The climate challenge can only be met if there is a global price on carbon
22nd June 2021 by

By John Richardson DEVELOPED WORLD oil and gas majors who faced rising investor pressure on greenhou...

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Global polyethylene demand boom likely, increasing the sustainability challenge
15th June 2021 by

By John Richardson IT FEELS LIKE several lifetimes ago. If you recall, way back in November-December...

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The pandemic, climate change, plastic waste and the great divide: the world in 2025
13th June 2021 by

By John Richardson NOBODY SHOULD be surprised that the developing world has fallen behind in the bat...

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Inflation pressures build on prolonged supply chain disruptions
8th June 2021 by

By John Richardson OK, I MAY have got this wrong. Inflation could be a bigger problem than I envisag...

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China polyolefins: key signals to monitor on whether 2021 slowdown is reversing
6th June 2021 by

  By John Richardson IT REALLY IS EXTRAORDINARY how commentators continue to use year-on-year c...

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Boom in petrochemicals demand guaranteed but we must grow sustainably
3rd June 2021 by

  By John Richardson ONE OF THE GREATEST achievements of the last 30 years has been the fall in...

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We can solve the plastic waste crisis but we don’t have much time
27th May 2021 by

Here is another personal plea about the scale of the plastic waste challenge our industry confronts....

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Demographics are reshaping petrochemicals trade flows, investment patterns and demand
23rd May 2021 by

  By John Richardson TEN YEARS AGO, fellow blogger Paul Hodges and I  first highlighted the le...

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The supply-chain inflation threat to petrochemicals demand
9th May 2021 by

By John Richardson and Fergus Jensen (ICIS market reporter, European isocyanates and styrene) CONTAI...

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Middle East and Asia petchems need reinvention because of rising China self-sufficiency
4th May 2021 by

By John Richardson MIDDLE EAST, southeast Asian (SEA) and northeast Asia (NEA) ex-China petrochemica...

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