Global polyethylene oversupply, the highest in 19 years, hasn’t gone away
3rd July 2020 by

By John Richardson BRENT crude futures surged by 80% during the second quarter and enjoyed their bes...

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China’s long-term ambition for paraxylene self-sufficiency seems close to being realised
21st June 2020 by

On Friday, I examined how China’s paraxylene (PX) net imports could fall to as little 8m tonne...

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Paraxylene demand collapses as higher China production threatens 6m tonne fall in imports
15th June 2020 by

By John Richardson DON’T SAY I didn’t tell you that a decline in stock markets would happen. The...

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Main Street versus Wall Street and the crisis in the developing world
10th June 2020 by

By John Richardson RISING equity and oil markets do not necessarily point to a V-shaped recovery. I ...

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Why the EU could become polyethylene self-sufficient in the post-pandemic world
8th June 2020 by

By John Richardson ONE OF the many unknowns about the post-pandemic world is the extent to which the...

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Polyethylene producers must avoid repeating the mistakes of Q1
5th June 2020 by

By John Richardson AFTER a very challenging first quarter, nobody wants to make further write-downs ...

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Coronavirus, impact on the developing world and the scale of demand losses
29th May 2020 by

By John Richardson ALL OF us are struggling to come to terms with a collapse in the global economy t...

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Coronavirus, reshoring and the polyester industry: Good luck with that
27th May 2020 by

By John Richardson POLITICIANS, not just including the Populist variety, are talking a lot about res...

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Beware of the fragile nature of the oil and petrochemical price recovery
22nd May 2020 by

By John Richardson RECENT rises in oil and petrochemicals prices should not in my view be taken as a...

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Further polyethylene rate cuts seem inevitable with no certainty on who will blink first
18th May 2020 by

By John Richardson IT IS NOT just a razor-like focus on petrochemicals demand that will get you thro...

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