Tag Archives | Tianjin


Paying For China’s Infrastructure


 By John Richardson

NEW infrastructure projects in China (see above chart from Rio Tinto) might deliver a boost to chemicals and polymer demand growth in Q4 this year and into 2013.

But doubts are being expressed about whether some …

Continue Reading

SABIC And Sinopec’s Trinidad Partnership

By Malini Hariharan

More news has emerged on the Trinidad methanol and methanol-to-olefins (MTO) project covered by the blog last week. Chinese major Sinopec is likely to be SABIC’s partner for the $5.3bn project. The two companies are in negotiations …

Continue Reading
china snow.jpg

Polymers start the year on a robust note, but how long will it last?

By Malini Hariharan and John Richardson

Expect the unexpected and you probably stand a good chance of making money in the polymer market.

Defying expectations of a slowdown in demand ahead of the Chinese new year in February markets have …

Continue Reading