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...

The world goes Upsize barmy
20th September 2007 by

Standing in the queue for Starbucks (not McDonalds – no way, and my son’s going nowhere ...

Is the elephant about to fall off the bike?
30th August 2007 by

As Paul Hodges notes in his Chemicals and the Economy blog https://www.icis.com/blogs/chemicals%2Dand...

Bad luck always comes in threes and this is 2007!
21st August 2007 by

Last night I was feeling a little mellow after consuming far too much ethanol (the French variety &#...

The global credit crisis is going to last
20th August 2007 by

The collective sigh of relief was almost audible late last week when the Fed cut its discount rate &...

Construction crisis? What crisis? China leads the way
14th August 2007 by

As the Middle East struggles to find labour and raw material supply with contractors’ order bo...

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