China petrochemicals overstocking likely substantial as Q1 slowdown risks increase
31st January 2021 by

By John Richardson THE ABOVE chart on the left – showing average month-on-month percentage increas...

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Final China PE 2020 numbers and new outlook for this year as logistics and pandemic threats increase
28th January 2021 by

By John Richardson NOW THAT we have the final data for 2020, for last December, we can complete the ...

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Vaccine nationalism and lack of debt relief remain major threats to petchem growth
27th January 2021 by

By John Richardson WE LIVE in a highly interconnected world as this statistic underlines: of the $18...

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China’s economic dominance carries many short and long-term risks for petrochemicals
19th January 2021 by

By John Richardson JUST 5% of US companies with revenues of more than $500m plan to relocate operati...

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Petrochemical companies must invest more in new methods of assessing demand
17th January 2021 by

By John Richardson INVESTORS must look beyond measures of GDP growth if they are going to understand...

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New China pandemic outbreak China single-biggest risk for global petchems in 2021
14th January 2021 by

By John Richardson CHINA FACES another test of its pandemic control capabilities because of new outb...

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The energy transition and how it will define tomorrow’s petrochemical Winners
12th January 2021 by

    By John Richardson MOST OF the time historical events move at a snail’s pace. The me...

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China polyethylene imports set to remain strong in 2021 despite big local capacity growth
9th January 2021 by

By John Richardson IT WAS a tremendous year. China’s 2020 polyethylene (PE) demand growth over 201...

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Collapsing battery costs point to ever-declining forecasts for oil demand
5th January 2021 by

By John Richardson THE END of the oil age is arriving. Sooner than many people think, demand for oil...

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