19 October 2018 15:00
ICIS Insight: What is driving uncertainty in Mexico’s power market? More »
17 October 2018 12:20
LNG Markets Analysis: Asia LNG price slide boosts flow to Europe More »
17 October 2018 7:16
LNG Edge: Q3 2018 Trade Flow Report Download now »
15 October 2018 7:15
Insight: Isocyanate Supply Concerns Begin to Ease Following Tight 2017 Download now »
12 October 2018 11:00
Winter Outlook: The LNG Market and European Security of Supply Download now »
12 October 2018 10:00
Free Market Insight: Developments in China’s bunker oil market set to increase opportunities for foreign trades. More »
11 October 2018 7:20
ICIS Insight: The Super Dollar challenges US PVC exports Download now »
8 October 2018 10:15
Global PE Capacities. Download now »
8 October 2018 10:15
European Propylene capacities. Download now »
8 October 2018 10:15
European Ethylene capacities. Download now »
8 October 2018 10:15
European Oxo-alcohols capacities. Download now »
8 October 2018 10:15
European Caustic Soda capacities. Download now »
8 October 2018 10:15
European BD constraints. Find out more »
8 October 2018 10:15
Global MEG capacities. Download now »
5 October 2018 11:50
Polyolefins market under pressure. Find out more »
4 October 2018 9:30
ICIS Insight: Metering Standards Create Confusion on Mexico’s Wholesale Electricity Market Download now »
4 October 2018 9:00
ICIS special issue: Chemical Proﬁle and Value Chain special issue Download now »
1 October 2018 13:40
The Battle for Britain: BBL vs Interconnectormarket More »
1 October 2018 13:00
Insight: Ireland's new integrated single electricity market More »
28 September 2018 7:25
Market Update: Asia VAM prices under pressure while MMA prices slip after record highs. More »
20 September 2018 11:25
LNG Markets Analysis: European gas tightens spread to Asian spot LNG More »
17 September 2018 11:55
Nylon supply disruptions timeline and market insight. Download now »
17 September 2018 10:35
German coal phase-out likely to make renewables more competitive than fossil fuels – ICIS analysis Read more »
17 September 2018 10:25
Germany's coal phase-out: scenario analysis for the German power price to 2030 Download now »
05 September 2018 17:39
Brent oil vs TTF gas prices Download a copy »
05 September 2018 17:38
How is automated trading changing the face of European energy markets? Download a copy now »
05 September 2018 17:36
Italy targets gas exports as reverse capacity comes online Download now »
05 September 2018 13:16
US Chemical exports to take bigger hit in 2nd round of tariffs Find out more »
04 September 2018 09:30
ICIS Chemical Business magazine is pleased to announce that it has published its annual ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies View the full listing here »
31 August 2018 18:10
In Harvey’s Wake Download now »
28 August 2018 15:40
Register for the ICIS Market Outlook Seminar, 4 October, 1pm-5pm, New York Secure your free place now »
28 August 2018 15:10
Free Market insight: China refineries – A potential disruptive force for Asian distillates? More »
28 August 2018 15:00
Featured video: Understand price volatility within Asian and Chinese PE pipe markets. Watch now »
24 August 2018 17:50
Will Mexico see massive supply potential? Find out more »
23 August 2018 15:15
Market insight: Turkey currency volatility. Download now »
22 August 2018 13:00
Register for the ICIS Energy Forum - 4 October, London Secure your free place now »
22 August 2018 9:55
Fertilizer Insight: Nurtrien bounces back in Q2 Find out more »
20 August 2018 11:00
LNG Markets Analysis: Japan heatwave drives up spot LNG prices in Asia More »
17 August 2018 13:00
Insight: Oil price driving Middle Eastern reform Find out more »
15 August 2018 00:10
Americas 2018 petrochemicals mid-year outlook. Find out more »
7 August 2018 10:00
ICIS Infographic: US methyl methacrylate (MMA) on the rise. Find out more »
6 August 2018
China increases gas pressure - Beijing is ready to introduce duties on American LNG more »
6 August 2018
Squeeze on UK energy providers raises fear of shake-out more »
6 August 2018 19:45
US-China trade war and the chemical outcomes. Find out more »
1 August 2018 12:00
European Power Summer Outlook Snapshot 2018. Download a copy »
31 July 2018 20:20
European Gas Hub Report Summary Q2 2018. More »
31 July 2018 18:25
Read our latest chemical profile for Middle East polyethylene, which provides a snapshot of polyethylene production and demand patterns within the Middle East region. More »
25 July 2018 20:26
Free download: China Oxo-alcohols Market Review and Outlook 2018. More »
25 July 2018 17:30
What does China’s growing presence in the oil sector mean for you and your business. More »
25 July 2018 17:25
Is China’s natural gas seasonal lull expected to last long? Read more »
25 July 2018 17:15
China emerges as one of the largest importers of LPG. Read more »
25 July 2018 17:15
China’s independent refinery sector at the forefront of the industry. Read more »
25 July 2018 16:30
Free Download: China Polyolefins Market Review & Outlook. More »
25 July 2018 11:00
LNG Markets Analysis: Asia spot LNG narrows spread to Europe More »
23 July 2018 16:10
LNG Edge: Q2 2018 Trade Flow Report. More »
23 July 2018 11:00
European mid-year outlook for the petrochemical market Download now »
18 July 2018
Dutch CO2 price floor to have little impact – analysts More »
17 July 2018 16:30
Trends in renewable energy support: is the Spanish case a forerunner for the rest of the EU? Watch now »
16 July 2018 18:00
Examine the upcoming arrival of new MEG capacity in the US, Middle East and Malaysia and the likely impact on global trade flows in the next few years. Download now »
3 July 2018 22:00
ICIS Webinar: Global MMA Outlook in an Uncertain Market Register now »
3 July 2018 20:30
Where is the methanol market headed? Download this special edition ICIS market insight piece to find out now. More »
3 July 2018 20:15
China’s MEG and DEG markets are facing downward pressure on prices. Download now »
3 July 2018 20:00
New Infographic- South Korea: Land of opportunities for fibre intermediates. Download now »
28 June 2018 18:50
Infographic: Australia’s sulphate of potash revolution More »
28 June 2018 17:25
Infographic: ICIS Ammonia world cup 2018 Download now »
27 June 2018 11:40
Ontario’s exit will have near- and long-term implications on WCI market Download the infographic »
27 June 2018 7:30
ICIS Special Publication: Fecc Annual Congress 2018 More »
27 June 2018 7:15
ICIS Special Publication: Chemical Distributor: Advocacy makes for industry success More »
26 June 2018 8:30
Participants in Mexico’s midstream sectors remain bullish on future of US natural gas flows to Mexico Download now »
25 June 2018
From Gydan to Busan - Koreans can get 10% of "Arctic LNG" more »
22 June 2018 09:45
The coming biofuel revolution More »
22 June 2018 10:30
LNG Markets Analysis: Soaring Asia widens spread to Europe More »
21 June 2018 21:45
White paper: EU ETS Innovation Fund - an underrated carbon price determinant? Download the white paper »
21 June 2018 17:21
ICIS Infographic: US melamine trade flow map 2016 and 2017 More »
20 June 2018 15:00
Asian LNG companies look to NBP, TTF for price reference Download the insight »
19 June 2018
Due to the accelerated commissioning of the Yamal LNG lines, NOVATEK is urgently looking for tankers more »
19 June 2018
CO2 shortage sparks fears over World Cup beer supplies More »
16 June 2018
British reliance on French energy increases by more than quarter More »
15 June 2018 13:15
Base oils and biodiesel markets - regulation and duty shake-ups Download now »
15 June 2018 11:40
Infographic: Middle East polyethylene in spotlight as US-China trade battle intensifies More »
15 June 2018 10:45
Infographic: Energy Demand by Temperature in France and the UK More »
14 June 2018 08:45
China’s declining demand for base oils and the impact on global markets. More »
13 June 2018 08:40
China’s staggering styrene prices in 2018 and what it means for your business. More »
12 June 2018 18:27
The withdrawal of the US from the Iranian #NuclearDeal will result in #sanctions that could disrupt fertilizer and petrochemical exports from Iran. Download now »
12 June 2018 17:27
Market Insight: US methanol boom in the billion-dollar plant phase Download now »
11 June 2018 15:35
Infographic: China’s impact on Japan’s LNG market. Download now »
7 June 2018 12:05
ICIS adds Hungarian Price Assessments to its benchmark European Spot Gas Markets service Read more »
7 June 2018 10:45
Find out who made the ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors of 2018 list More »
3 June 2018
Energy upstarts may be blown away – and everyone will suffer More »
1 June 2018 14:45
ICIS Webinar: How Ontario’s election can shape the future of WCI Access the presentation and slides »
31 May 2018 09:50
ICIS adds Technical Analysis to its European Spot Gas Markets (ESGM) and European Daily Electricity Markets (EDEM) service More »
30 May 2018 17:24
Market Insight: US MMA prices at all-time highs on tight supply, strong demand Find out more »
24 May 2018 16:11
ICIS at the Mexico Gas Summit 2018 in San Antonio. Find out more »
24 May 2018 15:00
ICIS editors from around the world follow how the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal could affect the petrochemicals and fertilizer markets. More »
23 May 2018
The Right Mix: How Yogesh Mehta Built Petrochem Middle East Into An Industry Leader More »
23 May 2018 11:41
More news stories on China’s anti-pollution drive and its impact on petrochemicals. Read them here »
21 May 2018 13:49
Fertilizer Webinar: What happened and what to expect More »
21 May 2018 12:55
ICIS Asia Butanediol Report – Now refreshed with a new CFR SE Asia drummed assessment. More »
21 May 2018 11:03
LNG Markets Analysis: Spot LNG shows strong gains for June More »
18 May 2018 14:15
ICIS special publication: ASC Interactive - Optimism for US adhesives More »
18 May 2018 10:34
Asia polyolefins: Road ahead of changing capacities and intensified competition. More »
17 May 2018 16:07
Market Insight: US melamine peak demand confronted by tight supply More »
17 May 2018 11:36
Latest developments causing shifts in the India methanol market. More »
15 May 2018 15:35
Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene trade flow map 2016 and 2017 Find out more »
10 May 2018 19:35
High PP prices and the effect of future investment for Europe. Find out more »
10 May 2018 14:20
Chlor-alkali production in the post mercury world More »
08 May 2018
China Oil Imports Rise to Record as Refiners Stock Before Summit More »
08 May 2018 10:37
Infographic: Planned electricity interconnector projects in the Nordic region More »
02 May 2018
Carl Mortished: Big oil will be in big trouble if plastic becomes a dirty word More »
02 May 2018 15:55
Insight: Pine chemicals industry concerned over hydrocarbon resin market share More »
27 April 2018 16:06
Summary: Increase in volume of traded natural gas across European hubs boots liquidity More »
26 April 2018 21:55
ICIS Webinar: Bringing transparency to Mexico’s power market: Summarizing the results from the first year of ICIS power price surveys Register here »
26 April 2018 18:40
Effect of new PE capacities on global supply & demand. Find out more »
23 April 2018 08:47
What’s been happening in the Asian polyurethane markets? Download the free market insight now »
23 April 2018 07:30
Infographic: Q1 timeline of the biggest news, driving Indian chemicals market. Download here »
20 April 2018 11:26
ICIS Surfactants Awards: The outstanding companies making it to the 2018 Awards shortlist have just been announced! Winners will be revealed at the awards ceremony, taking place in Surfactants Week in May. More »
19 April 2018 14:40
In partnership with the International Fertilizer Association (IFA) ICIS has launched the 2018 Global Fertilizer Trade Flow Map More »
18 April 2018 17:03
ICIS Chemical Profile: Middle East Polyols - Read more about the uses, technology, supply/demand and prices for Middle East polyols. More »
17 April 2018 14:15
ICIS will be exhibiting at NPE 2018 in Orlando, Florida. Find out more about the event. More »
17 April 2018 12:00
ICIS IPI 2017 Q4 / 2018 Q1 Analysis: UK wholesale energy price rise puts pressure on household bills More »
16 April 2018 16:13
Join the ICIS carbon team for a live webinar on April 26th to discuss the current EUA market boom. Find out more and register »
16 April 2018 11:28
LNG Markets Analysis: Steady LNG market sees flows pick up to Europe More »
13 April 2018 10:26
Attend our FREE Asian and Chinese Polyolefins seminars at Chinaplas 2018. Register here »
06 April 2018 13:50
Market Insight: Mexico’s mid-term power auctions predict rising 2018 capacity prices despite disappointing results More »
06 April 2018 08:45
Are you attending Chinaplas 2018? Explore the latest polyolefins market intelligence from ICIS during the event. More »
05 April 2018 21:35
ICIS Special Publication: Benzene: Will the US find enough? More »
05 April 2018 17:20
Are the current steps taken by plastic resin producers sufficient to achieve the sustainability targets set out by the European Commission in its Plastic Strategy launch? Find out here »
03 April 2018 08:43
China Chemicals Outlook 2018: Find out how developments in China shape global chemicals markets. More »
29 March 2018 09:45
China’s anti-pollution drive and its impact on petrochemicals. Read more »
28 March 2018
Subsidy-free renewable projects on ‘cusp of breakthrough’ More »
27 March 2018 15:01
Market Insight: Global toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) supply tightness boosts price hike More »
27 March 2018 15:00
Market Insight: Mining investors dig Nutrien; ICL UK plans potash parting More »
26 March 2018 17:22
Market Insight: Britain’s Gas Tariff Overhaul More »
22 March 2018 20:25
US Polypropylene Trade Flows 2016 and 2017 More »
20 March 2018 13:05
US Propylene Trade Flows 2016 and 2017 More »
19 March 2018
UK’s energy system at risk of attack by Russian state More »
LNG Markets Analysis: April LNG prices steady, but day-ahead UK gas spikes More »
16 March 2018
Return of the ‘Beast from the East’: How secure are Britain’s gas supplies? More »
15 March 2018 20:35
US Ethylene Trade Flows 2016 and 2017 More »
14 March 2018 15:45
US Polyvinyl Chloride Trade Flows 2016 and 2017 More »
13 March 2018 20:20
Market Insight: Will laws protect Mexico’s energy reforms after 2018 elections? More »
12 March 2018 21:15
US Butadiene Trade Flows 2016 and 2017 More »
12 March 2018 17:55
Liquidity Development at Balkan Day-Ahead Power Exchanges More »
12 March 2018 13:36
ICIS Consultant, John Richardson reports on global polymer sustainability challenges More »
08 March 2018 20:50
US Polyethylene Trade Flows 2016 and 2017 More »
08 March 2018 09:56
Nigel Davis reports on the outlook for the increased global use of plastic packaging and the requirement to be doing more with less in the first steps of the circular economy More »
07 March 2018 17:10
US benzene trade flow map 2016 and 2017 More »
07 March 2017 15:03
Infographic: Will European base oil prices see support from refinery outages in 2018? More »
07 March 2017 11:33
How does one of the biggest global investment banks track and build knowledge in China’s energy market? Find out more »
06 March 2018 20:30
Market Insight: Messy US glycerine market and tightening supply More »
07 March 2018
Electricity prices hit 10-year high as cheap wind power wanes More »
01 March 2018 17:04
Middle East market insight: The race to dominate emerging LAB markets More »
02 March 2018 15:35
UK power for this weekend spikes to ten-year high at wholesale market More »
01 March 2018 10:00
LyondellBasell CEO Bob Patel to receive 2018 ICIS Kavaler Award More »
28 February 2018 15:00
British wholesale gas price hits 12-year high More »
28 February 2018
Gas prices surge as ‘Beast from the East’ grips Britain More »
26 February 2018 14:15
Market Insight: Weak UK Renewable Heat Policy Keeps Gas Demand Buoyant More »
LNG Markets Analysis: Spot LNG holds firm, winter EAX up 28% on year More »
21 February 2018 12:40
ICIS Special publication: Base oils take a pause More »
20 February 2018 13:40
ICIS enhances the World Crude Report with improved coverage and market insight More »
19 February 2018 15:35
Linda Naylor explores the trends and key drivers for PP and PE markets for 2018. Download now »
19 February 2018 14:55
Are you aware of the consequences the anti dumping duties (ADD) have had on the global biodiesel market? Download now to find out more »
19 February 2018 14:33
Infographic: Going Long on Coal Front-Year/Year+2 Spread Tends to Pay Off More »
15 February 2018 07:42
What can we expect for biodiesel markets in 2018? Download the market outlook to Find out more »
09 February 2018 13:20
Mexico Energy Outlook 2018: Milestones and development stages for the Mexican gas and power markets More »
09 February 2018 10:12
Global LNG Outlook: Thorough country-level view with key points on new production and import infrastructure, supply and demand fundamentals and company outlooks. Download now »
08 February 2018 19:35
ICIS Global Chemicals Outlook 2018 Series More »
07 February 2018 09:00
Follow the latest news surrounding the EU's proposed plastics policy Read more here »
06 February 2018 16:26
Download the European Gas Outlook 2018 for insight and analysis into the factors that will impact the Natural Gas trading market for 2018. Read more »
06 February 2018 10:40
Free Download: Asia PP & PE Forecast Webinar. Access the presentations here »
06 February 2018 10:00
European Power Outlook 2018: Supply, demand and regulation changes at a country-by-country level. Read now »
05 February 2018 08:50
European power and carbon markets in 2018 – Shifting the focus More »
05 February 2018 07:04
Further enhancements on Asian pricing and market coverage for styrenic resins – ABS, PS and EPS. More »
31 January 2018 16:37
Market Insight & Infographic: New Petrochemicals Plant Capacity and Expansions in Europe More »
30 January 2018 11:38
Market Insight: Going, Going, Groningen... More »
24 January 2018 14:42
Market Insight: Understand the impact Blockchain has on the energy market More »
22 January 2018 19:35
US polyethylene oversupply could have mixed impact in Latin America More »
19 January 2018 17:40
US propylene production set to expand in 2018 More »
LNG Markets Analysis: Spot LNG prices up on outages, crude 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
Free webinar: Asian polyolefin prices, margins and outlook in 2018. Register now »
11 January 2018 11:13
LNG White Paper: 2017 LNG production up by 12% Read more »
10 January 2018 19:15
Market Insight: Mexican state companies to launch new LNG import project More »
10 January 2018 14:30
Tightness in US benzene supply may ease in q1 More »
09 January 2018 20:25
US PVC bullish in new year on rising demand More »
04 January 2018 20:35
Outlook: Increasing US BD supply putting pressure on sellers More »
04 January 2018 16:25
Outlook: US fatty alcohols could see supply pinch More »
03 January 2018 18:07
Outlook: America's base oil industry moves into increasing Group III use More »
03 January 2018 15:25
US isocyanate buyers are hoping to see improved supply conditions in 2018. More »
21 December 2017 14:25
Market update: China launches national emissions trading scheme (ETS) More »
20 December 2017 10:26
New ICIS Chemical Duty and Regulatory Bulletin covering Q3 2017 developments Read more »
18 December 2017 17:27
Is China driving the global oil markets? Download the white paper now »
18 December 2017 17:01
ICIS white paper: Post-2020 reform - status quo or seismic shift? More »
18 December 2017 16:45
LNG Markets Analysis: European outages boost Asian spot LNG More »
18 December 2017 10:48
ICIS are pleased to announce their top 40 power players in the global chemical industry. More »
15 December 2017 19:15
ICIS enhances Mexico energy coverage with weekly report. Find out more »
12 December 2017 14:00
European polymers calmer at year-end but PE imports promise disruption Download the outlook »
08 December 2017 09:48
Winds of change in the polyolefins market More »
06 December 2017 16:12
ICIS Webinar: Welcome to the WCI: Why Ontario's inclusion may change the California-Quebec outlook Register for the webinar »
05 December 2017 19:10
How temperature within the UK and France has an effect on energy demand Download the infographic »
30 November 2017 14:08
Join ICIS for a free half-day seminar in Houston, to understand the trends that have influenced the petrochemicals industry in 2017, and those that are set to shape 2018. Register here »
28 November 2017 15:13
Mounting uncertainty over French nuclear supply Download the infographic »
22 November 2017 01:16
Gas projects in southeast Europe and Turkey Download the infographic »
22 November 2017 01:01
ICIS infographic: Polyolefins - Global competition intensifies. Download the infographic »
22 November 2017 12:35
ICIS infographic: Middle East chemical markets - what to look out for in 2018. Download the infographic »
22 November 2017 07:03
Free Download: Asia MTBE Tradeflow (2015-2017). More »
21 November 2017 20:05
Infographic: US butadiene: the potential for growing supply More »
20 November 2017 07:29
Identify and assess investment opportunities with the soon to launch ICIS China Natural Gas Annual Report. Find out more »
17 November 2017 13:55
Market Insight: Tight supply to continue for most fertilizer products in q4 as demand remains steady More »
17 November 2017 08:38
ICIS launches the latest editions of the China Oil and Independent Refinery Annual Reports. Find out more »
15 November 2017 13:40
European Energy Market Winter Outlook 2017 More »
15 November 2017 10:56
Market Insight: Europe PE prices lower for November More »
14 November 2017 09:30
New launch - ICIS Methanol Global Price Forecast Report. Find out more »
13 November 2017 13:37
Download this free whitepaper highlighting China’s rising LNG demand and the implications to global market players. More »
07 November 2017 11:48
Market Insight: The Irish integrated single electricity market (I-SEM) More »
07 November 2017 11:20
Rhine river transport challenges the petrochemical industry More »
07 November 2017 09:52
ICIS releases Alerts Manager to enable fully-customisable alerts for customers More »
06 November 2017 09:26
Singapore Exchange clears first ICIS-linked SM swap contract after launch. Read more »
02 November 2017 09:55
Infographic: Major Phosphates supply/demand dynamics in Asia-Pacific More »
31 October 2017 10:57
Infographic: 4M power markets in central Europe see increased liquidity amid volatile prices Read more »
30 October 2017 11:26
Find out what the outlook is for base oils in the Middle East and Asia in the latest market outlook by Veena Pathare and Izham Ahmad. More »
27 October 2017 11:35
SGX launches ICIS-linked SM, MEG futures/swaps. Read more »
24 October 2017 16:10
ICIS invests in providing enhanced analytics solutions for petrochemicals markets Find out more »
19 October 2017 08:23
Europe Petchem players upbeat at EPCA 2017, face digital challenges. More »
18 October 2017 15:12
ICIS Market Insight, by Senior Editor Linda Naylor: Europe PP and PP buyers facing hikes More »
17 October 2017 16:41
Chevron Base Oils, Multisol, Petrolube and many more have confirmed their participation at the ICIS African Base Oils & Lubricants Conference More »
17 October 2017 11:46
ICIS meets IOSCO’s PRA Principles for the fifth year in a row More »
16 October 2017 14:43
ICIS launches a comparison study of EU renewable energy subsidy schemes More »
16 October 2017 12:20
Download: Asian polyolefins and polyurethane market presentations. More »
13 October 2017 12:56
Netherlands-based coatings and specialty chemicals producer AkzoNobel has been chosen as the ICIS Innovation Awards winner of 2017 More »
11 October 2017 16:55
Market Outlook: Aromatics head into calmer waters More »
11 October 2017 15:51
Fantastic networking opportunities are being offered at this year’s Pan American Base Oils & Lubricants Conference Find out more »
11 October 2017 9:00
IPI Q3 2017 Analysis: UK energy prices rise as French nuclear power fears emerge, winter looms More »
05 October 2017 14:12
Chemical Profile: Middle East MDI - better understand the technology, uses and price trends More »
05 October 2017 12:37
Download: Chinese Oil Supply and Demand Review and Outlook. More »
04 October 2017 14:18
ICIS will be speaking at a seminar hosted by Singapore Exchange on 10th October covering SM and MEG market outlook. More »
29 September 2017 09:20
Register for the 12th Annual GPCA Forum to join over 2,000 global attendees… More »
26 September 2017 17:09
ICIS Special Publication: GCC Fertilizers in Focus - The latest issue of GPCA Insight carries news and interviews on fertilizers in the GCC region and globally. More »
26 September 2017 16:55
