Pandemic’s third wave seems unlikely to damage global petrochemicals demand
22nd July 2021 by

By John Richardson THE GREATEST rock band of all time put it so well in Circumstances from the semin...

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Southeast polyolefins demand growth could be negative again in 2021
13th July 2021 by

By John Richardson BEFORE the pandemic, GDP growth rates in the developing world were always higher ...

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As the drift towards a divided world continues, here are some climate change realities
8th July 2021 by

Note that, as always, the views expressed here are personal. Thank you. By John Richardson Executive...

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A deep dive into HDPE and PP: opportunities and challenges for H2 this year and 2022
6th July 2021 by

By John Richardson Executive summary China’s petrochemicals demand boomed in H2 because of the sur...

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More data show how far we still have to go to solve the climate and plastic waste crises
27th June 2021 by

By John Richardson SEE THE END section of this blog post for a dystopian version of our environmenta...

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The climate challenge can only be met if there is a global price on carbon
22nd June 2021 by

By John Richardson DEVELOPED WORLD oil and gas majors who faced rising investor pressure on greenhou...

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The pandemic, climate change, plastic waste and the great divide: the world in 2025
13th June 2021 by

By John Richardson NOBODY SHOULD be surprised that the developing world has fallen behind in the bat...

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Demographics are reshaping petrochemicals trade flows, investment patterns and demand
23rd May 2021 by

  By John Richardson TEN YEARS AGO, fellow blogger Paul Hodges and I  first highlighted the le...

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China early data point to PP imports collapsing by 78% this year with SM 67% lower
28th March 2021 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S apparent demand for polyethylene, polypropylene (PP), styrene monomer (...

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China petrochemicals and the lack of logical basis for the 2021 boom theory
21st March 2021 by

    By John Richardson IF YOU DO a Google search, you will find a lot of articles on China...

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