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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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 ...

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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...

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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 &#...

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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 &...

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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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