ICIS Special Publication: Polyurethanes in the spotlight - These widely used polymers feature prominently in the latest special publication from ICIS, in association Dow Chemical. More »
26 September 2017 14:21
Carbon Market Almanac 2017 - your top-level view of global efforts to combat climate change with cap-and-trade systems. Read now »
26 September 2017 10:53
Market Insight: Examining major factors driving the US benzene market. More »
26 September 2017 09:12
Last call: Free webinar on China’s LNG/gas markets. Register your free place now »
22 September 2017 19:30
ICIS Webinar: What does the 2016 review changes mean for the RGGI market? Register for the webinar »
22 September 2017 11:24
Infographic: Europe Ethylene, Propylene H1 2017 Review More »
20 September 2017 17:38
China’s LNG importers undeterred by lower city-gate gas price More »
20 September 2017 17:00
LNG Markets Analysis: Spot LNG rises to $7.00/MMBtu after US loading delays More »
19 September 2017 09:48
Infographic: Europe butadiene H1 2017 review – volatility returns to the global market More »
18 September 2017 16:55
Infographic: New Middle East MMA capacity approaches after lengthy global supply shortage More »
18 September 2017 16:37
Infographic: Asia methanol imports soar in 2016 as US and Europe slide More »
18 September 2017 16:03
Infographic: A challenging year for PO derivatives More »
18 September 2017 10:23
Market Insight: Asian polyurethane market changes and their implications for South Korea and southeast Asia. More »
18 September 2017 10:11
ICIS has awarded its Company of the Year accolade to Germany-headquartered polycarbonate and polyurethanes maker Covestro. Read more »
13 September 2017 09:54
Help us improve ICIS mobile experience for a chance to win an iPad mini More »
12 September 2017 17:33
Market insight by Izham Ahmad: Sadara Chemical enters a crowded global polyols market Read more »
12 September 2017 09:30
Free webinar: China - the kingpin in the LNG/gas buying cycle. Register your free place now »
08 September 2017 10:00
Infographic: China’s expanding capacities and its impact on Asian aromatics. View now »
04 September 2017 14:43
Join the ICIS networking discussion at EPCA in Berlin, ‘Aromatics and refining investments: are they aligned with the developing oil and petrochemical demand scenario?’ Register for free »
01 September 2017 16:45
Download the ICIS top 100 chemical companies of 2017 Find out more »
01 September 2017 11:04
The early booking discount for the ICIS African Base Oils & Lubricants Conference ends today. Find out more »
29 August 2017 16:48
We are proud to present this special issue of ICIS Chemical Business containing a selection of new and updated ICIS white papers and infographics. More »
21 August 2017 08:53
Market insight by senior editor Linda Naylor: 'European PE, PP buyers face upward pressure on eve of new capacity start-ups' More »
17 August 2017 14:40
Gas market highlight by market reporter Alex Thackrah: 'Zeebrugge-NBP basis gas trade recovers after barren July' Read more »
17 August 2017 13:15
ICIS Base Oils white paper addressing the first half of 2017 and the tight supply in the market. View now »
10 August 2017 21:10
European chemicals mid-year outlooks and video interview - examining supply and demand expectations for Q3. View now »
10 August 2017 15:30
Shell Pernis Refinery Outage: Follow the latest news on the outage at Shell’s Pernis Refinery and the potential impact on the petrochemical markets. More »
09 August 2017 13:32
ICIS white paper: German natural gas hub unification More »
07 August 2017 14:31
Market insight from senior editor, Heidi Finch: 'Europe TiO2 rollercoaster ride continues, with price spikes, supply challenges'. Read now »
07 August 2017 17:28
Market highlight: Rough surplus boosts Dutch H-gas exports to Germany More »
02 August 2017 16:18
Focus article: US cracker boom prompts Resin Technology deal with Emeraude More »
02 August 2017 13:30
Infographic: 'Why natural gas stocks in Europe are low in summer 2017' View now »
01 August 2017 14:30
Market Insight: Brazilian refining lags growth in oil output More »
31 July 2017 18:15
ICIS Launches Mexico Gas Price Indicator. Find out more »
27 July 2017 10:56
Gain insights into latest market trends, price drivers and developments in the carbon markets. Register now »
26 July 2017 12:34
Featured content: Expert commentaries explaining developments in the Asian chemicals market in H1 2017. More »
25 July 2017 16:50
LNG Summer series: Qatari LNG supply chain pivotal to NBP direction More »
25 July 2017 12:33
White Paper: Russia’s Eastern Gas Move More »
24 July 2017 11:50
The 2017 ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors ranking revealed More »
20 July 2017 16:17
Market insight from Insight editor, Nigel Davis: 'UK plastics producers face critical Brexit challenges' More »
20 July 2017 15:37
LNG Markets Analysis: Spot LNG prices hold steady in balanced market More »
20 July 2017 14:08
Chemical Profile: Middle East Base Oils - better understand uses, technology, supply/demand and prices. Read more »
20 July 2017 13:06
Whitepaper: Sulphuric acid prices spike in Q2, market expected to remain tight throughout 2017 More »
18 July 2017 11:18
Winter contracts slump hits NBP and TTF gas liquidity More »
18 July 2017 10:50
Analysis: Australia’s new projects meet East Asia’s H1 LNG demand growth More »
18 July 2017 08:10
IPI Analysis Q2 2017: UK wholesale energy price decline halts as buyers return to market. Read more »
14 July 2017 10:02
Market insight: 'Europe styrene - from volatility to stability?' by markets editor Vasiliki Parapouli. Read more »
13 July 2017 17:44
European LNG send-out spikes amid global price convergence More »
12 July 2017 11:26
Market insight from Nigel Davis: 'Chemicals production growing in Europe but Brexit uncertainties weigh heavy'. Read more »
10 July 2017 10:43
Make faster decisions on the move with ICIS polyethylene and polypropylene customisable mobile reports. Find out more »
07 July 2017 10:18
Market insight by senior editor manager, Veena Pathare: 'Middle East base oils outlook bearish on greater supply' More »
06 July 2017 13:23
UK to receive first US gas as exports to hit record high More »
06 July 2017
First LNG shipment to have Britain cooking on US shale gas More »
05 July 2017
National Grid to import LNG from US shale for the first time More »
05 July 2017 12:00
Hungarian OTC gas deals boosted as new entrants test market More »
05 July 2017 09:32
Featured White Paper on Asia MLLDPE: Concerns over Growing Supply as New Players Emerge. Download now »
03 July 2017 10:10
Join our biggest European Butadiene conference to date in Munich. Book by this Friday 7 July to save €250 Find out more »
30 June 2017 11:40
August injections could be key to tackling Dutch shortfall Download now »
30 June 2017 10:40
Free download: Asia Oleochemicals Markets Webinar Presentations. Download now »
29 June 2017 11:48
Polyolefins market insight: how have the recent polyethylene and polypropylene price drops affected your business decisions? More »
27 June 2017 12:15
German market comfortable with storage situation More »
26 June 2017 17:20
ICIS market insight: New US PE plants will start up before crackers More »
26 June 2017 17:19
ICIS market insight: US May Acrylates fall, face further pressure despite tight supply More »
26 June 2017 17:18
ICIS market insight: Polymer competition in Latin America: Blessing or Curse? More »
21 June 2017 15:28
ICIS market insight: ‘Pragmatic Brexit' a step closer after UK election result More »
21 June 2017 11:06
Infographic: German-Austrian power price zone due to split in 2018 More »
19 June 2017 16:26
French spark spreads point to high summer gas burn More »
19 June 2017 07:35
Announcement: What’s driving India’s volatile phenol and acetone prices? Get ICIS perspective in this presentation »
16 June 2017 17:33
LNG Markets Analysis: South American spot LNG rises as Asia drifts lower More »
15 June 2017 14:53
ICIS special publication: FECC Annual Congress 2017 Download the publication »
14 June 2017 14:49
ICIS Germany market insight by Andy Brice: German chemical majors share great expectations Read more »
14 June 2017 09:00
White Paper: Spotlight on China’s Oil and Petroleum Markets. Download now »
14 June 2017 08:55
White Paper: Rising Opportunities Within China’s LNG Import Market. Download now »
13 June 2017 12:53
EU ETS White Paper: Brexit risks for the European carbon market Read now »
12 June 2017 14:44
Low European gas stocks offer LNG import opportunity More »
12 June 2017 11:02
Qatar Diplomatic Crisis: Implications for global LNG and petrochemicals More »
12 June 2017 10:49
Read the first ICIS Duty and Regulatory Bulletin, which focuses on developments in the chemicals and fertilizers regulatory space. Download your copy »
09 June 2017 11:07
Free download: Gain access to expert insights from the ICIS presentations during APIC 2017. Access the content now »
08 June 2017 13.15
ICIS Infographic: Will the oil output cut extension be enough? More »
08 June 2017 12.20
LNG Markets Analysis: US LNG arrivals in northern Europe not a signal of immediate change More »
04 June 2017
Gulf petchem operators to look overseas for projects and acquisitions More »
07 June 2017 08:40
Free whitepaper: Opportunities and challenges in Taiwan’s rubber markets. Download now »
05 June 2017 14:45
BASF chairman Kurt Bock to receive the 2017 ICIS Kavaler Award More »
05 June 2017 10:09
ICIS publishes European LNG Terminal Access Manual – a how-to guide for gaining LNG capacity in Europe More »
30 May 2017 12:34
Free whitepaper: Risk of China’s credit cycles on buoyant polyolefins markets. More »
29 May 2017 11:20
Register for the free webinar covering an in-depth review and outlook of Asia oleochemicals, amid the palm oil price hike. More »
25 May 2017 15:53
ICIS Whitepaper: US government encourages China on long-term LNG exports. Find out more »
24 May 2017 14:17
Special publication: An insight on Asian petrochemicals more »
24 May 2017 14:12
Special supplement: NACD Q2 Magazine: Ready for a new regulatory world more »
23 May 2017 13:55
Market insight and infographic: Global MMA players look to ME for relief to supply shortage. more »
19 May 2017 12:01
Market highlight: Market makers boost Belgian ZTP gas liquidity to record level more »
18 May 2017 16:35
East Asian LNG price gains 4% on Korean buying, outages more »
18 May 2017 12:20
VIDEO: Senior Editor Linda Naylor discusses the 6th annual ICIS World Polyolefins Conference, the implications of new global capacity for polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) and other future issues facing the polyolefins market. Watch now »
15 May 2017 10:45
Market highlight: Pipeline, LNG supply to Europe up in April as gas injections soar more »
12 May 2017 17:21
ICIS news insight by Nigel Davis: Higher cracker margins help lift petrochemical players in the first quarter more »
12 May 2017 17:04
Butadiene: chemical profile and value chain package more »
12 May 2017 09:31
ICIS completes first forward pricing survey of Mexico's power market. Find out more »
10 May 2017 15:43
Dutch gas options trade suggests market braced for volatility More »
08 May 2017 10:20
Free Whitepaper: Plunging palm oil prices and the consequential lull period for Malaysian oleochemicals. Download now »
04 May 2017 16:21
ICIS Webinar: Tracking US LNG and what’s ahead for Europe Register your interest »
03 June 2017
Money Box Live: Energy pricing More »
26 May 2017
Solar power reaches a record high as it surges past nuclear and coal More »
04 May 2017 16:21
Polyolefins market outlook: senior consultant Fabrizio Galiè discusses the factors that are expected to affect European supply dynamics with Asia insight from John Richardson and North America insight from James Ray and Stephanie Kirby. Read now »
04 May 2017 09:58
Will you be at Chinaplas 2017? Join the free ICIS seminars, drop by our booth and unravel our polyolefins pricing intelligence. More »
03 May 2017 09:35
Are you attending APIC 2017? Meet with ICIS and learn more about the latest information and data available to you. Find out more »
02 May 2017 07:25
Do you have the right pricing tools to navigate the Asian chemical markets? Find out more here »
28 April 2017 17:53
ICIS is offering a new monthly contract reference number in its US Butadiene/C4’s report in response to market calls for a direct average of contract nominations. More »
28 April 2017 09:06
ICIS special publication: ASC - Adhesives and Sealant Council More »
27 April 2017 17:45
Whitepaper: North American sulphur tightens heading into Q2. Find out more »
27 April 2017 17:43
Whitepaper: ICIS investigates the ongoing LNG contract dispute between Mexico’s state power utility CFE and term supplier Shell. Download now »
27 April 2017 16:38
ICIS market highlight: Pipeline, LNG supply to Europe posts annual growth in March More »
26 April 2017 15:30
ICIS PU/isocyanates market insight by Izham Ahmad: 'Sadara entry a boon for isocyanates buyers, bane for producers'. Read now »
26 April 2017 11:17
Chemicals in the new global geopolitical landscape. Will the trend to globalisation be reversed – and what could this mean for purchasers of chemicals? Find out at the ICIS World Chemical Purchasing Summit »
26 April 2017 10:27
Meet with ICIS during Chinaplas 2017, 16-19 May in Guangzhou, China. More »
25 April 2017 18:00
New conference brochure now available to download for The 6th ICIS European Butadiene and Derivatives Conference taking place in September. Expert speakers, full agenda, discouted rates and much more... Download now »
25 April 2017 10:25
ICIS Infographic: Volatility changes indicate price trend reversals on German gas market More »
21 April 2017 15:15
LNG Markets Analysis: East Asia LNG index falls 11% on strong supplies More »
13 April 2017 12:30
Infographic: Find out how China is changing the face of the Northeast Asia fibre intermediates market. Download now »
12 April 2017
UK’s Rough gas storage site goes offline More »
11 April 2017
Energy suppliers’ market costs hit two-year high as political crackdown looms More »
12 April 2017 13:55
Polyolefins market insight: ICIS senior consultant Fabrizio Galiè explores emerging threats to the global polyolefin industry More »
11 April 2017 14:46
White paper: What is the potential impact of the Trump administration on the US energy industry? More »
11 April 2017 13:42
Meet with ICIS during APIC 2017 on 18-19 May, at the Royton Sapporo Hotel, Japan. Book a meeting with ICIS »
11 April 2017 09:00
IPI Analysis Q1 2017: Prices ease in Q1 as energy system copes with winter. Find out more »
10 April 2017 14:38
Trump versus Xi fuels growing uncertainty across global petrochemical supply chains. Find out more »
06 April 2017 12:28
Updated brochure now available for our US Phenol and Acetone event coming up in June. Get the full agenda and speaker line up details as well as exclusive ICIS subscriber show specials. Download now »
05 April 2017 15:13
Styrenics market insight from senior editor Rhian O'Connor: 'Styrene price rollercoaster unlikely to impact margins'. Download now »
04 April 2017 10:28
ICIS Special supplement: ASC - Customer insights drive growth More »
04 April 2017 09:19
ICIS Special supplement: AFPM interactive - US petchems to reach new heights More »
03 April 2017 11:21
Market highlight: Belgian gas exports to Netherlands, Germany may rise this summer More »
31 March 2017 17:55
Animated map: The latest in global restructuring/cost cutting measures in the TiO2 market. View now »
31 March 2017 16:54
Infographic: Structurally short US benzene market faces supply challenges More »
30 March 2017 17:46
Infographic: US shale gas boom continues to spur ethylene export growth Download now »
28 March 2017 13:35
ICIS enhances European gas benchmarks with launch of US dollar contracts More »
28 March 2017 11:01
ICIS Infographic: Comparing natural gas prices as Europe and Asia compete for US LNG More »
28 March 2017 09:40
North American petrochemicals expansion and the Trump effect are analysed in the latest ICIS special publication, produced with AFPM. More »
27 March 2017 11:38
Download the latest ICIS market insight to find out what’s happening in the US polyethylene and polypropylene markets. Download the whitepaper »
24 March 2017 08:03
US Natural Soda Ash Industry Seeks to Maintain Global Competitiveness. Download the whitepaper »
24 March 2017 07:43
ICIS Whitepaper: Trump Uncertainties Cloud Chem M&A Outlook. find out more »
23 March 2017 09:03
Understand the complex global dynamics affecting the US glycerine market. Download the whitepaper to find out more »
22 March 2017 17:43
Whitepaper: Urea Prices Correct Downwards in February After Six Months of Gains. Download now »
22 March 2017 10:47
Market highlight: NBP gas winter-summer spreads hold firm More »
21 March 2017 17:55
Market insight: ICIS editors Veena Pathare, Jasmine Khoo and Muhamad Fadhil look at recent developments in sanctions against Iran and its implications for the petrochemicals markets and analyse the Iranian base oils industry More »
16 March 2017 16:15
MEG market insight: ICIS editor Melissa Bartlett explores the global drivers behind the unusual start to 2017 for the European MEG market. More »
16 March 2017 15:02
Market highlight: UK set for LNG glut as Asian demand falls More »
05 March 2017
Will the US Lead the LNG Pack? 10 Energy Thought Leaders Weigh In More »
09 March 2017 12:25
Market highlight: EU pipeline supply up on 2016 despite hitting five-month low More »
07 March 2017 16:15
White paper: The growing importance of FSRUs in global LNG markets More »
06 March 2017 09:50
Join the best attended event in the US for Phenol and Acetone, providing you with the best networking opportunitites to maintain and build important business relationships. More »
03 March 2017 10:20
Market highlight: Traders question French nuclear availability forecasts for 2017 More »
02 March 2017 17:06
As Europe PET prices climb, is R-PET a financially viable alternative? Read the latest market insight from editors Luke Milner and Pavle Popovic More »
02 March 2017 17:05
Infographic: European Ethylene Review 2016 by from senior editor, Nel Weddle covering cracker output, supply, margins, pricing and international trade. View now »
28 February 2017 16:50
Special publication: ICIS Interactive 2017 - World Base Oils London More »
24 February 2017 13:55
Infographic: Power prices surged across Europe in winter 2016/17 Download the infographic »
22 February 2017 16:11
Unexpectedly bullish start for base oils - will this continue? Read the latest market insight from Vicky Ellis and Sarah Trinder »
22 February 2017 12:17
Market highlight: New Rough outage makes seasonal Interconnector gas flow swings more likely More »
21 February 2017 14:00
Special publication: ICIS Base Oils & Lubricants 2017 - Insights into industry trends and issues, market developments, and technical and regulatory issues. More »
20 February 2017
Shell defies doubters by predicting boom for liquefied natural gas? More »
19 February 2017
UK in line for American gas imports - but not from US shale More »
20 February 2017 17:38
There are just over 2 weeks to go until the ICIS PET Value Chain conference in Berlin. Are your competitors attending? Download the attendee list now »
17 February 2017 16:35
Market highlight: Algerian gas flow surge to Italy eats into northern imports More »
17 February 2017 09:00
LNG Markets Analysis: Spot European gas prices match Asia LNG on cold snap More »
16 February 2017 16:20
ICIS white paper: Urals grade - A new oil benchmark? More »
09 February 2017 16:20
Middle East market outlook: ICIS takes a look at some of the major factors likely to affect key Middle Eastern commodity markets in 2017. More »
08 February 2017 16:22
Market highlight: Brexit may impact UK-EU gas tariffs, premiums - sources More »
07 February 2017 14:15
Polyolefins market outlook: ICIS analyses the key topics and what to expect in 2017. More »
06 February 2017 14:44
Market highlight: ICIS looks at how recent options trading at the British NBP may suggest a weakening in market sentiment ahead of the summer-delivery period. More »
03 February 2017 17:38
Fertilizer Industry Starts 2017 Amid Political, Economic Uncertainty. Download the whitepaper »
02 February 2017 14:25
The 21st ICIS World Base Oils & Lubricants Conference attracts more than 600 attendees from throughout the value chain from beginning to end. Visit the conference website to find out why you need to be there on 15 February... More »
02 February 2017 08:30
Increased risks for polyolefins? ICIS looks at what the year ahead may bring for Asian polyolefins markets in a world turned upside down. Download the whitepaper here »
01 February 2017 16:30
Europe Energy Market Outlook: Key supply, demand and regulation developments which are likely to impact prices on the natural gas, LNG and power markets. More »
26 January 2017 07:51
Special feature: Global Chemicals Outlook 2017 Series covering expert analysis on the market conditions in 2016 and the likely outlook for key chemical markets. More »
24 January 2017 12:45
What is the outlook for global LNG markets in 2017? Watch the video and download the white paper here »
24 January 2017 11:18
ICIS is pleased to offer a free seminar at E-World Essen 2017, covering how risk management is affected by European energy markets today. Register now »
20 January 2017 16:30
British energy regulator Ofgem has chosen ICIS to provide gas and electricity market data for use in its Supplier Cost Index. More »
18 January 2017 11:47
Market highlight: Belgian ZTP gas liquidity rockets to record in December More »
14 January 2017
The era of cheap food and fuel comes to an end More »
16 January 2017 07:37
Asia Chemicals Webinar Series: Sign up now to get the rundown of what is happening in Asian petrochemicals. Register now »
11 January 2017
Gas and power prices soar amid supply challenges More »
11 January 2017
Cold snap will test energy suppliers More »
11 January 2017
Blog: Variable tariff customers set for spring price hikes as wholesale energy prices continue to climb More »
12 January 2017 15:37
ICIS market highlight: Pipeline gas supply to Europe rises 10% year on year in 2016. More »
12 January 2017 10:45
In our latest white paper, ICIS offers a thorough review of all the key global LNG events and changes over 2016. More »
11 January 2017 07:30
ICIS Power Index: Supply concerns continue to push UK wholesale energy prices higher More »
09 January 2017 11:26
Find out how the newly-enhanced Asian PX pricing report will give you a clearer picture of China’s growing markets. More »
09 January 2017 11:12
Journey with ICIS as we navigate the markets in 2016 and look ahead to 2017 in our Asia Chemicals Webinar Series. Register for the free webinar series here »
07 January 2017
GCC plastic manufacturers look to new markets including Africa More »
05 January 2017 09:54
Market highlight: TTF, NBP activity flags as far-curve trade dips in December More »
04 January 2017 16:26
Whitepaper: North American companies consider new polypropylene plants. Find out more »
14th December 2016
Energy prices expected to rise 5pc in 2017 - check our guide to today's cheapest deals More »
22 December 2016 11:32
Learn the skills necessary to develop World Class Purchasing. Download the whitepaper »
21 December 2016 16:57
Infographic: Phosphates developments in Africa by 2022 More »
21 December 2016 13:23
Market highlight: German gas imports rise to two-year high in October More »
20 December 2016 11:00
Watch the latest ICIS Webinar: Kickstarting the Spanish Gas Market, where we discuss how Spain's natural gas hub has experienced a marked increase in over-the-counter trade in 2016. More »
19 December 2016 10:10
ICIS Top 40 Power Players 2016 chemical executive ranking revealed More »
19 December 2016 10:10
ICIS Top 40 Power Players 2016 chemical executive ranking revealed More »
16 December 2016 11:14
In our latest market highlight, ICIS looks at why Dutch natural gas production has been declining, and what the ramifications could be for European gas markets. More »
15 December 2016 11:00
ICIS brings you interviews with leading GCC and global chemical executives in its latest interactive online publication More »
15 December 2016 10:25
Webinar: An introduction to ICIS data used in the prepayment price cap More »
13 December 2016
How Britain’s central heating reserve is running low more More »
12 December 2016 11:55
ICIS Interactive: Latin American petrochemicals are discussed in the latest ICIS interactive online publication More »
12 December 2016 04:50
Roundup of ICIS @ the 11th GPCA Annual Forum: Download ICIS resources, view interviews with key industry players, and news by ICIS reporters at the event here »
09 December 2016 11:00
NACD Q4 Magazine: Distributors raise the bar More »
