Petrochemicals

Petrochemicals , Natural Gas liquids (NGL) , Natural Gas , Frac Spread , Storage

Frac Spread: NGL Fundamental Struggles Resume In Attack Aftermath

High inventories constrain prices after brief jolt, but petrochemical producers could find opportunities in Asian markets.

September 26, 2019

Petrochemicals , Natural Gas liquids (NGL) , Natural Gas , Frac Spread , Storage

Frac Spread: Saudi Attack Raises Prices, Concerns About NGL

With oilfields shown to be vulnerable and foes unwilling to compromise, an escalation of the regional conflict is likely, says an analyst.

September 19, 2019

Petrochemicals , Natural Gas liquids (NGL) , Natural Gas , Frac Spread , Crude Oil , Storage

Frac Spread: Ethane’s Balances Performing Well

NGL ‘barrel’ rises above $20 and margins show strength.

September 12, 2019

Petrochemicals , Natural Gas liquids (NGL) , Natural Gas , Frac Spread , Storage

Frac Spread: Ethane Hits 12-Week High

Prices and margins improve across the NGL spectrum.

September 5, 2019

Petrochemicals , Natural Gas liquids (NGL) , Natural Gas , Frac Spread , Storage

Frac Spread: Ethane Leads NGL Price Rebound

Higher NGL prices combined with slumping natural gas prices to producer expanded margins.

August 29, 2019

Petrochemicals , Natural Gas liquids (NGL) , Natural Gas , Frac Spread , Crude Oil , Storage

Frac Spread: NGL Prices Struggle; Is Rescue At Hand?

A slew of issues, including high inventories, sluggish exports and delays in cracker startups, dog NGL and push ‘barrels’ to early-2016 levels.

August 22, 2019

Petrochemicals , Acquisitions & Divestitures

Aramco’s Motiva To Buy Port Arthur, Texas Chemical Plant

Motiva, the U.S. refining arm of Saudi Aramco, plans to operate the Flint Hills chemical plant while it builds three giant petrochemical units within its Port Arthur complex.

August 20, 2019

Petrochemicals , Natural Gas liquids (NGL) , Natural Gas , Frac Spread , Crude Oil , Trade , Storage

Frac Spread: Economy Wobbles … Will It Fall Down?

The Mont Belvieu NGL ‘barrel’ joins global crude oil, the stock markets and the Chinese and German economies on a bad news binge.

August 15, 2019

Petrochemicals , Policy & Regulations

Trump Promises More Big Energy Projects At Pennsylvania Shell Cracker

President Donald Trump told workers on Aug. 13 at a $6 billion petrochemicals plant being built in western Pennsylvania that more big U.S. energy projects were coming as his administration rolls back environmental regulations.

August 13, 2019

Petrochemicals , Natural Gas liquids (NGL) , Natural Gas , Frac Spread , Crude Oil , Storage

Frac Spread: Energy Prices Could Be Worse … And Probably Will Be

Fears of a global economic slowdown and continued storage increases have spooked traders.

August 8, 2019