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US phenol exports to Asia could encourage acetone imports - ICIS Americas Podcast 7 July 2017
July 07, 2017 09:19 AM PDT
News writer David Haydon speaks to senior editor John Dietrich on the US phenol and acetone markets. Discussion includes the high volumes of phenol exports from the US continuing to Asia, which may result in imports of co-product acetone from Asia.Tight global base oils supply still prevalent - ICIS Americas Podcast 29 June 2017
June 29, 2017 05:04 AM PDT
News reporter David Haydon speaks with senior editor Judith Taylor on the Americas base oils market. Discussion includes the tight availability for US Group III base oil, takeaways from the recent 7th Meet the Market South America conference on base oils and lubricants in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the effects from the unplanned outage at Shell’s Pearl gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in Qatar.US net exporting sulphuric acid due to Chilean demand - ICIS Americas Podcast 21 June 2017
June 21, 2017 02:19 PM PDT
News reporter David Haydon speaks with markets editor Annalise Little on the US sulphuric acid market. Discussion ranges from high demand for the product in Chile to tight global and North America supply, as well as an atypical export cargo from the US Gulf.US feedstocks fuel plans for INEOS' PDH plant, cracker expansions in Europe - ICIS Americas Podcast 14 June 2017
June 14, 2017 01:27 PM PDT
News reporter David Haydon speaks with deputy news editor Al Greenwood on the recent announcements made by INEOS regarding construction of a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit in Europe, as well as several cracker expansions.
Discussion includes how increased US oil production is providing confidence for the supply of natural gas liquids (NGLs) as feedstocks to European and US plants.Innovation, Asia supply key focus of ICIS Pan-American Phenol/Acetone Conference - ICIS Americas Podcast 9 June 2017
June 09, 2017 07:52 AM PDT
News reporter David Haydon speaks to senior editor John Dietrich, deputy managing editor Zachary Moore and senior editor manager Katherine Sale on the June 6-7 ICIS Pan-American Phenol/Acetone Conference held in Houston.
Discussion includes the ongoing capacity expansion in Asia, as well as optimism for future demand growth via innovation.High US PE inventories still weighing down markets - ICIS Americas Podcast 1 June 2017
June 01, 2017 08:49 AM PDT
News reporter David Haydon speaks with markets editor Lane Kelley on the US polyethylene (PE) market. Discussion ranges from the effect that ample supplies are having both in the US market and abroad, as well as the Texas PE plants coming online later in the year.Crude oil market in search of comfort level after OPEC meeting - ICIS Americas Podcast 30 May 2017
May 30, 2017 11:23 AM PDT
News reporter David Haydon speaks with senior editor Ignacio Sotolongo on the crude oil market following the 25 May meeting of OPEC and non-OPEC members to extend oil production cuts. Discussion includes market sentiment, as well as the developing relationship between OPEC and shale oil producers in the US Gulf Coast.Fuel efficiency curbs domestic gasoline consumption ahead of summer - ICIS Americas Podcast 26 May 2017
May 26, 2017 11:37 AM PDT
News reporter David Haydon speaks with editor Steven McGinn on the current US gasoline market. Discussion ranges from the effect fuel-efficient vehicles are having on market demand, as well as the recent uptick in refinery run rates.US toluene, xylene prices to track gasoline demand - ICIS Americas Podcast 16 May 2017
May 16, 2017 07:11 AM PDT
News reporter David Haydon speaks to deputy managing editor Zachary Moore on two segments of the US aromatics market: toluene and mixed xylenes. Discussion includes margins coming down for toluene disproportionation plants, as well as the anticipated effect summer gasoline demand will have on the market.US olefins supply recovering after tight first quarter - ICIS Americas Podcast 9 May 2017
May 09, 2017 01:24 PM PDT
News reporter David Haydon speaks to markets reporter Jessie Waldheim on the US olefins market. Discussion includes the effects that tighter Q1 supply had on butadiene and propylene, as well as the upward trend for ethylene spot prices.
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The ICIS Americas podcast brings you the important news and information from the American oil, refining, refining products and biofuel arenas. This podcast is brought to you by ICIS, a leading global price discovery service for the oil, energy, fertilizer and petrochemical sectors.
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