09 December 2016 09:40
The International Energy Agency (IEA) chooses ICIS LNG EDGE analytics platform as a primary data provider More »
08 December 2016 18:31
Free Download: Florida Sinkhole Places Spotlight on Phosphate Industry More »
08 December 2016 14:15
ICIS Special publication: NACD annual meeting highlights More »
08 December 2016 12:05
ICIS white paper: Qatari LNG sales grow in Middle East as Asia and Europe fall more »
08 December 2016 11:05
Infographic: A new sulphur facility could shift Western Canada market logistics. Find out more »
08 December 2016 13:35
Competition and Markets Authority chooses ICIS data to improve UK energy markets More »
07 December 2016 13:35
Italian Referendum: What are the potential impacts on the chemical industry? More »
06 December 2016 12.40
ICIS has published the GPCA members directory “Connecting the Gulf 2016-2017” on behalf of the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA). More »
06 December 2016 11:43
Market Insight: ICIS editor Linda Naylor explores how 2015 polypropylene (PP) shortages are set to impact European sentiment in 2017. More »
02 December 2016 10:20
The latest GPCA Insight publication, prepared by ICIS, offers news and analysis of chemical developments in the Middle East. More »
01 December 2016 15:40
Market Insight: How will changing production techniques impact Europe's choralkali market? Read more »
30 November 2016 11:34
In our latest market highlight, ICIS looks at why recent volatility in the energy markets has piqued the interest of speculative players. Read more »
25 November 2016 15:05
ICIS white paper: Early implications of Spanish gas network code reforms More »
23 November 2016 11:23
Market highlight: Cheap German gas prices cut Dutch import incentive More »
23 November 2016 10:00
ICIS infographic: Hinkley Point C - The story so far More »
23 November 2016 07:54
Inside the ICIS LNG training: How will US LNG export trade flows affect trading in the Atlantic basin. Ready the full focus story here »
22 November 2016 11:27
Market commentary: How will uncertainty for styrenics impact polystyrene? More »
21 November 2016 14:20
Special publication: APLA Annual Meeting 2016 More »
21 November 2016 12:14
Market outlook: Will Europe PMMA lighting applications shine in 2017? More »
21 November 2016 10:26
Free Whitepaper: Global Market Trends and Investments in Polyethylene and Polypropylene More »
18 November 2016 17:31
Q4 Tampa sulphur sees first rise in 15 months. Download the whitepaper to find out more »
18 November 2016 13:46
Market highlight: Energy tariffs unlikely after Brexit - Centrica More »
18 November 2016 13:21
ICIS Whitepaper: Coatings Sector Loses Shine, More Weakness Ahead? Download it here »
18 November 2016 13:20
Download our latest whitepaper: Mexico may have limited ethane for rest of decade here »
17 November 2016 17:00
ICIS Video: What is the outlook for the European energy markets this winter? Watch now »
16 November 2016 08:43
Don’t miss our free webinar discussing the petrochemical market post-US election. Register now »
15 November 2016 16:11
Infographic: Is fuel ethanol in Europe in trouble? Get a clearer view of European supply, demand, capacity and consumption for ethanol and gasoline More »
15 November 2016 08:53
Meet ICIS @ GPCA 2016, Stand F50: Speak with ICIS market experts, consultants and editors face-to-face and gain their perspectives on your business concerns. View the ICIS team and schedule a meeting here »
11 November 2016 12:00
Market Insight: Trump’s trade policies threaten US chems More »
10 November 2016 09:38
Gain further visibility on Asian titanium dioxide (TiO2) prices with a newly-enhanced global TiO2 report. More »
09 November 2016 18:00
Donald Trump wins US presidential election - what is the likely impact for global petrochemical markets? More »
09 November 2016 10:37
Market highlight: Turkey's spot LNG trading opportunity is now fading More »
08 November 2016 06:10
Join us in Houston for the Global LNG Markets and Pricing training course on 08 December to understand LNG pricing mechanisms and trading patterns shaping this competitive landscape. Sign up here »
03 November 2016 16:08
French nuclear outages continue to drive power markets. Read the latest news: here »
03 November 2016 14:04
Market Outlook: Mixed fortunes for global aromatics More »
03 November 2016 10:51
K Fair 2016 Roundup: Commentary on Polyolefins and Styrenics from ICIS Consultants Fabrizio Galié and Rhian O'Connor More »
03 November 2016 09:40
2016: China’s most influential year in the mixed aromatics markets. Read the story here »
02 November 2016 10:17
Market highlight: H-gas conversion ramps up to meet L-gas demand in October. More »
31 October 2016 10:17
Get your free copy of exclusive ICIS market insights into the plastics and rubber markets. Download it here »
27 October 2016 02:43
Attend our ICIS Base Oils Training Course Series from 19-20 November 2016 in New Jersey, USA to understand what lies ahead for the global oil, refined products and base oils markets. Sign up here »
27 October 2016 12:40
Infographic: European capacity mechanisms Download the infographic »
26 October 2016 15:10
Join ICIS for our Third-Annual North American Carbon Seminar on January 26, 2017. Find out more »
26 October 2016 09:53
Market highlight: UK South Hook LNG send-out hits record low in October More »
25 October 2016 14:45
Updated infographic: The latest in global restructuring/cost-cutting measures in the TiO2 market More »
24 October 2016 09:51
Join ICIS in Mexico from 14-16 November 2016 as we conduct the Petrochemicals Training Course Series in Spanish. Book your place now to enjoy a 10% discount »
21 October 2016 10:30
BASF Ludwigshafen Explosion – ICIS has unlocked these news stories to keep you up-to-date with the latest developments Read the latest news stories »
20 October 2016 14:30
The presentation slides and recording are now available for the webinar Regional Scenarios in the Petrochemicals Markets Download the presentation slides »
19 October 2016 15:53
Market highlight: Britain-Belgium Interconnector gas pipe becomes less responsive to Day-ahead basis More »
19 October 2016 11:05
Free on-demand webinar by Fabrizio Galiè, senior ICIS consultant: Global trends in polyolefin markets and investments Watch recording now »
18 October 2016 13:45
ICIS White Paper: Electric Vehicles Could Cause Carbon Fibre Growth Explosion By 2030 More »
18 October 2016 13:40
ICIS Infographic: European Polyethylene Trade Flow For 2016 More »
18 October 2016 12:15
ICIS Infographic: Polyethylene pre-K Trade Fair snapshot More »
18 October 2016 08:39
Free Download: Whitepaper on China’s overarching role in the Asian benzene markets. Download it here »
13 October 2016 15:15
ICIS K Trade Fair webinars: EU polymer market outlook, Brexit impacts and issues facing UK chemical producers More »
13 October 2016 15:05
ICIS Consultants EPCA Roundup: commentary on polyolefins, benzene and styrene More »
13 October 2016 14:45
ICIS meets IOSCO’s PRA Principles for the fourth year running More »
12 October 2016 15:46
European benzene market at EPCA 2016 - how will 2017 look? More »
12 October 2016 11:45
Market highlight: Dutch TTF biggest hub by total traded volume in gas year '15 More »
10 October 2016 11:17
Gain access to expert insights from the ICIS seminar presentation at EPCA 2016: Survival and profit in today's chaotic petrochemicals markets Download content now »
10 October 2016 10:00
Market highlight: Basis liquidity capped by Interconnector capacity More »
07 October 2016 09:31
Market outlook: what does the future hold for polyolefins, polystyrene, benzene and styrene markets? More »
06 October 2016 13:00
Whitepaper: The Netherlands’ new Groningen gas production plan More »
06 October 2016 08:44
Master the key principals of procurement from the ICIS Advanced Purchasing Skills training course happening from 16-17 November 2016 in Houston. Sign up now to get a 10% discount »
06 October 2016 07:03
ICIS has enhanced its phenol coverage by adding a domestic Indian price assessment to give you a more complete picture of the Asian industry. More »
05 October 2016 14:15
Special Publication: ICIS Interactive 2016 - CPI polyurethanes technical conference More »
05 October 2016 04:00
Last chance to register for the ICIS In-depth Introduction to Petrochemicals training course to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 19-10 October. Sign up here »
04 October 2016 1:00
ICIS launches new Spanish natural gas prices as market undergoes reform More »
03 October 2016 07:44
Seats selling fast! With just one week to go to the ICIS Fundamentals of the Base Oils Business training course in Dubai on 10 October 2016, register for your place now »
30 September 2016 09:20
Special publication: CPI Polyurethanes 2016 More »
30 September 2016 09:20
Infographic - Ethylene glycol mid-year trade flow review More »
29 September 2016 16:20
Infographic - Butadiene mid-year trade flow review More »
28 September 2016 16:22
Don't miss the upcoming webinar on regional scenarios and their potential impact on petrochemical markets. Register now »
28 September 2016 14:10
ICIS news takes a closer look at the news stories surrounding the US shale revolution More »
28 September 2016 11:13
September's macroeconomic news bulletin: Shipping finance, Japan interest rates and styrenics industry boom More »
27 September 2016 15:50
Infographic - Propylene mid-year trade flow review More »
27 September 2016 12:50
Market highlight: AOC balancing reform trade boost sparks venue debate More »
27 September 2016 06:59
CFR China price assessment now available in the Asian toluene pricing report. More »
23 September 2016 07:52
Find out how the methanol-to-olefins sector is driving China’s domestic methanol industry. More »
22 September 2016 14:45
Whitepaper: Europe jockeys for top benzene position More »
22 September 2016 07:51
China’s changing oil markets and what this means for your business. Download the free whitepaper now to find out more »
22 September 2016 05:50
ICIS has launched daily Forward Curves for PP (Flat Yarn) and LLDPE as a new analytical tool which can be viewed on the online platform, the ICIS Dashboard. More »
21 September 2016 17:17
Join market experts from ICIS and International eChem for a free webinar on regional scenarios and their potential impact on petrochemical markets. Register now »
21 September 2016 13:04
Market highlight: Spanish LNG imports plunge to new low in August More »
19 September 2016 14:46
Styrene mid-year imports and exports review - infographic More »
19 September 2016 12:15
Market highlight: Gas demand surge leads to spike in Spanish pipeline imports More »
19 September 2016 11:00
US-based Dow Chemical has been named the ICIS Company of the Year More »
16th September 2016
Watch Zoe Double on BBC News discussing the Power market in light of the go-ahead for Hinkley Point. 12.45min More »
16th September 2016
Great coverage with Zoe Double on BBC Radio 5 live Drive discussing the Power market in light of the go-ahead for Hinkley Point. 2h9mins More »
14 September 2016 14:55
Benzene mid-year imports and exports review - infographic More »
14 September 2016 12:00
Automotive 2020 EU car emissions whitepaper - ICIS discusses how and why this will lead to a significant increase in European plastics demand. Find out more »
14 September 2016
UK heatwave drives electricity market to multi-year highs More »
09 September 2016 17:03
ICIS is delighted to announce that it will be hosting a two-day, bilingual carbon market seminar about the Chinese Carbon Market in Beijing in October. Click here to register and find out more about the seminar »
08 September 2016 15:59
Register for the ICIS pre-conference seminar at EPCA ‘Survival and Profit in today’s chaotic petrochemicals markets’ Find out more »
07 September 2016 15:25
Market Highlight: Front-month trade lifts TTF gas volumes as NBP slumps More »
07 September 2016 11:26
Ethylene mid-year imports and exports review - infographic More »
06 September 2016 10:55
ICIS Chemical Business magazine has unveiled its annual Top 100 Chemical Companies of 2016 More »
01 September 2016 06:15
ICIS has expanded its Asian MEK pricing coverage to include a CFR India quote. More »
31 August 2016 14:16
ICIS Tschach Solutions is delighted to announce it will be hosting a Carbon Market Seminar in September in London. Register to attend the seminar here »
26 August 2016
Energy price surge to hit independent suppliers More »
25 August 2016 11:06
Market insight: Europe etac market poised for change as INEOS expands production More »
24 August 2016 09:30
Market highlight: Forward gas trading to start on Ukrainian Bourse in 2017 More »
16 August 2016 13:45
Market highlight: New tariff to boost Belgium’s winter IUK gas exports More »
16 August 2016 10:43
Market Insight: 340,000 tonnes of MMA due online next year from the Middle East - how will this impact supply and demand? More »
16 August 2016 08:19
China Oil Webinar Presentation Slides: An industry in the re-making is now available. Download your copy here »
12 August 2016 10:02
Gain insights on market trends, price drivers and movements in the plastics and rubber markets. Speak with ICIS market experts at K Trade Fair, Dusseldorf. Book a meeting now »
12 August 2016 06:30
Download this free whitepaper that features a comprehensive market review and outlook of India – the forefront of global PVC. More »
11 August 2016 11:53
What’s the Polyolefins supply and demand outlook for 2017? View ICIS Polyolefins Trade Flow infographic for import-export volumes, and identify supply-demand imbalance and trading patterns. Download here »
11 August 2016 10:25
Upcoming LNG webinar: What's the outlook for US LNG exports and Europe? ICIS LNG market experts discuss the outlook for US LNG production alongside a short-term view of European markets. Reserve your spot now »
11 August 2016 08:00
Market highlight: LNG hedging returns NBP far curve to backwardation More »
09 August 2016 13:44
Turkey's 2016 so far: polymer imports and economic review infographic More »
05 August 2016 10:05
Preview the ICIS China Petroleum Annual Report for a better insight into China’s domestic petroleum industry. More »
05 August 2016 10:03
Market Review: China’s increasing ABS self-sufficiency - A boon or bane? More »
04 August 2016 14:13
Like the last few hundred feet of a roller-coaster ride, pricing power in the US titanium dioxide (TiO2) market is quickly losing its momentum. More »
03 August 2016 12:55
Watch this special report to find out if China and India are the new market leaders in the Asia PTA and PX markets. More »
02 August 2016 13:37
Download the ICIS fertilizer infographic to see the flow of trade between major sulphur producing countries and more. More »
01 August 2016 06:50
Upcoming ICIS webinar: Opportunities and challenges in the Chinese oil markets. More »
29 July 2016 06:45
The past, present and future of Chinese styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) market. Access the review here »
28 July 2016 14:20
Infographic - The current situation on the European mercury chlorine cell closures Read more »
27 July 2016 17:16
Find out what US Phenol producers are looking forward to. Read the full article here »
27 July 2016 12:15
Find out how China continues to dominate in the benzene industry. Read the full article here »
27 July 2016 11:54
Is China driving the global styrene markets? More »
26 July 2016 09:05
Market outlook: Africa’s Polymer Potential Read more »
25 July 2016 09:05
ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors ranking unveiled Read more »
20 July 2016 14:00
Market highlight: Rough outage could lead to volatile winter at NBP gas hub Read more »
20 July 2016 09:43
Will China emerge as the market leader of imports in the base oils market in Asia? Read more »
Rough testing sets fire under gas prices More »
UK faces winter gas crunch following storage shutdown More »
19 July 2016 09:20
Free infographic: How is Germany designing its power market for a post-nuclear age? More »
Major gas store shutdown prolonged More »
UK faces winter gas crunch following storage shutdown More »
18 July 2016 14:20
Infographic: UK petchem in spotlight after Brexit vote More »
18 July 2016 09:14
Learn how to navigate the petrochemicals markets confidently with the ICIS Petrochemicals Training Course Series in Singapore. More »
15 July 2016
Brexit vote helps push gas and power prices to nine-month highs More »
15 July 2016 11:58
Learn about LNG pricing mechanisms and trading patterns around the globe with our upcoming Global LNG Markets & Pricing training course in Singapore. More »
14 July 2016 14:10
What’s driving ethylene prices in Europe? Senior Editor, Nel Weddle explores this very question in our latest whitepaper Download the whitepaper »
13 July 2016 14:10
Short-term effect on DEA unlikely on reprieve for glyphosate, but future remains uncertain. Download Whitepaper »
12 July 2016 16:30
Brexit: How will it impact NBP liquidity? More »
12 July 2016 13:15
Asia Solvents Webinar presentation slides and recording now available. More »
12 July 2016 11:55
Market highlight: Mainland Europe and LNG to fill gap left by Rough outage More »
12 July 2016 11:34
ICIS launches the 2016 version of the China polypropylene and polyethylene annual studies. More »
12 July 2016
Energy bills start to rise as suppliers scrap 15 of the best deals - but households can still save £315 by switching More »
11 July 2016 10:47
ICIS has launched the latest annual report covering China’s unique coal-to-olefins production. Find out more about the expert analysis and forecasting available here »
08 July 2016
BBC Business Live: A look at the global business stories More »
08 July 2016
Good morning Scotland: A look at today's news and business stories More »
08 July 2016
Brexit pushes UK energy prices towards nine-month highs More »
08 July 2016 15:31
ICIS Webinar: Price and liquidity trends in Southeast European power markets More »
08 July 2016 06:00
IPI Analysis Q2 2016: UK energy prices rise, reverse two-year trend Read more »
04 July 2016
UK coal generation halves, reaching ‘record low’ Read more »
05 July 2016 11:00
Free whitepaper: PP and PE buyers watch post-brexit forex to gauge July prices More »
01 July 2016 10:30
The Ethylene XXI petrochemical complex is a story 13 years in the making. Access the infographic here »
01 July 2016 10:28
With recent energy reforms Mexico is poised for growth, download the ICIS infographic to find out more »
30 June 2016 09:34
Presentation slides and recording of the Asian Polyolefins Webinar are now available. Access them here »
29 June 2016
Low oil price the real threat to North Sea, Scottish independence or not? Read more »
29 June 2016 10:46
Did you miss out on registering for the webinar on Asia Solvents: Taking the bad with the good? Here’s your chance to register now »
29 June 2016 10:14
Currency risk is magnified as Brexit's immediate impact on LNG is currency-related. Read more »
28 June 2016 13:58
Market Highlight: European Gas Congestion Management Laws more »
27 June 2016 11:55
Brexit vote triggers uncertain outlook for European gas markets. Find out more »
24 June 2016 14:46
Brexit and the impact on the petrochemical industry. Find out more »
24 June 2016
Gas prices jump after UK's main storage site shuts for safety checks Read more »
22 June 2016 15:16
Whitepaper: Opinions split over Brexit effect on the petrochemicals market more »
21 June 2016 09:42
LNG June Analysis: ICIS July MENAX at $5.32/MMBtu on 15 June as Spot LNG prices rise as demand overshoots supply. Read more »
21 June 2016 09:40
ICIS enhances its Asian acrylic acid and acrylate esters coverage by adding a CIF India quote for butyl acrylate. More »
21 June 2016 09:38
Watch the special report to uncover the impact of the monsoon season on Asian PVC markets. More »
20 June 2016 09:33
ICIS editor Angeline Soh talks about Asia IPA, MEK, MIBK and more in this free market outlook webinar. Register now »
17 June 2016 09:23
Join ICIS for a webinar on the great transformation of Asia’s polyolefins markets. Register for free here »
16 June 2016 15:27
ICIS launches China Carbon Price Assessment More »
16 June 2016 14:02
Infographic: What impact would 'Brexit' have on the petchems industry? More »
16 June 2016 08:40
Join ICIS Training in Melbourne from 20 -21 July 2016 for our “Fundamentals of the Polymers Business” course. More »
15 June 2016 15:51
Market outlook: global phenol and acetone markets under pressure from overcapacity more »
15 June 2016
Energy prices start to rise as wholesale costs rebound Read more »
13 June 2016
UK to double French energy supplies with new cable Read more »
09 June 2016
‘Intense competition’ for European gas buyers expected as global glut continues Read more »
07 June 2016
Oil at $50 Won't Save Struggling GCC Countries: Moody's Read more »
14 June 2016 15:25
Free Infographic: Flow-based Market Coupling - one year on more »
14 June 2016 10:36
What is happening in the world of global polymers? Watch the video now »
14 June 2016 10:35
Market outlook: Senior Editor Linda Naylor explores why Europe PE and PP buyers are confident of making a dent in producers' June margins more »
13 June 2016 12:27
China Gas Infographic: Is it a good time to enter China Gas market? Download this infographic to view overall demand growth, growing sectors and infrastructure developments. Download here »
13 June 2016 12:25
Journey with ICIS as we take you through the past, present and future of the petrochemical industry. Access a copy of ‘The Petrochemical Odyssey’ presentation here »
13 June 2016 08:13
Free Market Webinar - Asia Solvents: Taking the bad with the good. Register your free place now »
09 June 2016 10:10
Infographic: Asian benzene and toluene trade flows. Download now »
08 June 2016 9:30
Read this special publication produced by ICIS in association with the FECC which takes an in depth look at the issues facing the European chemical distribution market Read more »
06 June 2016
Professionals Comment on Rising Renewable Investment Read more »
06 June 2016
Saudi Aramco curbs oil price hikes as it seeks to defend market share Read more »
06 June 2016 13:21
How will the sudden jump in China LPG imports impact you? Read the full article here »
06 June 2016 07:23
What are the key developments surrounding the global petrochemical markets? Watch this short video now »
03 June 2016 10:57
Special report by Senior Consultant, John Richardson, on Asian polyolefins and its great transformation. Watch the short video here »
03 June 2016 07:04
Insight piece on developments within China’s unique coal-to-olefins industry. Read the full article here »
02 June 2016 17.54
Infographic: European gas summer supply More »
02 June 2016 10.45
Watch this short webinar which focuses on the developments in the Acrylate Esters market in Europe More »
02 June 2016 07:59
News story of the week: Asia buyers may switch to non-China TiO2 after price surge. More »
01 June 2016 14:00
Free infographic: how are the French strikes impacting the petrochemical industry? More »
26 May 2016 18:00
Strikes in France have been ongoing since the 18 May, ICIS graphics and news help you assess the situation. Read more »
26 May 2016 09:50
Free download: Gain access to expert insights from the ICIS presentations during APIC 2016. Access the content now »
25 May 2016 09:05
LNG Infographic: Trading in the Atlantic Basin is expected to increase with the start of US LNG exports. Download this infographic to view emerging trade routes with shipping netbacks. Download here »
23 May 2016
Gas generation in Britain set for 'comeback': ICIS Read more »
23 May 2016 14:30
Special Publication: APIC 2016 - ICIS and Japan’s The Chemical Daily have produced a special 76-page publication looking at petrochemical markets, investments and trends in Asia. More »
20 May 2016 11:53
Market Outlook - 'Some relief for Asia aromatics' by Senior ICIS Consultant, Sashi Madgula More »
19 May 2016 15:00
Whitepaper: Behavioural drivers of German power prices More »
18 May 2016 18:05
Market Outlook - 'Asia polyethylene: the calm before the storm?' by Senior ICIS Consultant, John Richardson More »
16 May 2016 16:33
ICIS enhances its Dashboard service with new Formula Builder More »
16 May 2016 13:44
Free Whitepaper: South East Europe Energy Trading More »
16 May 2016 11:25
Explore how recent events in the Turkish political and economic sphere will have an impact on the energy, petrochemicals, base oils and fertilizer sectors in Turkey More »
16 May 2016 09:10
Access the recording and presentation slides of the Asia Styrenics Webinar. More »
16 May 2016 09:03
Free access: Asia and Middle East polyolefins market insights and outlook. More »
11 May 2016 14:54
How is the Middle East impacting global PE/PP markets? Read the latest whitepaper by Senior ICIS Consultant, Fabrizio Galiè More »
11 May 2016 10:12
