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...

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Guaranteeing The “Trickle Down” Effect
30th October 2013 by

By John Richardson THE average-paid worker in a US company has to work for more than a month to earn...

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No Ethylene Margins Peak In 2016
29th October 2013 by

  By John Richardson FORECASTS of European capacity closures and project delays and cancellatio...

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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...

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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...

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US Petchem Feedstock Costs: Not All Gloom for Asia
17th October 2013 by

YESTERDAY we examined some of the factors shaping long-term outlook for polyethylene (PE) exports to...

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China PE Imports: A Long-Term Outlook
16th October 2013 by

  By John Richardson THE chart below is worth revisiting, and pondering again, as we attempt to...

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European Demographics Challenge US Export Assumptions
10th October 2013 by

By John Richardson US feedstock advantages appear to provide an almost overwhelming case for a big w...

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Australia and The US: History Could Repeat Itself
19th August 2013 by

  By John Richardson A PERTH-based businessman who made a very basic piece equipment for the Au...

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More People Wanting To Buy Than Sell
8th August 2013 by

By John Richardson SOME people in the petrochemicals industry are showing great confidence in the fu...

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