The Weekly Catalyst

Global Chemical Update
March 2, 2020
Companies Mentioned:
Dow Chemical, LyondellBasell, Celanese, Westlake, CP Chem, Shell
Commodities Mentioned:
Report Sections:
Feedstocks & Energy; Global Ethylene Cracker – Spot Analysis; Ethylene & Propylene – Price Trends; Polyethylene Review; Other Relevant Global Polymer Trends; Other Relevant Global Chemical Trends; Global Chemical Data Sheets; Flow Charts & Other Ancillary Data

The Weekly Catalyst

Global Chemical Update

Key Points:
  • The global petrochemical product cost curve flattened WoW, and we think US and European commodity chemical production will increase into 2Q20.
  • USGC ethylene and benzene reflect downward pressure; US integrated PE margins reflect support amid outages, but we see downward pressure ahead.

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