Market Highlight: Talks on upping Czech natural gas cross-border capacity to start More »
11 May 2016 09:35
ICIS indices selected for new gas products from Nasdaq Commodities Find out more »
10 May 2016 13:38
Animated infographic: Europe PO/MPG spring plant turnarounds tighten supply and push up prices for MPG More »
09 May 2016 12:10
Last chance to register for ICIS-SGX Polyolefins Swaps and Future Contracts Seminar, 18 May, 2016 Register here »
06 May 2016 10:20
Whitepaper: What will be the impact of firming prices in Asia on the European MMA and downstream polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) markets? Read More »
05 May 2016 11:40
News story of the week: China seeks base oils from Europe, US on low Asia supply. More »
05 May 2016 10:57
Last chance to register for the Asia Styrenics Webinar for an in-depth review and outlook of the market. More »
04 May 2016 12:25
New ICIS 15 min Intra-day Forecast, German Power: Get free access until 4 July 2016 More »
03 May 2016 12:10
Join ICIS and SGX for a Polyolefins Markets, Swaps and Future Contracts Seminar, 18 May, 2016 Register here »
03 May 2016 07:27
Meet with ICIS during APIC 2016, this 19-20 May at the Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore. Book a meeting with ICIS »
29 April 2016 17:26
Free Infographic: How EU states support green energy? More »
29 April 2016 14:20
Special Publication: ASC Spring conference and expo adhesives buoyed by US manufacturing More »
28 April 2016 13:14
News story of the week: Poor downstream market may cap Asia bisphenol-A gains. More »
26 April 2016 14:05
This whitepaper written by senior Editor Linda Naylor explains the impact that HDPE plant closures will have on European Buyers. Read more »
26 April 2016 13:22
Podcast: The arrival of US LNG in Europe. The significance of this landmark for the European gas market and the role of LNG going forward. Listen »
26 April 2016 11:06
Whitepaper: Has benzene's price floor been reached? ICIS Consulting provides a market outlook for Asia, Europe and the US Read more »
26 April 2016
Saudi Arabia's Aramco valued at more than £1 trillion ahead of stock market debut Read more »
26 April 2016
Saudi Aramco to Become Holding Company With Listed Subsidiaries Read more »
25 April 2016 07:32
LNG April Analysis: ICIS May South America Index at $4.26/MMBtu as global regions compete for spot LNG. Read more »
22 April 2016 14:40
Netherlands A Net H-Gas Importer Through Winter ‘15 More »
22 April 2016 14:25
Meet with ICIS during Carbon Expo, May 25-27, Koelnmesse, Cologne. More »
22 April 2016 09:15
Jim Ratcliffe, INEOS Chairman, to receive the 2016 ICIS Kavaler Award More »
21 April 2016 16:30
Free whitepaper: Doha failure reflects shift in oil market fundamentals More »
21 April 2016 14:53
Just launched: ICIS ethylene price forecast windows for Asia, Europe and the US. More »
21 April 2016 12:43
Register for your complimentary place at the ICIS Global Carbon Markets Day, May 19, London, UK More »
18 April 2016
Oil market confidence shaken as Opec talks collapse More »
18 April 2016
With gas prices at rock bottom levels, why are energy bills not plunging? More »
18 April 2016 11:31
Free Infographic: New Balkan power exchanges bring greater transparency to the Southeast European region. More »
15 April 2016 14:15
Special supplement: Adhesive takes top billing More »
15 April 2016 10:21
News story of the week: Taiwan’s FPC raises PVC offers, others likely to follow suit. More »
15 April 2016 09:54
Launched today: propylene price forecast windows for Asia, Europe and the USA. More »
14 April 2016 17:00
Special supplement: INEOS brings US ethane to Europe More »
13 April 2016
Up in smoke: Wholesale fuel prices lowest for a decade but household bills have doubled in cost since then More »
13 April 2016
Fall in wholesale energy costs prompts call for price cuts More »
13 April 2016
Gas prices at 10-year lows fuel demands for energy price cuts More »
13 April 2016
Power firms 'ripping us off by £1.7billion a year': Big Six face fresh allegations after wholesale energy prices hit ten-year low More »
13 April 2016
Energy companies called to cut bills as gas and electricity prices drop to nine-year low More »
13 April 2016
Gas and electricity wholesale prices drop to lowest level in nearly a DECADE More »
13 April 2016
With gas prices at rock bottom levels, why are energy bills not plunging? More »
13 April 2016 14:07
Free article: Europe spot benzene moves higher with oil and US gains. More »
13 April 2016 14:02
Free article: Europe PE suppliers target more margin in April. More »
13 April 2016 11:48
Register for a free webinar covering prices and key developments in the Asian styrenics chain. More »
13 April 2016 08:33
Wholesale gas and power prices lose further value in Q1 2016. Find out more »
12 April 2016 08:02
On 6 April, 280 contracts on the SGX ICIS-linked polypropylene (PP) flat yarn (raffia) CFR China swaps were traded for settlement in June-December 2016. Read more »
11 April 2016 16:05
Market highlight: French Storengy looks to tap into LNG with flexible tools More »
11 April 2016 09:00
ICIS launches chemical industry Innovation Awards for 2016. More »
08 April 2016 16:10
Podcast: Japan enters the global LNG reload market. The entry of Japan to the reload business and key changes in the east Asian market. Read more »
07 April 2016 09:48
ICIS news stories on the end of the Economic SuperCycle and what it means for petrochemicals companies More »
05 April 2016 13:06
Free podcast: what are the current expectations for the European melamine market? More »
1 April 2016 14:42
Special video from ICIS: Change in Asian base oils prices explained. Watch the video Here »
1 April 2016 12:06
ICIS Enhances Dashboard Service With Market Alerts By Email More »
1 April 2016 12:06
The End of the Economic SuperCycle: Adapt or Collapse More »
31 March 2016 12:58
Europe and Asia polymer outlook: Find out how our ICIS Consulting analysts view the polymers markets in Asia and Europe in 2016 and beyond. More »
30th March 2016
Crucial North Sea gas pipe could be shut as American energy giant threatens to pull the plug More »
30 March 2016 14:39
US PE, PP - pole apart: Find out how our ICIS Consulting analysts expect supply factors to affect the US market in 2016 and beyond More »
30 March 2016 08:43
Meet ICIS during Chinaplas 2016, 25-28 April in Shanghai, China. More »
25th March 2016
SSE dividend 'precarious' as market outlook worsens More »
23 March 2016 14:42
Market highlight: EU energy assets attract investors but risk looms Read more »
23 March 2016 07:55
LNG March Analysis: ICIS April EAX at $4.26/MMBtu on 15 March as LNG supply outweighs shoulder month demand. Read more »
22 March 2016 16:04
Free infographic: Introduction to the oxo-alcohols market in Europe More »
22 March 2016 15:19
Register for your complimentary place at the ICIS Global Carbon Markets Day, May 19, London, UK More »
22nd March 2016
US shale already setting UK gas prices, say analysts more »
22 March 2016 12:19
Free market highlight: German gas storage operator expects withdrawal rate increase More »
21 March 2016 15:45
Special supplement: Shale projects face macro challenge More »
21 March 2016 08:05
Post-Iran sanctions - What this means for Middle East Polymers? Access the recording and presentation slides of this webinar. More »
17 March 2016 14:15
Meet with ICIS during IranPlast 2016, 13-17 April in Tehran, Iran. More »
17 March 2016 12:19
Downloadable market highlight: Italian Q2 Sparks Reassessed Lower As Hydro Improves More »
17 March 2016 10:30
Access an ICIS special report on Asian oleochemicals. More »
17 March 2016 06:32
Gain insights on market trends, price drivers and movements within Australia and other key regions. Speak with ICIS LNG market experts at LNG18 in Perth, Australia. Book a meeting now »
15 March 2016
Oil Price Recovery: Please Remember 2015 More »
13 March 2016
Growth of renewables led to increased hedging in 2015 More »
15 March 2016 17:10
Now available: March Global Automotive report More »
09 March 2016 16:49
Infographic: Lifting of Iran’s sanctions – what it means for the energy sector More »
08 March 2016 17:00
European power trading volumes rise as markets adapt More »
08 March 2016 13:07
Free download: European Power Trading Report (EPTR) showcasing market developments and trends in trading over the last year More »
03 March 2016 15:54
New infographic: Preparing for Spain’s new gas market More »
03 March 2016 15:51
Free webinar: The Three Problems that Plague the Petrochain More »
03 March 2016 10:03
ICIS publishes new Scenario Study: ‘Demand- The New Direction to profit’ in collaboration with IeC More »
02 March 2016 03:29
Watch now: Power price forecasting webinar with Dr Ann-Kathrin Kotte More »
02 March 2016 08:34
New infographic: ICIS European Ethylene Review of 2015 More »
26 February 2016 06:47
LNG Market Analysis February 2016: Asian LNG price rally stalls despite plant outages. More »
23 February 2016 15:33
New webinar: Register your interest for 'A journey into the world of power price forecasting - Basics and latest developments explained' More »
23 February 2016 13:52
Free infographic: LNG Terminals in Europe More »
23 February 2016 07:05
Free registration: An exclusive webinar covering the impact of the lifting of Iran sanctions on Middle East polymers. More »
19 February 2016 05:50
New webinar available: 'Recent trends in automotive petrochemical raw materials' More »
18 February 2016
Fuel’s gold: Big Six hog power savings as wholesale costs slumped 27% in 2015 More »
18 February 2016
Low gas prices mean UK firms could see energy bills tumble by 20pc More »
17 February 2016
Major oil producers agree to freeze output More »
17 February 2016 17:26
Special publication: ICB Base Oils 2016 More »
16 February 2016
KSA, Qatar and other oil producers agree output freeze More »
16 February 2016
Saudi, Russia agree to freeze oil production More »
16 February 2016
Nigeria to meet Saudi and Qatar in the wake of OPEC production freeze More »
16 February 2016
EU's energy security package More »
11 February 2016 14:40
Now available: European Gas Market Outlooks 2016 More »
10 February 2016 17:43
Examine how changing market conditions have impacted European power markets, with expert analysis of the likely market outlook for 2016. More »
10 February 2016 08:05
Relentless rise in Australian production will be met with the first US exports. Europe and Middle East soak up cargoes, demand concerns continue over Asia. Download the World LNG Market Outlook 2016 here »
08 February 2016 12:11
Infographic: Turkish Polypropylene imports 2010 vs 2015 More »
04 February 2016 13:24
ICIS is proud to partner with the Ukrainian Energy Forum on 1-3 March at Hilton, Kyiv, Ukraine More »
05 February 2016 09:48
ICIS launches Data Express, introducing two new data delivery options More »
04 February 2016 13:24
ICIS is proud to partner with the Ukrainian Energy Forum on 1-3 March at Hilton, Kyiv, Ukraine More »
04 February 2016 07:22
Special feature: expert commentaries on the likely direction of key chemical markets in early 2016. More »
03 February 2016 14:58
Access our Insight & Analysis articles from John Richardson, Al Greenwood, Joe Chang and Nigel Davis More »
02 February 2016 05:52
Just launched: Global Automotive Petrochemical Outlook 2016. Download your copy now. More »
02 February 2016 02:20
Meet with ICIS during E-world 2016, 16-18 February at Messe Essen Germany. More »
29 January 2016 09:52
ICIS will be speaking the Gulf Polymers and Plastics Show 2016 from 01-03 Feb held in Abu, Dhabi, UAE. More »
28 January 2016 06:04
Free infographic: Lifting of Iran’s sanctions – what it means for petrochemical markets. More »
25 January 2016 10:47
Free infographic: Gas storage in Europe More »
22 January 2016 09:06
Quality conversion soars in 2015 after Groningen gas production cuts. Access our interactive map and read the full analysis More »
21 January 2016 10:43
ICIS data helps Ofgem to make UK wholesale traded markets more widely accessible to energy consumers and stakeholders More »
21 January 2016 10:30
Special Outlook by ICB Global Editor, Joseph Chang: M&A poised for big shift in 2016. More »
21 January 2016 10:07
Now available: January's Global Automotive report. More »
20th January 2016
E.ON slammed for doing too little too late, despite being first of Big Six to cut bills More »
20th January 2016
Energy firms 'must play fair with customers and pass on savings' More »
20th January 2016
Energy firm E.On cuts gas prices by 5.1% More »
20 January 2016 10:47
Turkish Energy Hub Daily is essential reading as Turkey continues to develop as an energy hub. We are happy to announce that the report is now available in Turkish More »
20 January 2016 09:05
Featured articles on the Yuan devaluation: Why it happened, what it means and what’s in store for global petrochemicals. Access the latest articles here »
18 January 2016 12:05
ICIS Relaunches Carbon Market Portals More »
16 January 2016
Big six energy companies are ripping off United Kingdom, says watchdog More »
16 January 2016
Big six energy firms are overcharging customers, says watchdog More »
15 January 2016
Energy suppliers under increased pressure to lower prices More »
15 January 2016
Ofgem boss joins price cut calls More »
15 January 2016
Energy firms are overcharging customers by up to £300, admits regulator More »
15 January 2016
Energy firms overcharging customers, says Ofgem More »
15 January 2016
Falling energy prices? This is the best way to take advantage... More »
15 January 2016
Watchdog accuses energy firms of overcharging More »
15 January 2016
Taking us for fuels: Energy firms blasted as bills are £120 too high More »
15 January 2016
Pressure mounts on ‘Big Six’ energy firms to cut bills More »
15 January 2016
Scottish Power & SSE rated amongst worst power suppliers in UK for consumer satisfaction again More »
14 January 2016
Wholesale Gas and Power Prices Fall Further with Mild Winter More »
14 January 2016
Energy providers’ costs hit five-year low More »
14 January 2016
Firms urged to lower energy bills after dip in wholesale prices More »
14 January 2016
Energy firms urged to cut bills after wholesale prices fall More »
14 January 2016
Wholesale gas prices will continue to fall in 2016: analysts More »
14 January 2016
'Big Six' energy giants under pressure to cut households' bills by 10% as wholesale prices hit a five-year low More »
14 January 2016 10:50
The ICIS Power Index Q4 2015 analysis is now available More »
13 January 2016 10:46
Free animated infographic: Global restructuring/cost-cutting in the TiO2 market More »
13 January 2016 06:34
New and enhanced annual studies for Chinese olefins now available. More »
12 January 2016 13:27
Free infographic: Turkey’s internal and external challenges affecting PVC More »
12 January 2016 10:00
Meet with ICIS during the 9th Annual European Gas Conference 2016, 19-21 January at Hotel Park Royal Palace, Vienna. More »
11 January 2016 05:40
China Benzene Annual Study: Access a preview of the market overview of the report. More »
07 January 2016 05:29
Featured articles on the Yuan devaluation: Why it happened, what it means and what’s in store for global petrochemicals. Access the latest articles here »
07 January 2016 05:28
China Styrene Monomer (SM) Annual Study: Access a preview of the market overview section of the report. More »
17 December 2015 15:37
Now available: December's Global Automotive report. More »
17 December 2015 14:41
The Paris Agreement – a platform for international carbon trading More »
17 December 2015 06:49
Free China rubber market review and outlook. Download the whitepaper here. More »
16 December 2015 12:52
Featured Article: PTA oversupply creates anomaly in the Chinese PTA market. More »
15 December 2015
Energy firms' costs 'hit five-year low more »
15 December 2015
Energy firms urged to lower bills after another dip in wholesale prices more »
15 December 2015
How energy giants could cut our bills by £175 per household: Families shortchanged by £3bn a year because drops in wholesale prices have not been passed on more »
15 December 2015
Energy companies are facing fresh calls to lower bills as figures claim wholesale prices for the UK are at a five-year low more »
15 December 2015
Energy firms urged to cut bills after wholesale prices fall more »
15 December 2015
Firms urged to lower energy bills after dip in wholesale prices more »
15 December 2015
Fat cat energy bosses made £12MILLION last year while you got ripped off more »
15 December 2015 13:00
Dow and DuPont Merger Insight more »
14 December 2015 10:25
ICIS Top 40 Power Players 2015 announced more »
10 December 2015 06:38
ICIS completes first three-year cycle of consultations on petrochemical reports. more »
09 December 2015
ICIS points out complexities hindering emissions trading more »
09 December 2015 13:29
Free infographic: Polyethylene and Polypropylene force majeures in Europe 2014 v 2015 more »
09 December 2015 12:41
Free Whitepaper: Outlook for Global Aromatics Feedstocks more »
09 December 2015 09:00
ICIS launches the 2015 World Petrochemical Feedstocks Survey for Aromatics more »
08 December 2015
Daily Mail: Oil collapses to seven-year low: Petrol prices forecast to fall below £1 a litre across Britain in time for Christmas more »
07 December 2015 09:59
LNG Market Analysis: New production and the need for FIDs took a backseat this week with the focus on where new LNG demand would come from. more »
04 December 2015 10:02
Free infographic: Power exchanges in South Eastern Europe more »
02 December 2015 10:15
We are happy to announce the launch of the new ICIS Price Forward Curves, helping you manage your exposure to risk and volatility in European gas markets. Find out more »
02 December 2015 10:03
Gain a holistic view of China’s refining industry with the newly updated annual reports from ICIS. more »
01 December 2015 17:00
ICIS Tschach Solutions wins Commodity Business Awards’ Excellence in Emissions: Special Commendation more »
01 December 2015 10:12
Free Whitepaper: Outlook for Global Olefin Feedstocks more »
01 December 2015 09:34
ICIS Releases the World Petrochemical Feedstocks Survey for Olefins 2015 more »
30 November 2015 01:40
How will China’s liberalisation of its natural gas markets affect international markets? more »
27 November 2015 12:44
Free China polyethylene and polypropylene market review and outlook for 2015-2019. Download the whitepaper here. more »
27 November 2015 06:07
ICIS Special Publication: Scenario Planning for 2016 and Beyond – Insights on oil and petrochemical markets. Download here »
27 November 2015 05:60
What are the major challenges in China’s base oils market and how can ICIS help you? More more »
26 November 2015 07:35
Access the recording and presentation slides of the Asian phenol and acetone market webinar. more »
24 November 2015
The Baltic Course: The planned expansion of Russia's Nord Stream gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea is an expensive project that is not needed in Europe more »
24 November 2015 15:48
Free webinar: What are the potential impacts of El Nino on the EU propylene glycol market? more »
24 November 2015 10:53
Stay one step ahead of European energy regulations with the ICIS Regulation Portal more »
23 November 2015 05:51
LNG Market Analysis: East Asian spot LNG premium returns ahead of winter. more »
23 November 2015 05:21
ICIS launches the 2015 version of the Annual Studies, covering key chemical markets in China. more »
20 November 2015 09:56
The Telegraph: Gas prices to stay low for the rest of the decade, Government forecasts more »
19 November 2015 14:00
Join ICIS Training in Seoul on 26 November 2015 for our “In-Depth Introduction to Petrochemicals” course. more »
17 November 2015 09:04
Just released: November's ICIS Global Automotive Report more »
16 November 2015 07:53
Last call: Don’t miss out on this opportunity to register for the Asia Phenol and Acetone Webinar on 24 November 2015. more »
12 November 2015 09:18
ICIS releases the World Energy and Refining Annual Study 2015 more »
12 November 2015 06:04
Free World Energy and Refining Outlook 2015-2030. Download Whitepaper more »
10 November 2015 14:35
Free infographic: Caustic soda prices changes vs shutdowns in Q4 more »
10 November 2015 13:49
Download this free infographic highlighting the top six exporters of Polypropylene (PP) and High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) to Turkey between January and August 2015 more »
10 November 2015 10:43
On 1 October 2015, Ukraine’s new natural gas law entered into force, with the country’s market set to radically change. more »
09 November 2015 10:44
Free Whitepaper: EU energy markets this winter: short-term confidence or long-term shift? more »
09 November 2015 09:10
ICIS will be speaking at the 12th Iran Petrochemical Forum on 13-14 December in Tehran, Iran. Find out more »
06 November 2015 07:55
ICIS China Annual Studies for polyethylene and polypropylene are now available. Read more about the reports here. more »
06 November 2015 07:00
Meet with ICIS during the GPCA Annual Forum 2015, 17-19 November at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai. more »
04 November 2015 12:23
Mixed picture for olefins in 2015- What’s the market outlook beyond 2015? Download the World Olefins Outlook 2015-2030 more »
04 November 2015 10:10
ICIS releases the World Petrochemical Industry Olefins Annual Study 2015 more »
03 November 2015 10:10
ICIS enhances the Supply and Demand Database with a new methanol dataset more »
02 November 2015 13:45
There’s still time to book your place on the Surfactants Business Essentials course in Singapore on November 18 2015 more »
02 November 2015 10:62
ICIS will be speaking at the 17th Indian Petrochem 2015 from 03-04 November in Mumbai, India. more »
02 November 2015 05:22
LNG Market Analysis: East Asian spot prices rebound in the face of Middle East and North African competition more »
28 October 2015 11:04
Free sample: ICIS Global Automotive Report. more »
28 October 2015 09:50
Navigate the aromatics markets amid low paraxylene (PX) margins and the US shale gas boom. Download the global Aromatics Outlook 2015-2030 »
28 October 2015 09:45
ICIS Releases the World Petrochemicals Industry Aromatics Annual Study 2015. Find out more »
28 October 2015 09:00
ICIS Kavaler Award 2015 Winner announced more »
27 October 2015
Utility Week: Ofgem's £45m market reforms fail to increase trade more »
27 October 2015 14:52
Free Whitepaper: VW Emissions Scandal more »
26 October 2015 14:27
ICIS Tschach Solutions will be holding the next carbon market seminar on the post 2020 EU ETS, 11 Nov, Milan more »
23 October 2015 10:02
Free Whitepaper: Petrochemicals demand growth in China and India in the next 10 years. more »
22 October 2015 11:14
Meet with ICIS during the GPCA Annual Forum 2015, 17-19 November at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai. more »
22 October 2015
OilVoice: Oil Analysts Should Have Taken 'O Level' History In The 1970s more »
22 October 2015
Utility Week: SSE to return 735MW gas plant in time for winter more »
21 October 2015 13:15
Gain insight into pricing, demand and price drivers by joining our upcoming Surfactants Business Essentials Course in Singapore on 18 November more »
21 October 2015
Money Saving Expert: Energy firms defiant after big suppliers are slammed for failing to pass on plunging wholesale gas and electricity costs more »
21 October 2015
OilVoice: Oil price rally disappears along with hopes of more stimulus more »
20 October 2015 09:49
View CPI's Innovation Awards winners and ACC video interviews in ICIS Interactive more »
19 October 2015 14:21
ICIS meets the IOSCO PRA Principles for third year running. more »
19 October 2015 12:15
Learn about LNG pricing mechanisms and trading patterns around the globe with our upcoming Global LNG Markets & Pricing training course in London. more »
19 October 2015 10:14
Free registration: An exclusive webinar offering comprehensive insights into Asia’s phenol and acetone markets. more »
19 October 2015
The Sun : Taking us for fuels! more »
16 October 2015
The Telegraph: Falling energy prices? This is the best way to take advantage... more »
15 October 2015
Wake Up to Money: Power market insights on National Grid Winter Outlook and capacity gap more »
15 October 2015
The Telegraph: EDF: Low power price 'irrelevant' to Hinkley Point nuclear deal more »
15 October 2015
Utility Week: Market players trade power at a premium due to ‘renewables risk’ more »
14 October 2015 11:46
ICIS Annual Plastics Report for 2015 is now available. Read more about our coverage here more »
14 October 2015 11:27
Global plastics round up and outlook for 2015-2030. Download the free market outlook here more »
14 October 2015 10:32
ICIS Releases the World Plastics Annual Study 2015 Version more »
13 October 2015 10:30
