European Spot Benzene Up



European benzene spot price at premium to February contract price: sources


London (Platts)–4Feb2015/758 am EST/1258 GMT


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LyondellBasell Posts Record 2014

Here's segment info on propylene oxide:




Intermediates and Derivatives (I&D) – The primary products of this segment include propylene oxide (PO) and its co-products (styrene monomer,

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Chinese Manufacturing Growth Index

China's Jan Manufacturing PMI Falls to 28-month Low
2015-02-02    [Source:Xinhua]


BEIJING – Chinese manufacturing activity continued to wane in January as a key index dropped below the 50-point mark for the first time since October 2012,

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Nice Digs

Dow Chemical chief shells out $10.75M to be Cameron Diaz’s neighbor at Walker Tower 

Andrew Liveris's company posted good profits in Q4

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Weekend Reading

Climategate, the sequel: How we are STILL being tricked with flawed data on global warming

Something very odd has been going on with the temperature data relied on by the world's scientists,

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Moerdijk Update

Shell aiming for 2015 Moerdijk restart Shell_400

29 Jan 2015, 7.20 pm GMT

29 January (Argus) — Shell said today it expects the 900,000 t/yr ethylene steam cracker at Moerdijk in the Netherlands to be back in operation by year-end.

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