Peak Oil Demand Opportunities For Petchems Are Being Over-Hyped
22nd September 2017 by

By John Richardson THERE is a lot of excitement about new petrochemicals feedstock opportunities res...

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China To Raise Ethylene Capacity By 71% In Major Self-Sufficiency Drive
18th September 2017 by

By John Richardson CHINA could raise its ethylene capacity by as much as 71% and its propylene capac...

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China, China And China: The Three Drivers Of Global Styrene
4th September 2017 by

By John Richardson THE DATA on global polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) undermine the notion ...

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Hurricane Harvey Economic Risks Increase As Cost Estimates Soar
1st September 2017 by

By John Richardson AGAIN, it’s the human cost that of course matters the most – and let’s hope...

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Life Cycle Of Plastics Packaging Demand And Internet Sales
9th August 2017 by

By John Richardson THERE is a huge amount of excitement out there right now about booming internet s...

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China: When Fake GDP Numbers Didn’t Really Matter
21st September 2015 by

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China: When Sentiment Tells Us Something Important
26th June 2014 by

By John Richardson THE blog once asked a seasoned petrochemicals industry consultant what the price ...

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China Consumer Confidence “The Worst In 17 Years”
27th May 2014 by

By John Richardson LAST year, the blog was told that business at some high-end restaurants in Beijin...

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China’s “Irrelevant” Target
7th March 2014 by

By John Richardson WHEN is a target for GDP growth almost irrelevant? Perhaps this year in China, wh...

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The Future For China Auto Sales
5th March 2014 by

By John Richardson The distance from end-use markets didn’t matter for chemicals and polymers prod...

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