Understand cost structures and price drivers in petrochemicals markets with our Advanced Purchasing Skills course more »
13 October 2015
Utility Week: UK gas generators to profit despite record low power prices more »
13 October 2015
OilVoice: Oil Market Muddle Continues Because Of Wrong Focus more »
12 October 2015 06:40
LNG Market Analysis: China's weak natural gas demand cuts into LNG imports. more »
09 October 2015 17:53
Download this study, which focuses on the evolution of gas procurement models in Italy. more »
08 October 2015 12:00
Discover the drivers behind decreasing prices in Asian and Middle Eastern isocyanates markets. more »
08 October 2015 12:06
Watch our short video for exclusive insights into India’s resilient PVC market. more »
08 October 2015
OilVoice: US Oil Exports And The Struggle For Jobs more »
07 October 2015 10:12
Download this Whitepaper which examines this winter’s emerging fundamental risks and asks: Is the UK, and the wider European energy complex, really as fit for winter as the numbers suggest? more »
07 October 2015 09:35
Get to grips with the basics of fertilizers production and shipping with our upcoming fertilizers training course in Shanghai more »
07 October 2015 06:24
ICIS will be exhibiting at Gastech 2015 on 27-30 October. more »
07 October 2015
OilVoice: Oil stocks at record levels as demand growth slows, supply rises more »
05 October 2015 08:20
LNG Market Analysis: A new dawn in Egyptian gas markets. more »
05 October 2015 06:16
ICIS will be speaking at the Asian Downstream Week from 28-29 October at Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Singapore. more »
05 October 2015
OilVoice: The Price Of Oil: Another Huge Historical Shift more »
05 October 2015
The Times: Britain may have to ‘go Dutch’ to avoid blackouts more »
02 October 2015 17:55
Our monthly European Clean Energy Markets (ECEM) report now includes Access to the latest price assessments and much more more »
02 October 2015 16:30
The ICIS Power Index Q3 analysis shows falling prices, but supply risks are still present in the market ahead of winter. more »
02 October 2015
Energy Live News: UK energy prices lowest since 2010 more »
02 October 2015
The Times: Biomass switch to rescue power station more »
02 October 2015
BBC Radio 4 Today Programme: Head of Power, ICIS, Zoe Double on power prices more »
01 October 2015 03:06
ICIS expands its China coverage of LNG with a comprehensive report on marine fuel and bunkering sectors. more »
29 September 2015 08:34
Gain deeper insight into the Asian vinyl chain markets with a free whitepaper highlighting the current market overview and outlook. more »
28 September 2015 06:25
ICIS supports the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW 2015). more »
25 September 2015 17:52
ICIS is pleased to announce the launch of the new Fertilizer Industry Executive Insight Report. more »
25 September 2015 11:45
ICIS invites you to attend the first Ukrainian Gas Forum on October 13-14 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Ukraine. more »
25 September 2015
Utility Week: Drax to axe future White Rose CCS plans more »
24 September 2015 13:15
Download this Whitepaper which examines this winter’s emerging fundamental risks and asks more »
24 September 2015 11:48
FREE Whitepaper: Changing dynamics of the Asia and ME Base oils markets. more »
23 September 2015 05:39
LNG Markets Analysis: Plant start-ups weigh on early winter LNG curve. more »
22 September 2015 10:50
ICIS is pleased to announce FIS new index agreement more »
21 September 2015 11:26
Gain visibility on the changing supply and demand balance for LNG. Download this infographic more »
21 September 2015 10:00
ICIS is proud to present the ICIS Company of the Year 2015 more »
17 September 2015 08:10
Access the recording and presentation slides of the global crude oil and Asian naphtha market webinar. more »
17 September 2015 07:18
ICIS is enhancing its global LNG pricing coverage by adding new DES and FOB price assessments for emerging markets, as well as a new Middle East and North African index more »
15 September 2015 10:30
LNG Article: Singapore’s Pavilion Energy sees future in small-scale LNG more »
15 September 2015 10:30
LNG Article: Singapore’s Pavilion Energy sees future in small-scale LNG more »
14 September 2015 12:30
What are the key factors shaping global polymer markets and prices? Find out by joining us on our Polymers training course more »
14 September 2015 10:00
ICIS is proud to present the ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies Regional Leaders 2015 more »
10 September 2015
OilVoice: Five Misunderstandings About Oil And Maybe A Sixth One more »
9 September 2015 12:15
Free registration: A webinar highlighting the significant events that have shaped the Polypropylene and Polyethylene market in Turkey so far in 2015 more »
8 September 2015 07:06
ICIS is proud to partner with the 4th Specialty and Flexible Packaging Conference from 15-16 September in Mumbai, India. more »
8 September 2015 06:55
LNG Article: Shipowner Golar takes stake in Brazilian LNG import project. more »
8 September 2015 06:23
ICIS is pleased to partner with the World LPG Forum from 28 September to 2nd October in Singapore. more »
7 September 2015 10:00
ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies 2015 revealed more »
7 September 2015 09:45
Free Insight Article- Base Oils in Europe: A new phase for Group I base oils, or same old world? more »
7 September 2015 08:57
Free registration: A webinar offering our views on the impact of China’s economic about turn on the global chemicals industry. more »
04 September 2015
OilVoice: Oil Prices: A Turkey Becomes Airborne, Danger Ahead more »
3 September 2015 08:33
ICIS enhances its Asian polyolefins pricing coverage by adding daily assessments for China and midweek indicative prices for southeast Asia. more »
2 September 2015 09:35
Price alerts for key Asian benchmark quotes are now available via the ICIS dashboard more »
02 September 2015
OilVoice: It's Insane But Why Not? Oil Back at $100 By Christmas more »
1 September 2015 11:09
Free registration: A webinar highlighting the significant events that have shaped the Polypropylene and Polyethylene market in Turkey so far in 2015 more »
01 September 2015
Money Saving Expert: Energy prices may fall in coming months' more »
31 August 2015 06:54
ICIS is a proud partner of the The 5th Annual LNG Global Congress from 23-24 September in London, UK more »
27 August 2015 10:24
Access a video discussing the impact of the yuan devaluation and recent stock market crash on Asian polyolefins markets more »
26 August 2015 15:43
ICIS will be speaking at the 2nd IEI Turkey Energy Conference from 08-10 September 2015, at WOW Istanbul Hotels & Convention Center, Turkey more »
26 August 2015 12:14
LNG Article: China carries out safety inspections on LNG industry more »
26 August 2015 11:37
ICIS is a proud media partner of the 4th Speciality Films & Flexible Packaging Global Conference from 15-16 September at the Hotel Grand Hyatt in Mumbai, India more »
25 August 2015 10:37
Featured articles on the stock market crash: Why it happened, what it means and what’s in store for global petrochemicals more »
25 August 2015 07:59
Free access to the market presentation slides during the ICIS Asian polyolefins seminar more »
25 August 2015 07:46
ICIS is pleased to announce its media partnership with the Gas Mexico Congress from September 29-30 in Villahermosa, Mexico more »
25 August 2015 07:05
Free registration: A webinar offering a review of global crude oil and Asian naphtha performance – prices, developments and outlook more »
24 August 2015
Utility Week: Winter's gas-fired power profits almost double more »
17 August 2015 10:57
Slovak Gas Hub- Bridge between Russia, Ukraine and Europe more »
17 August 2015 06:18
ICIS will be speaking at APPEC 2015 from 08-10 September 2015, at the Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore more »
13 August 2015 14:10
Featured articles on the Yuan devaluation: Why it happened, what it means and what’s in store for global petrochemicals more »
13 August 2015 12:00
ICIS will be speaking at the 3rd injection Blow Moulding and PET conference in Mumbai India from 20-21 August 2015 more »
10 August 2015 15:33
ICIS Petrochemicals Flowchart: Follow the path of hydrocarbon raw materials into everyday products. Download flowchart more »
7 August 2015 13:00
Join ICIS Training for the Surfactants Business Essentials course on 16 September 2015 in Berlin. View the new brochure more »
5 August 2015 10:55
Explore the impact of regulatory instability on renewable energy growth in the UK. Download this infographic more »
3 August 2015 18:30
ICIS Launches Updated 2030 Forecast for California Carbon Allowances more »
3 August 2015 11:26
Download this webinar exploring the impact of recent Iranian developments on Middle Eastern polymers more »
31 July 2015 10:25
Free Fact Sheet: EU Power and Gas Network Codes more »
28 July 2015 12:10
LNG Article: Israel struggles to push forward gas sector reforms more »
24 July 2015 10:20
ICIS enhances its Asia phenol coverage with a new price assessment to address changing market conditions. more »
24 July 2015 10:20
European small-scale LNG markets analysis – webinar recording and presentation slides available for download. more »
22 July 2015 10:45
LNG Article: Time to reconsider Iran's LNG future more »
22 July 2015 10:30
Free white paper: The rise of the Slovak gas market more »
21 July 2015 07:00
ICIS selected as benchmark provider for Shanghai Clearing House petrochemical swaps more »
21 July 2015 06:30
LNG Article: Time to reconsider Iran's LNG future more »
20 July 2015 09:30
ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors 2015 ranking unveiled more »
16 July 2015 09:25
LNG Markets Analysis: New markets make impression on Asian spot prices more »
15 July 2015 10:48
Free download: Asian butadiene markets webinar more »
14 July 2015 10:55
Expert commentaries explaining price movements in key Chinese chemical markets in H1 2015, as well as an outlook for H2 2015 more »
14 July 2015 10:45
Featured article: Iran nuclear deal – reactions and implications for global petrochemical markets more »
13 July 2015 08:45
NEW Resource centre for free China market information - Access news, articles, whitepapers, webinars and videos. more »
08 July 2015 14:05
Don’t miss out - Register your free place at the ICIS Asian Polyolefins Market Seminar on 11 August, at Hotel Mulia Senayan, Jakarta. more »
08 July 2015 07:25
Access the recording and presentation slides of the Asia PX and PTA market analysis webinar more »
06 July 2015 07:05
Your one-stop source for your China chemical pricing and market intelligence needs more »
03 July 2015
ICIS in Energy Live News: Wholesale gas and power prices lowest in five years more »
03 July 2015
ICIS in Utility Week: Energy market prices at record lows as calls for price cuts rise more »
03 July 2015
ICIS on Yahoo News: Energy Wholesale Costs 'At Five-Year Low' more »
03 July 2015
ICIS on Sky News: Energy Wholesale Costs 'At Five-Year Low' more »
03 July 2015
ICIS in The Mirror: Energy suppliers 'ripping off' millions by refusing to cut bills despite wholesale prices crashing to five year low more »
03 July 2015
ICIS on BBC Today programme, Radio Four: Wake Up To Money, Radio Five Live (17:50 minutes in) more »
03 July 2015
ICIS in The Telegraph: Energy firms 'must cut prices' as Grexit fears help push wholesale costs to five-year-low more »
03 July 2015
ICIS in City AM: Fellow watchdog to slam Ofgem over tariffs policy more »
03 July 2015 09:00
Wholesale gas and power prices hit their lowest in five years more »
03 July 2015 06:10
LNG Article: Estonian port approves LNG bunkering terminal more »
02 July 2015 17:30
ICIS launches daily pricing of Slovak wholesale natural gas market more »
02 July 2015 16:30
ICIS licenses BFOE benchmark data to ICE Futures Europe for compilation of the ICE Brent Index more »
02 July 2015 12:20
ICIS Special Report: Tough times for Turkey post-election? more »
01 July 2015 10:35
Seize opportunities in China and accurately plan for the future with in-depth analysis and forecasting for key chemical and energy markets more »
29 June 2015 08:00
Join ICIS to gain deeper insights into Asian polyolefins markets at our exclusive seminar on 11 August 2015 at Hotel Mulia Senayan, Jakarta. more »
25 June 2015 07:50
ICIS to host a webinar on 22 July 2015 analysing the small-scale LNG markets in Europe and globally more »
24 June 2015 07:00
LNG Article: BP awards up to four shipping contracts for Freeport LNG. Read more »
24 June 2015 06:10
Navigate your way through China’s dynamic petrochemicals industry – Find out how ICIS can help. more »
19 June 2015 11:32
Last call to register for the Asia PX/PTA H1 Market Review and Outlook Webinar, taking place on 07 July more »
18 June 2015 06:30
LNG Markets Analysis: Asian LNG prices slide as supply concerns recede more »
17 June 2015 16:30
Watch this video featuring members of the ICIS team talking about the impact of petrochemicals prices on the automotive industry more »
17 June 2015 12:00
ICIS is exhibiting at Energy Trading Central and South Eastern Europe on June 17-18 at Intercontinental, Budapest more »
16 June 2015 09:30
The 2015 ICIS Kavaler Award to be Presented to Dow Chairman & CEO Andrew Liveris more »
13 June 2015 11:50
ICIS will be speaking at the 12th Oleochemicals Outlook at Xiamen, China on 08-09 July 2015 more »
13 June 2015 11:10
ICIS will be speaking at the Global Refining and Petrochemicals Congress on 01 July 2015 in New Delhi, India more »
12 June 2015 12:05
Join ICIS Training for their popular Fundamentals of the Fertilizers Business course in London, held in co-operation with the IFA more »
11 June 2015 17:00
Join our Fundamentals of the Polymers Business Training Course in Bangkok more »
10 June 2015 13:30
Learn how to navigate the petrochemicals markets confidently with the ICIS Petrochemicals Training Course Series more »
10 June 2015 10:00
Australia’s NWS LNG changes marketing structure from June more »
10 June 2015 08:00
ICIS is a media partner of the 5th Annual LNG Global Congress in London - 23-24 September more »
09 June 2015 15:15
ICIS Tschach Solutions celebrates 5 years of bringing analysis and news to global carbon emissions trading schemes (ETSs) more »
09 June 2015 10:00
Join ICIS for a free webinar on 7 July 2015, offering a review of Asian PX and PTA performance for the first half of the year, as well as a near-term outlook of prices more »
08 June 2015 12:08
Free infographic: Flow-based market coupling introduced to power markets in central Western Europe more »
04 June 2015 08:45
Gain free insights into Asian and Middle Eastern base oils, and discover how ICIS has enhanced its pricing coverage to reflect changing dynamics more »
01 June 2015 16:00
ICIS infographic: 20 Years of the ICIS European Spot Gas Markets Report more »
27 May 2015 12:00
ICIS will be speaking at the 3rd Indian Polyester Conference in Mumbai, India, on 19 June 2015 more »
27 May 2015 07:00
ICIS launches a free online portal for small-to-mid scale LNG markets more »
26 May 2015 11:45
Ukraine’s parliament approve sweeping reforms to the country’s natural gas market more »
26 May 2015 09:30
ICIS Top Chemical Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) unveiled more »
22 May 2015 05:20
Watch this exclusive video and gain access to the latest prices, development and market trends within China’s polyolefins markets more »
22 May 2015 03:02
VIDEO: Crude prices continue to fluctuate more »
21 May 2015 18:30
LNG Markets Analysis: Asian LNG prices inch up on outages and competition more »
21 May 2015 11:50
VIDEO: What has been driving Asian MEG price increases? more »
21 May 2015 06:10
APIC 2015 Highlights – Access the ICIS market review and outlook slides during the event and drinks reception gallery more »
20 May 2015 16:00
VIDEO: ICIS special report - The launch of the annual ICIS Innovation Awards more »
20 May 2015 09:30
ICIS enhances coverage of China’s refinery sector with a new report covering the fuel quality and expansion plans of independent refineries in the country more »
11 May 2015 11:00
ICIS officially launches LNG Edge – the next generation in real-time, online intelligence platforms more »
07 May 2015 10:10
VIDEO: ICIS Consulting discusses 2015 benzene price expectation more »
06 May 2015 09:50
ICIS launches the new Mexico Energy Report more »
05 May 2015 10:00
LNG Focus: The dilemma of dealing with Chinese LNG buyers more »
30 April 2015 15:00
ICIS will be speaking at Abu Dhabi International Downstream 2015, from 10-12 May in Abu Dhabi, UAE more »
29 April 2015 11:00
ICIS will be exhibiting at E-World Turkey, 6-8 May. Visit our stand K119 A, Hall 11 more »
28 April 2015 16:00
NEW Supply and Demand database- comprehensive end-to-end view on the oil industry – from refining and feedstocks, to downstream and petrochemical derivatives more »
24 April 2015 14:20
Join ICIS for a free webinar covering Asian and Middle Eastern base oils markets more »
24 April 2015 09:30
ICIS invites you to attend a free market review and outlook seminar covering Asian Chemicals on 6 May at COEX in Seoul, South Korea more »
22 April 2015 16:00
LNG Markets Analysis: Asian LNG price rally stalls despite plant outages more »
20 April 2015 12:30
ICIS Launches Chemical Industry Innovation Awards for 2015 more »
16 April 2015 17:00
LNG spot market analysis webinar recording and presentation slides available for download more »
16 April 2015 10:00
CFR Southeast Asia price assessments now available in the Southeast Asia polyolefins reports more »
15 April 2015 17:05
ICIS launches a comprehensive study on Chinese LPG, with data and analysis of supply and demand for the next five years more »
15 April 2015 15:40
Gain deeper insight into the Guangdong ETS, China’s largest pilot scheme more »
13 April 2015 14:30
ICIS will be in Seoul for APIC and KICHEM from 6-9 May 2015. Meet with ICIS experts as we discuss what’s happening in the Asian chemicals market by visiting our exhibition stand more »
08 April 2015 10:30
IPI Q1 2015 analysis shows another four-year low with gas oversupply more »
02 April 2015 13:40
ICIS special report video - Turkish PVC market more »
26 March 2015 17:20
ICIS Special Report video - US olefins and polymers more »
26 March 2015 17:00
Featured LNG News: European LNG deliveries rise, free on board reload on offer more »
26 March 2015 9:00
ICIS launches the Polystyrene Europe price forecast report more »
24 March 2015 11:20
ICIS is pleased to partner with the 7th GPCA Supply Chain Conference from 05-07 May in Dubai, UAE more »
23 March 2015 10:45
ICIS will be speaking at Vinyl India 2015 held in Mumbai, India, from 9-10 April more »
20 March 2015 12:15
ICIS celebrates 20 years of bringing price transparency to European gas markets more »
19 March 2015 10:20
LNG Markets Analysis: Competing market demand lifts Asian LNG prices above European levels more »
19 March 2015 10:00
Oman boosts refining capacity to beef up oil products exports more »
13 March 2015 13:00
IPEX shows petchem and plastics markets reacting to crude swings more »
11 March 2015 09:40
ICIS is a media partner of the Small- Mid Scale LNG Summit in Amsterdam, 23-25 June 2015 more »
10 March 2015 16:30
ICIS is a media partner of the Small Scale LNG 2015 in Bergen, Norway – 28-29 May 2015 more »
09 March 2015 10:45
Featured Article: Kuwait forges ahead with $14bn refinery despite oil slump more »
09 March 2015 09:30
ICIS is a media partner of the China LNG International Summit – 22-24 April 2015 more »
06 March 2015 15:00
Access free market insights into China’s changing olefins industry more »
06 March 2015 10:00
Featured LNG News: Shipowner competition weighs on charter rates more »
05 March 2015 15:30
ICIS enhances Asian base oils coverage with new price assessments. Find out more and gain free market insights into the latest regional developments more »
05 March 2015 10:30
ICIS to host a webinar on 31 March 2015 analysing the LNG spot markets in Q1 2015 more »
05 March 2015 09:45
ICIS is proud to be a partner of the Oman Refining and Petrochemical Exhibition and Conference 2015, held on 16-18 March 2015, in Oman, UAE more »
04 March 2015 10:30
Featured Article: Volatile crude to weigh on Saudi polymer trades throughout 2015 more »
03 March 2015 09:00
ICIS is a media partner of the 3rd Australian Domestic Gas Outlook 2015 conference in Sydney on 23-26 March 2015 more »
02 March 2015 11:50
ICIS will be exhibiting at World Rubber Week 2015 more »
02 March 2015 09:45
NEW ICIS Supply and Demand database now available, enabling users to search historical and forecast data across 160 countries, 100 markets, and from 1978 up to 2030 more »
27 February 2015 09:35
LNG Markets Analysis: East Asian LNG prices plummet below European levels more »
27 February 2015 09:20
ICIS enhances its Asia MTBE coverage with daily spot prices for the region more »
25 February 2015 14:45
ICIS launches Australian coverage in LNG Markets Daily report more »
25 February 2015 11:40
China Petroleum Annual Report: Preview an extract from the Chinese oil demand section more »
25 February 2015 09:30
ICIS Tschach Solutions analysts forecast €31 EUA price in 2020 following 24 Feb MSR vote more »
20 February 2015 09:00
ICIS launches new European Power Trading Report (EPTR) covering developments and key trends in 14 European Power markets more »
18 February 2015 17:30
ICIS introduces two comprehensive reports exploring the dynamic Chinese refinery industry more »
16 February 2015 14:30
Free download: Webinar on India LNG markets more »
16 February 2015 09:55
Watch this short video detailing current trends and prices for crude and naphtha markets more »
16 February 2015 09:40
ICIS editor, Muhammad Fadhil, will be speaking at the Saudi Plastics and Petrochem 2015 on 1 March 2015, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia more »
12 February 2015 09:50
Free download: Webinar on India LNG markets more »
10 February 2015 10:00
China’s shifting olefins industry –what you need to know more »
09 February 2015 11:00
ICIS has produced a special digital version of The Fertilizer Institute’s Annual Report 2014 more »
04 February 2015 12:25
Asian spot gas prices below Britain for first time since 2010 more »
02 February 2015 11:30
Special feature: Expert commentaries on the likely market conditions of key Asian chemical markets in early 2015 more »
02 February 2015 11:00
ICIS is a media partner of the 6th International LNG Shipping Conference in London on 24-25 February 2015 more »
30 January 2015 19:45
ICIS launches 2030 Forecast for California Carbon Allowances more »
27 January 2015 11:00
Featured report: LNG World Market Outlook for 2015 more »
23 January 2015 10:00
ICIS News stories on the likely impact of Saudi Arabia's change of leadership on global petrochemical markets more »
21 January 2015 15:45
ICIS launches a comprehensive report covering the Chinese base oils markets with supply/demand outlook up to 2024 more »
21 January 2015 11:30
LNG Markets Analysis: East Asia spot price index flips to backwardation as crude pressures LNG curve more »
21 January 2015 09:30
ICIS in the News: Daily Mail references ICIS data more »
20 January 2015 16:15
Gain a comprehensive review and outlook for China’s petroleum industry more »
20 January 2015 15:25
ICIS in the News: BBC uses ICIS gas price data on News at Ten more »
20 January 2015 10:30
ICIS enhances its Asia polyolefins coverage by adding monthly settlement and daily indicative prices more »
20 January 2015 10:20
ICIS is a media partner of the 2nd International Chemical Downstream Conference in Mumbai, on 29-30 January 2015 more »
15 January 2015 12:15
ICIS is a media sponsor of the Mexico: Opportunities in a new energy market event in Texas on 27 January 2015 more »
14 January 2015 12:15
ICIS is a media sponsor of the 4th Annual LNGgc Asia Pacific Global Congress, Singapore on 9-12 February 2015 more »
12 January 2015 09:00
Wholesale power prices hit a four-year low, and remain under pressure for 2015 more »
12 January 2015 08:30
ICIS is a media partner of AFA in Hurghada, Egypt, on 3-5 February 2015 more »
08 January 2015 09:10
Market outlook: South Korea Emission Trading Scheme to kick-start its initial trading on 12 January more »
08 January 2015 09:00
Outlook ’15: China polypropylene and polyethylene more »
07 January 2015 11:15
Brent crude futures fall below $50/bbl for first time since 2009 more »
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Global methyl methacrylate (MMA) players have had a turbulent few years, and while 2018 has proven less eventful, there are still fractions in the market ahead of this
year’s EPCA meeting. Global turnarounds provide upward pressure between Sep-Nov, but in Europe at least this is being balanced by destocking and poor demand.
