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Feature: Global Aromatics Pricing Analysis

January 11, 2017
Asian propylene is likely to face pressure from a supply glut in 2017 with fewer steam crackers scheduled to undergo maintenance and propane dehydrogenation plants that started up in 2015 or early 2016 seeing more stable production, according to sources.
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US propylene market eyes more length in 2017
The US propylene market is bracing for another bearish year in pricing and more exports as a major capacity addition in the US Gulf Coast is expected to further lengthen supply in 2017.
Asian expansion to increase European propylene imports
A gradual rise in European propylene and polypropylene imports seen in 2016 is expected to continue in 2017.


November 03, 2016
Interview with Camille Marty, liquid bulk business manager at the Port of Tarragona, on the port’s plans to become a hub for the petrochemical industry in the Mediterranean.
September 29, 2016
Dolf van Wijk, executive director of Euro Chlor, assesses the EU's chlor-alkali deadline for the phase out of mercury cell technology by December 2017 and the likely impact on the sector.
September 26, 2016
Dorothee Arns, executive director of Petrochemicals Europe, Cefic petrochemicals programme, talks about how low oil prices have improved the competitiveness of European petchem producers.
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Houston (Platts)--20 Jan 2017 536 pm EST/2236 GMT
ExxonMobil Chemicals has begun a planned 30-day turnaround at its steam cracker in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, market sources said Friday.
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Stay one step ahead with the latest petrochemicals prices, news and market commentaries for a range of petrochemical products including naphtha feedstocks, aromatics, olefins, and polymers.


Platts Global Polyolefins Outlook helps you understand how today's wide cracking margins are incentivizing a rush for new capacity and how this might erode the US feedstock advantage post 2017, providing a global outlook on polyethylene and polypropylene supply and demand out to 2026.

The Barrel Blog

January 20, 2017
We consider commodity prices during President Barack Obama's tenure and will track how they change during President Donald Trump's time in office.
January 05, 2017
The expected growth in international shipments as a slew of new ethane crackers and associated derivative units start coming online this year has US ports gearing up to nab a piece of the action.
November 03, 2016
The first in a wave of US Gulf Coast ethane cracker projects is slated to start up in the Q1 of 2017. Here is a roundup of other major cracker updates.
October 26, 2016
Billed as the world’s largest plastics and rubber show, K Fair is more than a trade show. It is a behemoth to rival any other.
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