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Supply Constraints Should Mean A Healthy China

By John Richardson

THE extent of the weakness in China ‘s polyolefins market has become more apparent as a result of reports that a much-anticipated increase in Middle East production hasn’t happened.

Back in February, oil production in Saudi Arabia …

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Saudi Ethane Prices Set To Rise To $2/mBTU


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By John Richardson

IT will only be a question of making a large rather than a huge amount of money if you only take into account the relatively minor increases being forecast for Saudi …

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Flood Of LPG Supply On The Way

Here is another article on the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) market, a subject we have covererd several times on the blog over the last few months.

Below we discuss how the temporary supply constraints that have kept LPG tight this …

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More LPG For Petrochemicals – Eventually!

By John Richardson

In theory there should be an additional 20-30m tonne/year of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) coming on-stream between 2008-2012, according to Petrochemical Corp of Singapore (PCS) – the Singapore Jurong Island-based cracker operator.

This could lead to 5-10m …

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Shale Gas Confronts BP Oil Disaster Threat

Deepwater disaster expected to impact shale gas 

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By John Richardson

THE booming shale-gas industry could either benefit or suffer from the BP Gulf of Mexico oil-well disaster, with the end-result determined by the effect …

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ExxonMobil Gas Buy Supports “Fuel Of The Future” Argument


By John Richardson

ExxonMobil’s purchase of XTO Energy for US$41bn seems to support the widely-held view that natural gas is the fuel for the future.

XTO specialises in the technology necessary to exploit shale gas and other hard-to-get-at unconventional …

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Artificial price support about to disappear

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The excellent daily energy and shipping report, The Schork Report said today that the bottom had “fallen out of the entire (energy) complex.”

With the Bulls on the defensive, the authors believe that crude could retreat …

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The big challenges

As delegates gather for this year’s European Petrochemical Association meeting in the unreal world of Monaco (unreal for the 99.9 per cent recurring of us who don’t own Ferraris), I thought it was worth summarising some of the issues discussed …

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