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...

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

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

BASF seeks “decisive” change
7th August 2008 by

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

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...

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...

History will surely repeat itself
8th April 2008 by

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

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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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