Life After The “Sugar High”: Oil Prices And Petrochemicals
11th November 2013 by

By John Richardson WHY is it that even though demand in the US for petrochemicals is still well belo...

European Chemicals: Rescue Efforts Continue
6th November 2013 by

By John Richardson THE battle to save the European chemicals industry from widespread plant closures...

The Rebirth Of Naphtha Cracking
31st October 2013 by

  By John Richardson Might cracking naphtha in Asia, Europe, and perhaps even the US, once agai...

Grangemouth Viewed Through A Wider Lens
25th October 2013 by

By John Richardson THROUGH the narrow lens of stand-alone cost competitiveness, the threatened refin...

Global Petchem Markets Turn Bearish
22nd October 2013 by

By John Richardson EXCESSIVE inventory building down all the major petrochemical value chains is a g...

Germany’s Long-term Economic Challenges
4th October 2013 by

Source of graph: Eurostat   By John Richardson AS delegates gather for this year’s European P...

China Market Intelligence Still Contradicts PE Demand Rise
27th August 2013 by

By John Richardson The debate continues as to exactly why polyethylene (PE) apparent demand (domesti...

China Faces Poor Peak Manufacturing Season
5th July 2013 by

By John Richardson DEMAND for chemicals and plastics in Asia should be seasonally robust at this sta...

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