Making all the stuff the world needs in sustainable ways is our defining challenge
28th February 2021 by

By John Richardson YOU ARE a global petrochemicals producer either headquartered in Europe or with m...

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China’s petchems market rally: we don’t have enough data to decide whether it is sustainable
25th February 2021 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S PETROCHEMICAL prices typically increase when the Lunar New Year (LNY) h...

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China PX imports could fall by 64% in 2021 with styrene imports 59% lower
23rd February 2021 by

By John Richardson AS OF yesterday, around 70% of US paraxylene capacity was offline. No less than 6...

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China’s PP imports in 2021 could fall by as much as 53% over last year
21st February 2021 by

By John Richardson TODAY I get closer to completing my outlooks for China’s petrochemical and poly...

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China slowdown may be the biggest petchem event in H1, not US and European tight supply
18th February 2021 by

By John Richardson I SUSPECT that the bigger story for the global petrochemicals industry in H1 may ...

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China’s ethylene glycols imports could decline by 45% in 2021
16th February 2021 by

By John Richardson LET ME start with the good news first. As with the global polyethylene (PE) and p...

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China’s polyethylene imports set to remain very strong in 2021
14th February 2021 by

By John Richardson DEMAND, as I discussed on 11 February, will not be a problem for the global polye...

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Petrochemicals and demand: a deer caught in the headlights
11th February 2021 by

By John Richardson THE THING is, as I discussed in my 9 February blog post, we simply do not have ou...

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Global PP demand to remain resilient in 2021 even if we fail to control the pandemic
9th February 2021 by

By John Richardson THE ABOVE chart, using polypropylene (PP) as an example, neatly crystallises an a...

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Why it is obvious few, in any, conventional steam crackers will start-up after 2030
7th February 2021 by

By John Richardson I SAID TO a contact earlier this week that it was remarkable that a senior execut...

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