Insight

European ethylene: competitiveness review and closure threat analysis

This report is currently unavailable

Contact us

Submit your details to receive further information about this report.

For details on how your data is used and stored, see our Privacy Notice.
 

- Available as part of a subscription
- FAQ's about online orders

21 April 2015

European ethylene: competitiveness review and closure threat analysis

Report summary

This insight will explore (Part 1) the recent expansion of lighter feedstock cracking that has been observed in Europe and the forward view of competitiveness within the European asset base and (Part 2) the expectations for further steam cracker consolidation that may occur in the coming years and provide a profiling of this asset grouping

Table of contents

  • Executive Summary
    • Just how much feedstock flexibility is there within the European ethylene industry?
    • Relative cracking economics in a low crude oil environment?
    • How may refinery closures in Europe impact steam cracker operations?
    • How much additional capacity could close in the European ethylene industry and beyond the announced closures, what could an ‘at risk’ site look like?
      • Historical Benchmarking of Asset Cost Tool
        • 2014 assessment of European ethylene cash cost margins by asset
        • It may be seen in 2014 that all assets are evaluated as operating with a positive cash cost margin, reflecting the overall increase in competitiveness that has occurred in part with the lower crude oil pricing environment.
          • A view of what the future may hold - 2018 Margin Analysis
            • 2018 European ethylene estimated cash cost margins by asset
            • Conclusions

Tables and charts

This report includes 4 images and tables including:

  • European steam cracker feedstock consumption for ethylene production
  • 2009 European margins with announced asset closures highlighted
  • European ethylene: competitiveness review and closure threat analysis: Image 3
  • European ethylene: competitiveness review and closure threat analysis: Image 4

What's included

This report contains:

  • Document

    European ethylene: competitiveness review and closure threat analysis

    PDF 1.04 MB

Other reports you may be interested in

Browse reports by Industry Sector