Sulphur feels weight of oversupply

By Alex Feytis
Published: Sunday, 26 July 2009

From the times of unprecedented sky high demand in 2008, sulphur production has once again plummeted into excess and oversupply. But for the by-product mineral from oil and gas refining, severe shortages could well be the long term norm by Alexandra Feytis, Assistant Editor

Sulphur’s swings are commonplace to those in the industry: excess, shortage, excess. For the last few years, the sulphur market has been acting as a yo-yo. With virtually all sulphur being a by-product from the petroleum and gas industry (about 99%), its supply/demand balance is highly volatile and unpredictable. In...

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