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19 Jan 17:27

HOUSTON (ICIS)—LyondellBasell has declared a force majeure on polyethylene (PE) production from its Matagorda, Texas, facility, according to a customer letter obtained by ICIS on Friday. According to the letter, LyondellBasell suspended production at the Matagorda site due to combination of equipment failure and...


INSIGHT INTERACTIVE: IPEX data show producers ending 2017 on a high note

Petrochemical and polymer players saw a strong end to 2017 with key commodity prices up month to month and year to year, ICIS data showed.




Middle East / Africa

19 January 2018 17:40
US propylene production set to expand in 2018 More »

18 January 2018 14:40
ICIS launches new descriptive and diagnostic analytics tools for the petrochemicals markets More »

15 January 2018 13:26
Market Outlook: Katherine Sale reports on the MMA Outlook for 2018 after soaring prices in 2017 More »

15 January 2018 11:42
Chemical profile: Middle East polyethylene terephthalate (PET) - uses, supply/demand and prices. More »

12 January 2018 13:47
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Prepare for the worst in US-China trade relations in 2018

We got away with it in 2017 by luck rather than design, as there is of course very little that petrochemicals and polymers companies can do to... Wed, 17 Jan 2018

BLOG: US PE exports on the front line as Trump changes trade policies

LONDON (ICIS)-- Click here  to see the latest blog post on Chemicals & The Economy by Paul Hodges, which suggests that US PE exports are on the front... Mon, 15 Jan 2018