Supply Issues Rock Ethylene Chain, Boosting Prices

- September 2, 2014 2:43 PM | Categories: Guest Post

With decreased levels of capacity for ethylene conversion, there has been a noticeable impact on the feedstock ethane. Ethane production has been growing steadily due to the shale gas boom resulting in oversupply and lower prices. Production averaged 1.0464 million barrels/day in May 2014, an increase of 12.8 percent (139,000 barrels/day) on the same period last year.

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Dollar General Makes New Bid For Family Dollar, 1-800-Flowers.com Buys Harry & David

- September 2, 2014 12:34 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

Dollar General has topped its rival Dollar Tree’s bid to buy Family Dollar. Dollar General offered Family Dollar $9.1 billion today for the discount store chain. In other M&A news, 1-800-Flowers.com will purchase the gourmet food supplier Harry & David for $142.5 million. Afternoon Coffee bring you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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