The Weekly Catalyst

Global Chemical Update
March 16, 2020
Companies Mentioned:
CP Chem, Dow, Methanex, LyondellBasell
Commodities Mentioned:
Report Sections:
Feedstocks & Energy, Global Ethylene Cracker – Spot Profit 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 ethylene cracker cost curve flattened dramatically WoW, as co-product integrated costs in Europe and Asia collapsed: a negative for prices.
  • Recent Asia ethylene price decline negative for USGC derivative export values; US methanol spot price premium tightens relative to Asia values.


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