News stories on the stock market crash

Why it happened, what it means and what is in store for global petrochemicals


Below is a selection of news stories published by ICIS following this major market development.

Asia ACN at two-year high; may sustain uptrend on tight supply

...Propylene prices are rising too fast, so we have no choice but to raise the prices,” a major Asian supplier said. Major Asian suppliers with stocks... Wed, 22 Feb 2017

ExxonMobil to bring ‘workhorse’ base oils to Europe - exec

...Interview story by Judith Taylor LONDON (ICIS)--ExxonMobil's desire to bring Group II base stocks closer to their European customers was just one reason... Fri, 17 Feb 2017

Fundamentals: Warmer Nordic temperatures and rainfall bring downside risk to power market

...seen hydro stocks languish over recent months, with stocks persisting at three-year lows since the beginning of November. In week 6, combined stocks stood... Fri, 17 Feb 2017

High demand keeps Groningen output ahead of Gas Year ‘15

...Alkmaar facility, operated by TAQA. Stocks at Norg stand at around 1.45bcm – 24% of capacity – down from 1.69bcm this time last year. Alkmaar stocks... Wed, 15 Feb 2017

Weak demand weighs on China acetic acid; methanol lends support

...was heard concluded in the south Asian country as some buyers are either well covered by their contract volumes or hold enough stocks to tide them over... Tue, 14 Feb 2017

US shale rebound impacts on production cuts - OPEC

...that despite a fall in crude oil supplies during January on the back of output cuts, prices were kept steady as the global stocks remained at historic... Mon, 13 Feb 2017

Podcast: What does "Black Monday" mean for petchems?

ICIS Americas deputy news editor and senior correspondent Al Greenwood explains factors that contributed to the decline and examines how energy and petrochemical companies have been affected.

Chemicals and the economy

Guest blogger, Paul Hodges looks behind today's headlines and studies key influencers shaping the chemical industry over the next 12-18 months. He takes a closer look at oil prices, economic growth and the environment among other things and has written many blog entries around the recent stock market crash.

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