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  • Insight

    The Known Unknown: Growing ethane demand will spell a tighter year for US dry gas

    • 20 July 2017

    The Known Unknown: Effect of growing ethane demand on the gas market and US petrochemicals

    $1,050.00

    Summary

    When the market talks about ethane and ethane rejection, it always comes from the viewpoint of the availability of ethane and the cost to supply the additional ethane. This is but one side of the picture with the other being demand – the natural gas industry and petrochemicals. Availability of abundant ethane has prompted more ethane being sold as natural gas on a heat equivalent basis, keeping ethane prices lower than heavier petrochemical feedstocks. This has in turn prompted a wave of new petrochemical projects and exports wanting to take advantage of this rejected ethane. This insight investigates the impact of decreasing ethane rejection on natural gas balances and ethane's competitiveness as US petrochemical feedstock.

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      The Known Unknown: Growing ethane demand will spell a tighter year for US dry gas

      PDF 275.82 KB

  • Insight

    Could China spur US Methanol?

    • 26 February 2016

    Will the US become a net exporter of methanol? Are the Chinese-backed projects at risk now that crude oil has been low for more than a year?

    $950.00

    Summary

    Will the US become a net exporter of methanol? Are the Chinese-backed projects at risk now that crude oil has been low for more than a year? Can the Iranian methanol compete with the US? One thing is certain; the US methanol revival is imminent.

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      Could China spur US Methanol?

      PDF 380.59 KB

  • Research presentation

    Putting together the global petrochemical puzzle

    • 21 March 2016

    Stephen Zinger's keynote presentation at the AFPM International Petrochemical Conference on 21 March 2016.

    $500.00

    Summary

    Stephen Zinger provided a keynote speech at the AFPM International Petrochemical Conference in Dallas, Texas, USA on 21 March 2016. He provided Wood Mackenzie’s latest outlook for crude oil prices, bringing light to this key uncertainty that is impacting every chemical business today. Then for each of the major regions of the world, he assembled the chemical industry's puzzle pieces, bringing clarity to the outlook for the major base chemical markets of ethylene, propylene, methanol, benzene, and paraxylene.

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    • Document

      Putting Together the Global Petrochemical Puzzle.pdf

      PDF 3.72 MB

  • Research presentation

    Watching for signs of a wild ride in the energy & petrochemicals industry

    • 30 March 2017

    Keynote presentation at industry event meeting in San Antonio, Texas:  Watching for signs of a wild ride in the energy & petrochemicals

    $500.00

    Summary

    On March 27, 2017, Steve Zinger provided a keynote presentation at a recent industry event in San Antonio, Texas. The meeting was attended by over 2700 chemical industry managers and executives from around the world. The presentation discussed five key signs that will cause volatility in the energy and petrochemical industry over the next five years: crude oil markets, petrochemical feedstocks, china's demand and investment prospects, trade patterns, and technology developments.

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    • Document

      Watching for signs of a wild ride.pdf

      PDF 5.42 MB