ICIS editors Bobbie Clark and Anna Matherne discuss exports of refined products as well as what's driving the ethane market right now.
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 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.
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 – 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.
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.
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.
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.
See a collection of featured plastics content including articles, videos, podcasts and much more at our dedicated plastics page.
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 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.
Mosaic’s long-term outlook for the fertilizer industry remains positive, despite declining fundamentals for crop nutrients, CEO James Prokopanko said.
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.
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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.
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.
As part of the ICIS series of free market information, we hosted a webinar discussing China's economic transformation on 23 April 2014.
A recording of the webinar and presentation slides is available for you to download.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Global oil demand growth forecasts have been revised upwards by The International Energy Agency (IEA), despite the US and China markets facing uncertainty. Global demand growth of around 1.1m bbl/day is forecast for 2014 due to an improved macroeconomic climate.