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MEG Continues To Struggle

By John Richardson

THE above chart is a further illustration of what we believe is the wrong consensus view over China.

Q1 2012 mono-ethylene glycol (MEG) imports surged by 30% compared with the same period last year, as traders bet …

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China’s March Inflation

By John Richardson

THE importance of reliable market intelligence on China was further emphasised on Monday with the release of the March inflation data.

Last week a sales and marketing executive with a polyolefins producer told us: “”Although the overall inflation …

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MEG’s Fading Star


By John Richardson

CHINA’S mono-ethylene (MEG) market was supposed to be very strong this year.

But instead, to date we have seen persistently weak market conditions that few people, least of all the traders, seem to have anticipated.

The …

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Saudi Gas Shortage Will Last A Long Time


Goodbye to all of that

Source of picture: www.gas2.org



By John Richardson in Mumbai for the Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC)

EXISTING Saudi Arabian crackers will continue to run at less than 100% until the Kingdom’s oil …

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