Special: Scottish Independence Impact

2018-12-14T07:10:24+00:00 September 10th, 2014|

WE’VE ALL HEARD THE ARGUMENTS BOTH FOR AND AGAINST SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE, YET THERE SEEMS TO BE SILENCE IN THE MEDIA ON HOW THE REFERENDUM WILL AFFECT BUSINESS IN SCOTLAND AND THE UK AFTER THE 300 YEAR OLD UNION HAS BEEN DISSOLVED. Not too long ago in August, over 130 CEOs of major Scottish businesses such [...]

Bye Bye Crude Oil? Natural Gas To Become Top Dog?

2018-12-14T07:10:24+00:00 September 8th, 2014|

FOR MORE THAN HALF A CENTURY, BASIC CHEMICALS AND POLYMERS WERE LARGELY CRUDE BASED. WERE. FOR KNOW, NATURAL GAS LIQUIDS, DRIVEN BY CHEAP US SHALE GAS, REPLACE OIL AS THE FEEDSTOCK FOR PETROCHEMICALS IN NORTH AMERICA. AS STEAM CRACKER FEEDSLATES TREND LIGHTER, PROPYLENE PRODUCTION NOT ABLE TO KEEP PACE WITH DEMAND GROWTH. The increasing use [...]

The Fracking Revolution!

2018-12-14T07:10:24+00:00 September 8th, 2014|

FALLING ENERGY PRICES, CHEAP FEEDSTOCK AND REDUCED GLOBAL DEPENDENCIES: SHALE GAS IS THE NEW BONANZA. FRACKING FLUIDS AND WASTE WATER TREATMENT SOLUTIONS CALL FOR INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS. Revolutions start from the underground — deep below the surface of America’s North-East lies the Marcellus Formation. Stretching from the Appalachians to Virginia, this layer of black shales has [...]