We need a global agreement that sets targets for reducing plastic waste
20th May 2021 by

What follows is an entirely personal take on the challenge of plastic waste and does not represent t...

Petrochemicals markets complexity is only going to grow and grow
13th May 2021 by

By John Richardson NICE WORK, if you get can get it. A trucking company in Fort Worth, Texas, is off...

India’s pandemic crisis is a pointer towards wider developing-world risks
11th May 2021 by

By John Richardson IT IS fabulous to read about how Indian Oil Corp and Reliance Industries are supp...

Petrochemical market confusion set to continue as China deflation approaches
27th April 2021 by

By John Richardson OFFERING clear guidance to petrochemicals investors and other stakeholders remain...

China ethylene glycols and paraxylene: new 2021-2031 import scenarios as self-sufficiency threat increases
8th April 2021 by

By John Richardson WHEN I WAS a boy in 1970s Britain, a new pair of shoes was an expensive propositi...

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...

China’s PP imports in 2021 could fall by as much as 53% over last year
21st February 2021 by

By John Richardson TODAY I get closer to completing my outlooks for China’s petrochemical and poly...

Petrochemicals and demand: a deer caught in the headlights
11th February 2021 by

By John Richardson THE THING is, as I discussed in my 9 February blog post, we simply do not have ou...

China paraxylene imports may be just 6.6m tonnes in 2021 – 58% lower than only three years ago
4th February 2021 by

By John Richardson PLEASE DON’T say I didn’t tell you. Further big declines  in China’s parax...

Vaccine nationalism and lack of debt relief remain major threats to petchem growth
27th January 2021 by

By John Richardson WE LIVE in a highly interconnected world as this statistic underlines: of the $18...

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