Asian Chemical Connections

Scenario 1 inevitable? Are you really, really, hand on heart, that sure?
14th December 2018 by

ICIS and the UK–based chemicals company International eChem had the privilege of making a pres...

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The Battle To Retain Metallocene Polyethylene Price Premiums
20th February 2018 by

By John Richardson THE ABOVE chart could be a sign of a long term trend where we see metallocene lin...

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Asian Naphtha Cracker Spreads To Fall By 50% In 2018
23rd January 2018 by

By John Richardson ASIAN naphtha cracker operators will see a 50% decline in average spreads, or dif...

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Struggling Polyethylene In 2018, Strong Profits Elsewhere
12th January 2018 by

By John Richardson THERE will perhaps be two headline directions for the global chemicals and polyme...

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Asian Naphtha-PE Spreads Collapse By 80% As 2018 Challenges Build
10th January 2018 by

By John Richardson ASIAN naphtha-to-polyethylene (PE) spreads collapsed by 80% in the first week of ...

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Cheap Oil Raises Naphtha Cracker Over Investment Risk
7th December 2017 by

By John Richardson THE ABOVE chart shows that from January 2015 up until November of this year, the ...

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Crude Drives Asian Polyethylene Spreads To Three-Year Low As 2018 Risks Build
4th December 2017 by

By John Richardson IN MARCH 2016 we gave three scenarios for crude-oil prices: Collapsing Demand whe...

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China To Now Raise Ethylene Capacity By 84% As Self-Sufficiency Drive Accelerates
4th October 2017 by

By John Richardson SINCE my last update on 18 September, our ICIS China team have discovered a furth...

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China Moves Towards Commodity Grade PE Self-Sufficiency By 2025
22nd May 2017 by

By John Richardson THE argument I’ve been making for a couple of years now is that the history of ...

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US Oil, Gas, Chemicals Drowning In Excess Of Credit
10th June 2015 by

By John Richardson THE US oil, gas and petrochemicals sectors are drowning in an excess of credit th...

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