ICIS Special Report: Europe mid-year markets review

The ICIS European news desk has published almost three thousand articles so far this year on issues being faced by the petrochemical and fertilizer industries.

Whether the focus is on looking at the impact of economic uncertainty, pricing volatility, contract settlements or the on-going Ukraine crisis, our editors are providing the latest updates at ICIS.com.


In this special report, we asked a few of the pricing editors to give us some insight about the key issues that have been affecting their markets in recent months:

US shale gas webinar

On 27th May, Joe Chang, Global Editor of ICIS Chemical Business, hosted a free webinar on US shale gas, discussing how it has revitalized the US petrochemical sector, and triggered an unprecedented project boom.

Key topics included:

  • Macroeconomic outlook
  • US cost advantage vs Europe and Asia
  • US projects update – ethane crackers, PE, PDH, methanol
  • Engineering & construction (E&C) challenge
  • Capital spending (CAPEX) cycles
  • Global reaction and impact
Download the slides here

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