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Nel’s tweets from ICIS World Olefins Conference 2012

Nel Weddle via Twitter nelweddle Awaiting news of new C4 storage in USG timing 1H 2013 #icis #epca Favorite Retweet Reply 3 hours ago Nel Weddle via Twitter nelweddle #olefins producer indicates his digit increase for next months CP #Icis #olefins conference #yamhttp://t.co/12VjEuoc Favorite Retweet Reply 14 hours ago Nel Weddle via Twitter nelweddle Do not have space to rpt all the compliments given to #icis #olefins conference – impressive best […]

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PHOTOS: ICIS World Olefins Conference 2012

The Blog is agog to hear all the news from the ICIS World Olefins Conference, which took place in Brussels yesterday. Deeply disappointed though I am not to be there in person, there is some comfort in seeing Michelle’s early photos, which she has kindly emailed to me. “Final numbers just over 160 – largest […]

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MOVES: Mark Quiner joins Ion

Mark Quiner, formerly with Houston-based PetrochemWire (PCW), has joined brokerage Ion Energy Group, he told ICIS. Quiner, who was olefins editor at ICIS Houston prior to PCW, will be brokering olefins, he said in an email today. Ion Energy Group is an NGLs and energy brokerage, according to another market source.

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MOVES: Michael Peeters joins Vinmar

Michael Peeters, formerly with ExxonMobil, has joined traders Vinmar in January, the company informed the Blog on Monday.   Based in Belgium, he will be in the Olefins Europe team, where he will be focussing on crude C4s, butadiene and propylene, the same products which he handled in his previous role as olefins scheduler at […]

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Hilton Brussels sold to Pandox, renamed “The Hotel”

The Hilton Brussels, long-time home of the European Petrochemical Luncheon (EPL), has been sold to the Swedish hotel group Pandox, and is now “The Hotel,” according to an article in the Dutch press spotted by Blog reader Lode.   EPL-goers, who have been complaining about the Hilton Brussels for many years, will be relieved to […]

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INEOS’s Gordon Adams on charity bike ride

Gordon Adams of INEOS is currently gearing up for a 1,000 mile cycle ride from the southernmost tip of England to the northernmost tip of Scotland to raise money for Cancer Research.   Adams, business manager butadiene and C4s at INEOS, is pictured here in the yellow top with his friend Rob, also taking part […]

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Ish Medeles moves to INEOS Phenol

Ish Medeles, currently market manager at INEOS Olefins and Polymers USA, is going to move to a position at INEOS Phenol, he announced by email to business contacts on Monday.   Medeles, who formerly held positions as BTX manager at Samsung America Inc and as international crude trader at Chevron, will be handing over his […]

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Two Mike Smiths

Since the Blog first came across two John Mitchells at a recent EPCA, the duplicate names have come thick and fast, with two John Richardsons and then two Stuart Goldsmiths.   Then today the existence of two Mike Smiths in the world of petrochemicals has come to light. Even more curious than the other doubles, […]

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Siermann moves to Dow polyethylene

Thys Siermann, formerly Commercial Manager Olefins at Dow Europe in Horgen, moved to a similar role on polyethylene on 1 July 2010, I hear from Nel today.   His colleague in the US, Jose Obregon is moving from Houston to Horgen, together with his family, to take over the olefins role.   Jose Obregon was […]

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The dread of public speaking – Top 10 Tips

SAN ANTONIO (Chemicals Confidential)–Public speaking is often rated as one of life’s most stressful events, right up there with divorce, bereavement and moving house.   It’s easy to say that training and practice make it less of an ordeal, but it’s often the case that the boldest of people are reduced to terrified wrecks by […]

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