Asian Chemical Connections

China’s dominant role in global PE demand just got even bigger
20th February 2019 by

By John Richardson WE WERE already living in an incredibly lopsided PE world even before last year...

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Oil prices to be buoyed by new shipping fuel rules, despite economic slowdown
13th January 2019 by

Guest blogger today is Ajay Parmar. He is a chemical engineering professional with 5 years of indust...

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Flood of US LLDPE begins to disrupt markets with worse to follow
9th January 2019 by

By John Richardson THE ABOVE table illustrates the 2018 impact on smaller LLDPE markets of the arriv...

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The “Why” Behind Sinopec’s Investment Freeze
1st May 2014 by

By John Richardson SINOPEC has announced that it will halt some of its new petrochemicals investment...

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Less Rather Than More Petchems Free Trade
29th November 2013 by

By John Richardson A LOT of the talk at this year’s GPCA conference in Dubai was of the need for m...

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No Ethylene Margins Peak In 2016
29th October 2013 by

  By John Richardson FORECASTS of European capacity closures and project delays and cancellatio...

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China PE Imports: A Long-Term Outlook
16th October 2013 by

  By John Richardson THE chart below is worth revisiting, and pondering again, as we attempt to...

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The Saudi Feedstock Debate Intensifies
25th April 2013 by

By John Richardson THE debate about the future competitiveness of Saudi petrochemicals versus the US...

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Filtering Out The Noise
19th February 2013 by

By John Richardson ONE should be careful about reading too much into the above margins for February ...

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1.5m tonnes Of New Asian PE Supply In 2013
11th January 2013 by

By John Richardson SOME 1.5m tonnes of new polyethylene (PE) supply will arrive in the Asian market ...

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