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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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Single styrene contract price

Hugh’s forthright statement in Friday’s ICIS styrene report about wanting a single styrene Europe contract price certainly put the cat among the pigeons, on the sidelines at EPCA in Berlin.   One producer called it a “bold statement” – reminiscent of Yes Minister‘s discouraging “That’s a bold move, Minister.”All parties to the contracts were keen to […]

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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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Methodology workshops for ICIS chemical pricing

Price assessments being at the heart of our business at ICIS, I’ve been involved with some methodology workshops in Houston and London over the last couple of weeks. In my role as head of market reporting, it’s been interesting to hear from our pricing editors about the varying discount structures and contract settlement processes across […]

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ICIS-CBI editorial team in Shanghai

Taking on a strongly Chinese flavour for the month of January, in the run up to the Lunar New Year, the Blog is still celebrating the joining together of ICIS and CBI in China.   I had a warm and welcoming week with the editorial team in Shanghai, working on our methodologies, information gathering and […]

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Editors return to the ICIS fold

A lot of editors have returned to work at ICIS in the last year. Really a lot. And in the field of market reporting, known for its portable skills, the fact that so many who left have now come back is worthy of comment.   I can list James M, Ron C, Judith T, Brian […]

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ICIS Training in Amsterdam

What shall we conclude from the Sold Out status of the two ICIS Training seminars in Amsterdam today and tomorrow?   That Amsterdam is a popular location? That September-December is a popular time for training, with budget needing to be spent? That the petchem biz is picking up? That lots of Bright Young Things are […]

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The Art of Trader Speak

Understanding trader-speak is an art. My fellow blogger, Paul Hodges has written an insightful explanation of some classic trader expressions on his blog.   To these, the ICIS aromatics reporting team can add the following:   “I haven’t done anything in the market this week, but I heard this low deal done.” = Please move […]

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PHOTOS: New ICIS Heren office in Dusseldorf

The new ICIS Heren office in Dusseldorf is up and running, I hear from my colleague Simon on returning from his first visit.   The new German-based editorial team is going to “improve the quality and quantity of reporting on continental European gas markets and facilitate closer contact with the German energy industry,” says Simon […]

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ICIS starts reporting from Dubai

ICIS has its first Dubai-based reporter in Yuo Guo, who moved there from our Singapore office two weeks ago and will be taking over the PVC and Solvents Middle East pricing reports in addition to her current Asian reports such as PET and OX.   “We hope to strengthen our pricing and news coverage from […]

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