With the European gas industry preparing to enter the winter heating season, this insight by LNG market analyst, Alex Froley, investigates:
New PE capacities coming on stream globally- and particularly in North America - are having an impact on sentiment and pricing in some areas. The trade spat between China and the US is expected to affect trade flows globally with the impact on global supply and demand balances far reaching.
Expectations of a structural tightening in European propylene supply on the back of lightening feedslates and robust demand for derivatives have been realized in 2018 and supply is expected to remain on a tight leash for the remainder of the year.
Oxo-alcohols have experienced heavy maintenance in Europe in 2018, along with import and export data during the works schedule. The outages for the three largest European producers are all large five-yearly maintenance works.
2-EH has been more supported than NBA and IBA through the year. With some hurdles still to jump, will NBA and 2EH pull in different directions in the months ahead?
Planned and unplanned production issues served to offset the underlying structural length in European ethylene supply in 2018. More export opportunities are expected to arise, alongside a heavy shutdown slate in 2019 which should help to stave off any significant negative impacts.
As we approach the anniversary of the 2017 phasing-out deadline for the last mercury cell caustic soda and chlorine plants, a review of the market shows the ways in which the chemical industry has adjusted to the change through higher utilization of existing capacity within Europe.
A tight supply and demand balance has kept the European butadiene (BD) market firm in 2018 and this trend looks set to continue into 2019. This infographic highlights the key production issues that have constrained supply and the impacts these limitations have had on pricing and trade flows throughout 2018 so far.
With the impending arrival of new monoethylene glycol (#MEG) capacity, there is a risk of oversupply from 2020 and beyond.
Download this ICIS infographic examining the upcoming arrival of new capacity in the US, Middle East and Malaysia and the likely impact on global trade flows in the next few years.
Growth in polyolefins markets has been slower than expected this year, following a strong 2017. PP markets are lacklustre, reflecting poor economic demand in parts of Europe, while PE markets are facing a potential increase in US imports. Download this market insight to find out more about the future strategic choices in the industry.
The global titanium dioxide (TiO2) market has faced a lot of restructuring challenges over the past few years and it is braced for further changes such as a shift in global price sentiment, changes in seller configuration and in ownership of certain assets.
Persistent unplanned outages continue to plague the nylon 6,6 market which has seen virgin nylon 6,6 prices surge by around 18% since January 2018.
Download a timeline of supply disruptions for nylon and a market insight detailing the concerns that supply tightness could last until 2022.
Earlier this year, a German coal commission was formed by the government and tasked to put forward a timeline for exiting coal generation.
This ICIS analysis provides insight into the working principles of the commission and evaluates four coal phase-out scenarios with regards to their impact on capacity development and German power prices up to 2030.
ICIS Chemical Business magazine is pleased to announce that it has published its annual ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies, a global listing of producers ranked by 2017 sales.
Editors from ICIS and The Chemical Daily of Japan take an in-depth look at Asian petrochemicals in this special publication produced jointly for the annual APIC meeting, being held this year in Kuala Lumpur. Read about market trends, new projects and investments, trade and environmental issues, and M&A activity.
Addressing unprecedented volatility in petrochemicals
ICIS is pleased to offer a free seminar covering the most important factors affecting the global petrochemicals markets.
Hurricane Harvey was the first hurricane that had a truly global impact, resulting in a cascade of chemical shutdowns that disrupted supply chains both in the US and around the world.
On the one-year anniversary of Harvey, ICIS explores the effects of the storm and why future storms to hit the Gulf Coast will disrupt not just petrochemical markets in the US but throughout the world.
The burgeoning Permian Basin in west Texas holds massive supply potential for the Mexican domestic market and LNG exports, but the race to develop takeaway capacity toward the demand markets remains ongoing.
Until then, major gas consumers in Mexico and in south Texas may be facing volatile pricing risk between the Waha hub and the Gulf Coast.
ICIS editor Jonathan Lopez, reports on how the energy and petrochemicals sectors in Turkey have been touched by a crisis as the currency entered a downward spiral as the US and Turkey initiated a trade war, with both countries imposing punitive tariffs on each other.
After releasing lackluster Q1 results, global agribusiness giant Nutrien has lifted investors’ spirits with a strong second-quarter showing.
However, it’s not all good news for Nutrien, as a new round of job cuts underline the tough choisces ahead, following the “merger of equals” that created the company.
In this Insight article, ICIS explores the difficult genesis of the world’s biggest crop nutrient provider, and analyses its turbulent, first six months.
The volatility in oil pricing has been felt all over the world, but nowhere more so than in the Middle East. With the US’ rising primacy as an oil power weakening OPEC’s position as the swing producer of the global crude markets and Middle Eastern governments forced to dip into cash reserves to offset the hole in balance sheets, the bumpy road of the last four years has provided the momentum to enact long-anticipated reforms.
Find out more in this market insight by Tom Brown, Deputy News Editor, ICIS.
Petrochemical markets had a tumultuous H1 2018 due to a variety of influences such as geopolitical tensions.
ICIS has just released its 2018 mid-year outlook magazine for the Americas, examining price drivers for a number of key petrochemical markets. New production that came online in some markets and other key influences on supply and demand are just a few highlights from the magazine.
Download the Americas 2018 mid-year outlook magazine to find out more of what happened in H1 2018 and what to expect for the second half.
The ICIS mid-year outlook examines the pricing drivers for the rest of 2018, including the impact of upcoming stoppages, new capacity in the Middle East, and potential changes to the global MMA makeup.
Download the insight by Katherine Sale to find out more.
US methyl methacrylate (MMA) contract prices for material delivered by truck and rail are at all-time highs after rising in June, which marked the 11th increase in the past 12 months.
In this latest infographic, ICIS takes a look at US MMA plant capacities as well as price trends for MMA from August 2017-June 2018.
The US-China trade dispute is foremost on the minds of chemical industry CEOs and analysts alike with the potential for major tariffs, companies must be prepared to adjust their supply chains and change their long term investment plans.
Wholesale electricity prices are set to remain on the high side in most European markets this summer, but the risk of price spikes will be mitigated in several countries by better hydropower stocks compared to the previous year.
This Power Summer Outlook Snapshot provides a brief overview of the drivers likely to influence power prices this summer, and an idea of what to expect in the coming months.
European natural gas liquidity higher than Q2 2017, across all major markets.
The July 2018 issue of the European Gas Hub Report gives you an update on the European landscape, with in-depth coverage of prices, liquidity data, trade volumes and developments across 22 gas hubs.
Read our latest chemical profile, by Senior Editor Manager Veena Pathare, which provides a snapshot of polyethylene production and demand patterns within the Middle East region.
Changes in supply are causing domestic oxo-alcohol prices to fluctuate causing high volatility in the market.
Download the China Oxo-alcohol Market Insight to get an overview of the latest developments driving price movements, as well as an outlook of what to expect in the coming months.
China’s polyolefins markets are facing a number of changes, with polypropylene and polyethylene prices being weighed down by tight local supply and several plant turnarounds. These market movements have resulted in polyolefins prices fluctuating, imposing import implications to international market players dealing with this domestic market.
ICIS market experts have recently produced an insight piece covering the latest developments, its potential impact to global markets and outlook in the coming months.
Global LNG imports increased by 7% year-on-year in the second quarter (Q2) of 2018, with continued strong growth in demand from China. China saw a 40% year-on-year increase in its Q2 imports, slowing a little from the annual growth rate seen over the winter, but still providing a major boost to the global consumption.
Download the LNG Edge: Q2 2018 Trade Flow Report now.
After a turbulent start to 2018, petrochemical players are questioning what the second half of the year will bring. Download the mid-year outlook now to find out more »
On 12th July 2018 our power and carbon experts, Matthew Jones and Anise Ganbold, presented a live webinar shedding light on the future direction of Spanish energy policy to 2030, putting developments into the wider context of the soon to be agreed EU clean energy package.
Download the webinar recording and slides to find out about European renewable targets for 2020 and 2030, the evolving support mechanisms for renewables, the outlook for subsidy-free solar and wind and the debate over coal and nuclear phase-out.
The global methyl methacrylate (MMA) market supply and demand balance has started to shift, after two years of tightness and historically high prices. Katherine Sale, Senior Editor at ICIS, will be hosting this live webinar to examine the expectations for the rest of the year.
ICIS’s first regional Base Oils & Lubricants special publication looks at news and trends in the base oils industry in Asia, focusing on market and price developments; automotive and motorcycle oils; and with a review of industry news over the first half of 2018 and the highlights from the World Base Oils event in London earlier in the year.
Ontario Premier-Designate Doug Ford took the first steps to pull the Canadian province from the program on 15 June.
Download this infographic to learn more about the near- and long-term implications on the Western Climate Initiative.
Chemical distribution comes under the spotlight in the annual publication produced by ICIS for the Fecc Annual Congress, held this year in Nice, France. Sustainability, digitalisation and social media, Brexit and market trends all come under the spotlight, and the ICIS Top 100 Distributors listing is also included.
The second issue of NACD’s Chemical Distributor for 2018, produced by ICIS, is now out, with features on regulation, CFATS, ICTA and Responsible Distribution. The ICIS Top 100 Distributors listing is also included.
Despite the uncertainty generated by delayed natural gas projects and polls consistently favouring Mexico’s left-leaning presidential candidate, participants in Mexico’s midstream sectors remain bullish on the future of US natural gas flows to Mexico.
Find out the latest on Mexico’s major natural gas contract developments and what midstream market participants are thinking about the potential impact of the 2018 elections.
With the post-2020 EU ETS reform adopted, the implementation of legislations is increasingly under the spotlight.
In this white paper, Lead Carbon and Power Analyst Marcus Ferdinand, takes a look at three different timescales for monetising the 500m allowances reserved for funding innovation projects.
Global LNG market supply has been tighter than expected, primarily due to high demand from Asia, as well as strong US deliveries to markets closer to the Americas.
ICIS deputy editor of LNG Europe, Alex Thackrah, discusses why Asian companies are looking to the Dutch TTF and the UK’s NBP for cargoes with flexible destinations.
European base oil and biodiesel players are faced with changes in specification and the removal of anti dumping-duties (ADDs) respectively which could stir up the future of the markets.
This market insight by Vicky Ellis and Samantha Wright discusses how players are taking steps to adapt to these changes, with ICIS analysis of what this means for both industries going forward.
ICIS analysis found that power and natural gas demand and prices are at their lowest when temperatures reach 17°C in the UK and France. Heating demand is also at its lowest on these days.
This infographic by ICIS market reporter, William Peck, reveals which temperatures have the lowest energy demand in the two countries, and the effect this has on pricing.
China’s base oils market has been on the down trend for the first half of 2018. What is causing this dip and what are the implications to global market players who are trading base oils in and out of China?
Download the China Base Oils Market Insight to get an overview of the latest developments that are causing a dip in the domestic base oils markets.
Chinese styrene prices have been fluctuating since the first half of Q1 following bullish supply and demand factors. However, prices appear to be more stable following the Lunar New Year holiday.
Download this special edition market insight to get a clearer and deeper picture of the latest developments in China’s domestic markets. More importantly, if you are trading directly with China, find out how the shift in current dynamics will affect your business.
The withdrawal of the US from the Iranian #NuclearDeal will result in #sanctions that could disrupt fertilizer and petrochemical exports from Iran.
Download the market insight by Al Greenwood to find out more
ICIS Chemical Business magazine is pleased to present its 9th annual ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors listing.
This comprehensive global listing includes a total of more than 250 companies.
ICIS analysts Dan McGraw and Judith Schroeter and market expert Nicolas Girod will discuss:
This ICIS interactive contains video interviews with industry executives and speakers at the recent Adhesive and Sealant Council conference in Miami, Florida.
Polypropylene (PP) prices have been subject to high volatility in the early months of the year, especially due to the high swings in crude oil quotations.
ICIS consultants detail what future investment in new #propylene and PP capacity within Europe indicates for imports of European processors.
Producing caustic soda and chlorine using mercury cells was declared outside BAT in 2013, with the legal deadline for the phasing out of capacity in Europe set for December 2017.
ICIS editor Chris Barker displays the capacity expansions in and around Europe from 2018 onwards. Will this be enough to replace the capacity that has already closed?
The Nordic countries have initiated a number of electricity interconnector projects, with many to be commissioned in the next four years. The new links will increase opportunities for cross-border trade between Scandinavia, the northwest European markets and the UK.
Our new infographic by ICIS deputy news editor, Chris Somers, presents all of the upcoming Nordic interconnector projects, their capacities and commissioning dates.
In this bilingual webinar, ICIS Mexico energy experts James Fowler and Claudia Espinosa review:
The volume of natural gas traded during the first quarter of 2018 increased in the major European markets compared with the same period a year before, with a rise in curve activity boosting liquidity.
The April 2018 issue of the European Gas Hub Report gives you an update on the European landscape, with in-depth coverage of prices, liquidity data, trade volumes and developments across 22 gas hubs. Download the summary.
As new PE capacities come on stream globally, the impact on the global supply & demand balances will be far reaching.
Download the infographic by Linda Naylor & Katherine Sale to see how this will impact the tariffs on the US material to China.
AFPM’s International Petrochemical Conference this year took a wider view of the petrochemical industry, as analysed in this special publication from ICIS produced in association with AFPM. Interviews with leading executives and articles on feedstocks, logistics, and further shale-driven investments are included.
The North American adhesives and sealants market is performing well as the US and global economies expand and innovation drives use in new markets. This special publication from ICIS in association with the US Adhesive and Sealant Council explores the market and looks at regulatory issues and disruptive technologies.
The latest ICIS interactive brings you news and video interview from the AFPM’s International Petrochemical Conference in San Antonio at the end of March. The meeting found the industry in bullish mood in terms of feedstock supply, investment and markets, but worried about the prospects of tariff wars.
Read the latest chemical profile by ICIS markets editor, Izham Ahmad, which provides an overview of uses, technology, supply/demand and prices for Middle East polyols to help you make more informed business decisions in 2018.
UK wholesale energy prices hit four-year highs on the forward products most regularly traded by energy companies during the winter, the ICIS Power Index reveals, as number of supply problems combined with the ‘Beast from the East’, increasing fundamental risk in the traded markets
Join our carbon and power experts Philip Ruf, Stefan Feuchtinger and Yann Andreassen on Thursday 26th April at 2pm BST, where they will be discussing:
Mexico’s first mid-term auction closed in early March, just days after the announcement of the final capacity (potencia) balancing market price was revealed for 2017.
While the results of the auction were disappointing given the lack of deals, the one transaction which cleared the auction implied rising price expectations for potencia contracts through 2018 compared to the previous year.
Public opinion and political power heightened pressure on the petrochemical industry in the past year to adapt to circular economy and recycling needs. However, plastic resin producers began their moves towards these goals prior to 2017 by buying new capacities, redesigning packaging and bringing out new products.
Were these steps sufficient to achieve the sustainability targets set out by the European Commission in its Plastic Strategy launch?
Download this market insight by Pavle Popovic to find out more.
Production issues have continued to plague the toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) global supply chain at a time when many markets are facing tightness domestically.
This market insight takes a look at how TDI prices in the Middle East region have been pushing toward the record highs of late 2017.
The British wholesale natural gas market is undergoing an overhaul of the tariff system which governs the cost of bringing gas into and out of the network. These changes will influence competition between supply, the efficiency of network investment, cross-border trade and security of supply.
ICIS discusses the current charging process, the reasons why the industry have proposed an overhaul, and how the changes could potentially impact supply patterns across Europe.
The latest issue of the GPCA Insight quarterly newsletter, produced by ICIS for GPCA, looks in depth at the circular economy, digitalisation and innovation strategy, as well as reporting on GPCA news and activities
Video interviews from the recent London ICIS World Base Oils & Lubricants conference feature in this online publication, the first issue of ICIS interactive for the year. Hear what speakers from ExxonMobil, Fuchs Petrolub, Neste and DYM Resources have to say, plus market updates from ICIS editors in Europe and Asia.
Mexican presidential aspirants have begun gearing up for the 2018 campaign season. The question yet to be answered: how will Mexico’s 2018 elections impact the progress already made in liberalizing the country’s energy markets?
Find out whether Mexico’s laws are sufficiently robust to protect the country’s energy reforms and the related gas and power investments.
The latest edition of NACD’s Chemical Distributor, produced by ICIS, looks at regulatory, business and economic topics affecting the US chemical distribution sector, and has reports on e-commerce and Millennial recruitment and talent.
While the electricity markets in the Balkans have been developing in recent years, day-ahead volumes traded through the local exchanges are still relatively low, with most of the liquidity remaining with the benchmark HUPX.
In this infographic, ICIS tracks the changes in liquidity of Balkan day-ahead power exchanges from 2016 to 2017, and indicates countries yet to launch an exchange.
Would our lives be really that much worse if we had to buy a re-usable cup and remember to take it with us every time we visit an espresso bar? Will sustainability replace globalisation as the biggest value driver for the polymers industry?
Download this insight by ICIS Consultant John Richardson to find out about the challenges faced by the new EU Plastics Strategy.
The world won’t do without plastics but producers, converters, retailers and consumers are being prodded into doing more with less.
Download this insight by Nigel Davis, reporting on the increased global use of plastic packaging, as this topic is more closely scrutinised.
Last year base oil prices in Europe saw support from refinery outages. With scheduled maintenance expected this year, will the uptrend continue this year?
This infographic by ICIS experts Vicky Ellis and Sarah Trinder looks at the correlation between refinery maintenance season, plant outages and price increases to identify trends. Download a copy and understand how these changes affect the base oils market.
Two world-scale plants will soon be on stream in the Gulf Cooperation Council region. In this market insight, ICIS takes a look at how the added capacity in this region is expected to put downward pressure on markets, even though linear alkyl benzene prices are firming due to increasing oil and benzene prices.
The UK’s approach to renewable heat targets means gas is likely to remain the cornerstone of residential and commercial heating demand for the next decade and beyond.
This market insight by senior reporter, Henry Evans, explores how the government’s attempts to meet EU targets for renewal electricity has overshadowed renewable and transport targets.
ICIS takes a close look at industry and market trends in the base oils and lubricants sector in its annual base oils special report.
Linda Naylor explores the challenges , threats and opportunities that lie ahead for the polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) markets for 2018. In particular, potential impact of the new North American capacities on the European PE market.
Over the course of six out of the past eight years – including all of the past five – the Rotterdam coal front year has gained more (or lost less) than the year+2 contract.
In this infographic, ICIS market reporter, William Peck, shows movements in the spreads between the two contracts over this period, and looks ahead to determine whether the pattern will repeat this year.
Mexico’s energy reform has entered into its sixth and most decisive year yet, as the country gears up for a presidential election in July 2018, against the backdrop of ongoing renegotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the US and Canada.
As the leading information provider for the Mexican gas and power markets, ICIS is pleased to provide you with the Mexico Energy Outlook covering the most important milestones and development stages for both sectors through 2018.
Download the outlook for an insight into several large natural gas projects, including two market mergers, which could reshape the current trading landscape, as well as the resumption of supply from Russia to Ukraine, which has the potential to shake the market in central Europe and reshape the trading landscape.
Electricity markets are likely to be shaken up by various country-specific policies as well as EU-wide projects.
Download the European Power Outlook 2018 for an understanding of the crucial supply, demand and regulation changes which could impact power prices and market liquidity at a country-by-country level.
For the last five years, the European chemicals industry has faced uncertainty, with some financiers referring to the European economy as ‘structurally damaged’. Yet, despite previous announcements of closures of European petrochemicals plants, for many companies, 2017 was better-than-expected.
This infographic and market insight piece by European News Editor, Jonathan Lopez, represents the new plant capacity and expansions for the European petrochemicals market in years to come.
Production from Europe’s largest onshore gas field – Groningen – was thrust into the spotlight in early January following a major gas extraction-related earthquake.
Download this market insight by senior market reporter, Alex Thackrah, to understand what the impact of the reduced Groningen output could be for the Dutch TTF hub - Europe’s most liquid gas market.
The blockchain hype train arrived in the traded commodity space in a big way during 2017, with its potential for disruption jumped on by some of the biggest wholesale traders.
Download this market insight by our ICIS editors to understand just how realistic is it to expect a major disruption in the short term for energy trading.
The global methyl methacrylate (MMA) market is bracing itself for further disruptions in 2018 after 2017 left prices soaring, amid higher demand worldwide and production problems.
Read the Market Outlook to see the areas of opportunity and growth for MMA in 2018.
Read the latest chemical profile by ICIS markets editor, Ruth Loh Xiu, which provides an overview of uses, technology, supply/demand and prices for Middle East PET to help you make more informed business decisions in 2018.
Despite the ongoing import pipeline capacity build out from the US, Mexico’s natural gas demand shows no signs of abating. In a bid to stabilise the supply picture in the country’s Southeast, state companies CFE and Pemex are now eyeing LNG as a temporary solution until new pipeline infrastructure comes online.
The long-awaited world’s largest emissions trading scheme (ETS), the Chinese national ETS, was launched on Tuesday 19 December.
In this white paper, ICIS looks at the impact this scheme may have on the Chinese carbon market.
The Post-2020 reform sets the framework of the EU carbon market from 2021-2030. It contains several important provisions that are likely to have an impact on the market as early as 2018.
Innovation and capacity expansions in North American plastics are explored in this special publication produced by ICIS in association with the Plastics Industry Association, organiser of next year’s NPE2018 plastics convention. Also featured are plastics in automotives, biopolymers, plastics recycling and 3D printing.
