Ukraine and Russia specialists Elizabeth Stonor and Katya Zapletnyuk analyse the impact of the unfolding crisis in Ukraine on the country's role as a transit route for Russian gas.
Emma Slawinski, European Gas Markets deputy editor, interviews. Recorded on 5 March 2014.
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Uncertainties around the gradual nuclear restarts in Japan and South Korea will punctuate tightness in the prompt LNG market. New export capacity will struggle to keep up with additional import infrastructure.
In partnership with the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA), ICIS produces the global fertilizer trade flow map.
The map gives a geographic picture of the trade flows of fertilizer products between the major producing and importing countries in the world, as well as production and consumption data.
This year is the deadline year for the EU’s day-ahead market coupling project, with north-west Europe to launch on 4 February and south-west Europe expected to synchronise in March.
The complex, multi-party programme has been years in development, and a successful outcome would be a big step towards the EU’s long-term goal of a single electricity market. In the UK, domestic developments also present 2014 as a year of reform.
In the first of a two-part series, ICIS highlights key trends in the year to come, first looking at northern- and western-European markets.
The ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies listing, sponsored by The Valence Group, highlights the top players in the global chemical industry.
Most chemical companies found it difficult to generate top line and profit growth in 2012 following a strong performance in 2011.
The coming 12 months will see a wave of subsidy reform across European electricity markets as states revisit the cost of supporting renewables, while market coupling will re-wire many of the region’s day-ahead markets.
In the second of a two-part series, ICIS highlights key trends in 2014, this time looking at central, eastern and southern Europe.
ICIS Chemical Business magazine has revealed the ICIS Top 40 Power Players – the leaders changing the face of the global chemical sector through investments, acquisitions, restructurings and innovative ways to do business.
“It’s been an eventful 2013 with major shifts in the global chemical landscape taking place, including impacts from the US shale gas boom,” said Joseph Chang, Global Editor of ICIS Chemical Business.
The $1.2bn cash deal announced in October by US fertilizer producer, Mosaic, for the acquisition of the CF Industries phosphate business is one of the key factors likely to drive change in the global phosphates markets. Following weak performance from China’s export market, low global prices, and dwindling sales in some South American countries, the shake-up is timely.
Listen to the the Polyethylene and Polypropylene (PEPP) podcast produced by ICIS News to hear the latest developments in these key commodity markets.
Download this free market paper for a better understanding of how The Third Plenary Session of the 18th Communist Party of China Central Committee (more commonly referred to as ‘The November Plenum’) will shape China’s economy over the next decade.
Mosaic’s long-term outlook for the fertilizer industry remains positive, despite declining fundamentals for crop nutrients, CEO James Prokopanko said.
The ICIS special publication on North American polyurethanes covers market trends, legislative issues, and technical matters such as advances in blowing agents and flame retardants.
Prepared in association with the ACC’s Centre for Polyurethanes Industry (CPI), it features interviews with leading producers and association executives.
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) producers in the Middle East may be forced to reduce operating rates in 2013 to stave off margin pressures from rising feedstock costs amid a glut in global supply, industry sources said.
Lacking demand growth is the real issue facing the global potash industry, a Canadian analyst said in August in commenting on the turmoil caused by the break-up of the Russian/Belarusian export marketing group.
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ICIS has produced this short video to provide you with the latest updates on the Middle Eastern PP industry. It discusses the current market situation and the different factors influencing prices, supply and demand in the region.
The video also offers a report on the trading activity changes, with deals now being concluded in a DEL (delivered) Dubai basis rather than CFR (cost & freight) Dubai.
The market paper gives a summary of the recent developments in the Indian fertilizers industry and covers all the key fertilizers commodities such as urea, ammonia, phosphates, sulphur and ammonia.
With increasing supplies of gas-based petrochemical feedstocks coming on stream in the Middle East, now is a good time to consider reconfiguring refineries to boost production of chemicals for export to Asia.
In 2013 the role of Spain as a provider of LNG cargoes to the international market has become significant.
This is counterintuitive for an importing country with no domestic production, but at times when LNG producers have been unreliable, companies have turned to the Spanish gas market for supply.
The Top 10 Latin America regional leaders list provides you with a further dissection and analysis of the ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies.
The rankings remain the same, but Mexichem is making a surge with acquisitions.
The Top 10 Asia regional leaders list provides you with a further dissection and analysis of the ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies.
Producers found sales growth challenging in 2012, and conditions remain tough in 2013.
The Top 10 Middle East regional leaders list provides you with a further dissection and analysis of the ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies.
Lower levels of import demand from Asia has pressured Middle East petrochemical producers.
Published each month, the monthly ICIS Middle East Polymers Index provides a measure of the average change in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) polymer prices over time. The index dates back to January 2000.