In this week's issue of ICIS Chemical Business:
December 17, 2012-January 6, 2013

Cover story

Price and market trends: Dow and ExxonMobil announce 5 cent/lb polyethylene hike for January

Four US polyethylene producers - Dow Chemical, ExxonMobil, NOVA Chemicals and Formosa - have each announced a 5 cent/lb ($110/tonne, €84/tonne) price increase on all grades of PE, effective on 1 January, sources said.

ExxonMobil announced it was pushing its previously announced 5 cent/lb increase from November into January, with no price increase announced for December, according to a 4 December customer letter obtained by ICIS.



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Malini Hariharan - India Chemicals Blog
India is proving a hot spot for chemicals growth. Malini Hariharan comments on developments in her India Chemicals Blog here.

Insight

INSIGHT: China may see major ethylene shortfall by 2019
"At $50-90/bbl for Brent, UBS estimates the internal rate of return (IRR) for China CTO/MTO projects range from 5-10% – mostly too low to justify inve more

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