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John W. King
Vice President, Chemical Consulting Asia, S&P Global Commodity Insights
John W. King is vice president of the Chemical Consulting group in Asia at S&P Global Commodity Insights.
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Background

He has over 24 years of experience in Asia and a total of 38 years of chemical and energy industry experience. John has led the technical and market consultant advisory roles for many of the major Asian petrochemical investments project financed in Asia the past 24 years, including major investments in China, India, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. He has led the Industry/business due diligence support needed in a number of M&A transactions in Asia including comprehensive business, economic, market and strategy evaluations in various petrochemical and specialty chemical businesses. John has worked with each of the Asia National Oil companies, major state owned enterprises and many of the energy/chemical companies in Asia over the past 24 years. Experience includes such business/product areas as: refinery/petrochemical integrated complexes; gas and naptha cracker and derivative investments; various value chain including methane/coal to chemicals (ammonia, urea; methanol and derivatives); ethane to ethylene and derivatives (polyethylenes, ethylene oxide/MEG; specialty EOs, and others); propane to propylene and derivatives (Polypropylene, Propylene Oxide, Acrylonitrile, Acrylates); C4 chain including butadiene, ABS, ;elastomers and rubbers; engineering resins including polycarbonate, nylons, POM; the chloralkali to PVC chain; I have lived in worked in India for five years and based in Thailand now since 2001 with experience working with clients throughout Asia over this period. Prior to his Asia experience, he has similar experience in Europe and in the Americas. Earlier in his career, John worked as a process engineer in the lubricant additives operations of Ethyl Corporation (now Afton Chemicals).​

Industry expertise
Chemical
Oil Markets, Midstream, and Downstream
Engineering & Product Design
Aromatics & Fibers
Chemical Process Technology
Chlor-Alkali, Inorganics & Mining Materials
Syngas Chemicals, Industrial Gases & Fertilizers
Olefins & Derivatives
Polymers & Elastomers
Resins & Coatings
Specialty Chemicals
Intermediates, Solvents & Surfactants
Areas of interest
Chemical Company Strategies and Performance
Renewable Chemicals
LPG / NGL Markets
Methanol
National Oil Company Strategy
Oil Markets Supply, Demand and Pricing
Oil Prices
Ethanol
Olefins Feedstocks
Petrochemical Markets
Propane
Refinery Competition
Refining and Petrochemicals Integration
Refining Company Strategies and Performance
Olefins Cash Cost
Regional focus
Asia Pacific, North America
Languages
English, Spanish
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