China’s environmental policies: scenarios essential for impact on local and global petrochemicals
25th March 2021 by

By John Richardson WE MUST develop very nuanced, broad ranging and constantly updated scenarios abou...

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Seeing through the lack of data: new scenarios for global LLDPE demand in 2021-2025
18th March 2021 by

By John Richardson WE DON’T HAVE THE DATA sets nor the data tools to work out what is going to hap...

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China’s critical 2021 “two sessions” highlight major economic challenges ahead
14th March 2021 by

By John Richardson IT CONTINUES to surprise and disappoint me how every minutiae of the recent US pe...

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Seeing beyond tight supply: three new scenarios for global HDPE demand in 2021-2025
11th March 2021 by

By John Richardson AT A TIME LIKE THIS, when petrochemicals and polymers prices are surging and marg...

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China’s “two sessions” in 2021 could easily set the direction of global petchems for decades to come
7th March 2021 by

By John Richardson DO YOU have a dedicated team studying the policy outcomes from this year’s meet...

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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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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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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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The new oil shocks: semiconductor supply shortages threaten the global economy
2nd February 2021 by

By John Richardson HIGH VALUE semiconductors, which are defined as five nanometres (billionths of a ...

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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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