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PetroChem Wire Training Program

New to petrochemicals markets? Or wanting a refresher course on market dynamics or hedging instruments?

PetroChem Wire editors have years of deep and broad market and industry expertise and have come up with training programs to address some of the most pertinent questions: What are these markets? How do they work? What are the relationships between these markets? What are the price mechanisms? What's next?

PetroChem Wire is pleased to offer hourly, half-day or full-day on-site training programs on many topics. Please click here for more.

PetroChem Wire News Headlines

Ethylene's Wild Ride: PCW's Year in Review

US spot ethylene prices had a volatile 2016, falling to lows not seen in almost eight years, but also hitting nearly 24-month highs.

PetroChem Wire, the benchmark for US olefins and polymers prices, is proud to present this white paper, which looks at the dynamics at work in spot ethylene markets in 2016, from cracker operating rates to changing trading strategies. 

It also looks at the challenges and changes markets will face in 2017 in the face of a 21% increase in US ethylene production levels and uncertainty regarding in-service timings of new crackers and derivatives units.

Click here to receive your copy of this special white paper.

The Distillation Column--A Blog on Refining

Read PetroChem Wire Editor and refinery industry expert Robert Sharp's new weekly blog that discusses industry and market trends, and the economics of petrochemicals, such as alkylate and raffinate, in the ever-changing refined products marketplace. See recent postings below:

Pre-buying alkylate for summer blending an unworkable strategy

Naphtha differential narrows on tight benzene markets

Spot normal butane strength due to tight supply; could normalize in 2Q

US styrene hits high amid extreme domestic, global supply tightness

Recent propylene volatility intensifies contract price discussions

Record exports push US gasoline prices atypically higher at end of year

Meet PCW Editors at Industry Events

PetroChem Wire's product manager Samantha Hartke will be speaking at Fleming's Capital Projects conference in Houston on May 23, addressing the current and future petrochemical infrastructure buildout in North America. To register for the conference, click here.

Samantha will also be addressing the future of petrochemical investment in the US Northeast and the outlook for potential new plants in the region May 24 at Kallanish Energy's North America Oil & Gas 2017 conference in Pittsburgh. To register for the conference, click here

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