When feedstock price isn’t the loudest voice in the room
25th August 2020 by

The question came over innocuously enough. “Market prices for ethylene are structurally the highes...

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China’s new five-year-plan to accelerate petrochemicals self-sufficiency
24th August 2020 by

  By John Richardson IT IS ONCE again a critical moment in forecasting the direction of China...

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Consumers will experience better days, and with newer clothes
14th August 2020 by

Most of the statistics bantered about right now are coronavirus-related, which means they are monoto...

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Why a new stimulus deal could be critical for US polyethylene demand
12th August 2020 by

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

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With so much hanging in the balance, let data light the way
7th August 2020 by

The fourth quarter (Q4) of 2020 is the most consequential quarter in generations. It feels like hype...

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Chemical Investor Forum: Exploring regression analysis to forecast Westlake’s earnings
3rd August 2020 by

The multiple linear regression analysis technique shows a 0.87 R-squared value for Westlake Chemical...

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China moves closer to Iran as tensions with the US build: Implications for petrochemicals
3rd 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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