The Urethane Blog

Chinese PO Prices Spike 37% in Sept

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.

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Tight PO Wreaking Havoc on Polyol Pricing in Middle East

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.

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Chinese Crackers

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 Update

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,

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Chinese PDH Update

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,

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China Tankage

China’s outlook on tank space availability in July mixed

Higher tank fees could incentivize short-term storage

But weak downstream demand sees slow discharge rate at tanks

Heavy Middle East imports will likely extend storage tightness

China’s tank terminal operators’

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Asian Propylene Update

Propylene prices journey southwards in Asia on Thursday

Petrochemical industry | 29 May 2020 08:30 IST |


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Propylene Rises in Asia

Propylene prices gained in Asia on Wednesday.


The price rise was supported by gains recorded in upstream energy values,

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