No business as usual despite re-ordering of global polyethylene competitiveness
1st April 2020 by

By John Richardson THERE ARE sadly no business as usual scenarios, in my view. Under normal circumst...

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China: temper your expectations of a H2 recovery for supply as well as demand reasons
29th March 2020 by

By John Richardson CHINA IS gradually getting back to work, but only gradually because the governmen...

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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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Vital work to maintain petrochemicals supply for essential services must continue
26th March 2020 by

By John Richardson INDUSTRY associations around the world are lobbying governments about the importa...

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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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Coronavirus may take as much as two years to be brought under control
22nd March 2020 by

By John Richardson The only honest answer is that none of us know how events will turn out because o...

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Coronavirus: The new ten-point guide for the petrochemicals industry
20th March 2020 by

By John Richardson EARLIER THIS month I provided you with a ten-point guide for the impact of corona...

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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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Big declines in Chinese polyethylene imports, a global recession and a financial crisis
13th March 2020 by

By John Richardson YOU MIGHT be hoping that sanity will be restored after the “most expensive spee...

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