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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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The Immediate Dubai Impact
30th November 2009 by

On A Very Sticky Wicket www.theage.com.au     By John Richardson As one my colleagues said...

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

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

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