The CO2 blame game
4th August 2008 by

In my previous post, I talked about the collapse of the Doha round of trade negotiations and how thi...

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Market mind reading
31st July 2008 by

Regular readers of my blog might have seen last week’s post linking through to the New Scienti...

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Crazy money breeds new thinking
24th July 2008 by

This article from The New Scientist suggests we might have to develop a whole new way of asssesing w...

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It’s a whole new ball game
21st July 2008 by

First of all, apologies to readers for my complete neglect of this blog over the last six weeks. I c...

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The search for more basic petrochemicals
10th April 2008 by

Very interesting speech from Alan Kirkley, Vice President of Strategy and Portfolio for Shell Chemic...

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History will surely repeat itself
8th April 2008 by

The mood at the recent NPRA International Petrochemical Conference in San Antonio, Texas, was mixed,...

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Is the last margin grab over?
24th March 2008 by

Shortly after I wrote this article (see below) on the doom and gloom surrounding China polyolefins m...

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China growth under severe threat
5th February 2008 by

I could easily be accused of ceaseless pessimism, but growth in China is moderating – regardle...

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Here we go again – 1997 is back…..
22nd January 2008 by

I sincerely hope not, but all the signs are there because of: *A financial crisis which nobody again...

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China coal to benzene threatens
20th January 2008 by

With naphtha prices so high, heavy aromatics and pygas feedstock for producing benzene are not only ...

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