Asian Chemical Connections

Weak demand haunts China PE markets
21st February 2011 by

By John Richardson IS China’s polyethylene (PE) market going through a temporary lull or are w...

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Crude firm but naphtha under pressure
19th January 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan Asian naphtha prices, which were expected to remain firm this quarter, have come...

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Dalian offers hope …but naphtha continues to climb
6th January 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan The good news for polyolefin producers is that prices in China are inching up su...

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Are you feeling the pinch?
5th January 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan With crude oil at around $88/bbl and naphtha hitting $890/tonne cfr Japan on Mon...

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Saudi ethane price revision to be delayed?
20th September 2010 by

By Malini Hariharan The much talked about revision in Saudi ethane prices may not take place in 2012...

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Kuwait plans another cracker
4th August 2010 by

By Malini Hariharan Despite doubts about availability of gas, its cost and viability of using naphth...

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Asia awash with aromatics
3rd August 2010 by

By Malini Hariharan Excess availability of product continues to trouble Asian aromatics markets. Com...

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Searching for balance
22nd July 2010 by

By John Richardson and Malini Hariharan Cautious optimism first gave way to mounting anxiety over th...

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Price slide intensifies
24th May 2010 by

By Malini Hariharan The weakness in Asian markets is spreading with steep drops also being reported ...

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Indonesia is back on the projects scene
19th April 2010 by

By Malini Hariharan After a decade of inactivity since the Asian financial crisis, Indonesia is once...

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