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Michael McCafferty is a managing analyst for petrochemicals based in London. Full Bio
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Sep 2021
  • Energy
  • Oil
  • Refined Products
  • Jet Fuel
  • Naphtha
  • Petrochemicals
  • Polymers

Polymer’s long-term demand prospects sharpens potential role for chemical feedstocks

The emerging market for alternatives to virgin polymer feedstocks is as dynamic as ever. For the broader oil industry, understanding the drivers that underpin plastics are as crucial

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  • Blog
Jun 2016
  • Petrochemicals
  • Olefins
  • Polymers

Where will all the new US olefins go?

It is well known that shale-driven ethylene expansions are taking place in the North American market. The question is, will these growing supplies of olefins outstrip the ability of units downstream to take in product? US ethylene production is at an all-time...

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Jan 2016
  • Natural Gas
  • Oil
  • LPG
  • Naphtha
  • Petrochemicals

Ethane cash cow a red herring for European petchems producers

In the next few weeks the first ship bringing US shale gas to Europe will arrive on the southern shores of Norway, marking an end to Ineos’ search for cheap feedstock to power its European petrochemical assets

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