If I had a dollar for every time………
19th February 2008 by

…….I had heard a company saying it was moving up the value chain (or rather a Euro or a ...

Life gets more complicated for methanol
31st January 2008 by

In the good or maybe the bad old days depending on your standpoint, methanol was a fairly straightfo...

China coal to benzene threatens
20th January 2008 by

With naphtha prices so high, heavy aromatics and pygas feedstock for producing benzene are not only ...

Will Dow ever crack India?
9th January 2008 by

The two big gaps in the US major’s Asian presence (and gaping gaps they indeed are) are cracke...

Asian biofuels face a big crisis
21st November 2007 by

After all the optimism, all the hype and a lot of investors’ money, the industry has shot itse...

Can polymers rescue the Mile High Club?
18th November 2007 by

Maybe Singapore airlines has got the wrong end of the stick by trying to ban first class passengers ...

The idiocy and hypocrisy of biofuels
27th October 2007 by

I am having a go at the US here (see article below) – a pretty big target – but don̵...

How clean are coal-to-liquids? Does it really matter?
16th October 2007 by

Paul Hodges, in his excellent chemicals and the economy blog, talks about the recent Shenhua Energy ...

China will choke itself to death
19th July 2007 by

I think it’s about time that the developing world stopped saying “you did it, so why can...

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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