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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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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Last chance for Taiwan petchems
6th September 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan The Taiwanese government is once again talking of removing a ban on cracker inve...

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Formosa up but not out of the woods yet
25th August 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan Operations at the Formosa group of companies in Mailiao, Taiwan, are slowly resu...

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Chandra Asri stake up for sale?
24th August 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan Indonesia’s sole cracker operator Chandra Asri faces yet another ownership...

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India petchem projects update
4th August 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan India’s major petrochemical projects are inching forward very slowly and t...

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Formosa’s troubles deepen, markets rally on supply concerns
3rd August 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan The latest accident at Formosa Petrochemical Corp’s (FPCC) refinery at Mai...

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Dow-Aramco Set To Start Al Jubail JV
22nd July 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan Dow Chemical appears to be ready to take a final decision on its huge cracker an...

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Petro Rabigh phase 2 and Aramco’s ambition
15th June 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan Petro Rabigh, the Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical joint venture, has moved to...

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Shell Firms-up Interest in New US Capacity
7th June 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan Shell Chemicals has become the latest entrant to a steadily growing list of comp...

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