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

CWE Pushes Flow-Based Market Coupling Launch to March 2015

Platts Begins Asia Brent, WTI Futures Assessments

Platts Adds New Pages and Derivatives Content to PFC Asia

Argus Introduces New Price Assessment to Asian Bitumen Index

Platts to Add Monthly Listing for Transco, Zone 5 Delivered

Argus Creates The Fertilizer Index Report and Data Feed

DGCX Creates New Cash Settled MSCI India Contracts

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

Bloomberg Tradebook Unveils Electronic Request for Quote Service for ETFs

ICE Completes First Phase of Liffe Transition to ICE Futures Europe

Intercontinental Exchange Completes Acquisition of SuperDerivatives

Euronext Opens Dutch and Belgian Equity Options Markets to US Investors

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

October 2014