Asian Chemical Connections

Weak margins hit earnings
26th January 2012 by

By Malini Hariharan It is the results season and numbers posted so far confirm that the last quarter...

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China set for aromatics expansion
25th January 2012 by

By Malini Hariharan China is preparing to bring onstream huge capacities for aromatics this year. Ne...

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Power outage hits Al-Jubail plants
20th January 2012 by

By Malini Hariharan A power outage at Al-Jubail has forced crackers and downstream plants at Al-Juba...

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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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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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Middle East builds downstream
14th December 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan After years of making money in basic petrochemicals the Middle East focus has fi...

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India growth slides to two-year low
30th November 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan Economic data from India continues to disappoint. The economy grew at only 6.9% ...

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A quick recovery for butadiene
29th November 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan Asian butadiene prices are once again on their way up, rising over 20% in the la...

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Fresh US sanctions to target Iran petchems
20th November 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan The US is looking to introduce fresh measures targeted at the petrochemicals ind...

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India PO demand set to decline
18th November 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan The last two weeks has seen a recovery in Indian polyolefins demand led by devel...

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