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ICIS acquires Parpinelli TECNON

ICIS, the global chemical, energy and fertilizer market intelligence division of Reed Business Information, has announced its acquisition of the global data products and research services of Parpinelli TECNON.   Established in 1958, Parpinelli TECNON is an independent data and consulting business specializing in the areas of petrochemicals, feedstocks, energy, refining and speciality chemicals. The […]

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The Consultant – a Faustian tale of management consultancy

Restructuring and rationalisation in the petchem business provides plenty of scope for consultants of all kinds to move in and sell us the benefits of their wisdom and experience.   The Blog has more than a passing acquaintance with a few petchem consultants, as fellow bloggers or co-organisers of conferences, or publishing consultants to our business. […]

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Chemical Consultants – No Going Back

Senior petchem people who join chemical consultants, after a career in the industry, find it hard to get back out of consultancy, a chemicals head-hunter told me on Thursday. They often find that being a consultant is not as rewarding as working in the industry, but the flow from the business into consultancy is generally […]

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Nexant opens Bahrain office

Hot on the heels of the new ICIS Dubai office, Nexant has opened a Bahrain base, the petchem consultant announced in an emailshot on 20 June.   Nexant’s new office will be manned by Graham Hoar, Director – Middle East.   Alastair Hensman of Nexant gave a sterling performance at last week’s ICIS Phenol Conference […]

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A forecasting joke

My friend Paul Hodges was here in the office on Friday and showed me a shocking slide from a presentation which a well-known chemicals consultancy had given at an industry briefing in June 2008, showing peak oil continuing for years to come and hence high chemical plant operating rates and high profitability. As we all […]

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