Asian Chemical Connections

Liveris on the chemical cycle, Dow’s asset-light strategy and Ras Tanura
4th February 2010 by

By Malini Hariharan I have been reading a transcript of Dow Chemical’s Q4 2009 earnings call a...

China Latest Credit Tightening Blow To Chemicals
21st January 2010 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S decision to temporarily halt lending by some banks – which wa...

Is it time for price corrections?
20th January 2010 by

By Malini Hariharan After experiencing steep price hikes over the last few weeks should seller start...

Asia Olefins-Polyolefins To Stay Tight Till April
18th January 2010 by

By John Richardson The tight supply olefin-polyolefin supply that has characterised markets since th...

Qatar says there will be one more cracker
17th December 2009 by

By Malini Hariharan Qatar has reconfirmed its commitment to build more petrochemical plants includin...

ExxonMobil Gas Buy Supports “Fuel Of The Future” Argument
16th December 2009 by

  By John Richardson ExxonMobil’s purchase of XTO Energy for US$41bn seems to support the...

Shell would like to build two MEG plants in Qatar
14th December 2009 by

  By John Richardson An ethane shortage is slowing Shell Chemicals’ ambitions for buildin...

Has Shell Made The Right Choices on MEG?
11th December 2009 by

Looking pretty – the new Shell plant at night: Sourceof picture: Shell Chemicals   By Joh...

The Immediate Dubai Impact
30th November 2009 by

On A Very Sticky Wicket     By John Richardson As one my colleagues said...

Update 2: Reliance Betting On US Competitiveness
23rd November 2009 by

He’s not bad at making money Source of picture:   SOME of the logic b...

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