Petrochemicals - Policy & Regulation

Iranian Petrochemical Industry Attracting Foreign Investors

From Germany to Japan, lifting of sanctions against Iran has major chemical companies expressing interest in trading.

Rene Gonzalez
Jan 4, 2016

Pan-Regional Petchem Competition Heating Up

As a result of crude prices dropping 60% since late 2014, the prices of associated downstream derivatives including polymer-based products propylene and high-density polyethylene have also declined significantly.

Sep 22, 2015

Chemical Companies Duel For Top Spot

Emerging-market players are transforming the chemical industry and quickly closing the gap with leading multinational corporations in terms of global revenues, according to a recent report by The Boston Consulting Group.

Aug 10, 2015

BASF Plans To Rebuild Iran Business As Germany Rekindles Ties

BASF SE CEO Kurt Bock plans to rebuild the business of the world’s biggest chemical maker in Iran, saying a visit to the country this week showed him the market potential for German companies.

Bloomberg
Jul 23, 2015

CEPSA Adopts GE’s Technology To Meet European Emissions Rule

To meet environmental emissions restrictions without reducing efficiency or increasing operational costs, Compañia Española de Petróleos (CEPSA) has adopted new General Electric gas-turbine technology at its Gibraltar-San Roque refinery in Spain.

May 28, 2015

U.S. EPA Sends Draft Multiyear RFS Targets To OMB For Review

According to several media sources, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on May 5 sent its draft multi-year Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) proposal to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for regulatory review.

May 6, 2015