This report carefully examines the current and future market dynamics, technology and economics for feedstocks, olefins, and propylene in particular. This report will help project developers, lenders and customers understand which route to on-purpose propylene is advantaged in various regions of the world and the issues that might impact decision making using four different crude oil scenarios.
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This report provides a strategic assessment of the key elements of change expected in the petrochemical industry from the renewed acceptance and likely easing of sanctions in Iran. Before sanctions took hold and curtailed the development of the largely export-oriented industry, Iran had ambitious plans to develop a world scale petrochemical industry. When this development stalled other Middle Eastern players took advantage of the opportunity. However, a re-emergence of petrochemical momentum in Iran would undoubtedly have implications for the rest of the Middle East industry and how it develops. Nexant looks at the current state of the industry in Iran and evaluates how it will develop, assessing the real opportunities for investors and how this will impact the global markets.
This report characterizes the sources and current dispositions of MSW and trends, reviews policy and economic trends that are affecting the composition of the waste stream globally, and explores waste management strategies that will reduce the dependence on traditional landfilling and incineration. This report describes and analyzes the technologies and economics of recovering various material and energy resources from mixed MSW stream. It also looks at utilizing MSW fractions (such as food waste, paper and plastic) for producing energy, biofuels, and renewable chemicals, in a variety of key ways.
This study examines the current and developing situation in the global C5 chemicals industry, providing a comprehensive business analysis including commercial, economic and strategic considerations. It also offers insights on the following key areas of the C5 chemicals sector: demand-side market , supply-side market factors, trade considerations and their implications on trade flows and patterns, with attention to projected supply/demand imbalances, production economics and drivers of production costs, product pricing and profitability, industry attractiveness and business strategies and C5 investment considerations and the associated opportunities and challenges for different types of players in the chemicals sector.
This report provides a solid grasp of the state of development of coal to chemicals technologies, including an update on the status of such technologies as currently practiced in China, as well as providing a snapshot analysis of the most favorable coal to chemicals economics, on a mine-mouth basis, as compared to the production cost of the same product via petrochemical routes.
This report assesses the cost competitiveness of ethylene, on-purpose propylene, HDPE/LDPE/LLDPE, PP, VCM/PVC, EO/EG, Bz, SM, PX, PTA, MeOH and EtOH for USGC, Brazil, North Western and Eastern Europe, Middle East, Japan, Korea, Thailand, China, India, Singapore, and Canada.
Nexant has developed an efficient and accurate price forecasting system that requires minimal data manipulation and generates totally self-consistent price forecast scenarios across wide families of chemical products. Using this technique, this new report examines the impact of hgh future oil prices on the profitability and competitiveness of a broad range of chemical products.
Reviews the evolving feedstock slate for regional ethylene production and resulting C4 availability. Alternative routes to butadiene are presented. Regional market dynamics for butadiene, butylenes and major derivatives are included.
This study assesses the commercial, technical, economic, and historical margins associated with selected LDPE, LLDPE and EVA products, and provides critical information to companies considering investment in LDPE.
This study details PP supply/demand/trade in China, including: imports of recycled/scrap PP, impact of domestic recycling on demand growth, detailed demand analysis, and competitive supply costs from key exporting regions.