Asian Chemical Connections

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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NATPET Warns On Saudi Gas Increase
10th January 2013 by

By John Richardson SAUDI ARABIA’S National Petrochemical Industrial Co (NATPET) has gone publi...

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China Polyolefins Recovery Continues…..
8th January 2013 by

…..For Now    By John Richardson RELATIVE to most of 2012 – when China’s...

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World Heading For L-Shaped Recovery
25th October 2012 by

Mr Bernanke, please take note By John Richardson The recovery is always six months away and so while...

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