• New rise of the Middle East refiners

    Exports from the new super-refineries of the Middle East – now the world’s fastest-growing refining region – will speed the pace of closures in Europe, Martin Quinlan writes


  • Climbing up the chemicals cycle

    The chemicals business cycle edged upwards in 2013 and there are hopes for more progress this year, Martin Quinlan writes


  • Uneven progress for chemicals

    The worldwide chemicals business is strengthening but Europe is lagging, Martin Quinlan writes


  • China's refining boom fades

    Slowing oil demand growth, a changing economy and stricter environmental standards are ushering in a new era for refiners, writes Justin Jacobs