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Changing Feedstock Trends and their Effects on the Surfactants Value Chain

This report will provide a comprehensive strategic analysis across the surfactants value chain including the synthetic and natural oil-based suppliers, and the formulators.  In particular, the study will examine how formulators view their supply options in the prevailing feedstock environment, and what is the potential value of innovation in this value chain.
Dec 2016
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Petrochemicals
Polymers and Plastics

Oil Price and the Cost Competitiveness of Petrochemicals

Given the large capital investments required to develop world scale petrochemical plants, project sponsors need to understand how the cost competitiveness and return on their investments will be impacted under various oil price scenarios.  This report analyzes investment opportunities based on three oil price scenarios and the impact it has on cost curve position, delivered cost, and return on capital.
Oct 2016
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Petrochemicals
Polymers and Plastics

C5 Chemicals: Unlocking Hidden Opportunities in Steam Crackers?

This report aims to provide a comprehensive business analysis, including commercial, technical, economic, and strategic considerations, addressing key issues facing the C5 chemicals sector. The report examines subjects related to availability of C5 chemicals (focused on isoprene, DCPD and piperylene), prospects and trends in the various regional C5 markets as well as general business structure within the C5 industry.
Sep 2016
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Petrochemicals
Oil, Gas and Refined Products

Natural Gas as a C1 Chemicals Feedstock - 2016 Update

This report considers the availability, now and in the future, of natural gas as a C1 chemicals feedstock both for the key existing markets and potential future markets.  Gas prices are projected through to 2040 based on the global gas outlook and the current and prospective pricing is then used to consider the comparative economics for the key chemicals for the different markets.
Dec 2015
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Petrochemicals
Polymers and Plastics

On-Purpose Propylene in an Era of Uncertainty

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.
Dec 2015
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Petrochemicals
Polymers and Plastics
Inorganic Chemicals and Fertilizers

Strategic Assessment: Future of the Iranian Petrochemical Industry

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.  
Dec 2015
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Polymers and Plastics
Petrochemicals

Plastics Recycling: What is the Impact on the Virgin Plastics Market in China and India?

This report analyzes the impact of the recycling of plastics (LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE, Polypropylene, PET) on the virgin plastics demand in China and India.  It provides insight into the recycling value chain, recycled resin volume, and end-use applications in China and India.
Dec 2015
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Petrochemicals

Coal to Chemicals - Viable in a Low Oil-Price Environment?

This study profiles and assesses the state of technology for coal to chemicals production including cost of production economics for selected coal to chemical plants located in China.  The study compares the economics of petrochemical versus coal to chemicals production especially in the current situation of low crude oil prices.  The impact of policy shifts on the Chinese coal to chemicals industry and their effect on financial return is also analyzed.
Dec 2015
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Petrochemicals

Methanol to Aromatics - Global Impact of a New Technology

The study analyzes the economics of the methanol-to-aromatics processes currently being promoted in China, and compares their attractiveness to conventional aromatics production.  The cost analysis considers the volatility in coal prices as well as crude oil prices which drive conventional aromatics production economics, and also considers whether methanol-to-aromatics will be attractive in other regions such as the United States and the Middle East.
Sep 2015
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Oil, Gas and Refined Products
Petrochemicals

China's Shale Gas Revolution - Outlook & Opportunities for Petrochemicals

The evolving shale gas boom in the U.S. looks set to be rivalled by China, which sits on the world’s largest shale reserves, based on current technology. This study provides a detailed analysis of China’s Shale gas developments and highlights the potential outlook and opportunities for China’s petrochemicals sector. A comprehensive analysis of China’s evolving shale gas sector covering details on key players active across the value chain including exploration, production, processing, delivery and marketing is provided.  Petrochemical landscape developments review the impact of shale gas on major chemicals value chains, focusing on ethylene and propylene derivatives.

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