BY CONTINUING TO USE THIS SITE, YOU ARE AGREEING TO OUR USE OF COOKIES. REVIEW OUR PRIVACY & COOKIE NOTICE
X
Skip Navigation LinksHome|News & Analysis|Petrochemicals

News & Analysis  - Petrochemicals

Snapshot Video

Toluene-to-benzene conversion economics turn positive

August 23, 2016 (4:08)

S&P Global Platts Petrochemicals pricing specialist, Thordur Gunnarsson, on the underlying reasons for the changing European toluene-to-benzene landscape and what Q4 holds for both products.


Feature: Global Polymers Pricing Analysis

June 14, 2016
European LDPE spot prices were flat this week, closing June 15 at Eur1,330/mt FD NWE. Asian LDPE rose on higher discussion levels and a deal done during the week.
Also in this feature
LLDPE: Europe's holiday period impacts demand; US feedstock ethylene prices moving higher
LLDPE spot prices remained flat due to the holiday period, sources said this week.
HDPE: „US to Asia PE cargoes to increase towards year end; contract prices in Europe stable
Asian HDPE prices were assessed flat to $25/mt lower on week amid a lack of demand and anticipated increase in supply due to a plant restart.


News Headlines

London (Platts)--26 Aug 2016 947 am EDT/1347 GMT
A tight European propylene market is forcing buyers to seek material elsewhere, sources said this week, but arbitrage opportunities from Asia and the US have not been apparent.
More Headlines

Podcasts

July 05, 2016
Listen to Ineos director Tom Crotty discuss the state of the group's UK operations at present and going forwards in the aftermath of Brexit.
June 29, 2016
Our analysts discuss the demand/supply fundamentals of polypropylene, the likelihood of a bullish supply case for PP, and what the key demand centers for the polyolefin will be.
May 13, 2016
Platts analysts discuss the effects of the Middle East feedstock price changes at the end of 2015-early 2016 on the petrochemicals markets in 2016.
All Podcasts

Price Focus

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.



Petrochemical Interactive Magazine

As we reach the half way point in 2016, petrochemical markets remain volatile and the need for relevant and timely information is more crucial than ever. This bi-annual publication looks at the key themes currently affecting the global industry.



The Barrel Blog

August 19, 2016
Prema Viswanathan on the recent announcement by energy major BP which says it is looking to divest 50% of its stake in its Chinese petrochemicals joint venture SECCO.
August 05, 2016
Petrochemicals are offering growth as energy companies struggle with lingering low crude prices, though there are some setbacks.
August 03, 2016
Leave it to ExxonMobil Chemical and Sabic to do it big.
All Blogs


REGIONAL FOCUS



RELATED

  • Methodologies
  • Products
Asia-Pacific Petrochemicals methodology

Published March 2016

The Asian Petrochemical Products Guide contains the primary specifications and methodologies for Platts Asian Petrochemical assessments.






Copyright © 2016 S&P Global Platts, a division of S&P Global. All rights reserved.