Asian Chemical Connections

As trade talks resume make sure your expectations are very low
29th July 2019 by

By John Richardson DON’T BUILD your mind up over this week’s US/China trade talk as major breakt...

Oil at $58-69 over next year as focus switches to demand
11th February 2019 by

Guest blogger today is again Ajay Parmar in the second his posts. He is a chemical engineering profe...

Major crude downside and upside risks for petchems
11th November 2018 by

By John Richardson ONE of the biggest risks for petrochemicals producers has once again become oil p...

Asian Petchems Profits Could Test Historic Lows In 2018
12th February 2018 by

By John Richardson THE ASIAN steam cracker business has struggled to pass on higher oil prices as th...

Petrochemicals Destocking Phase Likely As Crude Volatility Increases
8th February 2018 by

By John Richardson WE COULD now be in a destocking phase in petrochemicals markets as oil prices are...

Petchems Face Major Inventory Risk As Economic Confidence Builds
31st January 2018 by

By John Richardson NOBODY knows how many tonnes of un-cracked naphtha are sitting in steam cracker s...

Asian Naphtha-PE Spreads Collapse By 80% As 2018 Challenges Build
10th January 2018 by

By John Richardson ASIAN naphtha-to-polyethylene (PE) spreads collapsed by 80% in the first week of ...

Crude Drives Asian Polyethylene Spreads To Three-Year Low As 2018 Risks Build
4th December 2017 by

By John Richardson IN MARCH 2016 we gave three scenarios for crude-oil prices: Collapsing Demand whe...

Crude Oil Prices In 2018: Impact On Naphtha-Based Polyethylene
6th November 2017 by

  By John Richardson I WILL explain the full significance of the above charts for the Asian and...

Butadiene Set To Decline Further
8th March 2012 by

By Malini Hariharan The drama continues in the Asian butadiene market. Bids this week are about $100...

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