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The Heat Is On – Commodity Chemical Markets Continue To Sizzle, Not Yet Fully Cooked
December 16, 2020
Commodities Mentioned:
Plastics (PVC, PP, PE, PS, PET, etc.), Ethylene, Propylene, Butadiene, Methanol, Hydrogen, Crude/Naphtha, Natural Gas/NGLs
Companies Mentioned:
Westlake, Shintech, Formosa, OxyChem, Olin, Asahi Songwon, Axens, Sumitomo Chemical, BASF, BP, Clariant, ExxonMobil, Lummus, Methanex, Mitsui Chemicals, Borealis, Odebrecht, Braskem, OQ, Eastman Chemical, Huntsman, Posco, Sinopec, Sibur, SABIC, Aramco, Sealed Air, Sipchem, Linde, Ultrapar

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The Heat Is On – Commodity Chemical Markets Continue To Sizzle, Not Yet Fully Cooked

 

Key Points:

  • The commodity chemical market currently reflects significant strength into year-end 2020 and we foresee price support in early 1Q21. In this report, we discuss recent findings in MDI, methanol and PVC that are worth notice.
  • We highlight multiple corporate items (e.g., BASF MDI news & price hikes; SABIC, Posco, Mitsui Chemicals & BP strategic moves; Methanex & OQ price hikes; Odebrecht shopping its Braskem ownership stake)
  • This report highlights numerous other relevant items – these range from the North Sea as a storage reservoir for CO2, to recent capacity utilization shifts at US manufacturers & chemical producers; to Joro introducing an app that will estimate your carbon footprint from retail purchases as you spend.

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