Global PP demand in 2020 faces two potential major downsides
20th April 2020 by

  By John Richardson THE GOOD news might be that some 30% of global PP demand is into packaging...

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Why the long term price of oil could be lower than many people expect
17th April 2020 by

By John Richardson I HAVE LONG been intrigued by the theory in quantum physics that electrons behave...

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China economy faces huge headwinds with negative full-year growth an inevitability
15th April 2020 by

By John Richardson FRIDAY 17 April is the day when we will get the official Chinese GDP figure for Q...

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Modest rebound in oil prices on output cut reflects unprecedented scale of demand loss
13th April 2020 by

By John Richardson DON’T SAY I didn’t warn you. It has been clear since early April that no amou...

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After COVID-19: How US petrochemicals could become the laggard
8th April 2020 by

The big oil, gas and petrochemicals companies have already started planning for how the world will l...

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Focus of petchems business must be on meeting medical and food needs
5th April 2020 by

By John Richardson SEVERAL contacts have said to me over the last two weeks that increased medical a...

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Petrochemical feedstock purchasing managers: What to think about and what do next
27th March 2020 by

By John Richardson ALL THE old assumptions about how oil, feedstock and petrochemicals markets work ...

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Polyethylene: How to plan sensibly as we face threat of new Global Depression
25th March 2020 by

By John Richardson I SINCERELY want to help you guys. That’s what I am here for. To this end, here...

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Container freight shortages will lead to regional petrochemicals trade and supply shortages
17th March 2020 by

By John Richardson THIS excellent chart highlights the lingering effects of the coronavirus outbreak...

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European polyethylene and coronavirus: Panic buying versus the real demand outlook
16th March 2020 by

By John Richardson NOW that the epicentre of the virus has moved to Europe, we need to think through...

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