Operating rate cuts the only option
3rd November 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan News of operating rate cuts is pouring in. Crackers in Japan, Taiwan and parts o...

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Buying resumes but will it last?
2nd November 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan A spurt in polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) buying in China over the las...

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PTA And PX Keep Sliding
24th October 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan Asian spot prices for polyester raw materials continued to fall last week as con...

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More trouble for paraxylene ACP
19th October 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan In yesterday’s post the blog made a reference to the difficulty in settlin...

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Asia refining: tough times ahead
12th October 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan The going has been good for the refining industry this year but analysts are pre...

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HDPE-LLDPE spread expands
11th October 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan and John Richardson The spread between high-density polyethylene (HDPE) film gra...

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Economic concerns dampen EPCA meeting
4th October 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan On a day when Asian stock markets tumbled on fresh worries about Europe’s ...

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China looks for LPG
28th September 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan The blog has been trying to get more information on what’s driving Chinese...

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Speculation Drives China Methanol
22nd September 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan Methanol continues to be an exception to the general weakness seen in Asian petr...

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Saudi gas shortage and Iran gas price hikes
21st September 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan The gas shortage in the Middle East, especially Saudi Arabia, has been well docu...

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