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

Petrochemical

Ethylene and Propylene Prices in 2020: Two Market Stories

Ethylene and propylene prices have had an interesting start to the year – both markets have seen prices drop, but at very

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Spot Market, Petrochemical

Polyethylene Exports & the U.S. & China Trade War

The U.S. polyethylene (PE) industry has spent massive resources during the past decade to capitalize on abundant, low-cost

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Spot Market, Petrochemical

U.S. Ethylene Prices in Q2 2019: Where Have All the Traders Gone?

Ethylene prices are having a tough year. Trading liquidity has dried up in a market that has shed 30% of its value since

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Petrochemical, Plastics

Earth Day Special Report: Turning Plastic Trash Into a Commodity

Despite efforts to reduce plastic waste, the world’s rubbish pile continues to build. 

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Spot Market, Petrochemical

U.S. Ethylene Prices in Q1 2019: Less-Than-Happy New Year

As yet, the year 2019 has not provided much in the way of a Happy New Year for ethylene sellers. There are more than a few

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Spot Market, Petrochemical

Petrochemicals 101: The In's & Out's of the 'Enes

The building blocks of the petrochemical world often take a back seat to the stars of the energy and manufacturing world.

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