China’s crackers are on track. Is this bad news?
24th July 2007 by

The consultants, traders and producers I spoke to last week insist that the current wave of new Chin...

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Is this the death of cycles?
28th May 2007 by

Quite possibly, yes, despite my instinctiive pessimism. Perhaps emerging markets such as China and I...

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Life gets more complicated in the Middle East
15th May 2007 by

In the old days all you had to do was propose an ethane cracker with PE and MEG downstream and you w...

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Bad news for polyvinyl chloride?
3rd May 2007 by

And also a whole host of other chemicals if this article on the excellent All Roads Lead to China bl...

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Liveris defends strategy after a very tough few weeks
27th April 2007 by

Imagine having to sack two of your senior management team after unauthorised takeover discussions. A...

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Dow fit with Reliance makes the most sense
27th April 2007 by

Reliance is building the world’s first cracker that will be entirely fed by off-gas from its h...

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Don’t read this if all you care about is today’s C2 price
26th April 2007 by

The International Energy Agency has further brought forward its forecast on when China will become t...

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Two optimistic views of the future
23rd April 2007 by

The eternal optimists at Nova Chemicals presented a very bullish view of olefins and polyolefins mar...

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Is ExxonMobil taking a gamble?
30th March 2007 by

Will China relax the price controls that have led to wallopping great losses for domestic refiners, ...

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Oops a daisy, here we go again
29th March 2007 by

A boring topic to harp on about again I know, but this article from my colleague Nigel Davis from th...

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