Retreat of globalisation and implications for petrochemicals
15th October 2020 by

By John Richardson EVER SINCE the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, and the last great geopolitical struggle...

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European petrochemicals at risk of delayed demand collapse as new business model emerges
6th October 2020 by

By John Richardson AS DELEGATES take part in this year’s virtual annual European Petrochemical Ass...

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Why a new stimulus deal could be critical for US polyethylene demand
11th August 2020 by

By John Richardson GOVERNMENT stimulus is crucial for protecting polyethylene (PE) markets in the We...

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China moves closer to Iran as tensions with the US build: Implications for petrochemicals
2nd August 2020 by

By John Richardson Opinions and emotions and can shape how we interpret data, but, as we all know, o...

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Why the polypropylene industry must switch from volumes to value
26th July 2020 by

By John Richardson EVERYONE knows about the oversupply in the polyethylene (PE) market as it has bee...

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Iran and China new deal could hasten Belt & Road Initiative petrochemicals self-sufficiency
19th July 2020 by

By John Richardson ONCE AGAIN, please don’t say I didn’t tell you. A proposed new investment and...

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Global polyethylene oversupply, the highest in 19 years, hasn’t gone away
3rd July 2020 by

By John Richardson BRENT crude futures surged by 80% during the second quarter and enjoyed their bes...

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China could be in complete polypropylene self-sufficiency by 2022
28th June 2020 by

By John Richardson SORRY to labour the point but this comes from a genuine concern for the readers o...

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Asian polyethylene price recovery faces multiple challenges
25th June 2020 by

By John Richardson THERE are reports of significant cuts in Middle East polyethylene (PE) operating ...

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Polyethylene producers must avoid repeating the mistakes of Q1
5th June 2020 by

By John Richardson AFTER a very challenging first quarter, nobody wants to make further write-downs ...

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