ICIS at NPE 2015

ICIS at NPE 2015

Visit ICIS at Stand S23027

23 – 27 March 2015

Stop by the ICIS stand in Orlando, Florida to see our latest developments and discuss how we can support your business.

At ICIS, we enable businesses to plan for the future while supporting decision-making today. We provide: 

  • Prices – benchmark pricing data to drive your negotiations
  • News – breaking news gives you insight into the factors driving markets
  • Analysis – market data and expertise help you plan and make informed decisions
  • Consulting – global advisory services to support your individual business goals
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New ICIS mobile web app Dashboard:

  • Compare price assessments side-by-side
  • Access data on supply and demand, production capacity and trade flows across regions
  • New features include the ability to save your own Dashboard views and improved navigation

Supply and Demand data service supply and demand:

  • Consistent databases for S&D, capabilities, trade and capacity ownership
  • From crude oil through refined products to petrochemicals
  • Global data across 160 countries and 100 markets, including an in-depth view of China
  • Historical data and projects from 1978-2030

Benchmark pricing data to:

  • Inform your contract negotiations
  • Trade with confidence
  • Build trust, knowing that prices are based on independent data

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Latest news from ICIS editors at the conference


Meet the Editorial Team attending NPE

James Ray,  Senior Consultant

James Ray is a Senior Consultant for ICIS. He can be reached at James.Ray@icis.com

George Martin, Senior Consultant

George Martin is a Senior Consultant for ICIS. He can be reached at George.Martin@icis.com

Ronald Coifman, Market Editor

Ronald Coifman is a Market Editor for ICIS. He can be reached at Ronald.Coifman@icis.com

Lane Kelley, Market Editor

Lane Kelley is a Market Editor for ICIS. He can be reached at Lane.Kelley@icis.com

Andrew Guy, Market Editor

Andrew Guy is a Market Editor for ICIS. He can be reached at Andrew.Guy@icis.com

Jessie Waldheim, News Reporter 

Jessie Waldheim is a News Reporter for ICIS. She can be reached at Jessie.Waldheim@icis.com

Marianela Toledo, Market Editor

Marianela Toledo is a Market Editor for ICIS. Hhe can be reached at Marianela.Toledo@icis.com

Tracy Dang, Reporter

Tracy Dang is a Reporter for ICIS. She can be reached at Tracy.Dang@icis.com

K Fair '16: Automobiles steal the show

...strive to make lighter vehicles to meet stricter emissions standards. This trend will not stop and the technology to increase the amount of plastics in... Fri, 21 Oct 2016

INSIGHT: Celanese boosts engineered materials with SoFTer deal

...resins. To increase its exposure to this market, Celanese recently added a nylon platform to its portfolio of engineering plastics. The SoFTer acquisition... Thu, 20 Oct 2016

UAE's Borouge at full capacity on healthy global demand - Borealis’ CEO

...country, a market Borealis is tapping into, he said in a phone interview from Dusseldorf, Germany, where he was taking part in the plastics K Fair. Due... Thu, 20 Oct 2016

Rollovers for US PE, PP in October; drops in November

...PE) and polypropylene (PP) contracts will probably stay flat in October but drop in November. Speaking on the sidelines of K-Fair, the huge plastics trade... Wed, 19 Oct 2016

INSIGHT: Deadly explosion at BASF’s Ludwigshafen site impacts major feedstock flows

...other uses), acrylic acid and propylene oxide (PO), while butadiene is used largely for acrylonitrile butadiene styrene plastics production. BASF uses... Wed, 19 Oct 2016

Russia's Kazanorgsintez resumes HDPE production following turnaround

...than 38% of all Russian polyethylene and is its largest exporter. The Company offers phenol, acetone, synthetic resins, plastics materials, organic plant... Tue, 18 Oct 2016

ICIS blogger Paul Hodges recently interviewed in MoneyWeek ‘How to invest during the Great Unwind’

“His crystal ball works so much better than everyone else's”

“His crystal ball works so much better than everyone else's”

“The last time I met with Paul Hodges, chairman of International eChem (IeC) and an expert on the economic impact of demographics, he told me that deflation was coming; that we should all buy more gilts; and that if you held shares in Tesco you should dump them."

He was right on all those things. Last year he sent me a report he wrote saying the oil price was about to plummet. He saw it falling to $50 a barrel in the first half of this year. That, clearly, has happened already."


Free Market Intelligence

Asian spot gas prices below Britain for first time since 2010

Asian spot gas prices below Britain for first time since 2010

Spot gas prices in key east Asian markets have fallen below British wholesale levels for the first time since May 2010 amid a global oversupply, ICIS data shows.

On the same date last year, the EAX March 2015 price stood at $19.84/MMBtu with the British equivalent contract at $9.90/MMBtu.

ICIS Special Report: US polyolefins

ICIS Special Report: US polyolefins

The US polyolefin markets will be among the greatest benefactors of improved cracker and propane dehydrogenation (PDH) capacity in the coming years. ICIS editor Michelle Klump talks about how those future upstream supply additions are impacting current market trends.

ICIS Special Report: US ethylene and benzene

ICIS Special Report: US ethylene and benzene

Nel Weddle interviews John Dietrich and Brian Balboa on the US ethylene and benzene markets.

The US ethylene market is continuing to undergo a fundamental shift in production and feedstock toward ethane cracking, with at least a dozen new crackers set to be constructed in the US.

The US shale gas boom, outlook and implications for global chemicals

The US shale gas boom, outlook and implications for global chemicals

The capacity for US ethylene and derivatives will increase substantially between now and 2020, boosting the global footprint. The level of US plastics exports is expected to increase in line with capacity.

US producers will benefit from a cost advantage and relatively high margins until about 2017 when the flood of capacity comes on.

The monthly ICIS Petrochemical Index (IPEX)



Published at the beginning of each month, the Global IPEX provides a capacity-weighted measure of the average change in petrochemical prices over time. 

Regional data downloads are available for Asia, Europe and US.