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CHEMICAL OUTLOOK: ENERGY, ECONOMIC
AND SOCIETAL IMPACTS ON CHEMICAL PROSPECTS

Monthly report identifies and analyzes the most important external and strategic factors affecting the U.S. and global chemical industry, ranging from economic developments in Asia, to changes in energy pricing, to new government policies, to mergers and acquisitions. Highly readable and concise. Data tables with economic data affecting chemicals and U.S.G.C. transaction prices for the major feedstocks, chemicals and polymers. Four (4) to Ten (10) pages per issue -- minimum 72 pages per year, delivered by E-mail as pdf files and with IP authorized access on Probe's website -- normally with company-wide distribution. The cost depends on the size of the company and its degree of involvement with the subjects covered by the reports.

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Frederick M. Peterson
Probe Economics LLC
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Vero Beach, FL 32963 U.S.A.
Fax: (603) 369-6413
Phone: (603) 667-3636
E-mail: fred@probeeconomics.com

Tables of Contents from Past Issues

April, 2013

  • U.S. is Still OK.
  • (Page 1)
  • Bifurcated Euro?
  • (Page 2)
  • Underground Economy.
  • (Page 2)
  • China Maturity and Debt.
  • (Page 2)
  • How Much National Debt is Too Much?
  • (Page 3)
  • Natural Gas Elsewhere.
  • (Page 3)
  • Chemical Slowdown?
  • (Page 4)
  • End of Saudi Dominance?
  • (Page 5)
  • Is Chinese Coal-to-Olefins Economic?
  • (Page 5)
  • Table 1: Economic and Chemical Industry Indicators: Soft.
  • (Page 6)
  • Table 2: Energy and Chemical Prices: Lower Crude Prices.
  • (Page 7)

     

    March 2009

  • Chemical volumes to bounce back.
  • (Page 1)
  • Gas is cheap again.
  • (Page 2)
  • Could butadiene be short?
  • (Page 3)
  • Politics are cyclical.
  • (Page 4)
  • How to finance the deficits?
  • (Page 4)
  • Inflation or deflation?
  • (Page 6)
  • Impact on chemicals.
  • (Page 6)
  • Table 1: Economic and Chemical Industry Indicators.
  • (Page 7)
  • Table 2: Energy and Chemical Prices.
  • (Page 8)

     

    May-June 2008

  • View from Singapore.
  • (Page 1)
  • The APIC meeting.
  • (Page 2)
  • They care about the U.S. economy.
  • (Page 3)
  • The energy sufficiency option.
  • (Page 4)
  • Gasoline subsidies that distort demand.
  • (Page 5)
  • China gets tough on polluters.
  • (Page 5)
  • Trade logistics have changed.
  • (Page 6)
  • The coming petrochemical profit bust.
  • (Page 6)
  • Table 1: Economic and Chemical Industry Indicators.
  • (Page 7)
  • Table 2: Energy and Chemical Prices.
  • (Page 8)

     

    January, 2001

  • Greenspan may smack the runway.
  • (Page 1)
  • Chemicals are sitting in a bad seat.
  • (Page 2)
  • Japan’s problems aren’t over.
  • (Page 3)
  • Processors feel the most hurt in the plastics value chain.
    • LDPE Film/Sheet.
    (Page 4)
    • Plastic auto parts.
    (Page 5)
    • PVC Pipe.
    (Page 6)
  • California electricity problems spell trouble for other deregulation programs.
  • (Page 8)
  • U.S. oil and gas supply are on the rise.
  • (Page 8)
  • Table 1: Economic and Chemical Industry Indicators.
  • (Page 9)
  • Table 2: Energy and Chemical Prices.
  • (Page 10)

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