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Libyan ceasefire: crude falls, photos of Ras Lanuf

Crude prices fell by more than $1/bbl on Friday afternoon after news broke of the Libyan ceasefire (see article on ICIS news).   Meanwhile dramatic photos have just been posted on the Telegraph website of fighting near the oil town of Ras Lanuf.   More personal coverage from the frontline in an article: “Libya: the […]

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Star screen performance on World Crude markets

One of the biggest surprises of the recent relaunch of the ICIS World Crude Report (WCR) was the performance of “screen god” Tony Dillon, managing editor of WCR, in his video introduction to the report.   Indefatigably cheerful, Tony’s good nature shines out as he talks about covering crude markets. Sporting an open-neck shirt with just a […]

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Methodology workshops for ICIS chemical pricing

Price assessments being at the heart of our business at ICIS, I’ve been involved with some methodology workshops in Houston and London over the last couple of weeks. In my role as head of market reporting, it’s been interesting to hear from our pricing editors about the varying discount structures and contract settlement processes across […]

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ICIS-CBI editorial team in Shanghai

Taking on a strongly Chinese flavour for the month of January, in the run up to the Lunar New Year, the Blog is still celebrating the joining together of ICIS and CBI in China.   I had a warm and welcoming week with the editorial team in Shanghai, working on our methodologies, information gathering and […]

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Editors return to the ICIS fold

A lot of editors have returned to work at ICIS in the last year. Really a lot. And in the field of market reporting, known for its portable skills, the fact that so many who left have now come back is worthy of comment.   I can list James M, Ron C, Judith T, Brian […]

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PHOTO: ICIS team collects award

At last a photo has been found of the moment when ICIS walked off with the Data Service of the Year Award at last week’s RBI Achievement Awards.   Those diehards who were still there at the end of the evening accepted the award on behalf of the whole ICIS global team, 200-plus all around […]

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VIDEO: The outstanding benefits of ICIS pricing reports

I’m rather impressed with the new promo video for ICIS pricing reports. Try as I may, I can’t find anything wrong with it, not even a spelling mistake. Perhaps the voiceover actor does get a bit carried away, but who can blame him?

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VIDEO: Live from the ICIS stand at K2010

Experience life on the ICIS stand at the K-fair in Dusseldorf, on the first day of the exhibition. Jamie filmed this slice of life video on Wednesday afternoon, as the ICIS team was hard at work. 

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PHOTOS: K-fair 2010 Dusseldorf

Day One at K2010 in Dusseldorf. The first morning has been crazy busy with all sorts of people dropping by the ICIS stand in Hall 8a – people with lifelong contact with ICIS, people who’ve never heard of us, people who kind of think they’ve heard of us, people who suddenly want to subscribe to […]

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MORE PHOTOS: ICIS-MRC Russian Polymers in Moscow

Some more photos of last week’s ICIS-MRC Russian Polymers Summit have arrived this afternoon from Svetlana at MRC in Kharkiv. 1 Speakers from Nizhnekamsk (Yevgeniy Tsyganov, Deputy General Director for Commerical Issues) and Lukoil (Alexander Rappoport, Director for Gas and Power Activities and Sales of Petrochemical and Gas Products) 2 Sergei Yaremenko of MRC 3 […]

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