Author: Ryan Arian

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How the US Shale Gas Revolution Curtailed Asian Petrochemicals: Analyzing Market Trends Using ZEMA

Petrochemical Trouble Brewing in the Middle Kingdom US Shale Gas Revolution On April 28, 2014, Reuters and other sources reported that Sinopec Corp, the largest petrochemical producer in China, had put on hold a massive $3.1 billion USD ethylene plant in Qingdao, a refinery hub in China’s Shandong province. The official reason cited was a safety reassessment, ...
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ZEMA vs. Data Silos

Most organizations have disparate and uncoordinated data silos which are often the result of ad-hoc projects initiated by different departments. These silos result in many problems, including delayed data access, the complete inaccessibility of data, and employee confusion regarding the correctness and validity of data. ZEMA is the perfect solution for corporations struggling to standardize data ...
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Gas Market & the Crimean Crisis: Economic Realities vs. Political Maneuvers

On March 18, 2014, Russia’s annexation of Crimea- formerly of the Ukraine- became official. This move sparked international condemnation, most notably from the Western powers, which threated to retaliate with a series of sanctions against the Russian oil and gas sector. About 80 percent of Russian gas exports to Europe pass through Ukraine; in 2013, Europe ...
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