PODCAST: Chemicals could face L-shaped recovery, rapid shift from oil to renewables

Author: Will Beacham


BARCELONA (ICIS)--The chemical sector faces the possibility of an L-shaped recovery as depression-like conditions persist for several years, with a rapid shift from oil to renewable energy also impacting industry dynamics.

- Quick shift to electric vehicles

- Can expect move back towards long-term oil price of $24/bbl

- Energy mix will move quickly to renewables

- L-shaped recovery a possibility

- Rapid shift from oil to renewable energy has implications for chemicals

- China’s shift to paraxylene (PX) self-sufficiency affects projects elsewhere

- Chemical companies hit by rise of cyber-crime during pandemic

Listen to this podcast interview with Paul Hodges, chairman at consultancy International eChem; John Richardson, ICIS Senior Consultant, Asia;  ICIS Insight Editor Nigel Davis; and Tom Brown,  Deputy News Editor, Europe for ICIS news.


Podcast interview by Will Beacham 

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