Cabot expects lower volumes, better pricing in China

Boston, Massachusetts – Cabot expects lower volumes but stronger pricing in China as a drive to increase environmental standards in the country gathers pace.

In a 2 Nov conference call, Keohane said the Chinese government was “intensely focused” on air quality index (AQI), particularly in winter where household heating is supplied through burning coal.

There had been circumstances where the government had mandated “curtailments of all industry” to address low air quality level, Keohane told analysts during the call to discuss Cabot’s full-year financial report.

“As a result,…

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