Thermal/Catalytic Insights  
No. 7   July 2013






This bi-weekly Thermal/Catalytic Insights provide excerpts from the McIlvaine Thermal/Catalytic World Air Pollution Markets.  It also provides excerpts from related publications.  The market report is conceived as the traffic control on a 4 lane knowledge bridge to the purchasers and specifiers.




·        4 Lane Knowledge Bridge to the End User

·        Do You Have A Lower Life Cycle Cost Product For The Chinese Market?

·        Boost Sales by Convincing the Prospect You Can Solve His Specific Problem

·        Sales Leads for Oil & Gas – July 9, 2013

·        GDP Update – July 2013


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Do You Have A Lower Life Cycle Cost Product For The Chinese Market?

If you have a product or service which may be higher priced but will be a better value for the Chinese purchaser, then you should be moving forward to carve out a slice of the world’s largest market.  If you have not yet acted because of any of the following false assumptions, you need to rethink your strategy.

False Assumption

Actual Opportunity

Can’t afford the investment

There are Chinese companies eager to partner if the product is superior.

Can’t trust Chinese partners

There are Chinese companies who are relying on distribution of international products and would not develop their own.

Too much financial risk

There are Chinese companies with deep pockets who will buy F.O.B. your shop and take all financial risk.

Lose intellectual property

Why are Thermo Fisher and all the major drug companies setting up research centers in China?

Create a competitor

The only way to avoid Chinese competition in your international market is to be a big player in China.

Chinese language will be a problem

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Customers are looking for suppliers who have already solved a problem identical to their own.  Their industry has an NAICS code. So, if they can click on that code on your website and can be convinced that you have the experience, you are very likely to create an active prospect.

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Sales Lead Data Search by Titles
(Listed by most current date)

·         QGC Plans more Exploration to Support QCLNG Third Train  (Project Dated: 7/9/2013)

·         Japan Consortium, Resources Energy Hopes to Start Alaska LNG Project FEED by Year-End  (Project Dated: 7/9/2013)

·         Cheniere Completes Financing, Starts Sabine Pass Trains 3 and 4 Construction, Purchases Creole Trail Pipeline  (Project Dated: 7/9/2013)

·         Petronas' Pacific NorthWest LNG Canada Project to Cost $20 Bln  (Project Dated: 7/9/2013)

·         GDS Suez Supplying Trucking Firm, Transgas with LNG As Vehicle Fuel  (Article Dated: 7/9/2013)

·         KBR Awarded FEED Contract for World-Scale LNG Project in British Columbia  (Contract Dated: 7/8/2013)

·         Jordan Cove Energy Files for Oregon LNG Export License  (  Dated: 7/8/2013)

·         Canadian National Railway to Try LNG for Powering Locomotives  (Article Dated: 7/8/2013)

·         Hungary Seeks LNG from Qatar to Meet Energy Needs  (Agreement Dated: 7/8/2013)

·         India’s Andhra Pradesh Gas to Sell Stake in LNG Project to Private Power Producers  (Project Dated: 7/8/2013)

·         Wood Group Kenny Wins Subsea Contract for Bonaparte LNG Off Australia  (Contract Dated: 7/5/2013)

·         Western Australia to Host World’s Largest LNG Conference in 2016  (Exhibition Dated: 7/5/2013)

·         FSRUs Become Entry Solution for Smaller Scale Imports into LNG Markets  (Analysis Dated: 7/5/2013)

·         India Fertilizer Company’s Investment Plan Calls for LNG Switch, New Plants  (Article Dated: 7/5/2013)

·         Project Update for Freeport LNG  (Project Dated: 7/5/2013)

·         Tolling Capacity, JV Agreements Signed for Louisiana Cameron LNG Facility  (Project Dated: 7/5/2013)

·         BG Group Files Plans for Building Massive Prince Rupert LNG Plant  (Project Dated: 7/5/2013)

·         Freeport LNG Receives DOE Approval To Export LNG To Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries  (Article Dated: 7/5/2013)

·         Klaipedos, PPS Sign $33.2 Mln Contract for Lithuania LNG Terminal Pipeline  (Contract Dated: 7/3/2013)

·         Entergy Gulf States Louisiana to Power Proposed Sempra Cameron LNG Export Facility  (Project Dated: 7/3/2013)

·         Air Products Wins LNG Technology and Equipment Order for Maryland Facility  (Project Dated: 7/3/2013)

·         Seaborne Natural Gas to Boost Singapore’s Role as Energy Hub and LNG Trader  (Article Dated: 7/3/2013)

·         ExxonMobil Announces Plans with Qatar for $10 Bln Sabine Pass LNG Terminal  (Plans Dated: 7/3/2013)

·         India’s Union Cabinet Approves Land for IOC's Ennore LNG Terminal  (Project Dated: 7/3/2013)

·         Australia’s Woodside Says Modularization the Key to Future LNG Developments  (Presentation Dated: 7/3/2013)

·         ABB Wins $12 Mln Order to Power Deepwater Pipe Laying Vessel  (Order Dated: 7/2/2013)

