Study questions long-only strategies in oil markets
21st July 2010 by

As the chart above from Petromatrix shows, total US stocks of crude, gasoline, distillate and jet ke...

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European auto sales continue to slip
20th July 2010 by

Chemical companies face a clear risk of a synchronised slowdown in demand in all 3 major Regions dur...

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ACS and ISM feature the blog
20th July 2010 by

The latest in the American Chemical Society’s 6 monthly ‘Chemicals and the Economy’...

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China’s economy flashes an amber light
19th July 2010 by

China’s chemical demand is clearly starting to slow, as my fellow blogger John Richardson has ...

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BASF’s Hambrecht hits at China’s business policies
18th July 2010 by

The business climate for Western firms in China is getting worse. 2 weeks ago, the CEO of General El...

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Fed, American Chemistry Council, worry about US economy
17th July 2010 by

The US Federal Reserve and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) have joined the blog in expressing c...

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Petchem supply/demand enters the New Normal
15th July 2010 by

The blog’s major series this week has focused on the changes that seem to be taking place in m...

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Lower Western gasoline demand helps paraxylene
14th July 2010 by

Paraxylene (PX) has been a great petchem success story over the past 30 years. This 4th post in the ...

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Benzene develops security of supply issues
13th July 2010 by

As promised, the 3rd of the blog’s series on the changes underway in the pricing of the major ...

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Propylene prices reach parity with ethylene
12th July 2010 by

As promised on Saturday, today’s post looks in more detail at the major change taking place in...

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