We are looking to provide readily available information to fill in certain aspects of a business plan we are working on now. The information should be obtained from readily available sources, and practically all of it is available from the internet.
Please provide independent information, with sources, for information to be included in our company’s business plan as follows:
Overview of the Petrochemicals market:
What are petrochemicals
Which products are made from petrochemicals
What is the size of the global petrochemical market in dollars
What is the price for one ton of Benzene, Toluene, and Xylene in the United States as of year end: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and year to date (’16)
Coal to Chemicals
Describe the history of the coal to liquids industry and its related technologies.
If possible, please provide a list of companies that exist in the world that currently operate coal to chemicals or coal to liquids plants – including their annual production, and what their final products produced are at their respective locations
Describe the history of use of pyrolysis in producing petrochemicals from hydrocarbons (currenlty in use at more than 200 steam cracker facilities around the world) – generally speaking, the concept here it to give the reader some understanding of pyrolysis and its use in the refinery process.
Overview of the Thermal Coal market:
Describe the size of the thermal coal market by size, by country in: total reserves, and total annual output by ton.
Describe current usage trends for thermal coal in the past 5 years (downtrend)
What is the price for one ton of Powder River Basin coal in the United States as of year end: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and year to date (’16).
What is the general consensus of the long term price trend for the thermal coal market in the United States, as well as the price for thermal coal in: Australia, and South Africa.