Asian Chemical Connections

Waiting for the dead cat to bounce
17th December 2008 by

Free-falling felines, dead-count bound, chemical-market rebounds, financial meltdown...

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Uncle Sam back from the dead?
10th September 2008 by

Shell Chemicals, oil price, McKinsey, shipping costs,...

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BASF seeks “decisive” change
7th August 2008 by

alternative energy, oil, catalysts, Fischer Tropsch...

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It’s a whole new ball game
21st July 2008 by

First of all, apologies to readers for my complete neglect of this blog over the last six weeks. I c...

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Aromatics become ever-more challenging
7th May 2008 by

If the refining industry is the tail that certainly does not wag the dog of oil exploration, where d...

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History will surely repeat itself
8th April 2008 by

The mood at the recent NPRA International Petrochemical Conference in San Antonio, Texas, was mixed,...

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If I had a dollar for every time………
19th February 2008 by

…….I had heard a company saying it was moving up the value chain (or rather a Euro or a ...

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China coal to benzene threatens
20th January 2008 by

With naphtha prices so high, heavy aromatics and pygas feedstock for producing benzene are not only ...

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More talk of credit tightening in China
14th December 2007 by

Call me a bitter old cynic, but some of the talk in this ICIS news article about a government lendin...

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The beginning of the end?
28th November 2007 by

For three wonderful years, petrochemical producers have had the pricing power thanks to tight supply...

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