China provides major climate hope as latest IEA report underlines that it is all about the developing world
18th October 2021 by

By John Richardson WHEN I worked for a UK local newspaper as a “cub” or junior reporter in the 1...

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China pulls multiple policy levers to fix energy shortages but don’t forget secular fall in demand
11th October 2021 by

By John Richardson Executive Summary CHINA’S POWER shortages could fixed by the end of this month ...

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China petchem project cancellations on “common prosperity” may not mean higher imports
6th October 2021 by

By John Richardson IT IS BEING suggested that China’s “common prosperity” policy pivot, the bi...

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China traditional Q4 petchems demand increase unlikely because of economic rebalancing
4th October 2021 by

By John Richardson A NEW RESEARCH PAPER by economists Kenneth Rogoff and Yuanchen Yang underlines th...

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China carbon limits and Evergrande tied together as short term growth challenges build
28th September 2021 by

By John Richardson Executive summary THE LIKELIHOOD that 227,000 tonnes of China’s polyethylene (P...

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Whether Beijing blinks over Evergrande is the biggest issue for global petchems
22nd September 2021 by

By John Richardson WILL BEIJING blink? The answer to this question could pretty much set the directi...

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The perils of Evergrande for China and world polyolefins demand
20th September 2021 by

By John Richardson ON THE PLUS side of the H2 China polyolefins demand ledger are the Golden Week Ho...

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China PP arbitrage to the US goes through the roof despite surging freight costs
15th September 2021 by

By John Richardson IT IS VERY HARD to see how we will get out of this container crisis anytime soon....

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Latest data show China could become PP net exporter by 2026 and net exporter of 3.7m tonnes in 2031
13th September 2021 by

By John Richardson DO YOU WANT the good news or bad news first? This is of course a rhetorical quest...

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China HDPE self-sufficiency risks increase as more new capacity is announced
9th September 2021 by

By John Richardson THE ABOVE chart on the  left might not happen, of course. China could remain a h...

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