Hats off to my colleague Paul Ray who hijacked an ICIS news interview with Shell’s global vice president of base chemicals, Graham van’t Hoff to flog him an ICIS Margin Report. I overheard his sales pitch while I was finishing up in the ICIS suite at EPCA on Tuesday afternoon before heading off to […]
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I’m grateful to all the “sources close to the company” who gave me my scoop at EPCA on BASF’s Styrolution styrenics spin-off plans. The story was picked up the following day by Bloomberg, and I had a nice email of thanks from Andrew Noel there.
I like chief sub-editor Lewis’s tongue-in-cheek comment on the ICIS internal editorial Yammer this morning: “I have an issue with the picture caption used for the Americas lead story (“Ronald McDonald at the NYSE.”) There are four people in the picture but the caption gives no indication which one is Ronald McDonald. Sloppy.”
While I was freezing in the snows of Amsterdam, our Houston ethanol team was enjoying the sunshine in Orlando, Florida, and sending back some spectacular video footage of the passions unleashed by the renewable fuels debate. A customised email alert from ICIS news came through on my blackberry on the way home from Amsterdam […]
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I’ve spentthe last eight days away from computer screens, but there’s been no way ofavoiding the big breaking chemical news stories which have featured prominentlyin the newspaper business pages. The biggestnews was the collapse of the K-Dow joint venture, covered in detail on ICISnews from the first announcement on 29 December. Then therewas […]