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  • Insight

    Three weeks post-Harvey, is the North American polyethylene industry back to normal?

    • 15 September 2017

    After almost three weeks of havoc created by Hurricane Harvey, what is the current status of polyethylene industry?

    $900.00

    Summary

    This insight provides a quick snapshot of impact of Hurricane Harvey on the regional polyethylene industry structure. Summary of all the components, starting with ethane availability all the way to converters warehouse, is presented. After evaluating the impact of floods on the entire supply chain, we present our expectations of the timelines and anticipated delays. It is revealed that higher density polyethylene is impacted differently from lower density polyethylene. The impact of co-monomer, peroxide and railcar availability becomes imperative as the polyethylene industry look forward to ramping up its production.

    What's included

    • Document

      Impact of Harvey on Polyethylene Industry.pdf

      PDF 436.76 KB

  • Insight

    European ethylene: steam cracker operations analysis

    • 11 August 2017

    Analysis of four key metrics for European steam cracker operations

    $900.00

    Summary

    Here we present an overview of the European (EU15 + Norway) ethylene quarterly production statistics from Q1 2010 through Q1 2017. The insight will analyse the trends in the following metrics across the European data set: Quarterly ethylene production trend (total production across all steam crackers in the EU15+Norway category) Quarterly nameplate capacity operating rate trend (total ethylene production / aggregate nameplate capacity for steam crackers in EU15+Norway) Quarterly downed capacity (Summation of planned/unplanned outage activity across all steam crackers in EU15+Norway) Quarterly attainable capacity operating rate trend (total ethylene produced / available capacity, where available capacity is net of downed capacity) The insight will highlight how attainable utilisation reached its highest level in the analysis period.

    What's included

    • Document

      European ethylene - steam cracker operations analysis.pdf

      PDF 797.31 KB

  • Inform

    INEOS plans massive European olefins expansion programme

    • 12 June 2017

    INEOS has today announced plans to construct a world-scale PDH unit and expand two of its steam crackers in Europe

    $900.00

    Summary

    INEOS has today announced plans to construct a world-scale propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit and expand two of its steam crackers in Europe. INEOS currently produces nearly 4.5 million tonnes of ethylene and propylene across Europe, but remains the largest buyer of ethylene and propylene in the region. In combination, these three major projects will significantly increase the quantities of propylene and ethylene produced by INEOS in Europe, and will support the continued growth and future profitability of INEOS’ ethylene and propylene derivative businesses.

    What's included

    • Document

      INEOS plans massive European olefins expansion programme

      PDF 965.59 KB

  • Insight

    European propylene to 2020: going with the flow?

    • 26 June 2017

    2017 is an important year in terms of increase in European propylene net imports, with net imports forecast to reach 360kt by 2020.

    $900.00

    Summary

    Our analysis indicates that 2017 is an important year in terms of increase in European (EU15+Norway) propylene monomer net imports , with net imports forecast to reach 360kt by 2020. This insight will explore the European (EU15+Norway) propylene balance through to 2020, with a particular focus on the net trade of propylene.

    What's included

    • Document

      European propylene insight.pdf

      PDF 714.48 KB