Graphite 2015: Oil price slump hits synthetic graphite

By Laura Syrett, Myles McCormick
Published: Monday, 21 December 2015

Oil prices sink to $37/bbl in December; additives and electrode demand suffering, but Li-ion and fuel cells beacons of growth.

The synthetic graphite market is buckling under falling oil prices, which hit their lowest levels in almost seven years towards the end of 2015. Gerry Hand, vice president for marketing at Chicago, US-based Superior Graphite, told delegates at IM’s 5th Graphite and Graphene Conference in London in December that the...

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