Video interviews with senior chemical industry executives at this year’s Annual GPCA Forum are featured in this latest ICIS interactive. Listen to views on industry transformation, sustainability and digitalisation and learn about the GPCA’s Legacy Initiative to recognise pioneers of the Arabian Gulf chemical industry.
ICIS is pleased to announce the top 40 power players of 2017. This is a list of the most influential executives in the global chemical industry.
European polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) players are set to close 2017 in calmer waters, after nervous sentiment caused by cracker shutdowns at the beginning of the year.
But will this sentiment be short-lived?
Linda Naylor reports on the strength of the economy for PP and PE markets.
Significant changes can be expected in the global polyolefins market in 2018.
In North America, all eyes are on the long-term impact of Hurricane Harvey on supplies, while in Asia, the success or otherwise of China’s economic reforms will have a huge bearing on consumption. In Europe, supply and demand are driving the market, which is expected to remain healthy into 2018.
The fourth 2017 quarterly newsletter from GPCA, produced by ICIS for GPCA, looks at the challenges facing the Middle East chemical industry, with interviews and features on a wide range of topics.
The latest ICIS interactive brings you news and interviews from the November annual meeting of the National Association of Chemical Distributors in San Antonio, Texas, which saw delegates in positive mood in terms of business and regulatory issues.
ICIS analysis has found that an average daily temperature of below 9°C in the UK and France is the tipping point as to where wholesale power and gas prices have started to rise over the last three years.
This infographic shows how cooler temperatures impact energy demand in the UK and France, and the effect they have on pricing.
This 8-page special ICIS publication looks at developments in Strathcona County, Alberta, Canada, and how it is gearing up to attract downstream petrochemical investment to add to it oil, gas and refinery activities.
ICIS reveals the winners of its Innovation Awards 2017 competition, with articles on the winners and sponsors, and views from the judging panel. Read about AkzoNobel, Genomatica, Enerkem and Dow Chemical’s outstanding innovations.
This ICIS interactive reports from the ACC’s Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) annual technical conference, including video interviews with key industry and association executives and winners of the CPI innovation awards
The latest edition of NACD’s Chemical Distributor, produced by ICIS, looks at regulatory, business and environmental issues, and previews the key speakers at the NACD annual meeting in San Antonio in November.
Watch video interviews with leading Latin American industry executives and consultants, in this report from the APLA petrochemicals meeting in November in Rio de Janeiro.
France's nuclear fleets have been scrutinised by regulators this year and last over safety issues. Initial schedules to bring the plants back online have not been kept to as shown in this latest infographic by ICIS.
Turkey and southeast European countries have been struggling to diversify their natural gas resources and supply routes. Over the years, numerous projects have been initiated – but many have fallen through either due to lack of commercial viability, complex regional politics or changing global conditions.
View the latest infographic by ICIS to see which projects are approaching their commissioning date
This ICIS infographic examines key trends expected to emerge in the global polyolefin markets from 2018 onwards, its impact on polyolefin prices, and implications to Middle Eastern suppliers.
The Middle East underwent significant geopolitical and political changes in 2017.
This ICIS infographic examines key fundamentals you will need to focus on for 2018 if you are based in the Middle East or have a stake in the region.
While important lessons were learnt at the beginning of this year when unprecedented price spikes hit energy markets, some of the issues that allowed the price spikes to occur have cropped up again.
Will the European energy markets pull through this winter unscathed?
European energy traders face a mixed standpoint as described in the ICIS European Energy Market Winter Outlook 2017, download your copy to find out more.
The Rhine waterways are a vital transport link for the petrochemical industry, with many companies situated near its banks. Periods of low water have occurred with increasing frequency in recent years, causing disruption and expense.
Is the Rhine going to become increasingly problematic to use for business in the coming years? Find out with this in depth ICIS insight into the future of the Rhine water levels and expectations for climate developments.
European petrochemicals come under the spotlight in the ICIS special publication produced in association with EPCA for its Annual Meeting in Berlin.
This special supplement from ICIS looks at INEOS' ambitious growth strategy with continued expansion in Europe, Asia and the US, as well as its ambitious plans to enter the automotive sector.
Polyurethane markets, US and EU regulatory issues and workplace diversity are all explored in this special ICIS publication produced in association with ACC for its annual CPI Polyurethanes Technical Conference, this year held in New Orleans.
The 51st European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) in Berlin was bursting with optimism and excitement. Petrochemical producers in Europe are facing continuing pressures within the modern economy to keep up with demand however given the economic backdrop, competitiveness has increased.
Our insight editor Nigel Davis reports on the event in this summary.
The global aromatics market has been through a turbulent 2017, with supply disruptions, inventory fluctuations and unusual trade patterns. This article gives an outlook for 2018, and details why the authors expect calmer waters ahead.
It has been a rollercoaster year for prices of polymeric methyl di-p-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) and more can be expected before the year ends.
This Chemical Profile for Middle East MDI provides some details on the technology and uses of MDI, and also touches on price trends and some of the factors behind recent price moves.
China has overtaken the US as the world’s top crude importer. At the same time, as more independent refiners are starting up in China, there is now a supply glut in distillates, resulting in China now exporting.
Access a presentation covering insights on the impact of China’s rising oil demand and surplus on international market players.
The versatility of these widely used polymers feature prominently in a new special publication from ICIS, produced in association with Dow Chemical.
The latest issue of GPCA Insight, produced by ICIS, carries news and interviews on fertilizers in the GCC region and globally.
The ICIS Carbon Markets Almanac provides a top-level view of global efforts to combat climate change with cap-and-trade systems. For each of the different schemes worldwide, it highlights key design characteristics and includes spotlight articles discussing specific system features.
Our overarching breakout articles for 2017 include an analysis of the post-2020 carbon world and how we will get there, a discussion of President Trump’s impact on carbon trading, as well as a study on the Brexit and its effect on EU carbon and power markets.
With Germany’s parliamentary election approaching, what impact will it have on the share of renewables and EU carbon?
ICIS has awarded its Company of the Year accolade to Germany-headquartered polycarbonate and polyurethanes maker Covestro, based on its exceptional financial performance in 2016.
Saudi Arabia’s Sadara Chemical Co announced its long-awaited entry into the polyether polyols supply chain recently in a relatively low-key affair. In this paper, ICIS studies the impact of the debutant in the Middle East polyols industry on prices since the official announcement, highlighting the limited impact seen so far in what is widely considered to be a well-supplied segment.
ICIS is pleased to present the top 100 chemical companies of 2017. Based on 2016 sales, the list highlights the largest and most influential companies on earth.
ICIS Chemical Business are proud to present our first ever Latin America chemical profile for HDPE, which takes a look at uses, technology, pricing and supply and demand for this commodity.
It has been a challenging start to the year for a number of key petrochemical products. Some markets have moved from volatility to stability over the last six months, and players are questioning what the rest of 2017 may bring. ICIS has published a series of outlooks, examining supply and demand expectations for the third quarter.
View the latest video interviews and read the market outlooks in which the olefins, aromatics, polyolefins and titanium dioxide (TiO2) editors provide an insight into what to expect in the coming months.
The European titanium dioxide (TiO2) market has seen extreme swings in price and supply over some years now.
Due to the price pressure and recent European Chemical Agency (ECHA) recommendation to classify TiO2 as a category 2 carcinogen, when inhaled, there is an underlying drive for buyers to reduce their TiO2 content and explore substitution possibilities. However, while this may be an option, technical limitations apply and there is an underlying need for a period of stability where economic sustainability is supported through the chain for the sake of the whole industry.
European storage sites entered the gas summer on 1 April with depleted stocks due to a cold winter, and high prompt prices have discouraged shippers from replenishing these stocks.
This infographic looks at the levels of gas in store, the price spreads which have contributed to the low levels and the injections needed to replenish sites by the beginning of the gas winter on 1 October.
Download this featured content for an in-depth analysis of prices, supply, demand and production in the Asian chemicals market.
The base oils market in the Middle East is increasingly of interest to market players globally. Upcoming capacity within the region has not only an impact on tradeflows across markets, but is also slated to impact prices in key regions.
Read the latest chemical profile by senior editor manager, Veena Pathare, which provides an overview of uses, technology, supply/demand and prices for Middle East base oils to help you make more informed business decisions.
UK polyethylene price volatility might have been expected post the Brexit referendum. The value of sterling plunged once the outcome was known. And the pound has been volatile since.
This insight piece put together by leading ICIS editors Nigel Davis and Linda Naylor, who presented at a British Plastics Federation (BPF) Brexit conference, discusses the recent differential between the UK and EU polymer prices, and highlights the areas of uncertainty facing the plastics industry before the divorce settlement with the EU is agreed.
Sulphuric acid supply is expected to remain globally short until the first quarter of 2018 because of a heavy fourth quarter smelter turnaround schedule. Spot prices have increased tightly during the second quarter as buyers turn to the typically more expensive burned sulphuric acid due to the lack of smelter sulphuric acid on the market. The increased reliance on burned sulphuric acid, which is largely being sourced from China, has had a knock-on effect on upstream sulphur prices.
The European styrene market faced some dramatic price movements during the first quarter of this year, with a strong upward trend that started in November 2016. This was followed by sharp drops in April and May. After the sudden and severe price fluctuations during most of the first half of the year, styrene players are more optimistic and confident that the market might have entered a period of stability.
Read this market insight from markets editor Vasiliki Parapouli to understand what's happening in the European styrenics market.
In this insight Nigel Davis, ICIS Insight editor, reviews Europe’s economic performance in spite of uncertainties surrounding how Britain will exit the European Union which weighs heavily on the markets.
The base oils market in UAE has remained firm since early this year, buoyed by tight supply fundamentals across Group I and Group II categories. However, the second half of the year is slated to see a reversal in this price trend, with prices expected to come under pressure from improved supply and other factors.
Read the latest insight from ICIS senior editor manager, Veena Pathare, who outlines the outlook for Middle Eastern base oils.
Polyethylene and polypropylene prices have been falling in recent weeks, with some PE grades facing tough competition from imports and oversupply in the domestic market.
Read the latest updates on PP and PE from ICIS senior editor manager Katherine Sale.
With the recent general election in the UK stoking uncertainty about negotiations between the UK and the EU, Steve Elliott, CEO of the UK’s Chemical Industries Association (CIA), discusses the need for a “pragmatic Brexit” with ICIS’s Jonathan Lopez and considers the options for Brexit and what it means for the UK’s petrochemical industry.
Positive spark spreads indicate gas-fired power generation will play a major role in France’s electricity generation sector this summer.
ICIS looks at the key reasons why spark spreads – which indicate when gas-fired generation is profitable against coal – have become more profitable. These include the nuclear generation issues that plagued the French energy markets at the back-end of 2016.
Chemical distribution in Europe comes under the spotlight in the latest special publication from ICIS, produced in association with FECC for its annual congress in Warsaw in June.
Chemical producers in Germany share a renewed sense of optimism after a strong first quarter. With a surge in sales, improved profits and robust demand, the consensus is that their strategies are clearly paying dividends. Custom Publishing editor at ICIS, Andy Brice, looks at their performance during the first three months of the 2017 and the expectations moving forward.
This White Paper, provides a scenario-based assessment analysing the impact of Britain’s exit on the EU ETS market balance and as well as our mid-term outlook for EU Allowance (EUA) prices. We found that the most bearish EUA price risk is associated with a scenario where the lead time between the announcement of Brexit and the actual end of compliance obligations for UK installations is reduced to a minimum, and when Brexit takes place before the end of phase three in 2020.
OPEC and some non-OPEC producers agreed to extend a supply-curbing pact to 2018 on 25 May, but will the oil output cut extension be enough?
The US Department of Commerce has announced measures to encourage US LNG exports to China following a meeting between the presidents of the United States and China in April. The announcement has been welcomed by the LNG industry as a way to boost long-term contractual discussions between the two countries.
Download the whitepaper to learn more from ICIS China’s gas experts on China’s growing appetite for natural gas and LNG. ICIS China also provides insight on the developments of domestic gas market participants and a forecast for gas consumption through 2021.
ICIS and Japan’s Chemical Daily focus on Asian petrochemical markets in this year’s special publication, produced for the APIC meeting in Sapporo, Japan, in mid-May. In-depth features in the 76-page publication analyse commodity markets, company strategies, capital investment and M&A activity. Key developments in China are reviewed
The latest edition of NACD’s Chemical Distributor, produced by ICIS, looks at regulation and the possible effects of President Trump’s policies, hiring tips and the benefits of community outreach.
Global methyl methacrylate (MMA) players are looking to the Middle East, in the hope of finding some relief to the current shortness in supply. Supply started to tighten in the second-half of 2016, with a series of planned and unplanned plant outages in Asia as the catalyst. Since that point, the global supply situation has gone from bad to worse, with prices soaring in Asia, Europe and the Americas.
This ICIS market insight and infographic, by senior editor manager Katherine Sale, examines the key events that led to the global shortage of product, the drivers for the year to come and, most importantly, evaluates whether there will be any easing to the supply constraints in 2017.
ICIS senior editor Linda Naylor, talks to ICIS markets editor Pavle Popovic about the 6th annual ICIS World Polyolefins Conference, the implications of new global capacity for polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) and other future issues facing the market.
The ICIS June East Asia Index (EAX) for spot LNG averaged $5.690/MMBtu during its period as the front-month assessment, rising 4% from the previous month and up by 27% from the previous year.
The global butadiene (BD) market can be the most volatile among major petrochemicals. View the key dynamics of the European BD market including uses, supply/demand, pricing, technology and outlook from ICIS Chemical Business’ (ICB) latest chemical profile. Plus, see how the BD chain works on a global basis with analysis and forecasts on supply/demand factors across the entire value chain.
The ICIS Petrochemical Index and cracker margin data have charted the spectacular uptick for some intermediates this year. Rising prices, largely driven by specific regional supply and demand issues, have not been matched by raw material cost increases, and price deltas have improved.
ICIS Insights editor Nigel Davis analyses European margins against competitors in other regions, and who the big winners are from the current price trends.
Polyolefins demand in Europe is continuing to grow in 2017, underpinned by economic improvements. Supply is expected to remain tight in the first half of the year but market conditions could change significantly from mid-2017.
ICIS senior consultant Fabrizio Galiè discusses the factors that are expected to affect European supply dynamics. Download the article, which includes insights on Asia from John Richardson and on North America from James Ray and Stephanie Kirby, to better understand the global polyolefins market outlook.
In this whitepaper, ICIS investigates the ongoing LNG contract dispute between Mexico’s state power utility CFE and term supplier Shell. While price remains a factor, Mexico’s changing natural gas supply fundamentals are complicating the issue.
The North America sulphur markets have grown tight in the last month of Q1 on a combination of oil sands divestments, plant outages and turnarounds. Export prices firmed at the beginning of the year in Vancouver and California, but softened in March as outside demand quieted.
News and views from the US Adhesive and Sealant Council’s conference in Atlanta in April are covered in the latest ICIS interactive online publication, containing video interviews with keynote speakers and ASC executives
The supply of isocyanates, key ingredients in the polyurethanes (PU) industry, to the Middle East is currently dominated by producers in northeast Asia. However, the entry of Saudi Arabia’s Sadara has the potential to change those dynamics. That could have an impact on prices, from as early as this year, as material from the Dow-Aramco joint venture starts to trickle into a crowded market.
On 22 March 2017, European Spot Gas Markets (ESGM) – the benchmark price report for the continent’s traded natural gas hubs – boosted its subscriber offering with the addition of volatility indices for key assessments at the German NCG and GASPOOL markets and the Italian PSV.
ICIS takes a closer look at how key sectors within the US energy industry were shaped by the Obama administration and what the potential market impact could be under the helm of President Donald Trump.
2017 has been marked by dramatic movements in global styrene prices, driven largely by supply-side developments as well as underlying feedstock movement. Through it all, however, margins have remained at high levels and ICIS believes they are likely to continue strong.
Download the latest insight from ICIS senior editor Rhian O'Connor to better understand the recent developments and the outlook for styrene markets.
The latest ICIS interactive online publication contains video interviews with key executives at the recent AFPM International Petrochemical Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Hear the latest views from INEOS, Huntsman, NOVA Chemicals and AFPM senior staff.
Adhesives and sealants are the focus of the latest special publication from ICIS, prepared in association with the US Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) for its spring convention in Atlanta. The Trump administration, chemical safety regulations, cyber security, customer engagement and innovation and biobased materials are all featured in indepth articles.
Three LNG importers from India have issued spot buy tenders to cover new requirements from their domestic end-users between April and May, according to market sources in the Pacific basin.
Download and view the latest titanium dioxide (TiO2) animated map, by ICIS senior editor Heidi Finch, which shows global restructuring and cost-cutting measures from 2015-2018.
Imports into the structurally short US benzene market fell about 18% year-on-year in 2016 compared with 2015, as downstream issues in derivatives such as styrene weighed on demand. Meanwhile, benzene prices rose late in 2016 on a rally in upstream crude oil as well as several issues at refineries on the Gulf Coast.
On the demand side, China's appetite for benzene ahead of its Lunar New Year holiday spurred price increases and US exports to China in December. The US benzene market is structurally short and relies on imports to meet about 20% of consumption. South Korea, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia and Brazil continue to be key suppliers to the US market. Explore these trends in our benzene infographic.
The shale boom continues to fuel the boom in ethylene production in the US and has spurred growth in ethylene exports while virtually pushing out all ethylene imports. Exports to key destinations such as China and India grew in 2016 from 2015 amid a more than 13% increase in overall US ethylene exports in 2016 from the year before. Explore these trends in our ethylene infographic.
North American petrochemicals expansion and the Trump effect are analysed in the latest ICIS special publication, produced with AFPM for its International Petrochemical Conference in San Antonio. Topics such as capacity start-ups and ethane supply, logistics, talent and TCSA implantation are all covered in depth.
The growing capacity of soda ash from China over the past few decades is a major challenge which has threatened the profitability of US soda ash miners, most of whom are located in the state of Wyoming.
Another challenge for the US soda ash market is new production from Turkey, which is expected to come online in August of 2017.
Learn how the US is facing these obstacles in the whitepaper below.
For years, persistently slow growth has been the driving force behind chemical mergers and acquisitions. With growth at such a sluggish pace, chemical companies have relied on deal-making to achieve growth through synergies. The administration of Donald Trump could change that, given his proposals to lower taxes, reform regulations and spend more on infrastructure. In this whitepaper, Al Greenwood looks at how some of Trump's policies could affect the outlook for growth.
Talks for Q2 refined glycerine contracts are happening and the market seems to be seeing a unique mix of factors that could push prices higher. Uncertainty in the biodiesel sector in the first quarter of every year has been a constant for many years now, but this year the uncertainty level is even more pronounced.
Meanwhile, imported product from southeast Asia has pulled back as sharply higher palm oil (CPO) and palm kernel oil (PKO) prices eroded margins for fatty acids production since December. Large producers in southeast Asia have increased kosher vegetable glycerine prices at US ports, but still see current prices as too low to cover refining and logistics costs.
The urea market has seen a downward correction in February with domestic demand slowing in key markets including China and the US. Real buying interest is yet to return and there is a lot of talk of whether prices are close to a bottom or if there is more pain ahead.
In this piece, ICIS editor Deepika Thapliyal looks at the key factors affecting the urea market.
ICIS editors Veena Pathare, Jasmine Khoo and Muhamad Fadhil look at recent developments in sanctions against Iran and its implications for the petrochemicals markets and analyse the Iranian base oils industry
In the first two months of 2017, the European monoethylene glycol (MEG) market saw two consecutive triple-digit increases in the monthly contract price, and spot prices reached their highest level since June 2015.
Traditionally a quiet period for Europe MEG, early 2017 saw tight conditions and soaring price trends, despite typical lacklustre demand.
A drop in Asian demand has led to a sharp up-tick in LNG cargoes due into Britain in March, and traders expect the trend to continue into the start of the gas summer.
ICIS looks at the drivers behind dwindling Asian demand, the evolution of Britain-Asia price spreads, and how this has created arbitrage opportunities to divert cargoes to Europe.
A new online distribution portal hopes to revolutionise the chemical industry. ICIS, in association with GoBuyChem.com, looks at the changing buying and selling habits of customers, and showcases a new website and app that offers a transparent, simple and cost-effective way of sourcing chemicals.
The latest edition of NACD’s Chemical Distributor, produced by ICIS, looks at digitalisation, how Millennials can benefit business and the newest cycle of Responsible Distribution.
Global LNG market growth is set to accelerate in the coming years as more than 100mtpa of production capacity under construction comes online by 2020.
This white paper looks at the current usage of FSRUs, taking into account their capacities and geographies.
European polyethylene terephthalate (PET) prices have been rising in late 2016 and early 2017. Upstream price increases and a lack of competitive imports have caused PET prices to rise and this has led to some buyers reviewing their options.
Do higher PET prices make recycled polyethylene terephthalate (R-PET) an attractive alternative for buyers? Is switching from PET to R-PET a viable alternative? What impact are rising PET prices having on the R-PET market?
The ICIS European Ethylene Review of 2016 provides an at-a-glance reference view of the key features of the ethylene market including cracker output, supply and margins, pricing and international trade. The infographic also includes a European map of scheduled cracker turnarounds for 2017.
In this special interactive magazine from the 21st World Base Oils And Lubricants Conference, ICIS brings you interviews with some of the key players in the market, looking at the main issues affecting the industry and what to expect in the year ahead.
Power prices surged across Europe in winter 2016/17 due to cold weather and nuclear outages.
France was the epicentre of the outages and some of the nuclear fleet remains offline. There was a knock-on impact on prices across the region as France is western Europe’s biggest electricity exporter.
ICIS looks at the fundamental factors which could determine system tightness.
The European Group I base oils market has got off to an unexpectedly bullish start in 2017 amid tight supply of SN150 and SN500 brought about by production issues at a number of refineries. Despite this, brightstock supply is surprisingly healthy – but how long will this continue? Furthermore, what impact will rising Group I prices have on the Group III market?
Download and read the market insight from ICIS editors Vicky Ellis and Sarah Trinder.
ICIS’s annual Base Oils & Lubricants publication is now ready to read – bringing insights into industry trends and issues, market developments, and technical and regulatory issues. Infineum looks at auto oils requirements and Chevron’s move into Europe is profiled.
The ICIS March East Asia Index (EAX) for spot LNG cargoes was assessed for the final time at $7.125/MMBtu on 15 February, down $1.200/MMBtu since becoming the front month on 16 January. As a front month, the contract had peaked on its first day of assessment at $8.325/MMBtu on 16 January and was at its low on the final assessment day.
In this white paper, ICIS explores if the launch of the Urals Futures – the first Russian-designed oil futures contract – on the Saint-Petersburg International Mercantile Exchange (SPIMEX) in November 2016 could prove a decisive step in achieving what the country sees as an improved, Russian oil pricing mechanism.
How will the major developments that pose uncertainty to the global petrochemicals market influence price and market movements in 2017?
ICIS answers these questions and more through the Americas chemicals outlook magazine and a series of short videos which provide a detailed market review of 2016 and analysis of the likely market outlook for 2017.
On 30 November, OPEC members decided to cut a total of 1.2m bbl/day of crude oil output from 1 January 2017, for the first time in eight years.
In the face of a mounting oil production, ICIS looks at the way the output cuts agreement has affected oil prices so far and the 2017 outlook.
Currency fluctuations, slow downstream demand, new supply from China, ‘Brexit’ and a Trump Presidency are some of the major factors likely to affect key Middle Eastern commodity markets in 2017.
