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ICIS launches China Crude Report

ICIS has launched its new China Crude Report (CCR), which will be produced in English and Chinese by the ICIS China team in Guangzhou.  Data will also be available on the C1 terminal.  Sold through ICIS China, the daily report will enable Chinese buyers of imported crude oil and other market participants to measure the […]

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China’s energy policy – analysis from ICIS

China’s energy policy is investigated in this analysis from Kawai Wong, senior editor on the ICIS World Crude Report.   Download the crude oil analysis and access in-depth information on China’s oil and petroleum products industry and its potential impact on the rest of the world.

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Libyan Crude Oil Market – analysis from ICIS

The Libyan crude oil market developments are investigated in this analysis from Kawai Wong, senior editor on the ICIS World Crude Report. It includes the political and economic aspects, analyses exploration licensing and the refining industry, as well as providing an outlook on the future of the market.   Please complete this form to download […]

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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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Old BP board game uncovered

An old board game called BP Offshore Oil Strike from the early 1970s has been uncovered at a UK toy museum, and is getting lots of coverage on news websites like Metro for its “eerie foreshadowing of the current oil disaster.”   In fact, it’s a board game along the lines of Monopoly or Risk, where players […]

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Drunk oil trader joins Starsupply

The drunken oil trader who lost his employer $10 million in a binge of unauthorized trading (see original ICIS news article) was back in the news this week as he had his day in court. Steve Perkins, formerly of PVM Oil Futures, was fined £72,000 by the Financial Services Authority, but what caught the Blog’s […]

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Plastics – too valuable to throw away

Yellow droplets of oil with smiley faces and blue plastic bottles with cow faces feature in this adorable video which explains that oil going into plastics is not used up, it is merely borrowed.   Franco was sent “Plastics – too valuable to throw away” after last week’s “Pre-K” press conference in Amsterdam, where nine […]

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Extreme Oil – Vote for Best Magazine Cover

The “Extreme Oil” cover of ICIS’s sister publication, New Scientist, has made it onto the Maggies shortlist – a national poll that celebrates the UK‘s best magazine covers.   The cover in question was designed by art editor Craig Mackie for New Scientist’s 5 December 2009 edition, which led with a feature about the extraordinary […]

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Keep Oil for Petrochemicals – Porritt

The volcanic ash aviation crisis shows that there are only two ways we should be using oil – in petrochemicals and in jet fuel, said Jonathon Porritt, UK veteran green campaigner in a debate on BBC’s PM programme, I heard on my car radio as I drove home this evening.   Porritt, founder and director […]

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Springtime for Chemicals

I’ve been away for a few days of well-timed holiday, basking in the sun of the long-awaited English spring. Meanwhile, a few chemical-related headlines caught my eye …   Chemicals on the iPad I can’t wait to see this. The Times reviewer of the iPad writes: “My favourite app … is The Elements for iPad, […]

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