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Investment funds continue to pump equity into Lower 48 Apr 2016

Investment funds continue to pump equity into Lower 48

As we've seen in recent months, private equity continues to fuel development throughout the US Lower 48. Our US upstream analysts look into Kayne Anderson's recent  US$1billion-plus commitments across three major deals pointed toward natural gas development in North America.

The paraxylene enigma Apr 2016

The paraxylene enigma

A significant amount of new paraxylene capacity was installed in 2014, and a key feature of the market in the past 12-18 months has been its ability to generate higher than expected margins against nameplate utilization rates of less than 80%.

In the second quarter of 2016, the factors that boosted producers' margins are starting to fade. In this video, Steve Jenkins, VP of Consulting at PCI Wood Mackenzie, looks at how market economics are shifting in favour of paraxylene consumers.