China’s environmental policies: scenarios essential for impact on local and global petrochemicals
25th March 2021 by

By John Richardson WE MUST develop very nuanced, broad ranging and constantly updated scenarios abou...

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Seeing through the lack of data: new scenarios for global LLDPE demand in 2021-2025
18th March 2021 by

By John Richardson WE DON’T HAVE THE DATA sets nor the data tools to work out what is going to hap...

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China’s “two sessions” in 2021 could easily set the direction of global petchems for decades to come
7th March 2021 by

By John Richardson DO YOU have a dedicated team studying the policy outcomes from this year’s meet...

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Making all the stuff the world needs in sustainable ways is our defining challenge
28th February 2021 by

By John Richardson YOU ARE a global petrochemicals producer either headquartered in Europe or with m...

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Why it is obvious few, in any, conventional steam crackers will start-up after 2030
7th February 2021 by

By John Richardson I SAID TO a contact earlier this week that it was remarkable that a senior execut...

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China polyethylene imports set to remain strong in 2021 despite big local capacity growth
9th January 2021 by

By John Richardson IT WAS a tremendous year. China’s 2020 polyethylene (PE) demand growth over 201...

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Collapsing battery costs point to ever-declining forecasts for oil demand
5th January 2021 by

By John Richardson THE END of the oil age is arriving. Sooner than many people think, demand for oil...

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Sustainability means reducing carbon emissions as well as plastic waste
22nd December 2020 by

By John Richardson THIS IS VERY much a personal plea to our industry about what I see as the biggest...

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China’s BRI will go from strength to strength, redrawing global petrochemicals map
20th December 2020 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) is alive and kicking and will, in my v...

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Polyethylene demand boom should not obscure focus on major changes in industry fundamentals
3rd December 2020 by

By John Richardson IT WASN’T supposed to be like this. We firstly had the unprecedented increases ...

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