The Blog Is On Holiday Until 3 January
22nd December 2017 by

Happy end of the year, season’s greetings, and a prosperous New Year to my readers. Thank you ...

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China Pollution Campaign: 2018 Chemicals Market Opportunities, Challenges
20th December 2017 by

By John Richardson XI JINPING mentioned the environment no less than 89 times during his three-and-a...

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Why US Tax Reforms May Fail To Address The Big Challenges
18th December 2017 by

By John Richardson CORPORATE America is of course delighted with the biggest US tax reforms in a gen...

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Cheap Oil Raises Naphtha Cracker Over Investment Risk
7th December 2017 by

By John Richardson THE ABOVE chart shows that from January 2015 up until November of this year, the ...

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China Environment Campaign Creates Global Inflation Threat
6th December 2017 by

By John Richardson THE ABOVE chart shows the major role that China has played in driving global infl...

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Crude Drives Asian Polyethylene Spreads To Three-Year Low As 2018 Risks Build
4th December 2017 by

By John Richardson IN MARCH 2016 we gave three scenarios for crude-oil prices: Collapsing Demand whe...

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Peak Oil And The Aramco/SABIC Petchems Project
1st December 2017 by

By John Richardson THERE is an important connection between this week’s announcement by Saudi Aram...

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