Blog readers have a wide range of interests.
That is clear from the list below of the Top 10 posts in 2009.
It also confirms the complexity of the chemical industry, and its fascination.
In alphabetical order, it is as follows:
• Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble
• Companies remain cautious on the outlook
• "Green shoots" likely to be "yellow weeds"
• IEA warns on economic downturn, lower oil demand
• 'It's the price that matters': Wal-Mart and Tesco signal a major change in consumer priorities
• New US auto fuel standards provide chemical companies with major opportunities
• OPEC worries about weak oil market fundamentals
• Rotterdam oil storage running out of space
• Russia's chemical production tumbles
• The nudist beach on Wall Street
Interestingly, the list includes 2 'classic' posts from 2007 and 2008, which are obviously still valued by many readers as reference points:
• The insight from Tesco and Wal-Mart which pinpoints the moment at which consumer priorities began to shift from 'wants' to 'needs'
• Warren Buffett's then controversial views on financial markets, just before they began to implode.