In this month’s issue, Olga Gorstenko’s editorial letter discusses current low oil prices, which are the focus of international attention, as well as China’s position in oil markets. Yi-Jeng Huang’s In Depth article reviews the economics of steam cracking, examining short- and medium-term market trends. Using petrochemical margin models, Huang evaluates the viability of crackers in the EU, Asia, and U.S. Gulf Coast. Numerous short articles provide updates on recent Middle Eastern support of expanding Chinese oil markets, the new ZEMA-FutureSource solution, and more.

More News This Month

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CWE Pushes Flow-Based Market Coupling Launch to March 2015

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Platts Begins Asia Brent, WTI Futures Assessments

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Platts Adds New Pages and Derivatives Content to PFC Asia

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Argus Introduces New Price Assessment to Asian Bitumen Index

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Platts to Add Monthly Listing for Transco, Zone 5 Delivered

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Argus Creates The Fertilizer Index Report and Data Feed

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DGCX Creates New Cash Settled MSCI India Contracts

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Markit and Hang Seng Indexes Introduce iBoxx Offshore RMB Bond Index Family

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Bloomberg Tradebook Unveils Electronic Request for Quote Service for ETFs

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ICE Completes First Phase of Liffe Transition to ICE Futures Europe

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Intercontinental Exchange Completes Acquisition of SuperDerivatives

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Euronext Opens Dutch and Belgian Equity Options Markets to US Investors

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NOAA’s Weather Forecasts Go Hyper-Local with Next-Generation Weather Model

October 2014