Chemicals and the Economy

Financial markets feel impact of the Great Unwinding
8th January 2016 by

Its not been a great start to the year for those who have trusted in conventional wisdom: Western st...

Chart of the Year – Oil prices return to natural gas linkage
28th December 2015 by

Last year’s ‘Chart of the Year’ was headlined “China’s auto sales bubb...

US, Iran to sell oil in January as Libya ramps up volumes
24th December 2015 by

Both the US and Iran are likely to be moving oil into world markets early in the New Year. The lifti...

$25/bbl oil – probably now only a question of “when”, not “if”
21st December 2015 by

Oil prices are just $1 or so away from falling back into the $10 – $35/bbl range that has domi...

US 10-year interest rates jump 23% as Fed debates 0.25% hike
30th November 2015 by

Media hype over the potential for a 0.25% interest rate rise by the US Federal Reserve is well under...

Group think on oil prices puts company profits at risk
23rd November 2015 by

Shell Chemicals General Manager, Kate Johnson, asked a great question at our Conference last week, t...

Oil price forecasts based on myths, not proper analysis
11th November 2015 by

Did your company or investment manager use $50/bbl as a forecast Scenario price for oil this year? ...

Algorithms drive oil prices up 6%, yet fundamentals remain weak
30th October 2015 by

It only took 2 days for a shocking example to confirm my concern on Monday about the volatility bein...

5 Critical Questions every Company and Investor Need to Answer
12th October 2015 by

Today’s uncertain economic and oil price  environment has created chaos in petrochemical feedstoc...

Oil stocks at record levels as demand growth slows, supply rises
7th October 2015 by

OECD oil inventories have never been higher.  They were 2.9mb at the end of July, and are expected ...

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