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PetroChem Wire Training Program

New to petrochemicals markets? Or wanting a refresher course on market dynamics or hedging instruments?

PetroChem Wire editors have years of deep and broad market and industry expertise and have come up with training programs to address some of the most pertinent questions: What are these markets? How do they work? What are the relationships between these markets? What are the price mechanisms? What's next?

PetroChem Wire is pleased to offer hourly, half-day or full-day on-site training programs on many topics. Please click here for more.

Resin Margins Remain Healthy--Market Update

Resin prices have not tumbled with the same severity as upstream products, including olefins, NGLs and crude. As a result, margins remain healthy and attractive, plants are running hard and the appetite for plastics is still robust.

PetroChem Wire Product Manager Samantha Hartke's June 2016 presentation to the Western Petroleum Association takes an in-depth look at the resin and feedstock markets.

To see the full presentation, click here.

PetroChem Wire News Headlines

The Distillation Column--A Blog on Refining

Read PetroChem Wire Editor and refinery industry expert Robert Sharp's new weekly blog that discusses industry and market trends, and the economics of petrochemicals, such as alkylate and raffinate, in the ever-changing refined products marketplace. See recent postings below:

Bullish EIA crude, gasoline inventory figures a head scratcher, correction coming?

Colonial Pipeline outage does little to change bearish gasoline situation

Crude's price jump unlikely a bellwether for the future

RGP price strength, supply tightness due to lower FCC margins, weak gasoline

Potential Lyondell plant sale shows struggle of merchant refiners

US benzene in extreme backwardation on lack of imports, disconnects with Brent

Meet PCW Editors at Industry Events

PetroChem Wire product manager Samantha Hartke will discuss feedstock and resin prices, the impact of new infrastructure on margins, and western Canada's petrochemical and export opportunities at the Western Plastics Association's Golf and Dinner meeting on September 29 in Richmond, British Columbia. Email info@westernplastics.org for more information. Or click here to set up a meeting with Samantha.

PetroChem Wire CEO and Executive Editor Kathy Hall will present free two-hour seminars explaining how to leverage spot market liquidity in ethylene to manage PE and PVC resin price risk. These open sessions will be held at The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Oct 1 - 3, 2016 at 1 - 3 pm. Kathy will discuss the roles of futures contracts, market transparency, market liquidity, and pricing benchmarks. You can request one-on-one meetings with Kathy Hall or Donna Todd outside of the scheduled sessions as we will be available daily Oct 1, 2, and 3. To R.S.V.P. for a complimentary session and/or to request a personal meeting time, please contact Cindy Bryan at 281-893-3433.

PetroChem Wire Executive Editor Kathy Hall will discuss trends in prompt and forward olefin and polymer markets October 18, 2016, at the Wood Mackenzie's confererence entitled, North America's Chemical and Feedstock Revival - Beyond Plan 'A'. Click here for more information.

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