·         Kinder Morgan Shelves $2 Bln Freedom Pipeline Project  (Project Cancelled Dated: 7/2/2013)

·         BC Government Rejects Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline  (Article Dated: 7/2/2013)

·         Subsea 7 Awarded $170 Mln Statoil Contract Offshore UK  (Contract Dated: 7/2/2013)

·         Leighton Offshore Awarded Qatar Gas SPM Maintenance Project  (Project Dated: 7/2/2013)

·         Southern Star Announces Straight Blackwell Pipeline Segment Expansion in W Oklahoma  (Project Dated: 7/2/2013)

·         Cabot Oil and Gas Utilizes Marcellus Shale Natural Gas for Fracturing  (Article Dated: 7/2/2013)

·         DOE Says Industry Losing Sight of Carbon Capture and Storage Tech Advances  (Article Dated: 7/2/2013)

·         Trelleborg Acquires Ambler Technologies, Strengthening its Position in Offshore Oil & Gas Business  (Acquisition Dated: 7/2/2013)

·         S. Sudan Says Japan to Construct Alternative Oil Pipeline to Kenyan Port of Lamu  (Agreement Dated: 7/2/2013)

·         Hallin Ullswater Announces $6 Mln Project at Indonesia Natuna Gas Field  (Project Dated: 7/2/2013)

·         Kodiak Oil & Gas Widening Horizon in Bakken with Williston Deal  (Purchase Dated: 7/1/2013)

·         Saltworks' New Desalination Technology Addresses Water Reclamation Issues in Oil and Gas  (Article Dated: 7/1/2013)

·         Australia's Liberty Resources Signs MOU with Calgary Based Frontier Project Management.  (Agreement Dated: 7/1/2013)

·         Tallgrass Energy’s Pony Express Expansion to Commence  (Project Dated: 7/1/2013)

·         New Kinder Morgan Entity to Build Gas Pipeline into Mexico    (Agreement Dated: 7/1/2013)

·         CenterPoint Plans North Dakota Gathering System  (Agreement Dated: 7/1/2013)

·         Valero Eyes Quebec Refinery Investment  (Investment Dated: 7/1/2013)

·         Shale Will Remain Top Investment Priority for Poland Despite Pullout of International Companies  (Article Dated: 7/1/2013)

·         Commissioners Okay ONEOK's North Dakota Garden Creek III Gas Plant  (Project Dated: 7/1/2013)

·         Proserv Gets State-of-the-art Global Research and Development Hub  (Article Dated: 6/28/2013)

·         Foster Wheeler Awarded FEED Contract by Gazpromneft for Upgrade at Moscow Refinery  (Contract Dated: 6/28/2013)

·         Aquatech Acquires Fluid Recovery Services to Create Leading Water Management Services for Oil and Gas  (Acquisition Dated: 6/28/2013)

·         Aker Solutions Awarded Premier Oil Subsea Contract  (Contract Dated: 6/28/2013)

·         U.S. Energy Information Administration Releases U.S. Oil Refinery Capacity Report  (Report Dated: 6/28/2013)

·         Forest Oil Announces Eagle Ford Shale Development Agreement  (Agreement Dated: 6/28/2013)

·         Technip Awarded EPC Contract for Bahrain Refinery  (Contract Dated: 6/20/2013)

·         Denver-based Richardson Operating to Use Steam Injection on Proposed $11 Mln Oil Project  (Project Dated: 6/20/2013)

·         Aker Solutions Awarded Angola Contract by Technip  (Contract Dated: 6/20/2013)

·         Turkey Offers Help to Iraq with Building New Crude Export infrastructure  (Article Dated: 6/20/2013)

·         Kurdish Govt to Convert Gas Pipeline for Oil Transport  (Project Dated: 6/20/2013)

·         Pemex Says New Pipeline to Triple Gas Imports from U.S.  (Project Dated: 6/20/2013)

·         PAA to Extend Western Oklahoma Oil Pipeline    (Project Dated: 6/20/2013)

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(1.) Barclays has cut its second-quarter GDP trading estimate to 1.0% from 1.6% after the trade deficit widened in May. In a note to clients, Barclays blamed the larger-than-expected increase in imports in the month for the downward revision. A higher trade deficit is a drag on GDP. Earlier, the Commerce Department reported that the May trade gap rose 12% to $45 billion in May, well above economists' forecast of a deficit of $40.3 billion. 

(2.) The U.S. economy suddenly looks weaker, after the government revised its data for the first quarter. Gross domestic product -- the broadest measure of economic activity -- rose at a mere 1.8% annual pace between January and March……….remaining text not included in this sample.  


In 2012, Belize’s robust economic growth was praised throughout the region as GDP grew by 6%. Projections for 2013 were more conservative, at an expected 2 to 2.5% - but there was still hope that the 2012 momentum would carry over. Well it hasn’t – and the only growth to report from the first quarter is negative growth!  

Figures released today by the Statistical Institute of Belize show that the economy contracted by point-five per cent (.5%) in the first quarter of 2013. That’s sharply down from the first three months of 2012 when growth clocked in at 6.1%.……….remaining text not included in this sample. 


