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Unlocking the value of refinery-petrochemicals integration

Navigating the crossroads: refinery chemicals integration strategies for a sustainable future

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1. Chemical markets are all underwater, so something must change

We are at an unprecedented point in time where the entire commodity petrochemicals industry is in a downturn.  Where do we expect chemical margins to end up this year and what can producers do to tide through the downturn?  Catherine Tan answers these key questions in this video.

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Catherine Tan, Principal Analyst, Asia Olefins

2. What is the current state of the ethylene industry?

The ethylene industry, like other major petrochemical value chains, is navigating a challenging period.  Which sites are most versus least impacted through this period of downcycle and why does refinery integration provide an advantage In this video Shruthi answers these key questions.

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Shruthi Vangipuram, Senior Research Analyst, Base Chemicals

3. How do carbon emissions impact refinery competitiveness?​

One of the key challenges for the refining sector is decarbonisation – reducing emissions will be critical in order to meet net-zero targets. The cost of carbon is rising - but exposure to carbon costs varies considerably across refiners. In this video Emma Fox explores this further. 

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Emma Fox Senior Research Analyst, Refining and Oil Products

4. What factors are important when considering which sites are at risk of closing by 2030?

In order to have a complete view on closure risks for assets in the future we've considered several factors: Margins, complexity, integration, strategic value and carbon exposure. In this video, Raul Calzada answers two key questions; what type of sites are most at risk of closing and what regions are going to be most affected by refinery closures? 

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Raul Calzada Senior Research Analyst, North America Refining Assets

5. Will the refining strength seen through 2022 continue? ​

2022 saw significant refining strength as pandemic-driven capacity rationalisation battled with strong demand recovery and self-sanctioning compounded the fear of loss of Russian supply. In this video, Johnny Stewart explores this further.

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Johnny Stewart, Principal Analyst, Oils and Chemicals Assets

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