Chems Trade Protectionism On The Rise
17th January 2012 by

By John Richardson TRADE protectionism in chemicals is set to rise during 2012 as a result of a weak...

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IOC Defers PX/PTA, Proceeds With Acetic Acid, Butene-1
17th January 2012 by

By Malini Hariharan The blog continues with a review of Indian projects. State-owned refinery major ...

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Hits And Misses For Indian Projects
16th January 2012 by

By Malini Hariharan The Indian project scene continues to see some hits and misses. Among the projec...

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Five Essentials For Planners
13th January 2012 by

By John Richardson POLYETHYLENE (PE) industry planners need to factor in the following as they prepa...

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Difficult Year For Naphth-based PE
12th January 2012 by

By John Richardson THE first quarter of the 2012, and very probably the rest of the year, look likel...

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Methanol set for a strong year
11th January 2012 by

By Malini Hariharan Chinese methanol demand growth in 2011 has beaten expectations thanks to rising ...

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Investors Predict Strong Petchems Rebound
10th January 2012 by

By John Richardson POLYETHYLENE (PE) inventory levels are thought to be so low at the converter end ...

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PX – PTA market struggle intensifies
9th January 2012 by

By Malini Hariharan Asian paraxylene (PX) and purified terephthalic acid (PTA) markets have started ...

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Restocking Price Recoveries Will Be Deceptive
6th January 2012 by

By John Richardson WE will see, as we did in the second half of last year, chemical price recoveries...

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Saudi Gas Costs Head Higher
4th January 2012 by

By John Richardson SAUDI Arabia’s petrochemical producers could soon, or may already, be payin...

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