Supply Chain & Logistics

Pemex, Braskem escalate dispute over ethane contract

Mar 10, 2020

Braskem weighs its options after its ethylene and polyethylene Mexican subsidiary Braskem-Idesa didn't receive agreed ethane volumes nor compensation from Pemex. Mexico replied it is investigating the contract.

Northeast petrochemical hub plans draw incentives but also opposition

Mar 10, 2020

Supporters of a new petrochemical hub in the Northeast appear just as determined as those opposing it due to environmental concerns.

Chemical shippers face puzzling trucking market in 2020

Feb 26, 2020

Experts at FreightWaves, which supplies North American freight market participants with analytics, have found that spot prices as of early 2020 have considerably eased since the middle of 2019.

Resin prices see January rise but Covid-19 clouds outlook

Feb 26, 2020

Demand worldwide for North American resins would be threatened if the Covid-19 virus spread were to turn into a pandemic.

Chemical margins tighten more as markets try to ‘digest’ new output

Jan 28, 2020

New U.S. Gulf Coast ethylene and polyethylene production continued to tighten chemical margins in the fourth quarter, ExxonMobil said. ChevronPhillips top official sees markets absorbing demand and making room for more.

Wave of plastic bag bans expands across Americas in 2020

Jan 15, 2020

A wave of bans on plastic bags, and sometimes on plastic straws, has greatly expanded in 2020 when legislation will slash millions of dollars worth of resin sold and dent industry employment.

Canada, Mexico and U.S. trade accord satisfies chemical industry

Dec 18, 2019

The Mexican Senate voted on Dec. 12 107-1 to approve the Protocol Modificatory to the Free Trade Agreement with the U.S. and Canada.