The Chilean economy this year will grow at a slower pace than forecasted in March, as local activity and demand decelerated more than anticipated in the first quarter of 2013, according to the central bank.  

In its second Monetary Policy Report for the year, the central bank downwardly revised its gross domestic product growth outlook to a range between 4% and 5%, from a range of between 4.5% and 5.5% it had estimated in its first report in March.  

The bank also downwardly reviewed its 2013 copper price estimate to an average $3.25 a pound, from $3.50 in the previous report. Lower copper prices will widen the current account deficit to 4.7% of GDP, the bank said .……….remaining text not included in this sample.



A Chinese think tank has opined economic growth will be steady in the second half of the year, with a GDP growth rate of 7.6 percent.  

In a report by the State Information Center, it cited the government's "stabilizing economic growth" measures will have a positive effect. 

However, the report cited risks of bad local government loans, slowing growth of central government revenue, diminished export competitiveness and industrial capacity are growing. 

Chinese markets are recovering from a crunch in the domestic financial markets that saw short-term money rates spike to record highs and stock markets swoon in recent weeks.……….remaining text not included in this sample. 


Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) is set to revise its initial economic growth forecast for 2013 at a mid-year review on slumping exports and slower private consumption. 

The think tank had in January projected that the Malaysian economy will expand 5.6% this year.

"Our export performance in recent months is a major concern,'' executive director Dr Zakariah Abdul Rashid said.

"It would be very difficult for Malaysia to achieve the targeted growth this year if exports continue to shrink,'' he told reporters. 

Zakariah said the growth target would probably be lowered soon after reviewing the country's performance in the first half of the year.

He also said that the latest round of lending curbs by Bank Negara Malaysia would also have a "negative ……….remaining text not included in this sample.


The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said it expects Philippine GDP to grow 7% this year thanks to strong domestic consumption. 

"The economic growth momentum here (Philippines) is higher. The region's growth has been softer than expected, but the Philippines is an outlier," IMF resident representative Shanaka Peiris said during a briefing.……….remaining text not included in this sample.   



The National Statistics Committee of Belarus has carried out the second evaluation of Belarus’ gross domestic product in the first quarter of 2013. The evaluation has revealed that GDP made up Br129 trillion in current prices, up by 3.8% in comparable prices over the first quarter of 2012, BelTA learned from the National Statistics Committee.  

The first evaluation estimated Belarus’ GDP at Br123.3 trillion, up by 3.5% compared to January-March 2012. The previous evaluation was tentative, because it was based on the data obtained via statistical surveys, expert analysis and indirect calculations, the National Statistics Committee informed.  

The second evaluation of Belarus’ gross domestic product in the first quarter of 2013 was conducted using three methods: the production method, the method based on the sources of income and the method based on the use of income.……….remaining text not included in this sample.  


As crisis-hit Italy struggles to stimulate growth, new figures released recently showed that the country's economy was in decline. 

According to the Italian central bank, national public debt reached 127% of gross domestic product (GDP) last year, up from 120.8% in 2011, placing the country second in the European Union (EU) after Greece. 

Tax burdens continued to be a major obstacle to recovery, increasing to 44% of GDP in 2012, up from 42.6% in 2011.……….remaining text not included in this sample.   


Budgetary rigor demanded by international lenders may be the proximate cause of Portugal's political crisis, but Lisbon is also paying the price for not whipping its economy into shape in better times. 

The survival of Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho's centre-right coalition was hanging by a thread as the rightist CDS-PP party debated whether to withdraw its support and leave the government without a majority.

Like ordinary Portuguese, the CDS-PP is resisting further spending cuts needed to keep Portugal on track to meet the debt-reduction goals laid out in its 78 billion euro (66 billion pounds) bailout program with the European Union and International Monetary Fund. ……….remaining text not included in this sample.


Qatar's gross domestic product (GDP) in the first quarter of 2013 at constant prices (price inflation adjusted GDP) is estimated at QR88.41bn which shows an increase of 6.2% compared to the estimate of Q1 of 2012 at QR83.23bn. However, compared to the previous quarter (Q4 of 2012) estimate of QR87.07bn, there has been a growth of 1.6%, a press release by the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics said.  

The constant price GVA of Mining and Quarrying sector in Q1, 2013 has been estimated at QR37.55bn, which shows an increase of 0.8% over the estimate of Q1, 2012 which was at QR37.25.

The GVA estimate of non-mining and quarrying sectors in Q1, 2013, totaled QR50.86bn, which shows an increase of 10.6% over the estimate of Q1, 2012 placed at QR45.99bn. .……….remaining text not included in this sample. 


Britain's powerhouse services sector grew at the fastest pace in two years in June, completing an economic hat trick after upbeat manufacturing and construction data reports and putting the country “well on the road to recovery”.  

Strong services data could signal the end on calls for more quantitative easing.  

Economists estimated that the UK grew by “at least 0.5%” in the three months to June, building on the 0.3% growth in the first quarter, with more to come.……….remaining text not included in this sample.


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