Download our exclusive Middle East Market Outlook magazine for a more detailed and extended review of key commodity markets
The exceptional situation in 2015 for polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) markets plus a series of planned maintenance closures this year are affecting decision making for buyers.
As we begin the new year, ICIS analyses the key topics and what to expect in 2017.
Like other commodities, fertilizers face an uncertain 2017 due to political and economic uncertainty on both sides of the Atlantic, with consolidation expected by players looking to follow in the footsteps of Canadian giants PotashCorp and Agrium – who should receive regulatory approval for their mega-merger in the summer.
'Brexit', a Trump presidency, EU policy changes – these are just some of the major developments that pose uncertainty to the global petrochemicals market.
ICIS analyses the key price and market movements in 2016 and what to expect in 2017 in a series of short videos and through the European outlook magazine.
ICIS looks country-by-country at the key potential supply, demand and regulation changes in 2017 which could impact natural gas prices and market liquidity in Europe.
ICIS looks country-by-country at the key potential supply, demand and regulation changes which could impact power prices and market liquidity in Europe in 2017.
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The LNG market in 2016 saw a flurry of new Australian and US production start-up but plant outages stemmed the flow of cargoes. Spot prices fell on weak East Asian demand for much of the year but new buyers came into the market.
In this white paper, ICIS offers a thorough review of all the key global LNG events and changes over 2016.
The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has selected ICIS data to calculate its price cap for prepayment customers.
We held a webinar on 26 January 2017 to help you understand the market data used in these calculations and how to adapt to this new requirement. The event was presented by Zoe Double, ICIS’ Head of Power.
UK wholesale energy market prices have continued to climb in Q4 2016, prompted by concerns over gas storage levels and tighter power margins, according to analysis of the energy markets published by ICIS, the independent authority on energy market pricing.
This whitepaper reviews the polypropylene plants that companies are considering in North America and explains the reasons why these plants could be built, going over margins for the polymer and comparing them with other parts of the world.
The continent could get at least six such plants. The whitepaper names the companies behind the projects and provides their level of progress. It also explains whether North America will have enough propylene to supply these and other derivative plants that are being proposed.
Senior Consultant James Ray discusses the preliminary steps necessary to achieve World Class
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Africa will be the focus of 2017 and beyond with new phosphates capacity coming on stream and new players entering the market. As the phosphates market starts 2017 under pressure, with prices edging downwards globally and subdued demand, Africa emerges as an active demand outlet.
ICIS takes a look at the major companies that are going to play a big role in the next five years on the continent, and the main developments that are likely to shape the market by 2022.
Heren indices and price assessments from ICIS have been trusted by industry players for over 20 years, giving you the insights you need to make well-timed decisions in key gas markets.
Spain’s natural gas hub has experienced a marked increase in over-the-counter (OTC) trade in 2016, with liquidity increasing across both prompt and curve.
In this webinar, ICIS examines how much this is down to organic growth and how much it is down to the implementation of ‘key enablers’ designed to fire up the market.
The ICIS Top 40 Power Players, a global ranking of the leading senior executives making the greatest positive impact on their companies and the industry through investments, shifts in business models, mergers and acquisitions, and innovation, has been published by ICIS Chemical Business magazine.
In our latest ICIS interactive publication we bring you interviews with leading GCC and global chemical executives from the Annual GPCA forum in Dubai.
Latin American petrochemicals are discussed in the latest ICIS interactive online publication, which includes video interviews with industry executives attending the recent APLA Annual Meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The regional economy, shale gas, projects and biobased materials are all covered.
The latest edition of NACD’s Chemical Distributor, produced by ICIS, looks at long-awaited TSCA reform, the economy, as well as strong leadership and mentoring.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has selected ICIS LNG EDGE analytics platform as a primary data provider for launching its recent IEA Global Gas Security Review report – How flexible are LNG markets in practice?
Watch video interviews from NACD’s 2016 Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona in November. This ICIS interactive magazine looks at the key issues from the event, including leadership, mentoring, regulation and the recent presidential election.
Qatar, the world’s biggest LNG exporter, is compensating for a decline in demand from its traditional east Asian customers by targeting growth markets in the Middle East and south Asia.
Read more about the latest trends, and analysis of export data from ICIS’ LNG Edge analytics platform, including shipments to Europe, in our latest article.
Following on from the result of the recent Italian Referendum, where 59.1% of Italians voted against the proposed reforms, ICIS takes a closer look at what impact this could have on the Italian chemicals market.
ICIS has now published the GPCA members directory “Connecting the Gulf 2016-2017” on behalf of the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA). It profiles all 35 full members and 215 associate members, giving contact information and a brief company description. A product finder is also included.
In this white paper ICIS editor Linda Naylor discusses the difficult choices available to PP contract buyers in Europe next year, and how the shortages of 2015 are still having an impact on the market.
Should they bite the bullet and accept higher prices to ensure security of supply next year? Or, as some are doing, reject what they consider to be unreasonable price hikes but risk not having the volume if supply is interrupted?
The latest GPCA Insight publication, prepared by ICIS, offers news and analysis of chemical developments in the Middle East on the occasion of the GPCA’s Annual Forum in Dubai on 27-29 November.
The future of the European chloralkali market is becoming clear, as the majority of mercury cell producers have announced whether they will close or convert their capacity. With this bugbear of the European caustic soda market now fading into the background, the question now becomes: what will be the impact on chloralkali producers and their downstream markets?
In this white paper, ICIS examines the early implications of pan-European network code reforms on one of Europe’s outliers, Spain, and looks at whether the changes will be enough to provoke a hoped-for surge in liquidity in the region.
2016 styrene production levels have been strong in Europe and the US, but now the US styrene market is tightening on supply outages and impacting the availability of material for export to the rest of the world.
Read the latest market commentary from ICIS Senior Analyst Rhian O'Connor to get a clearer picture of the uncertainties in the styrenics market and how they are impacting PS prices.
French utility EDF’s 3.2GW Hinkley Point C (HPC) will be Britain’s first nuclear plant in decades when built and will assist in the country’s bid to improve energy security.
Once complete the plant will fill about 7% of the country’s electricity needs but the project has persistently faced delays since its inception.
ICIS takes a look at some of the more important developments so far.
Read the latest market outlook for European polymethyl methacrylate from ICIS editor Katherine Sale to learn about the key areas of interest for 2017 and the influences on European supply and demand dynamics.
Latin America’s economies have been suffering but reforms are bringing some hope for an upturn in the chemical sector. The political, economic and industry perspectives are analysed in ICIS’s latest special report on the region, produced in association with APLA, the Latin American Petrochemical Association, on the occasion of its Annual Meeting this year in Buenos Aires.
In this latest video, ICIS energy editors Jamie Stewart and Tom Marzec-Manser discuss what could happen on European power and gas markets later in the winter, when temperatures could drop further and boost energy demand.
Since the 2014 crude oil price crash opened a huge spread between gasoline prices and fuel ethanol, ethanol blending has looked economically unattractive, more driven by government mandates.
Some are asking the question, is Europe’s ethanol industry in trouble?
The election of Donald Trump as president of the world’s largest economy has major implications for global trade.
ICIS has followed the US Presidential election and is providing up-to-date coverage including news, insight and analysis since the result was announced.
This ICIS infographic shows the present nuclear availability in France as of 11 November 2016, and compares net export/import positions on French borders in September vs October.
Global aromatics markets have experienced mixed fortunes in 2016. US benzene markets have struggled with oversupply contrasted with a lack of liquidity in Europe. The future of the styrene market meanwhile seems to be looking up, following years of low growth and oversupply.
Ahead of the 15th World Aromatics and Derivatives Conference in Vienna this month, ICIS consultants Rob Peacock and Rhian O'Connor examine the markets and discuss key trends for the aromatics chains for the year ahead.
ICIS consultants were at the 2016 K Fair in Dusseldorf, talking to plastics producers, consumers, processors and distributors from all over the world.
Read this round up of the key topics for the European polyolefins and styrenics markets.
The European landscape of electricity capacity mechanisms and reserves is being extended and re-developed, but while some level of uniformity is emerging, no regional approach is in sight.
ICIS takes an overview of the efforts by governments to tackle market failures and shore up security of supply by paying capacity providers for availability.
European titanium dioxide (TiO2) contract prices changed direction during the second and third quarters of 2016, following the substantial price erosion seen during Q4 2014 and early 2016. The improved market sentiment in Q2-Q3 2016 was helped by a widely acknowledged need for producers to restore lost profitability, amid some supply restrictions and better-than-expected demand in the first half of 2016.
Check out the updated ICIS infographic to see the most recent cost-cutting measures in 2016 and the impact on supply and demand.
On 10 October the Bundesrat, the German federal council, passed a resolution calling for an EU-wide ban on combustion engine cars by 2030. The resolution is non-binding. Nevertheless, it is a strong signal of intent that they believe the future of the automobiles is electric vehicles (EVs) and hydrogen-fuel cells.
In this white paper we discuss the potential for a rapid expansion in carbon fibre growth, and the wider plastic growth opportunities this will create.
The first half of 2016 saw a double-digit increase in polyethylene (PE) imports into Europe when compared with the same period in 2015, as domestic demand grew but European production failed to keep up with this growth – shrinking instead.
In this Infographic, ICIS consultant Fabrizio Galié breaks down the figures for the main import and export destinations of the Americas, the Middle East and Africa and Asia in 2016, including whole-year estimates for PE movements.
Polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) buyers in Europe are facing further price increases for 2017, particularly those with contracts linked to upstream ethylene and propylene, and discussions are expected be tough.
ICIS has created an infographic showing the current polyethylene (PE) situation in Europe, including spreads, production and current trends.
Global demand levels, market liquidity and increasing global supply were just a few of the talking points at the 50th EPCA meeting in Budapest this month. Chemical industry players from Europe and across the world gathered to discuss what lies ahead for their markets.
Our ICIS consultants give their views on what were the hot topics in the benzene, styrenics and polyolefins markets.
With benzene prices steady at the start of Q4 2016, European players at the 50th European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) meeting in Budapest, Hungary this year were anxious to discuss the various factors that will drive the market in 2017.
Read this latest market outlook from Senior ICIS Editor, Truong Mellor.
Low-calorific natural gas (L-gas) production in the northeastern Dutch province of Groningen has been a key concern for European gas market participants for the best part of two years. Mounting civil unrest around earth tremors associated with Groningen production has forced the government to overhaul its production strategy.
In this white paper, ICIS examines the detail of the new plan and how the Netherlands and the rest of northwest Europe will cope with reduced production of the unique L-gas that Groningen yields.
1 October saw the launch of Spain’s new balancing regime. Operating under the name Punto Virtual de Balance (PVB), trade at the hub is underpinned by new requirements that impose stronger penalties for imbalances.
Alongside its existing price assessments, ICIS’s new day-ahead product will track the development of this new market, offering the ability to compare the price of gas for day-ahead delivery with ICIS’s benchmark TTF and day-ahead products, as well as other key European spot assessments.
This summer saw bearish market conditions for ethylene glycol (EG), as high import levels and the subsequent excess spot availability placed downward pressure on prices. Conditions improved in September, but recent developments may affect 2017 negotiations as they get underway on the sidelines of EPCA.
In light of this market uncertainty, ICIS has created a mid-year trade flow infographic, highlighting import and export volumes and destinations using data from Eurostat.
Europe strengthened its position as a net exporter in 2015 due to new butadiene (BD) capacities, but global trading conditions were subdued. This year, healthier demand has returned, allowing the full impact of capacity increases to be seen across Mexico, the US and South Korea.
To give you the complete picture, ICIS has created a mid-year trade flow infographic, highlighting import and export volumes and destinations using data from Eurostat.
It’s time to look ahead to next year. Uncertainty over crude oil prices, market volatility and large-scale increases in global supply, all in the context of a hesitant economic recovery in Europe, are just some of the challenges likely to face European petrochemical markets. ICIS consultants give their views on what the future may hold for polyolefins, benzene, styrene and polystyrene markets in Europe next year.
The shale revolution has transformed the US energy and industrial landscape and with it chemicals. Planned new investment in the chemical industry has topped $160bn: the sector has been revitalised.
The following recent ICIS news coverage pinpoints the opportunities and challenges for natural gas and for ethane. The stories span the Atlantic and the Americas and reach out to China and Algeria.
The ICIS monthly Macroeconomic News Bulletin offers valuable insight and in-depth analysis on the latest macroeconomic developments both in Europe and globally. With original comment and articles by leading European banks, economic analysts and market specialists, see how the principal macroeconomic factors could affect and shape the petrochemical industry.
With little more than a week to go until Spain implements sweeping balancing reforms, traders agreed the changes will increase liquidity at the Spanish wholesale gas market.
The deadline for Spain to comply with changes to European gas network code balancing reforms, designed to make the AOC more liquid and increase price transparency, is 1 October.
ICIS looks at where that liquidity will take root – on the developing brokered market or through newly-formed exchange MIBGAS.
It has been a couple of tempestuous years for the European propylene market. A tight market in the first half of 2015 due to a string of production fails left European derivatives poorly-placed in the global arena and subsequently demand reduced and supply lengthened considerably.
This mid-year trade flow review infographic using data from Eurostat reflects how Europe managed this volatile environment.
Rough is Britain’s largest storage site, accounting for over 70% of total British storage capacity. But this winter, the British gas market will not be able to rely on Rough after Centrica Storage announced the near-full shutdown of the site until March or April 2017.
ICIS looks at how Britain will cope with record low stock levels during the winter months.
Readjustments to global benzene pricing earlier this year saw Europe become the most expensive region for the first time since 2011.
In his latest whitepaper, ICIS Consultant, Rob Peacock, reviews the first half of 2016 and explains what caused the market changes. He then goes on to explain the factors which will affect the market heading into 2017, including new aromatics capacity coming on stream and the restart of some idled facilities in southeast Asia.
While the US remains the key source of styrene imports arriving into the EU, H1 2016 saw an overall drop in volumes moving into the region despite some planned production closures. The restart of the 550,000 tonne/year ELLBA unit at Moerdijk in January 2016 helped rebalance some of the tightness in Europe, and a stronger Asian market earlier in 2016 also diverted US material away from Europe. This also led to more styrene exports leaving the EU in H1 2016, with the opening of the eastbound arbitrage window.
US-based Dow Chemical has been named the ICIS Company of the Year, based on financial metrics, by weekly global publication ICIS Chemical Business. The selection takes into account year-on-year growth in profits at the operating and net levels, as well as margins in 2015.
EU benzene imports continued the growth trend of recent years and were up again in H1 2016 compared to the same period last year, with strong prices earlier in 2016 helping pull volumes from other regions. More capacity coming online in Saudi Arabia and India should also see additional volumes making their way into the EU by 2017. Meanwhile, EU benzene exports saw a considerable drop in H1 2016 compared to the previous year, with reduced extraction capacity in Europe and the firmer domestic prices limiting opportunities to move material out of the region.
The 'death of diesel' has once again come into the spotlight and new EU emissions testing regimes make it an unlikely route to achieving 2020/2021 CO2 targets. In this white paper ICIS discusses how and why this will lead to a significant increase in European plastics demand.
The ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies is a ranking of the world’s largest chemical producers by sales. The listing includes both public and private companies, as well as additional metrics on operating profit, net income, capital expenditures, R&D spending, as well as total assets and employees.
Europe’s ethylene landscape has been more fluid and dynamic over the past two years than ever before. The advent of low oil prices in Q4 2014 led to record cracker margins, strong demand, and increased operating rates, which in turn was considered a factor in the unprecedented number of production problems in 2015.
This mid-year trade flow review infographic using data from Eurostat demonstrates how Europe has managed the rollercoaster environment.
With 340,000 tonnes of MMA coming online next year in the Middle East existing trade flows could change, with the big question being what will happen to regional supply balances?
Read this ICIS market insight by Markets Editor Katherine Sweeney to see the potential impact, examine global production levels and understand the expectations for supply and demand from 2017 onwards.
This ICIS infographic reviews the year so far for Turkish polymers, including information on the PE and PP imports, which you can use to help better understand the Turkish markets.
The sulphur infographic has been created to show the flow of trade between major sulphur producing countries and where they are located, along with major importing countries.
Sulphur is recovered from natural gas and oil and the graphic shows how sulphur is used once burnt into sulphur dioxide and then converted to sulphuric acid.
Sulphuric acid is deemed one of the abundantly made industrial chemicals. It is used to make hundreds of different compounds needed across the chemical industry.
The largest being phosphoric acid which is used to produce phosphate fertilizers and accounts for 90% of sulphur produced or extracted.
This ICIS whitepaper looks at the impact that Britain’s exit (Brexit) from the EU could have on the petrochemicals market, including pricing, trade regulations, production levels and demand.
It also looks at the effect that the referendum has already had on the industry and the wider economy, such as interest and exchange rates and includes input from a selection of petrochemicals market participants, as well as insight from analysts, industry groups and trading bodies.
The referendum that will decide whether the UK will remain in the European Union will take place on 23 June, with the issue monopolising the political and economic agenda globally.
As the discussion over the referendum’s outcome becomes more heated, ICIS is trying to identify any possible impact the “Brexit” debate has had so far on the petrochemical industry.
View the latest ICIS infographic to gain an insight into what market participants are thinking and what consequences a “leave” vote would have on the industry.
As prices near settlement for European PE (Polyethylene) and PP (Polypropylene) in June, buyers remain confident that they will be able to make a dent in producers’ margins, despite price hikes for ethylene and propylene
Senior Editor Linda Naylor explores the market situation and outlook, to give you an insight into the likely direction of prices for June and July.
During the Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC) 2016, ICIS presented a paper examining the past, present and future of the petrochemical industry over a period of nearly 50 years. We have made this presentation available for you to download.
Strikes in France have been ongoing since 18 May and were stepped up on 26 May as nuclear power workers joined the fray. As the action has intensified the impact on petrochemicals has grown. This ICIS infographic shows the effects on refinery output and particularly on the country’s olefins and polymers production capability.
China consumption of polyethylene (PE) grew strongly in 2015 and into 2016 as China boosted availability of consumer credit, but if China should fall too deeply into debt, GDP growth would slow – and with it, PE and polypropylene (PP) consumption.
Oversupply has put a lot of pressure on the Asian aromatics sector during 2015 and 2016. However, lower oil and naphtha prices are now providing some relief and bolstering margins. But how long can this last, given that new benzene capacity is expected onstream in the second half of the year and the demand outlook is sluggish amid the economic slowdown in China?
The scale-up of new polymer plants in the Middle East will have a huge impact on global polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) markets. These will include in particular PP from Borouge 3 in Abu Dhabi and PE from Sadara in Saudi Arabia.
Another factor set to significantly impact global polymer markets is the lifting of sanctions in Iran, which will speed-up polymer investments in the country.
Download the white paper to read about the historical and forecast evolution of polyolefin supply and demand in the Middle East
Prices for propylene oxide (PO) derivatives, monopropylene glycol (MPG) and di-propylene glycol (DPG), have increased in April, as a series of plant turnarounds have impacted PO supply. The largest hikes were seen for DPG for structural supply-related reasons.
This animated infographic illustrates the spate of PO/MPG plant maintenance turnarounds for a number of suppliers during the spring as well as other PO-related news.
The ICIS intra-day forecast is extremely accurate and even simple hypothetical trading strategies enabled high trading profits last year.
See the benefits for yourself with a free, two-month trial to the ICIS intra-day auction forecast and access three daily forecast runs.
ICIS Consulting believes a price floor has been reached for benzene after contracts increased for the first time this year in all three regions. Stronger crude oil and feedstock prices as well as healthy demand from downstream styrene markets will support higher prices in the second quarter of 2016.
The ICIS ethylene price forecast windows (available for Asia, Europe and the US) will provide you with independent and trusted insight on the regional market outlooks for ethylene; allowing you review your market position, make improved buying or selling decisions, plan for production or investment activity and negotiate better contracts.
May 19, Marriott Hotel, London
Do you want to gain insights on how global carbon markets are expected to develop in 2016?
Join the ICIS analyst team as they provide an update on the state of play in key emissions trading schemes around the globe.
Seats are complimentary but limited.
Available for propylene in Asia, Europe and the USA and published monthly, each window includes:
ICIS Tschach Solutions is delighted to announce that it will be hosting a Carbon Market Seminar in September in London.
The Carbon Market Seminar will provide you with the opportunity to meet with EU ETS market movers and discuss where prices are heading. This event will be divided into two sessions. There will be a complimentary drinks reception taking place after the International session on September 28 from 17:30 - 19:30 GMT.
ICIS examines developments in US petrochemicals in a special publication produced in association with AFPM for its annual conference in Dallas. Cracker projects, the search for talent and diversity and the AFPM’s work on regulations are discussed in detail
ICIS hosted a webinar which delves into the impact of the Iran sanctions being lifted on the Middle East polymers market.
With Iran now back in the picture, the webinar will explore the changes in price, capacity and supply and demand, as well as the near-term outlook of the polymers market in Middle East.
Join Senior Editor of Refined Oil Products, Cuckoo James, as she discusses the three significant problems that plague the oil markets – including the foreign exchange factor, the myth of demand growth and the return of Iran into the global oil landscape. She briefly touches on the downstream petrochemical chain.
This infographic provides an at-a-glance reference view of the key drivers and subsequent developments in the ethylene market throughout the course of the year.
The ICIS European LNG terminal infographic sources data from ICIS shipping platform LNG Edge to give a complete overview of European LNG imports and re-exports over 2014 and 2015. The infographic provides an up-to-date view on vessel movements in a European market that is of increasing interest to global LNG sellers and buyers as new production starts up in Australia and the US. It can be used as an easy reference tool, also providing details on terminal location, size and operators.
In this webinar, Mark Victory, Senior Editor, Manager, ICIS, covers:
See who's made the 2015 list of movers and shakers who have made their mark on the global chemical sector.
ICIS offers a slew of training courses that run across the globe, to give market players the knowledge and understanding needed to operate more confidently in the global chemical markets. Planned and led by ICIS experts, we provide fundamental insights for the following courses:
Scenario Planning for 2016 and Beyond Special publication features whitepapers produced by the ICIS Consulting team covering:
Our monthly European Clean Energy Markets (ECEM) report now includes Access to the latest price assessments and much more
Germany-based Wacker Chemie has been named the ICIS Company of the Year by weekly global publication ICIS Chemical Business.
“His crystal ball works so much better than everyone else's”
“The last time I met with Paul Hodges, chairman of International eChem (IeC) and an expert on the economic impact of demographics, he told me that deflation was coming; that we should all buy more gilts; and that if you held shares in Tesco you should dump them."
He was right on all those things. Last year he sent me a report he wrote saying the oil price was about to plummet. He saw it falling to $50 a barrel in the first half of this year. That, clearly, has happened already."
Published at the beginning of each month, the Global IPEX provides a capacity-weighted measure of the average change in petrochemical prices over time.
View this free infographic now to view the olefins trade flows between regions for 2013 and 2014.
All data used were taken from the ICIS Supply and Demand database. The 2013 olefins trade flows between regions show historical data, whilst 2014 is a forecast.
Read ICIS Head of Power Zoe Double's comment in The Daily Telegraph’s front page story: George Osborne Falling oil & gas prices should bring cheaper household bills.
The ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies 2015 listing highlights the top players in the global chemical industry.
Most chemical companies found it difficult to generate top line and profit growth in 2015 following a strong performance in 2014.