Broad Commodities Sell-off Beckons
12th April 2011 by

By John Richardson THE blog remains extremely worried that there is about to be a major sell-off of ...

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China Quiet Market Persists
30th March 2011 by

By John Richardson LACK of credit and inflation are becoming even greater problems in China, which i...

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Asian C2 Muddle Reflects Wider Uncertainty
28th February 2011 by

By John Richardson ASIAN ethylene markets appear to be in a muddle over the Middle East supply pictu...

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Petchems Confront Another Lehman Bros
27th February 2011 by

  By John Richardson THE main issue facing Asian cracker operators a couple of weeks ago was ho...

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European petchems could be tempted to overproduce
17th February 2011 by

By John Richardson EUROPEAN refiners are “awash with naphtha” as a result of long-term s...

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Saudi Producers Remain Confident
15th February 2011 by

By John Richardson THE optimism of Saudi Arabian petrochemical producers remains extremely high, acc...

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What an excellent boss
8th February 2011 by

By John Richardson VERY occasionally the blog deviates from its close coverage of petrochemical mark...

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How Can This Year Not Be A Let Down?
30th January 2011 by

    Ali Naimi, Saudi Arabia’s oil minister, suggests more oil supply could be o...

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A Toxic Combination: Sentiment And Oil Prices
27th January 2011 by

By John Richardson Yesterday we suggested that demographic challenges in the West, the strain on res...

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Polyolefin Producers Maintain Their Control
21st January 2011 by

Source of picture: Dallhouse University, Canada   By John Richardson THE incredibly smart way i...

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