The pandemic and petrochemicals demand: a whole new approach is required
1st September 2020 by

By John Richardson MONITORING demand has never been harder because of the pandemic. One of my collea...

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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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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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Pandemic creating baby booms and busts – and challenges for the supply chain
31st July 2020 by

The coronavirus pandemic is amplifying birth rate trends in many parts of the world, creating via pr...

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Iran and China new deal could hasten Belt & Road Initiative petrochemicals self-sufficiency
20th July 2020 by

By John Richardson ONCE AGAIN, please don’t say I didn’t tell you. A proposed new investment and...

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Thoughts from the road on the road ahead
14th July 2020 by

Just back from a road-trip holiday to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons where my family and I escaped...

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Opportunity lies in recognising the next renaissance
20th May 2020 by

Here’s a blasphemous statement: There really is no “new normal.” The only “new normal”...

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