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OPIS Blog

A closer look at key topics in the downstream oil and energy industry.

Petrochemical, Plastics

PVC Pipe Plants Shut by Storm; Low-Demand Market Mitigates Impact

Hurricane Nicole’s landfall on the US East Coast caused a sigh of relief among the refining community as the Texas/Louisiana

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Petrochemical, Plastics

The Circuitous Route of the Global Styrene Chain

The world party of the styrenics chain of late has seen benzene traveling from Europe to the US and polystyrene traveling

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Petrochemical, Plastics

The PVC Ride Slows Down as Pipe Inventories Build

Despite the desire to put the chaos and trauma caused by the Coronavirus pandemic of the past 3+ years behind us, its effect

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Petrochemical, Ethylene

Enterprise Ethylene Futures Contract Opens on CME; Hub Links to Global Market

We can’t see into exactly what the future holds for US ethylene, but ethylene futures are now tradable at two of its Mont

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Petrochemical, Ethylene

Discussion with Enterprise Products co-CEO Jim Teague about Historic Moment for US Gulf Coast Ethylene and Exports

The year 2020 was significant in the evolution of the US Gulf Coast ethylene market due to the opening of the new Enterprise

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Petrochemical, Ethylene, Propylene

US Ethylene & Propylene Supply Chain Rebounds After a Shaky Few Months

Our last blogpost in early April ended on a deeply uncertain note. Lockdowns in the US had just begun a few weeks earlier.

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