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ICIS Fuel and Refined Products 23 June 2014

ICIS Fuel and Refined Products 23 June 2014

ICIS editors Bobbie Clark and Anna Matherne discuss exports of refined products as well as what's driving the ethane market right now.

The Market Stability Reserve (MSR) – A White Paper for an optimised approach

The Market Stability Reserve (MSR) – A White Paper for an optimised approach

In this white paper we put forward our proposal for an optimised MSR that would enables the EU ETS to promote reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in the most cost-effective and economically efficient manner.

We believe our proposed approach is able to handle a broad array of emission regimes (including high emissions scenarios) whilst preserving the integrity of the EU ETS carbon price signal.

The Carbon Market Almanac 2014

The Carbon Market Almanac 2014

The almanac provides a global view of how cap and trade schemes are being used to combat climate change.

It describes key design characteristics of the different schemes worldwide, and includes breakout stories and spotlight articles discussing specific system features and overarching issues relating to emissions trading.

Fecc Annual Congress 2014

Fecc Annual Congress 2014

ICIS brings you its annual European chemical distribution special issue, in association with Fecc.

It looks at M&A activity, legislation and the work of Fecc, cloud computing and social media, as well as the future shape of chemical distribution in Europe.

China’s low export tax window for phosphate fertilizers

China’s low export tax window for phosphate fertilizers

China’s low export tax window for phosphate fertilizers – MAP, DAP, TSP and NPKs – opened on 16 May, following weeks of discussions about business to India and Pakistan.

This briefing discusses the impact on the global market, such as North Africa, Europe, Middle East and South America.

APIC 2014 Publication

APIC 2014 Publication

This year’s event, with its theme of “Transformation. A map redrawn”, will allow participants to learn about how best to adapt and evolve within this changing landscape. 

All this and more will be discussed by delegates as part of a comprehensive programme, including seminars, keynote speeches and committee meetings.

European electricity markets in 2014: cuts, coupling and clean power

European electricity markets in 2014: cuts, coupling and clean power

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.

Fertilizer Market Outlook: Q2

Fertilizer Market Outlook: Q2

The ammonia market turns bullish heading into April 2014 as the tense geopolitical situation in the Black Sea spooked the market. The potash market appears to have reached a bottom with two major buyers, China and India, having finalized MOP contracts. The phosphates market is gearing up for the second quarter.

ICIS Resources: Plastics

ICIS Resources: Plastics

See a collection of featured plastics content including articles, videos, podcasts and much more at our dedicated plastics page.

Focus: LNG outlook 2014

Focus: The LNG outlook for 2014

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.

ICIS reveals Top 40 Power Players

Top 40

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.

US fertilizer outlook remains positive despite weakening demand: Mosaic

US Fertilizer Outlook

Mosaic’s long-term outlook for the fertilizer industry remains positive, despite declining fundamentals for crop nutrients, CEO James Prokopanko said.

ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies

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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 2013 following a strong performance in 2012. 

Easy access to a host of downloadable ICIS Chemical resources; including:

Easy access to a host of downloadable ICIS Energy resources; including:

Easy access to a host of downloadable ICIS Fertilizer resources; including:

 

Featured Content

Exploring the Impact of Industrial Behaviour on Carbon Prices

xploring the Impact of Industrial Behaviour on Carbon Prices

Attend our upcoming seminar “Exploring the impact of industrial behaviour on carbon prices” which will give you the opportunity not only to network with the experts in the carbon market but stay informed on the topics that affect your business decisions.

Transformations to spark M&A

Transformations to spark M&A

The global chemical mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market is set to get an extra kick in 2014 as chemical companies become more aggressive on transformations, shedding non-core assets to focus on key growth areas.

Asian Surfactants Market Outlook Webinar

Download the presentation slides

Our expert editors discuss prices, margins and trade flow movements, as well as a short-term outlook of where the surfactants market is headed.

By downloading the presentation slides, you will be able to gain a better understanding of the Asian surfactants industry.

What's New from ICIS

ICIS Asia and Middle East PET Webinar

New China Metallocene Polyolefins Annual Study from ICIS

Increased volatility in feedstock purified terephthalic acid (PTA) and monoethylene glycol (MEG) price has led both Asian and Middle Eastern PET prices to fluctuate for the first two quarters of 2014. As a result, PET producers have either reduced their production rate or increased their offers to cope with the high production costs.

ICIS hosted a free webinar covering the PET markets in Asia and the Middle East. The webinar was specifically designed to assess the information you need when faced with volatile price movements in both regions.

South American Gas Markets Analysis Webinar

South American Gas Markets Analysis Webinar

Download the presentation slides and listen to the recording of our webinar on South American gas markets.

The webinar gives you detailed insights on Brazil’s rising gas demand and its increasing LNG spot market activities.

Role of Ukraine in Russian natural gas supply to Europe

Role of Ukraine in Russian natural gas supply to Europe

Access the recording and presentation slides of a webinar we held on the role of Ukraine in Russian natural gas supply to Europe.

The webinar gives you insight in to political tensions between Russia and Ukraine & what effect it had on the European natural gas sector in the first quarter of this year.

 



Asia PTA Webinar: Challenges, Survival Strategies and Outlook

Asia PTA Webinar: Challenges, Survival Strategies and Outlook

ICIS invites you to attend a free webinar covering the Asian PTA market. The webinar has been specifically designed to provide the information you need when faced with continued volatility within the Asian PTA market. 

The webinar covers the following:

  • Recent developments within the Asian PTA market
  • The market changes and their impact on prices, supply/demand and trade flows in the short to medium term
  • The best route to gain market transparency and manage price volatility

Phenol: Asia’s rising capacity and changing trade flow

Phenol: Asia’s rising capacity and changing trade flow

Download this free market outlook presentation by ICIS for a better understanding of the latest phenol developments.

Find out what's happened over the last 3 years, insight into the changes and the outlook for the rest of the year.

Market Review and Outlook: Asia Olefins and Aromatics

Market Review and Outlook: Asia Olefins and Aromatics

This market paper will give you deeper insights into the current olefins and aromatics developments as well as the factors that will shape the markets for the rest of 2014.

A list of new plant capacities coming on stream up to 2018 is also covered in the presentation. 

Asia Polyester Chain: Market Challenges and Outlook

Asia Polyester Chain: Market Challenges and Outlook

Gain a better understanding of the Asian polyester chain – what happened over the last 3 years, insight into the changes and the outlook for the rest of the year.

Download this presentation by an ICIS editor at the 2014 Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC) in Thailand.

 



Market news: Port regulations hamper Turkish base oils trade

Market news: Port regulations hamper Turkish base oils trade

Base oils traders and distributors are becoming increasingly frustrated with the new Turkish port authority as government legislation plunges the market into confusion. Buyers are pulling back on their activities in the Black Sea as a result. 

Chemical profile: US Linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE)

Chemical profile: US Linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE)

Demand for linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) exports waned during 2013 as US prices were undercut by other regions. An uptake in construction and landscaping is expected to boost domestic demand. Operating rates should remain above 90% for the next few years.

Analysis: Spain’s path from a gas importer to an international reload hub

Analysis: Spain’s path from a gas importer to an international reload hub

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.