IHS Chemical Week

Chemical Week Magazine :: Top of the Week

Industry Assesses Impact of Earthquake in Japan

5:11 PM MDT | March 20, 2011 | —ian young

ablaze: Tanks at Cosmo Oil’s Chiba refinery. Chemical producers and consumers in Japan and overseas are assessing the impact on the industry of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck the northeast of the country on March 11. Temporary plant closures and reduced capacity utilization, due mainly to infrastructure damage and power outages, are the immediate effects of the disaster, and they have resulted in higher spot prices for certain products. But the longer-term impact, including cleanup and repair costs, and disruptions to overall economic...

This information is only available to Chemical Week subscribers.


Forgot your user ID or password?
Click here to have it sent to you.

Risk Free Trial

Email Address

First Name

Last Name

Click here to register and get your RISK-FREE access to chemweek.com

Not an IHS Chemical Week
24/7 member yet?

Here's why you should be:

  • Searchable online archive access of the last 2 years of Chemical Week.
  • Print or digital magazine subscription
  • Price and market change alerts
  • Economic data and statistics
  • Buyers' Guides
  • Webcasts | whitepapers




contact us | about us | customer care | privacy policy | sitemap | advertise

ihsCopyright © 2015 IHS, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.

North Asia Russia Southeast Asia China India/Pakistan Middle East Eastern Europe Western Europe Central America Canada USA Australia/New Zealand South America Africa