Asian propylene-naphtha spread crunches to 4-month low on naphtha upswing
Naphtha prices rise on robust demand, crude uptick
Propylene prices weaken as buyers retreat
Singapore — Asian naphtha prices strengthening to an almost 12-month high as propylene prices weaken has narrowed the propylene-naphtha spread to a four-month low,
China Wanhua starts up new coal-based methanol plantNovember 10/2020
MOSCOW (MRC) — Chinese private-sector firm Wanhua Chemical has recetnly started up a new coal-based methanol plant at Yantai in Shandong province, Read more
China’s Renewable Power Price and Subsidy: “New” Design in 2020?
Renewable: Wind, Solar / By Yuki / 29 January 2020
China’s renewable subsidy formula and power price structure have been through a rapid and rather complex shakeup in the past two years.
China September chemicals buoyed by firm demand, supply pressure
Author: Yvonne Shi
SINGAPORE (ICIS)–China’s chemical markets in September were generally buoyed up by firm demand due to pre-holiday restocking and tight supply for some products.
High polyol prices depress Middle East TDI demand
Author: Prateek Pillai
SINGAPORE (ICIS)–The unceasing rise of polyol prices in the Middle East along with scarce availability of cargoes has dampened demand for toluene diisocyanate (TDI) in the region.
Chinese cracker expansions enter new phaseJuly 28/2020
MOSCOW (MRC) — Four large new crackers are poised to start operations in China in the next 3-6 months, Read more
China Boosts Renewable Power Subsidies 7.5% to $13 Billion
Bloomberg News 6/18/2020
INSIGHT: China petrochemical demand stays weak; supply to increase near term
Author: Yvonne Shi
SINGAPORE (ICIS)–China’s overall petrochemical demand has weakened in July while supply is projected to increase,
Average run rate at China’s PDH plants rises to 85% in June from 81% in May
Two plants raise run rates after maintenance
Two plants lower run rates on technical glitches
Processing margin at 8-month high
Singapore — China’s propane dehydrogenation plants operated at an average rate of 85% of capacity in June,