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Snowpocalypse – Weatherman’s Frenzy

ICIS news has been covering the snow in the US northeast and its impact on the petchem business, with articles such as “Chem traffic freezes as snow clogs roads in eastern US.”   Industry folk have mostly just taken it in their stride, delaying trips or working from home. Now a US colleague has sent this link […]

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Chemical bloggers frolicking in the snow

Having sat in traffic for two-and-a-half hours due to heavy snow in London this morning, I am happy to see photos of my fellow chemical bloggers frolicking in the snow, no doubt over the weekend.   Paul Hodges of the “Chemicals and the Economy” Blog toboganning on Hampstead Heath, and click here for Will Beacham of “Looking […]

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Rhodia’s huge windfall from emission cuts

It’s no laughing matter, but you’ve got to be impressed by Rhodia’s ability to claim €158m in ebidta from certified emission reductions (CERs) in 2008, compared to the €142m in profit from its nylon business.   Rhodia described the gains as “an unexpected boost to cashflow”, according to an article in the Financial Times: “Chemical […]

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Dubai jokes

Dubai is a popular destination for western petrochemical people who want to visit the Middle East but stay within their comfort zone.   It is often referred to as Middle East-lite, in the same way that Singapore is Asia-lite, Capetown is Africa-lite and Buenos Aires is South America-lite.   The Dubai debt crisis is unlikely […]

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Jessica Biel at Dow event

The Blog’s “Celebs in Chemicals” category has been a bit short of sightings recently, so hats off to Joe Chang who spotted Jessica Biel, star of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre at the launch of the Dow Live Earth Run for Water  –  at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York City.     For more […]

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