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UK SHALE GAS
First transatlantic ethane shipments underway / Leaked UK government paper fans flames of opposition to shale / Scottish First Minister under fire over unclear stance on moratorium
14.03.2016
SHALE GAS
Ineos still bullish on shale despite falling prices / Plans to begin test drills this year / UK may override local planning authorities / Cuadrilla appeal to be heard in March
08.02.2016
INEOS
21 new shale gas licenses acquired in the UK / Now country's “leading shale gas company”
23.12.2015
ANNUAL REVIEW 2015
Eye on the world: A journey from Brazil to China, from Russia to Italy / Challenges experienced by most countries
14.12.2015
INEOS
Acquisition of 12 North Sea gas fields planned / UK government mandates sale in national interest / Ratcliffe sees “great entry point” for upstream / Scotland extends fracking moratorium
16.10.2015
INEOS
Plans for new cracker in Norway? / Government declines to give bond / Excitement at Rafnes site
11.09.2015
INEOS
Lid installed on Grangemouth ethane tank / Import of liquefied shale gas from US / Two more ships completed / Chairman Ratcliffe says plans for test drilling in Scotland will not breach moratorium
27.07.2015
INOVYN
Chlorovinyls joint venture finally receives EC approval / Business starts up on 1 July / BASF sells 25% stake in SolVin to partner Solvay
03.07.2015
PLASTICS MARKETS EUROPE
Consumption grows 1% in 2013 / Polyolefins, PU and PET see gains / PVC and PS demand continues to fall / Producers under rising pressure / USA as most important trade partner
09.01.2015
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
Europe struggles to remain competitive amid US shale gas onslaught / Industry organisations call on EU to help / Oxford study analyses chances and risks
05.01.2015
YEAR IN REVIEW 2014
Part 2 – Plastics Production: Shale gas revolution drives Europe into a corner / Ailing facilities are consolidated / Massive changes in PVC market / Shale oil reserves change the balance once again
12.12.2014
YEAR IN REVIEW 2014
Part 1 – Overview: European plastics industry ploughs on / High energy costs and bag bans still an issue / Realities of shale revolution start knocking on Brussels' doors
11.12.2014
INEOS
Petchems giant prepared to invest up to USD 1 bn in UK shale gas exploration and wants to be “biggest player” / Licences to be awarded next year
24.11.2014
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
PIE speaks to Ineos chairman Jim Ratcliffe / “Clearly the vast majority of our investment today is going to be in the USA” / Manufacturers have no chance in Europe / Shale exploration could restore competitiveness
19.11.2014
STYROLUTION
Ineos acquires BASF's 50% stake in styrenics joint venture
19.11.2014
POLYTALK
PlasticsEurope conference highlights petchems producers' negative outlook for future of European manufacturing / Producers call for more support from Brussels / Authorities highlight benefits of circular economy
10.11.2014
INEOS
Swiss petrochemicals group offers UK homeowners, communities 6% of shale gas proceeds / Emulating US example
01.10.2014
SHALE GAS
US fracking activities gather speed / Excessive ethane earmarked for export / Argentina said to possess large reserves / Poland to begin commercial production in 2016 / Environmental impact contested
15.08.2014
PVC MARKET
European production landscape undergoing massive changes / Global capacity shifts drive consolidations / Overcapacities mean additional closures cannot be avoided / Who will be the next victim in this game of Russian roulette?
29.07.2014
INEOS
Moody's assigns provisional “Aa1” rating to UK-backed Grangemouth bonds / Cracker to be shale-gas fed from 2016 / Holding improves EBITDA 22% in Q2 2014
22.07.2014
STYROLUTION
Ineos buys BASF's share in 50:50 styrenics joint venture for EUR 1.1 bn
30.06.2014
INEOS
Mulling entry into UK shale gas exploration / Working group assessing benefits and risks
18.06.2014
CHINA POLYETHYLENE MARKET
Current five-year plan sees new production plants brought on stream / Dependence on imports declines / International producers see sales fall short of expectations / Will the next PE flood come in before the shale gas volumes?
22.04.2014
SHALE GAS
Ukrainian crisis raises the temperature of energy discussion / Security of Europe's supply threatened? / Imports of LNG from the US a hot-button topic / Petrochemical chieftains weigh in
28.03.2014
INEOS
Lawsuit filed against Sinopec over alleged acrylonitrile patent infringement / Seeking more than USD 1 bn in compensation / Latest quarrel picked by chairman Ratcliffe
24.03.2014
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