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Asia Derivatives React to Higher Ethylene – USGC Producers Eye Price increases
June 12, 2020
Commodities Mentioned:
Ethane, Naphtha, Ethylene, Polyethylene, Vinyl Acetate Monomer (VAM), Benzene, Methanol, Brent Crude, Natural Gas
Companies Mentioned:
Dow, LyondellBasell, CP Chem, ExxonMobil, Westlake, Celanese, Kuraray, Sherwin Williams, PPG, Axalta, Formosa, Braskem, AkzoNobel, Methanex, Sinopec, Ascend Performance Materials, Visteon, Ford

Daily Chemical Reaction

Asia Derivatives React to Higher Ethylene – USGC Producers Eye Price increases; Other Items

Key Points:
  • Asia ethylene markets tightened further this week and derivative markets are reacting – we expect the elevated prices to spur greater ex-Asia supply.
  • We highlight happenings in the North America polyethylene market, note the recent strength in US benzene and further discuss the methanol setting.
  • Other items of note range from energy commentary, to VAM Asia outages, to auto production supply chains fighting to restart amid uncertain demand.

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