Less Rather Than More Petchems Free Trade
29th November 2013 by

By John Richardson A LOT of the talk at this year’s GPCA conference in Dubai was of the need for m...

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Iran-West Nuclear Deal Could Boost Naphtha Cracking
27th November 2013 by

By John Richardson THE blog has met many Iranian delegates during its seven years of working for ICI...

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Bio-based Local Ethylene Plants A Good Alternative
11th November 2013 by

By John Richardson THE proven approach for success in petrochemicals is, of course, to find cheap fe...

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Life After The “Sugar High”: Oil Prices And Petrochemicals
11th November 2013 by

By John Richardson WHY is it that even though demand in the US for petrochemicals is still well belo...

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European Chemicals: Rescue Efforts Continue
6th November 2013 by

By John Richardson THE battle to save the European chemicals industry from widespread plant closures...

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South Korea’s Demographic Challenges
5th November 2013 by

By John Richardson THE blog has been long on South Korea ever since its first visit in 1997.  Its e...

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US Housing Recovery? What Recovery?
4th November 2013 by

  By John Richardson A SUSTAINED US housing recovery is vital for the global petrochemicals ind...

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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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