: #NPRA tells ICIS that attendance should be slightly up on last year at 2,400-2,500. 1 day ago from mobile web

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 nelweddle: Dan J in the #NPRA #icis suite not looking as rough as he feels! 1 day ago from web

 nelweddle: Gantrade in the #NPRA #icis suite Brooker and Kellerman enjoying lunch 1 day ago from web

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 ShelleyKerr: Producer sources at #NPRA expecting delays to 4 new methanol start-ups 1 day ago from web

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 simoncrobinson: #npra SUNDAY 28 MARCH visit the #icis suite at 1pm to 5:30 Salon C Marriott Riverwalk for a cocktail reception and pick up a pricing report 1 day ago from HootSuite

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 ShelleyKerr: Buzz levels increasing in the #ICIS suite at #NPRA 1 day ago from web

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 ICISchemicalbiz: #ICB’s Joe Chang and other #ICIS reporters are covering this year’s National Petrochemical Refiners Association meeting! #NPRA 1 day ago from TweetDeck

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 ICISgreenblog: @barbaraortner Pls. tell Joe to grab me one of that portable mouse mats if he can! Thanks! = ) #icis #npra 1 day ago from TweetDeck

 barbaraortner: Inspecting the freebies in the #icis suite at #npra. What an impressive array. Loving the portable mouse mat. 1 day ago from mobile web

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 ICISchemicalbiz: Dow and BASF’s HPPO plant in Antwerp to come off line in Q2 – back up in late June, says Dow PO/PG head John Smith at #NPRA #iICIS 1 day ago from web

 neilfleming: Burns forbids us to touch the food at the ICIS #npra suite..and then loads up on iced buns… 1 day ago from web

 ICISchemicalbiz: Global PO/PG markets likely to remain tight, says John Smith, Dow’s global product director of PO/PG, at #NPRA #ICIS 1 day ago from web

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 barbaraortner: 9.30 am Sunday Stephen B arrives in the #icis suite with no voice at all. First casualty of #npra. 2 days ago from web

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 chemicalchic: Hi Shelley, I said that! Hoo-rah. #NPRA 2 days ago from web

 ShelleyKerr: A colleague refers to #NPRA as refinery speed dating…so let’s begin! Day 1 and fresh as a daisy 2 days ago from web

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 barbaraortner: Time to bring out the Touche Eclat at #NPRA. Day one in the #ICIS suite. 2 days ago from mobile web

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 nelweddle: Margheritas are good and shipbrokers many at the Kolmar party at #npra 2 days ago from mobile web          

          

 nelweddle: It’s very windy sat out by the Riverwalk for #npra 2 days ago from txt

        

 barbaraortner: Truong and I have just done our first official #npra meeting in the Marriott Riverwalk Starbucks. Found pingpong table by pool, any takers? 2 days ago from mobile web

        

 barbaraortner: At lunch in the sun at Pesca on Riverwalk #npra, Adrian B introduces us to William De’Ath from MISC. Great name. 2 days ago from mobile web

       

 nelweddle: in SanAnt for #npra bags intact, throat not so good tho where is all #icis gang this am? 3 days ago from mobile web

 

barbaraortner: @ashokli We’re still arguing er debating about the venue for Aromatics. Maybe will get some progress during #npra. 3 days ago from mobile web

       

 barbaraortner: Now I know that chicken fried oysters are de-licious after late dinner. Now up stupidly early at #npra. 3 days ago from mobile web

      

 barbaraortner: Beryl on same flight #npra 3 days ago from mobile web

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